Houses for sale for around £500,000

From a Grade II-listed, 17th-century cottage in Marlborough, Wiltshire, to a one-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of a period mansion block close to Earl’s Court tube station in London, eight of the best houses for around £500,000.

Tycklepenny Cottage, Burbage, Marlborough, Wiltshire. This Grade II-listed, 17th-century cottage is thought to be one of the oldest in the village. It has exposed beams and brickwork, a feature fireplace, a fitted kitchen and mature cottage gardens. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, double garage. £485,000 Hamptons International 01672-620175.

Le Bugue, Dordogne, France. A renovated 1850s house set in four acres of gardens that include a mill stream, waterfalls, a swimming pool, two self-contained flats and a guest house that is ideal for holiday rentals. In total, the properties have five bedrooms and four bathrooms. £543,000 Hamptons International 020-7265 6571.

Ethelred Court, Ethelbert Road, Faversham, Kent. This early 20th-century house is situated in a quiet, private location and was originally the Ethelbert Road School for Boys. It is now a substantial family home with high ceilings, double-height sash windows and glazed doors in the sitting room leading onto a private walled garden. 2 beds, bath, recep, entrance hall, breakfast kitchen, front and rear gardens. £515,000 Winkworth 01227-456645.

Moscow Mansions, Cromwell Road, Earl’s Court, London SW5. A recently refurbished one-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of a period mansion close to Earl’s Court tube station. The apartment has south-facing views and access to a balcony that runs the full width of the property. One bedroom, contemporary kitchen and bathroom, living room, lift, porter, share of freehold. £499,950 John D Wood & Co. 020-7908 1100.

Corranbeg, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, Argyll & Bute, Scotland. This late 18th-century house has been restored from a derelict condition. It retains its original stone walls and has a newly built two-storey workshop that includes two workshop spaces and an artist’s studio with separate access, which has been used for conferences, teaching and exhibitions. 5 beds, 3 baths, recep, sunroom, kitchen/dining/living room, gardens, paddock, 10.93 acres. £495,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.

The Barn, Crooked Holme, Brampton, Carlisle. This Grade II-listed barn conversion is one of three houses set around a courtyard. It has an open fireplace and a wood-burning stove, a contemporary kitchen, and its own garden with a pond and greenhouse. 4 beds, 3 baths, 1 recep. £499,000 Fine & Country 01228-583109.

The Old Store, Brinkley, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. A converted and extended 18th-century house in a popular village. It has an open-plan reception room with full-height picture windows and two sets of French doors leading onto the garden, a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a contemporary kitchen and a large mezzanine landing currently used as a library. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen. £515,000 Jackson-Stops 01638-662231.

Primrose Cottage, Galmpton, Kingsbridge, Devon. A Grade II-listed cottage on the outskirts of a village, with far-reaching views across open countryside towards the sea. The cottage has exposed stone walls, a living room with an inglenook fireplace and a wood-burning stove, and a contemporary kitchen with a bespoke glass roof and exposed stone wall. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, outbuilding, south-facing garden. £500,000 Luscombe Maye 01548-857474.

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