Properties of the week: scenic hideaways

Featuring an island in Scotland and a 17th century thatched cottage in Warwickshire

1. Gloucestershire: £1.375m

Brassmills, Newent, Malswick, Gloucestershire

Brassmills, Newent, Malswick

An impressive period house surrounded by woodland, with a stream and mill pond. Main suite, 5 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, 2-storey outbuilding with conversion potential, gardens, parking.

£1.375m; Fine & Country (01989-764141)

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2. Northumberland: £150,000

Bendor Signal Box, Wooler, Northumberland

Bendor Signal Box, Wooler

The original signal box served Akeld station from 1884, and today sits surrounded by glorious and peaceful Northumberland countryside. With planning permission for a two-bed property retaining the original structure.

£150,000; Finest Properties (01434-622234)

3. Hampshire: £2.95m

Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Longstock, Stockbridge

An idyllic riverside property with fishing rights on the River Test. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, conservatory, glasshouse, gardens, fishing lodge, garage.

£2.95m; Savills (01962-841842)

4. Essex: £550,000

Tea Caddy, Higham, Colchester, Essex

Tea Caddy, Higham, Colchester

Charmingly situated in Constable Country by the lush countryside of the Stour Valley, this three-storey Grade II property dates back to 1818. Main suite, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen, recep with open fireplace, garden, garage.

£550,000; Savills (01473-234800)

5. North Ayrshire: £350,000

Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire

Isle of Arran

A rare opportunity to buy an island with the former lighthouse keeper’s accommodation. 5 beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps; self-contained cottage: 1 bed, shower room, kitchen, recep. Outbuildings, garden, stone jetty, helipad.

OIEO £350,000; Knight Frank (020-7629 8171)

6. Powys: £1.5m

Penymaes House, Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Penymaes House, Hay-on-Wye

An elegant Victorian house nestled in mature gardens. Main suite, 6 further beds, family bath, kitchen, dining room, 3 receps, cellar, conservatory, coach house, gardens, parking.

£1.5m; Strutt & Parker (01584-873711)

7. Warwickshire: £550,000

Beehive Cottage, Lavender Hall Lane, Berkswell, Warwickshire

Beehive Cottage, Lavender Hall Lane, Berkswell

A 17th century thatched cottage on The Heart of England Way walking route. Main suite, guest suite, kitchen/dining room, recep, office/garden room, garden.

£550,000; Fine & Country (02476-500015)

8. Yorkshire: £320,000

Easby Richmond, Yorkshire

Easby Richmond

An architect-designed timber lodge in a lakeside setting. 3 beds (1 en suite), family bath, shower room, open plan kitchen/dining/living room. Shared facilities include a tennis court, hot tub and sauna.

£320,000; Savills (01904-617821)

9. Gwynedd: £585,000

Cwm Cewydd, Machynlleth, Gwynedd

Cwm Cewydd, Machynlleth

Set in 5 acres of land in Snowdonia National Park with glorious views over the surrounding countryside. Main suite, 3 further beds (1 en suite), shower room, kitchen, 2 receps, snug, garden, parking.

£585,000; Fine & Country (01938-531006)

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