Country houses for sale

Property with potential: Renovation projects for sale, starting from just £30,000

Wanted: brave new owners with patience and imagination.

Hunstanworth, County Durham — £280,000

Planning permission has been granted to turn these two charming barns into a residential property.

The barns themselves are made from traditional stone and slate and having been kept it good condition, it’s easy to see the potential they offer.

The property is also situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the picturesque village of Hunstanworth, making this a very tempting offer.

For sale with Youngs RPS. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Allenheads, Hexham — £30,000

To say that this property needs to undergo a total renovation seems a little obvious, what with its crumbling walls and lack of roof.

However, if you can see through the piles of debris, then this detached stone building offers ample of potential for the brave soul willing to take it on.

It is situated just off a small road, with views of the surrounding Northumberland countryside.

For sale with Pattinson. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Rogart, Sutherland — £95,000

If you’re looking for a rural hideaway, then look no further than this cottage in the Highlands which offers a rare opportunity for development.

The semi-derelict property is in need of a full restoration, but has the potential to be a real (albeit remote) hidden gem. Reached via a rough track, the cottage is set in the most idyllic location, with unspoilt views over the surrounding landscape.

Although remote, the nearby village of Rogard is 5 miles away and is well equipped with a general store and post office — perfect for stocking up and then retreating back to your Highland paradise.

For sale with Arthur & Carmichael. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Cowgill, Dent — £750,000

This Grade II listed former shooting lodge, built in 1825 also includes a detached Coach House plus a self-contained apartment and is currently run as a holiday let.

The main property requires some attention, but on a more superficial level rather than anything too major. Except maybe the kitchen. And those chairs will have to go, of course.

The separate Coach House comes complete with plans to transform it into a 3/4 bed cottage and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to run a small business or turn this into a private home with ample accommodation.

For sale with J.R. Hopper. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Strathdon, Aberdeenshire — £80,000

Located in the Cairngorms National Park, with views over Deskry Water is this U-shape, granite steading.

The property comes with planning for a large, well appointed family home which offers a tempting rural escape.

With a one hour drive from Aberdeenshire airport, the property is also near Bellabeg, which is home to the annual Lonach gathering and Highland games which was founded in 1841 and is a real attraction amongst locals and visitors.

For sale with Galbraith. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Almondsbury, Bristol — £525,000

Yes, the price tag is steep for what is essentially an empty shell of a barn. Or it would be, if all you were getting were the barn.

However, the purchase price that also includes 15.49 acres of land, plus a smaller detached barn that could be turned into stables.

The site offers easy access to the M4 and is four miles from Bristol Parkway train station, which has direct links into London Paddington.

For sale with DJ& P Newland Rennie. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Kennford, Exeter — £325,000

This deceptively large, five bed house is set overlooking open countryside with spectacular views.

There’s no denying that the property needs a lot of TLC, but with only five miles to Exeter city centre, it is almost screaming out to be transformed into a well appointed, family home.

The property also features an integral large garage and cloakroom, providing further opportunity to maximise living space and accommodation.

For sale with Robert Williams. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Bideford, Devon — £895,000

A magnificent riverside location and plenty of period features make this Grade II-listed Regency house a renovation project well worth tackling.

Set within walking distance from the local pub, it has five bedrooms and three reception rooms, many of which enjoy fine views of the valley (the panoramic drawing room with open fireplace is especially striking). The house comes with front and rear gardens, an orchard and woodland, for a total of 5.3 acres.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures and details about this property.


Ullenwood, Gloucestershire — £1,600,000

This beautiful, 2675sq ft stone property stands in more than one acre of widlife-friendly grounds

It has been with the same family since 1962 and now needs complete modernisation. It currently has three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

For sale with Kingsley Evans. See more pictures and details about this property.


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