Properties for sale in national parks

With a Grade II-listed former castle in Northumberland, a 16th-century manor house in Dartmoor and a farm estate with 292 acres in the Lake District, eight of the best properties for sale in national parks.

Ryedale House, Helmsley, York. A house with a Georgian facade in a popular village within the North York Moors National Park. There is a large walled garden to the rear. 7 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, pantry, cloakroom, cellar, 2 garages. £1,295,000 Savills 01904-617818.

Selham House, Selham, Petworth, West Sussex. A country house built at the turn of the last century within the South Downs National Park. There are various outbuildings including a swimming pool pavilion. 9 beds, 7 baths, 5 receps, wine cellars, tennis court, 19.4 acres. £6.5m Knight Frank 01428-770562.

Dowthwaite Head, Dockray, Penrith, Cumbria. A farm estate within the Lake District National Park. The properties feature beamed ceilings and open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and there is a range of traditional farm buildings. Dowthwaite Head Farmhouse: 2 beds. Aira Farmhouse: 2 beds. Aira Cottage: to be restored. Meadow, pasture, woodland, private valley, 292 acres. £2m Savills 01228-527586.

Bank House, Old Broadgate, Hallthwaites, Cumbria. A 17th-century house in the Lake District National Park with views towards the Duddon Estuary, Coniston Old Man and the Irish Sea. It has been renovated and extended by the current owners to create a family home with two holiday lets. 4 beds, bath, recep, breakfast kitchen, pantry, old laundry with wet room, detached barn, gardens, paddocks, 5 acres. £900,000 Fine & Country 01539-733500. 

Berrydown Manor, Gidleigh, Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century manor in Dartmoor National Park with views over Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen with Aga, stable yard with 5 boxes, paddock, gardens, 21.1 acres. £2.35m. Knight Frank 01392-423111.

Hallows Grange, Wetton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. A Grade II-listed family home that was originally part of the Chatsworth Estate within the Peak District National Park. The former farmhouse has been renovated by the current owners, retaining the original fireplaces and other period features. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, utility, studio, cloakroom, cellar, 2 workshops, garage, garden store, gardens. £1m+ Fine & Country 07973-109536.

Redheugh, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland. A Grade II-listed property in a secluded rural location surrounded by woodland and open countryside in Northumberland National Park. Originally built as a castle in the 16th century, it was remodelled in 1732 and retains a wealth of period features. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, gardens, greenhouse, fishing rights. £925,000 Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.

Upper House, Craswall, Hereford. A small estate on Black Hill in west Herefordshire bordering the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The family home blends modern touches with period features and there are a range of outbuildings converted into luxury holiday cottages. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep with mezzanine library, breakfast kitchen, spa building, summer house, gardens, grounds, 70 acres. £1.55m Strutt & Parker 01584-873711. 

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