Properties of the week: picturesque homes for less than £800,000

Featuring a stunning apartment in Oban and a wonderful thatched cottage in Gloucestershire

1. Apartment H, Kilbowie House, Oban

Apartment H, Kilbowie House, Oban, Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute

Stunning top-floor apartment overlooking the Isle of Kerrera and Oban Bay. Main suite, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen, recep.

OIEO £330,000; Bell Ingram (01631-566122)

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2. High Street, Norton St Philip

High Street, Norton St Philip, Somerset


A charming Grade II stone cottage with a walled garden, covered gazebo and terrace. 4 beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, study, garden, barn.

OIEO £700,000; Hamptons (01225-220216)

3. Penstone House, Hele, Exeter

Penstone House, Hele, Exeter, Devon


This fine period house offers great views over the surrounding countryside. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, garden, barn.

£795,000; Stags (01392-255202)

4. Broads Orchard, Hartpury

Broads Orchard, Hartpury, Gloucestershire


This wonderful Grade II thatched cottage enjoys open countryside views. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, 0.5 acre plot.

£650,000; Hughes Sealey (01242-220080)

5. Low Donkleywood Cottage, Hexham

Low Donkleywood Cottage, Hexham, Northumberland


A fine country home set amid unspoiled countryside. 2 beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps.

OIEO £450,000; Finest Properties (01434-622234)

6. Box Cottage, Lavenham

Box Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk


A Grade II timber-framed house in the heart of one of England’s finest medieval villages. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, garden.

£495,000; Carter Jonas (01787-882881)

7. Hillhead House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hillhead House, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland


This wonderful detached period property is set within the Gibside Estate, and enjoys established gardens and glorious views. 5 beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, cellar, stable, garage.

OIEO £800,000; Finest Properties (01434-622234)

8. Manor Cottages, Banbury

Manor Cottages, Banbury, Oxfordshire


An enchanting period cottage built of local stone, with views over the village of Greatworth. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, music room, walled garden, storage sheds.

£395,000; Strutt & Parker (01295-672094)

9. Bredy Lane, Burton Bradstock, Bridport

Bredy Lane, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset


Nestled deep in the countryside, this off-grid Grade II cottage sits in approx. 8.73 acres, and has been used as a film location on three occasions. 2 beds, family bath, kitchen/recep, outbuildings. For sale by auction on 8 June.

Guide price £395,000; Symonds & Sampson (01308-422092)

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