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Published 24th February 2023

The last time we did this article, we received a ridiculous amount of complaints. From what I gathered, the complainants thought I was doing a 'How To Guide' for developers to buy up the countryside. I tried to explain that this article was for those of my generation and younger who still find the idea of stepping foot on the housing market ladder fanciful. This piece is purely for daydreaming purposes, and if it could ever help someone Char (who has found all these houses), and I will be thrilled.


2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Northwood, Norfolk, Offers Over £235k

Excellent position, not far from the Dads Army Museum.

'Don't Say Your Name Pike!'


Grade II Listed Church, Penzance, Cornwall, £120k

With planning permission to convert into three homes. A short ten-minute walk to Penzance harbour.


Grade II Listed, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Wincanton, Somerset, £215

The Lovington Bakery and The Nog Inn & Pub are just down the road.


End Terrace Grade II* Listed House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Mill Gate, Newark, £290

Around the corner from beautiful 12th Century Newark Castle & Gardens, which was designed by Victorian landscape architect, H.E. Milner.


4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Semi-Detached, Copthorne, Crawley, Guide Price Of £292,500

An exciting renovation project, 10-minute drive from Gatwick Airport and great links to London!


2 Bedrooms, 1 BathroomWest Marton, Skipton, £300k

In a village in the Yorkshire Dales. The property is made from Yorkshire stone. A 30-minute drive from Gisburn Forest an area of outstanding natural beauty.


Grade II Listed Garden Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Kensington Place, Bath, Offers Over £300k

Close to the cebtre of Bath, Bath Locks, The Roman Baths and The Holburne Museum.


Grade II Listed Church, Originally Built Around 1804, Offers over £100k

Pub and restaurants nearby. Beautiful canal and country walks.


4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Semi-Detached House, Thornton Rust, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, £300k

In the Yorkshire Dales, beautiful views of the countryside. It's a renovation project with delightful 17th Century features.


1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Walcot, Bath, Offers Over £275k

Georgian Grade II Listed converted apartment, including a period cast iron fireplace. Close to the centre of Bath and The Theatre Royal.


3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Semi-detached House, Hingham, Norfolk, £295k

Grade II Listed 19th century cottage, in a popular market town, character features throughout.


4 Bedrooms, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk, £300k

The place offers real potential, obviously renovations are needed but could be an exciting project for those up to the task.


1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Terrace House, Holt, Norfolk, £300k

Cottage in the centre of town yet close to Holt Country Park which is great for country walks all year round.


Detached Grade II Listed House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, South Street, Swineshead, £300k

Close by to the train station and a 30-minute drive from the coast.


Detached Victorian Methodist Chapel, White Cross, Cury, £250k

Beautiful natural light and a renovation project. 10 minute drive to the National Trust Mullion Cove and Karrek Kerenza, which are both great for walks and hiking.


Grade II Listed House, The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, £300k

Built in the early 1800s, containing some of the original features. The views of the property overlook the beautiful Torquay harbour. The property is in need of renovation with huge potential. DIY project anyone? A virtual tour is available to see this property.


A detached complex of three historical chapels, Agar Road, Illogan Highway, Redruth, Cornwall, £250k

In need of renovation with enormous potential. In 1843 the meeting house was built by local tin miners at Illogan Highway.


Grade II* Listed Character Cottage, Brick Row, Darley Abbey Village, Derby, £300k

Built in 1819, this was once the former St. Matthews School. Over two floors, the architecture by Moses Wood and the featured clock by the Smiths of Derby.


Grade 11 Listed All Saints Church, Foxholes Road, Rochdale, £300k

In need of some love and someone ready for a great DIY project. This church features magnificent stained glass windows and was constructed in the 1860s.


Grade II Listed Character Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton, £300k

In the centre of the beautiful Devon village Bratton Clovelly, near the scenic Dartmoor National Park perfect for country walks.


Scandi Style Church Conversion Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, £215k

Built around 1900 this beautiful 890 sq ft Scandi Style Studio Conversion with character features of warm wood and a reclaimed door. It is just a 15-minute drive away from Exeter city centre and close to the picturesque Dartmoor National Park.


If Money Were No Object

As mentioned, we are big fans of daydreaming, whether it's organising parties that never happen, looking at holidays, we will never go on, or in this case, moving into homes that would need a considerable lottery win to get us there. But they are extraordinarily beautiful and deserve a brief moment of our time.

Grade I Listed, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Tisbury, Wiltshire, £4,750,000

With a magnificent entertaining space and 5 acres of private garden this Grade I listed building would be the intimate dream home. Now we just need all the furniture that Jasper Conran had when he lived here.


4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, £2,000,000

The Architect of this house is the American Architect Mary Jane Long, Lady Wilson, OBE known as MJ Long. The Home is located on the water’s edge of the Cornish village of Lerryn.


Grade II listed, 8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, West Street, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, £9,200,000

This Country House comes with a Gate Lodge, a Stable Cottage and 132 acres of Parkland. The Estate was once the country residence of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.


Grade II* listed Mansion House & Additional Buildings, 28 Bedrooms, 21 Bathrooms, Oxon Hoath, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, £7,500,000

This Georgian Style Mansion House is accompanied by a beautiful Mezzanine Flat, Pomfret and Culpepper. Including a Grade 11 Listed 72 acres of Garden, which include the style of landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability Brown' who designed part of Chatsworth Gardens.


Detached Grade II Listed House, 10 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Cranhams Lane, Cirencester, £2,200,000

Located on the outskirts of charming Cirencester, stands a stunning Early Victorian stone property built in 1838. Levels over four floors, with attractive characters of the Victorian Period. This house is in need of some renovations but it does not fail in potential and charm. A bonus is also the additional 6.15 acres of handsome land.


Grade II Listed House & Outer Buildings, 12 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Poundon, Oxfordshire, £6,000,000

The Luxiorous House was built in the neo-Georgian style of Eydon stone by John Heywood-Lonsdale an Eton-educated man in 1908. Poundon House was used by Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive Unit in World War II.


Grade II* Listed House, 8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Luckington, Chippenham, Wiltshire, £5,000,000

Luckington Court is an 11th Century House built with Cotswold stone featuring the original Tudor character, in the 16th Century, there was then a renovation to the property. Also with additional farming houses, 17th Century Dovecote, Five dwellings and 18.99 acres.

Of course, those of you who love the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice will know the layout of this house well.


Grade II Listed Country House, 8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, £9,200,000

Hunton Court is built of mellow ragstone reminiscent. In 1850, Henry Bannerman, the first man who had the first official title of 'Prime Minister' was a resident here. The house includes a walled garden and lakes, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a Stable Cottage, a Gate Lodge and 18th Century Parkland.


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