Properties for sale for around £400,000

From a cottageon the banks of the River Avon in Salisbury, to a cottage in Dunkeld with a blue plaque commemorating the fiddler Niel Gow, eight of the best properties on the market for around £400,000.

St-Fraigne, Charente, France.

St-Fraigne, Charente, France. A former watermill at the end of a quiet lane close to the River Osme. It has beamed ceilings, an open fireplace, a country kitchen with an Aga, and comes with a private guest house in the grounds. 5 beds, 7 baths, receps, garage, outbuildings, swimming pool. £358,000 Hamptons International 020-7265 6571.

Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset.

Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset. A Grade II-listed cottage dating from 1700 in a quiet area of a popular village. It has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a newly fitted kitchen and conservatory. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, cottage garden. £425,000 Fine & Country 01225-320032.

Niel Gow Cottage, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Niel Gow Cottage, Dunkeld, Perthshire. This B-listed traditional stone and slate cottage was originally two cottages and dates from the 1700s. It has a blue plaque on the exterior commemorating the fiddler Niel Gow, who lived here from 1727 to 1807. It has a large living room with an open fireplace and a country kitchen with an Aga. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, office/bed 4, parking, garden, 0.47 acres. £385,000+ Savills 01738-477525.

High Street, Bulford, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

High Street, Bulford, Salisbury, Wiltshire. A renovated, semi-detached, three-storey cottage in a gated mews that includes three houses on the banks of the River Avon. The ground floor living area has bi-fold doors leading onto the riverside gardens and the master bedroom has a Juliet balcony. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, garage, parking, river frontage. £400,000+ Hamptons 01722-480142.

Iris Cottage, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex.

Iris Cottage, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. This Grade II-listed cottage dates back to around 1550. The cottage retains many of its original period features, including exposed beams, brick floors, and in the open-plan living/dining room there is an inglenook fireplace that still has its original bread oven. The enclosed front garden looks out towards the village church. 3 beds, bath, study area, breakfast kitchen. £425,000 Jackson-Stops 01243-786316.

Shippen, Hope Cove, Devon.

Shippen, Hope Cove, Devon. A two-bedroom apartment in a period property set just 70 yards from the beach, with views out towards Bigbury Bay. The flat has access to a communal sun terrace, which is perfect for outdoor dining, and to communal gardens. 2 beds, kitchen, bath, recep. £425,000 Marchand Petit 01548-844473.

St. Ann Street, Salisbury.

St. Ann Street, Salisbury. A Grade II-listed end-of-terrace house dating from 1680 in the centre of the city. It has exposed ceiling beams, leaded-light windows, a brick inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a recently fitted kitchen and a dining room with skylights, which has been extended and opens onto the enclosed garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, walled garden with rear access. £400,000 Myddelton & Major 01722-337575.

Rook House, Cuddy Lonning, Wigton, Cumbria.

Rook House, Cuddy Lonning, Wigton, Cumbria. A Grade II-listed Georgian house 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre. The house was built in 1826 as a Quaker school and has a one-bedroom annex that shares a roof with an adjacent house that was once also part of the school. It has sash windows with shutters and period fireplaces. 4 beds, bath, 3 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, mezzanine, gardens, summerhouse, parking. £425,000+ Fine & Country 01768-869007.

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