The Unique Property site Members'

Some of these properties have been for sale for some time so the owners may be open to offers.

Perrins Walk, Hampstead Heath, London, United Kingdom

Price: £ 4,750,000
This glorious garden facing facade, designed by Norman Evill, who had worked for Edwin Lutyens, is a wonderful echo of Strawberry Hill Gothic. The front elevation, set at a sharp angle is, according to the Agents details, Queen Anne. The house between is in immaculate condition, and was once owned by the satirist, Peter Cook. The garden is 70ft long.
Property details:

Ground floor: Kitchen/dining area, utility room. First floor: Reception room, bedroom, with en-suite bathroom ?/shower room, Second floor: Two bedrooms, one with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, the other with an en-suite shower room. Third floor: Bedroom, roof terrace, eaves.

The Abbey Cottage, Cockfield, United Kingdom, IP30 OLY

Price: £ 495,000

This appealing thatched cottage is believed to date back to the 17th century. It has 19th and 20th century extensions. Set in approximately 4.7 acres, it now requires a huge amount of work.
The Agents note that an estimate given by a master thatcher is quoting £16,500 to repair the thatching. They also note that: 'There will be an overage covenant on the land, relating to possible future development ...'
The link to this property is:

Ground floor: Porch, living room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, shower room, conservatory. First floor; Two bedrooms, not interconnected, and accessed via separate staircases. One bedroom has an adjoined bathroom. Outside: The gardens are long neglected, and contain a former summer house, a garden shed, and former greenhouse. There is also light woodland, meadowland, and what appears to be a 'collapsed' former swimming pool.

The Old Coach Garage, Gerrans, Portscatho, United Kingdom, TR2 5ED

Price: £ 180,000

Majestically unusual building that has detailed planning consent for its demolition and construction of a new two bedroom detached dwelling 'purposely designed to reflect the character and style of the original structure.' This seems to waste the opportunity that now exists to work with this highly original structure.
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Trengoffe Old Hill, Grampound, Truro, United Kingdom, TR2 4RY

Price: £ 399,950

Attractive cottage, requiring no work. It is believed that iit dates back to around 1670, and part of it was at one time a smithy. It is believed that this was incorporated into the main accommodation in the mid 18th century. The former piggery is included in the sale. Subject to any necessary planning permission this might now be used in a number of different ways. There is a garden and parking for four cars.
The link to this property is:

Ground floor: Porch, dining room, living room, kitchen, sun room, shower room. The utility room appears to be a separate building. First floor: Landing, two bedrooms, bathroom.

Lower Penhale Farmhouse, St. Columb, United Kingdom, TR9 6ND

Price: £ 825,000

Rambling white washed farmhouse, that appears to be at least part Georgian, might now benefit from some work. Two adjoined flats are included in the sale, along with a range of part stone built single storey outbuildings, that currently have a galvanised iron roof and require work. Subject to the necessary planning permission they might now be used in a number of different ways. The Agents note that the thatching on the house is ornamental and covers a slate roof. The whole is set in its own gardens, which in turn are set down a quiet lane and amidst surrounding countryside.
The link to this property is:

Ground floor: Kitchen, snug, bathroom, sitting room, lobby, study, shower room. First floor: Four bedrooms. Lower Penhale Barn Flats: Ground floor: Living room, kitchen area, shower room. First floor: Living room, kitchen area, shower room.

The Tythe Barn, Anglesey, Llangristiolus , BODORGAN, United Kingdom, LL62 5DL

Price: £ 150,000
Formerly part of the Henblas Estate, this beautiful barn was built for Henry Morgan and his wife Elizabeth in 1733 – as noted on the date stone above the east doorway. The listing entry calls this ‘an excellent example of an early C18 threshing barn, the largest in Anglesey’.

Set back from the lane the Tythe Barn enjoys a slightly elevated position, with far reaching views across Anglesey against the backdrop of the Snowdonian mountains to the east and the Yr Eifl mountains to the south. This stone barn is architecturally impressive but roofless and in need of a sympathetic owner. Planning permission and listed building consent were granted in October 2016 for conversion of the building to a dwelling. The consented layout appears to preserve the building’s integrity and internal massing of this fine building, with over 50% of the footprint providing living space beneath a high vaulted ceiling with king trusses. In addition, there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, cloakroom and study, together with a further living space on the second floor. The site extends to some two acres and there is also a former cottage that offers potential for further development, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Contact: 01244 328361

The Old Deanery, Wells

Price: £ 2,500,000

Address: Bath & Wells Diocesan Board Of Finance, The Old Deanery , WELLS, United Kingdom, BA5 2UG

This is the first time this extraordinary building has been offered for sale. Set in a magnificent location in the centre of Wells, and with un-rivalled view of the Cathedral, this majestic and historic building has a rich history dating back almost 800 years. From 1230 until 1958 this unique Grade I listed building functioned as the primary residence of 62 cathedral Deans. In recent years it has been used as the Diocesan Offices of the Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral. 
Occupying over 18,000 square feet, the building is certainly spacious and holds a treasure trove of rare and remarkable features, including gargoyles on the parapets, wonderful stained-glass, Jacobean panelling, Tudor fireplaces and secret stone staircases. The south and west ranges date from the 13th century and were renovated by Dean Bathurst (1670-1704) in a neo-classical style. The first floor drawing room is lavish and opulent. The north range dates from the 15th century with impressive rooms, medieval fireplaces and oriel windows. The east range was built in the late-16th century, with features including 17th-century panelling, naïve ionic pilasters around the doors and an ancient fireplace.  In addition to the old Deanery itself, included in the sale is the Court (originally a separate building), the old stable block and the Victorian education wing.
To the west and north are magnificent Tudor style gardens, carefully recreating some of the planting established there in the 16th century by Dean William Turner, sometimes known as the Father of English botany.
This splendid and historic building has enormous potential for a range of new uses and given its prominent location adjacent to the Cathedral, needs a sympathetic and understanding new owner.
Contact: 01749 605088

Boloquoy Farm Cottages, Sanday , ORKNEY, United Kingdom, KW17 2BA

Price: £ 30,000
Call: 01856 496000

By far the lowest price on our list over the last year is this dilapidated cottage on Sanday, one of the larger islands in Orkey, so-called for its beautiful sandy beaches. The property could easily be one of the most remote and one with the most potential on our list too. Boloquoy farm cottages stand in approximately an acre of ground and enjoy breathtaking views across the Sanday Sound to Eday, the Calf of Eday and Westray. These former farmworkers cottages are contained within the Category B status of the neighbouring Boloquoy Farm steading. The cottages could be suitable for sympathetic renovation or extension, subject to the necessary planning consents. The small garden is surrounded by a traditional drystone wall and the property has an acre of land for grazing or farming. As it now stands empty, the building is currently without utilities, though mains electricity could be connected from Boloquoy Farmhouse and the agents understand that mains water is also close by.

Greystone, The Cove, Coverack, Helston, United Kingdom, TR12 6SX

Price: £ 550,000
This granite built cottage was built by a sea captain in 1875. It looks straight over the bay. It has a couryard area to the rear. From this there is access to the rear garden which rises high above the cottage.
The link to the property is:

Ground floor: Hallway, sitting room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Three bedrooms, bathroom.

Low Akeld House

Price: £ 795,000
This house started life as Akeld Station. The 36 mile track it served ran between Alnick and Tweedmouth-in-Kelso and was opened in May 1887. From September 1887 passengers started to use the line as well as freight. The last passengers to use this evocative station building left for their train on 22 September 1930. Even from them there was nostalgia for this loss and the house and carriages were rented out as self catering holiday homes. There was a brief revival for Akeld Station during the Second World War when it served the RAF airfield at Millfield. In 1949, following the washing away of a bridge north of Ilderton, terminal (forgive the unintended pun) redundancy as a station began, and n 1965 Akeld House finally ceased to be run as a station. It is currently used as holiday rental business. Subject to the necessary planning permission, part or the whole of this interesting property, might now be used in a number of different ways. The former Guard's Van and Warehouse are included in the sale. The whole is set in its own gardens and there is also parking.

Ground floor: Hall, sitting room, conservatory, library, dining room, snug, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room. bedroom, bathroom. First floor: Three bedrooms, bathroom. Outside: The Warehouse: Ground floor: Porch, sitting area and open plan kitchen area. First floor: Two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms. The Guard's Van: Sitting area/kitchen, bedroom, shower room.
Contact: 01670 516 123

Knockhall, Newburgh, United Kingdom, AB41 6AD

Price: £ 130,000

This imposing castle was probably built in 1565 as an 'L' shaped towerhouse of three storeys plus an attic. As can be seen from the photographs it now requires an enormous amount of work. It is being sold with approximately 0.23 of an acre of land. With speactacular views.

"It should be noted that there is significant potential for associated archaeology surrounding the tower. In schemes of adaptive re-use, archaeology is an important issue to be addressed."
Contact: 01224 971 110

Brechin castle

Price: £ 3,000,000
Brechin Castle commands a picturesque position, standing on a massive bluff of rocks on the north bank of the river South Esk, on the site of a much older fortress.
The present house was built in 1711 to the designs of James Baine and, subsequently, Alexander Edward, though it incorporates parts of the original castle dating back to the 13th century and it has been owned by the same family for 250 years.
The main castle is listed Category A and the property has had a role in several significant events in Scottish history. The old castle was captured by Edward I in 1303 following a three-week standoff led by Sir Thomas Maul. It was forfeited after James Maule, the fourth and last Earl of Panmure, supported the 1715 Jacobite rising. Panmure escaped to the Continent and his brother, Harry, was later allowed to retrieve the family properties, including Brechin Castle.
It is an enormous property, with eight reception rooms, a staggering 16 bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
The castle has a renowned 13-acre walled garden, thought to date from 1777, which is reached from Brechin Castle by woodland paths through banks of vibrant colours of azaleas and rhododendrons in Spring and comes with 70 acres of land. As well as the main castle, the sale includes two gate lodges and three further estate houses and cottages.
Contact: 0131 247 3720

St Andrews Ch, Thurso

Price: £ 50,000

This large Victorian church first opened its doors to worshippers in 1871. It has most recently been used as a joiner's workshop and funeral director's premises. It requires a huge amount of work. Subject to the necessary planning permission, it might now be used in a number of different ways. There is an area for parking and a triple block garage included in the sale.
Contact: 01847 896 177

2 & 4 Rue du Fort, Bellac, France, 87300

Price: £ 210,000

Two 15th-century cottages in central France with views over the valley.
This pair of historic houses have been carefully conserved, retaining original features including floorboards, tiles and wattle and daub walls and are currently owned by a SPAB member as holiday lets.
Built on the site of a 10th century chateau belonging to the Counts of March, the properties command spectacular views over the Vincou valley.
No. 2
Set over three floors with four bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood burning stove and two bath/shower rooms. The property is heated via a large, modern and efficient 'Godin' woodburning stove and electric storage radiators.
There is a small walled terrace to the rear facing south-west with wonderful views over the Vincou valley and the railway viaduct.
No. 4
The house has original front door and 15th century oak spiral staircase with original treads. With four bedrooms, kitchen and sitting room with limestone canopied fireplace and Juliet balcony overlooking the Vincou valley. Two bath/shower rooms and fine views over the church and towards the adjacent village of Saint-Sauveur. Heated by woodburning stoves and newly-installed electric storage radiators.

Tarry Barn, Daglingworth, Cirencester, United Kingdom, GL7 7AG

Price: £ 900,000

Region: South West
Address: Daglingworth
Converted from a barn in 1981, this interesting house might now benefit from some work. There is a garage and a workshop included in the sale. It is being sold with a garden and a terrace.:
Ground floor: Family room, breakfast area, kitchen, utility room, music room, sitting room, snug, cloakroom. First floor: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms. Outside: Garage, with attached boiler room and oil store.
Tel: 01285 653 334

Carpenter's Workshop, The Street, Cavenham, United Kingdom, IP28 6DA

Price: £ 295,000
This very large carpenter's workshop has planning permission for conversion to a residential dwelling.
The Agents note: 'The other existing farm buildingsclose by are currently unused and it is the intention of the owner to seek further residential planning in this area in the coming years.'
Water, electricity and drainage are believed to be close by.
Tel: 01284 769 999

Rothes Glen House, Rothes, Abelour, United Kingdom, AB38 7AQ

£ 1,100,000 -- Relisted

Fairytale Baronial Hall, designed by Alexander Ross and built in 1893. This "wonderful, towered baronial confection" was used as a shooting lodge before the Second World War, and then after this,by Gordonstoun School. It has more recently been used as a country house hotel. Since 2004 it has been reinstated as the fine single residence it was originally intended to be. It is being sold with approximately 9.3 acres of gardens and grounds.

Contact: 01356 628 628

Medlar Cottage, Taynton, United Kingdom, OX18 4UH

Price: £ 750,000
Very attractive part stone built and thatched cottage that has been very well cared for, however it might now benefit from some work. It appears, from the plans, that it might have one been two cottages. There is an attached garage included in the sale. The main garden lies to the rear.
ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, dining room, kitchen, drawing room, cloakroom, bedrom, shower room. First floor: Two landings, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room. Outside: The garage is set at an oblique angle to the main house.

Eagley Coach House, Andrew Lane, Bolton, United Kingdom, BL1 7HR

Price: £ 280,000

Tucked away in the hamlet of Eagley Bank on Andrew Lane, Bolton is a unique property of some considerable merit,  which is now for sale.  
A very large interesting and totally unaltered former coach house, with a clock tower, built in 1860. The property is in two parts The Stables (under the Clock Tower) and The Coach House. These two parts provide approximately 2,000 sq.ft. (185m²) of lofty floor space.There is a store house to the rear (measuring approximately 600 sq ft) included in the sale.
This impressive building is annexed to the Grand house which belonged to the local mill owner, John Holden. It is understood that the clock tower was built where it is so that he could see the clock and know when it was time to return home.
The owner has contacted the local planning authority who have said that they would actively encourage residential development of the property. There is a loggia and enclosed cobbled south-facing garden area.
Contact: 07836 368230