The best houses with eco-credentials for sale now
From a converted farm steading with a biomass boiler and a wind turbine in Northumberland, to a modern mansion in Surrey and a contemporary eco-development in Lincolnshire, eight of the best properties with eco-credentials on the market right now.
Sydenhurst, Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey. A modern Palladian-style mansion in over 30 acres of grounds. It has ground-source heat pumps, super insulation and low-energy LED lighting. 9 beds, 9 baths, 3 receps, study, library, double indoor bowling alley, home cinema, indoor pool, spa, two cottages, lake, pavilion. £30m Knight Frank 020-7861 1065.
Huckworthy Mill, Sampford Spiney, Devon. A Grade II-listed former mill house connected to a former water mill, with its own hydro-electric generator. It has exposed beams and stonework, and a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, outbuildings, gardens, river frontage, 5 acres. £950,000 Mansbridge Balment 01822-855055.
Holmbury, Trinity, Jersey. A renovated granite farmhouse and attached one-bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaped gardens and ten acres of equine grazing. Its solar panels, air-source heating and computer-controlled hot-water services ensure it is virtually carbon neutral. It has waxed floorboards, a contemporary kitchen with an Aga and a library with a wood-burning stove .8 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps. £8.75m Savills 01534-722 227.
The Maple, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent. A house in a contemporary development that won the WhatHouse gold award for best sustainable development. It has triple-glazing and an air-source heat pump. The open-plan living areas have wood floors and beamed ceilings, and the property has access to a woodland walk. 4 beds, 2 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, study, garage, garden. £650,000 Strutt & Parker 01227 473736.
Buttery Hall Farm, Haggerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. This converted farm steading is set in an acre of ground. Its super insulation, biomass boiler, wind turbine and PV panels all contribute to the annual renewable heat incentive and feed-in tariff. It has a floor-to-ceiling glass wall to the rear and exposed stone walls. 4 beds, 4 baths, open-plan breakfast kitchen/family room, 2 receps, home cinema, games room. £825,000 Knight Frank 01896-807013.
Woodlands Edge, North Carlton, Lincolnshire. A house in a new eco-development set in communal grounds with allotments. It has an A-rated energy performance, triple glazing and solar PV electricity generation. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, open-plan kitchen/living room, garden. £399,950 Robert Bell 01522-538888.
Hedge House, Knowle, Warwickshire. A modern house designed by architect David Sheppard to reduce carbon footprint. It is made with locally sourced larch and has a green sedum roof and super insulation. The interiors include two large atriums with outsized sliding doors opening onto terraces, polished concrete floors, a bespoke kitchen and a larch open-tread staircase. 5 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, gym, 6.5 acres. £3.5m The Modern House 020-3795 5920.
Skyfall, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. A contemporary property on the edge of a village with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. It is built to a carbon-free, energy-efficient design that includes an air-source heat pump, solar panels, a green sedum roof and high levels of thermal insulation. The cantilevered drawing room has sliding doors opening onto a terrace. 5 beds, 5 baths, recep, cinema room, gym, gardens, 1.5 acres. £4.5m Knight Frank 01494-675368.