|Property round up|
From grand country estates to chic city pads, we search for the best homes on the market:
1. KINGSDOWN, KENT
A Grade-II* listed thatched farmhouse with far reaching views over rolling countryside, South Buckham Farm dates from the 17th-century. It consists of 62 acres, a separate cottage with three bedrooms, and extensive outbuildings. The farmhouse comprises a sitting room, dining room, snug, study, kitchen, master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms, bathroom and shower room, and four further bedrooms. Chesterton Humberts, 01308 422215, www.chestertonhumberts.com.
4. NORTH BERWICK, EDINBURGH
5. BRIDLINGTON, EAST YORKSHIRE
The Toft, a Grade-II* listed Georgian townhouse in The Old Town of Bridlington was built in 1673 and remodelled around 1840. Today it stukk has an exceptional interior of a standard that is very rarely seen. The property consists of a drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a cellar, walled gardens with formal and informal areas and private parking. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01904 625033, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.
6. MALBOROUGH, KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON
7. PRESTEIGNE, POWYS, WALES
The Grove is a short distance to the pretty market town of Presteigne, on the corner of the counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire. With 7 acres of land, this elegant period home comprises five reception rooms, five bedrooms – three of which are en-suite – a basement with a games room, wine cellar, two studies, double garage, outbuildings, stunning walled gardens, a paddock and woodland with grand glimpses down the valley. Knight Frank, 01432 273087, www.knightfrank.co.uk.
8. WEST WOODSIDE, WIGTON, CUMBRIA
A unique Grade-II* listed property made from the ruins of a once Roman Fortress, Fiddleback Farm is steeped in 400 years of history. It has been carefully restored and provides spacious accommodation with five receptions rooms, five bedrooms, and is set in about 9 acres of gardens and paddocks. Originally cylindrical, it was used as a place of worship in the 1600s, until it was re-constructed in 1709 to form its present shape of a fiddle. Smiths Gore, 01228 546400, www.smithsgore.co.uk.
9. HORNCASTLE, LINCOLNSHIRE
Price: £185,000 – £195,000
This quintessential double fronted Georgian townhouse has real character and offers an excellent range of accommodation set over three floors with sweeping stairs. The property boasts five bedrooms, two reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, lean-to conservatory and family bathroom. Situated at the heart of the market town of Horncastle, it is just a short walk from the main square, while the county capital of Lincoln is about 21 miles away. Robert Bell, 01507 522222, www.robert-bell.org.
10. HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE
A former Victorian rectory with idyllic views, Henley House is situated on the south-eastern edge of Rotherfield Peppard – a delightful South Oxfordshire village. The house comprises five reception rooms with original features, a kitchen with a 2-oven Aga, en-suite master bedroom with a dressing room, five further bedrooms, two bathrooms, cellar with a playroom and wine cellar, outdoor swimming pool, four garages, six stables and paddocks. Savills, 01491 843000, www.savills.com.