Properties of the week: houses for wild swimmers

Featuring a Victorian villa on Loch Leven, a beach hut in Norfolk and a lakeside lodge in Cornwall

1. Craighrannoch, Ballachulish

Craighrannoch, Ballachulish, Lochaber


This Victorian villa is set on the shoreline of Loch Leven, and offers panoramic views across the loch to the mountains of Glencoe and beyond. Main suite, 6 further beds (2 en suite), family bath, 2 shower rooms, kitchen, 5 receps, self-contained 2-bed cottage, garden, parking.

£800,000; Bell Ingram (01631-566122)

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2. The Old Vicarage, Hoxne

The Old Vicarage, Hoxne, Suffolk


A historic house, featured in Pevsner’s The Buildings of England, that features a pond and a moat. Main suite, 5 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, kitchen, 5 receps, garden, garage/studio.

£1.5m; Savills (01473-234800)

3. Glan Afon, Pwllheli

Glan Afon, Pwllheli, Gwynedd


This handsome country house boasts private access to the beach at Abererch Sands. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, garden.

£975,000; Jackson-Stops (01244-328361)

4. Beach Hut, Wells-next-the-Sea

Beach Hut, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk


On one of Norfolk’s best beaches sits this picturesque beach hut. It includes a fitted-out interior with a base cupboard, laminate worktop and bench seating. With easy access to a fresh-water tap, bathroom and the car park.

£80,000; Belton Duffey (01328-710666)

5. Rockworth House, Bledlow Ridge

Rockworth House, Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire


A spacious country house set in 5 acres including natural ponds. 7 beds, 5 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, 1-bed annexe, stables, parking.

£2.8m; Savills (01494-731950)

6. River Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

River Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire


A period residence on the banks of the River Avon, with 240ft of waterside frontage, which comes with both fishing and mooring rights. Main suite, 4 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, cinema, garden, parking.

£1.85m; Vaughan Reynolds (01789-292659)

7. Lanreath, Looe

Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall


This lakeside lodge, part of the Stonerush Lakes development, is situated within 28 acres of landscaped grounds. Main suite, 1 further bed, family bath, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room.

OIEO £230,000; Scott Parry (01752-858314)

8. Valtos, Miavaig

Valtos, Miavaig, Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis

Positioned above the shoreline, with views over the West Loch Roag archipelago to the Atlantic, this contemporary property has a main suite, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, study, decked balcony and parking.

OIEO £300,000; Galbraith (01463-224343)

9. Rosebank, Dartmouth

Rosebank, Dartmouth, Devon


In prime position, with steps leading down to the River Dart, this house has 3 beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, boathouse.

OIEO £3m; Marchand Petit (01803-839190)

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