Houses for sale with home offices

From a 17th-century property in Newark, to a Victorian country house near Carlisle and a five-bedroom barn conversion in Bideford, eight of the best houses with home offices for sale now.

The Old Vicarage, Ainstable, Carlisle. A renovated Victorian country house in an elevated position overlooking Eden Valley with views towards the Lakeland Fells. The house has a large first-floor office, a one-bed cottage and a contemporary, open-plan ground floor with bifold doors leading onto the gardens. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, grounds, 5 acres. £1.2m Fine & Country 01228-583109.

The Barge, Great Walsingham, Norfolk A Grade II-listed, 18th-century brick and flint cottage conversion surrounded by large gardens in a conservation area on the edge of a village. The house has a low-carbon, architect-designed annexe laid out as an open-plan office with a kitchenette and a shower. 4 beds, 3 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, second kitchen, attic studio, double garage, range of timber outbuildings, 0.25 acres. £1.1m Bedfords 01328-730500.

Rixlade Barns and Courtyard Barn, Greencliff, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon. A five-bedroom barn conversion with beamed ceilings, wood-burning stoves and bifold doors leading onto a courtyard. There is a studio annexe with a home office. 4 main beds, 2 baths, recep, one-bed annexe, 6 acres. £1.1m+ Jackson-Stops 01271-325153.

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Hampton Cottage, Hampton, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed house set in large gardens that include a wooden office with heating and electricity. The house has beamed ceilings, wood-burning stoves and a two-bed annexe. 5 beds, 2 baths, recep, conservatory, pool, 0.75 acres. £998,000 Butler Sherborn 01285-883740.

The Dovecote, Hessay, North Yorkshire. This renovated, 18th-century village house was originally the barn and stables to a neighbouring farmhouse. The house comes with a home office adjoining the garage and retains many period features, including a number of its original ceiling beams. It has a contemporary fitted kitchen and a conservatory. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, garden. £585,000 Carter Jonas 01904-558200.

Fruit Farm, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire. A Grade II-listed village house dating from 1642. There is a detached office with a vaulted ceiling, skylights, a mezzanine, kitchenette and shower room. The house has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and an oak-framed conservatory. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, gardens. £699,950 Savills 01522-508908.

Glanton Pyke, Alnwick, Northumberland. A Grade II-listed Georgian house with a wing that has been converted into an office suite that opens onto a courtyard. The house has a library with walnut bookcases and a Victorian orangery. 4 beds, 3 baths, 4 receps, 2-bed flat, 2-bed cottage, outbuildings, paddocks, 18 acres. £2.5m Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.

The Malthouse, Shutford, Oxfordshire. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century house with a contemporary extension. It is situated in an elevated position in the village of Shutford. The large gardens include a detached stone barn currently used as a home office. The house has beamed ceilings, large inglenook fireplaces, wood floors, stone-mullioned windows and a kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, garden room, cellar, wine cellar, greenhouse. £850,000 Savills 01295-228010.