The Unique Property site Members'

Greenslade, Sampford Courtenay

Price: £ 650,000
Ancient farmhouse, with its outbuildings, and set in approximately 6.7 acres, still requires a huge amount of work. The current owners have done a considerable amount, since they bought this lovely house in 2016. There is planning permission for the conversion of an attached cob built barn to the west of the house to a three bedroom annexe.
This farm originates in and on the land that was given to Baldwin Fitzgilbert in exchange for putting down post 1066 rebellions in the area in 1068. Its listed building status notes that this building 'Probably has a medieval core, altered and possibly extended in the 17th and 18th century ... The house has completely excaped 20th century modernisation and probably contains a number of early internal features ...'
Ground floor: Entrance hall, dining room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, boot room, cider barn (attached but not integrated), parlour, second kitchen/office. At this rooms north west tip starts the south east corner of the cob building with planning permission. First floor: Landing, three bedrooms, ex-dressing room with a shower room, another shower room and a bathroom. first floor of the attached but not integrated cider barn. On this storey it extends over the boot room below, it has an external staircase rises above/near this boot room. Outside: There are substantial former farm buildings which include the primarily cob built treshing barn which measures 52' x 18'. This has a galvanised iron roof. 'Roundhouse attached of granite uprights under a galvanised iron roof with massive timbers.'
Contact: 01392 255 202

Trentside Cottage, Willington

Price: £ 270,000

Gorgeous little thatched and timber framed cottage that might now benefit from some work. As can be seen from the old postcard/photograph it has held its own through many years, though one of its neighbouring buildings has gone completely, and another appears to have been replaced/altered. It has a garage and a garden.
The link to this property is:
It is to be Auctioned on Wednesday 25 September 2019, at the Derbyshire country Cricket Club, The Country Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA, at 11.30 am.
Ground floor: entrance lobby, sitting room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, utility room, bathroom. First floor: Main stairs to second landing, two bedrooms. Second floor: Stairs to a bedroom.
Contact: 01332 518 844

Duncans Farmhouse, Tilney All Saints

Auction Guide Price £475,000 - £525,000
To be Auctioned 10 October 2019
Deeply hidden behind a thick coating of ivy this red brick Georgian famhouse now requires a huge amount of work. It is being sold with approximately one acre of gardens, and a parcel of land of approximately 2.4 acres. There is a part open framed outbuilding also included in the sale.
The link to this property is:
To be Auctioned on 10 October, 2019, at Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Barnham Broom, Norwich, NR9 4DD at 11.30am.

Ground floor: Main entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, office/store room, boot room, inner lobby, loo, 'potential bathroom', utiliyy room, playroom/further store room. First floor: Landing, five bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, another bathroom. Second floor: Landing, two attic rooms, box room.
Contact: 01603 598 975

Hilcot House, Hilcot End, Ampney Crucis

Price: £ 900,000
Lovely gabled Cotswold stone built house with mullion windows. There is an outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Near to this, the stone built outbuilding comprises the garage and a pool room.
The link to this property is:

Ground floor: Dining room, study, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Four bedrooms, accessed via two staircases, one bathroom, one shower room.
Contact: 01285 653 334

The Tythe Barn, Anglesey

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

Boloquoy, Sanday, ORKNEY, KW17 2BA

Call: 01856 496000£ 30,000
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. For a member keen to embrace island life and with the time to devote to a ‘project’, this could be a bargain!

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

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

Glanton Pyke

Price: £ 2,500,000
Address: Alnwick, United Kingdom, NE66 4BB
Built in the mid 18th century the original house was remodelled in the 1820s, when the wing was also added. "During the Second World War the house was requisitioned and used as an officers mess." The current owners who bought the house in 1987, and have done considerable work on this fine building. Along with a guest flat there is two bedroomed cottage included in the sale. The whole is being sold with approximately 18 acres of gardens and grounds, including parkland, paddocks and woodland.

Ground floor: Porticoed entrance, drawing room, hall, living room, library, boiler room, cloakroom, office, laundry, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, rear entrance, First floor: Landing, four bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, study bedroom, sitting/dressing room, two bathrooms, linen cupboard. Beyond a door, the flat, comprising: sitting room, bedroom, bathroom. Second floor Attic: Bedroom. Outside: The cottage lies at the right angle junction/hinge to the 'L' shaped and adjoined outbuildings. The cottage comprises a bedroom, living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen.. On one arm there are stables, stores, and a garage. On the other arm, there is a woodstore and boiler room.
Contact: 01670 516 123

The Old Chapel, Pentney

Price: £ 350,000
Built in 1931 this former Methodist chapel has been converted by the current owners. There is a bedroom and a bedroom/snug on the ground floor, along with a bathroom. The gardens lie to the south and west. There is also 'ample' parking.

Ground floor: Entrance hall, vaulted sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, bedroom, snug/bedroom, bathroom. First floor: Two bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.
Contact: 01328 730 500

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

Ashleworth Manor

Guide Price £1,650,000
Gorgeous house dating back to the 12th century. "It is believed that the house was the simmer residence of the Abbot of St. Augustine's at Bristol, now Bristol Cathedral. His order of Augustine Canons owned the whole manor of Ashleworth, it having been donated to the Abbey much earlier by the Earl of Berkeley in the 12th Century. The discovery in 2015 by a metal detectorist of a Papal Bulla in the manor garden helps cement this belief." The chimneys were inserted/added in the 15th century. The most recent addition is te wing added in 1903. The house is in fine condition, however, and subject to the necessary planning permission, the attics might now be integrated into the main accommodation. It is being sold with gardens and grounds of approximately 10.25 acres. The link to this property is:

Link to the listing description:
Contact: 01905 734 735

Upper Bean Hall

Price: £ 1,175,000
Striking timber framed house, which is part moated. Along with a detached garage the former coach house is also included in the sale. In all approximately 6.84 acres.
The link to this property is:

Ground floor: Hall, study, snug, sitting room, store, inner hall, laundry room, sitting room, drawing room. And, via a passageway: dining/kitchen, with the attached, but not integrated, barn/stables. First floor: Landing, three bedrooms, bathroom, another landing, another shower room.
Contact: 01905 734 735

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 buildings close 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

Brackenhill, Hillhead Road, Bieldside, United Kingdom, AB15 9EJ

Price: £ 1,975,000

Fine house with a turret and a USGA specification practice chipping green and fairway.
Substantial and very Victorian detached villa that requires no work. Subject to the necessary planning permission, some of the rooms might now be used in a number of different ways. Along with a 'long' shed/commercial barn there is a detached cottage included in the sale. The practice chipping green and fairway are included in the three acres of gardens and grounds.
Ground floor: Entrance vestibule, hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, conservatory, library (in the turret), dining kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, stairs to bedroom and ensuite shower room. Ground floor half landing. First floor: Landing/hall, four bedrooms, one with the turret, one with en-suite dressing room and shower room, another shower room. The Cottage: Ground floor: Vestibule, hall, sitting room, kitchen, pantry, dining room, bedroom, bathroom. The garage lies alongside; it is not integrated. Beyond this there is a loo and 'hall', and another non-integrated garage. First floor: Bedroom, shower (?), loo, and a gym running the length of the garages and loo below.
Contact: 01224 971 110

25 Manor Road, Mears Ashby, NORTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, NN6 0DU

Price: £ 1,495,000

An early Georgian manor house, set in delightful grounds with views over a large pond and the church.
This property is currently owned by a SPAB member.
It is a large house with five reception rooms, study, cellar, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, orangery, utility room, larder, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms (four en suite). There are extensive outbuildings including former stables, stone outbuilding with library and two offices, tool shed and a double garage. Lovely garden (approximately 1.3 acres) with timber garden shed, greenhouse, kitchen garden and a large ornamental pond and stream
Contact: 01604 632 991

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

The Old Methodist Chapel, Flash, Quarnford, United Kingdom, SK17 0SW

Price: £ 364,950

This fine Georgian building is believed to have been originally built in 1784, and then reconstructed [as the chapel, as per its name ?] in 1824. It has benefitted from very considerable work done by the current owners. There is a patio garden included in the sale, and parking for two cars.:
Ground floor: Entrance hall, living area, dining area, study area, breakfast kitchen. First floor: Landing, upper seating area, open area over ground floor, galleried landing office, two bedrooms, bathroom. Lower ground floor: Two bedrooms, shower room, utility room, store room.
Tel: 01629 812 777

Bledisloe House, Coates, Cirencester, United Kingdom, GL7 6NH

Price: £ 9,250,000

Situated in landscaped parkland and with extensive outbuildings, tennis court and two cottages. The house boasts five bedrooms and five principal reception rooms. This imposing house has undergone significant recent remedial work including the replacement of the roof. The listing states: 'originally an C18 house enlarged c1919-25 by the re-erection of most of Hams Hall (from near Birmingham), during which period Ernest Barnsley worked on the house.'

Contact: 020 7016 3825

Address: Merrivales Lane, Bloxham, United Kingdom, OX15 4ER

Price: £ 575,000
According to the listing this was once three cottages, which now form a spacious family home with three reception rooms, six bedrooms and a workshop. Set in a spacious garden in a pretty village in North Oxfordshire. List description:

Contact: 01295 228 000

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

Manor Farm, West Chelborough, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT2 0PY

Price: £ 1,200,000

Guide Price £1,200,000 to include 2.22 acres in total
Guide Price £1,300,000 to include 11.92 acres in total
This beautiful stone built farmhousethat dates back to the 16th century might now benefit from some work. It has been owned by the same family since 1962. There is an 18th century stone built threshing barn included in the sale. Further outbuildings include a stone built granary, and cart shed.. This incorporates a boarded upper floor, and two stables. Modern farm buildings include a concrete former dairy yard with stone built cow byres. The additional land, incorporated into the higher price above, is being sold as a separate lot, by separate negotiation, and includes paddocks and coppice of approximately 9.70 acres. The lower price excluding this, includes 2.2 acres of gardens and grounds.
Tel: 01305 261 008

12 Brook Park, Briggsworth, Whitby, United Kingdom

Price: £ 395,000 -- Relisted

Dating back to 1832 Brook Park was built by Francis Pickernell, who rebuilt the Whitby Piers. Designed the Swing Bridge and designed and built the lighthouse on the West Pier. It is the detached cottage to this property that is for sale. It might now benefit from some work. It is built of the dark Aislaby stone, has Gothic arched windows, a 'secret' room above the breakfast room, and is surrounded by its own gardens.

Contact: 01947 821 122

Lower Moor Manor

Nice former farmhouse, in fine condition, with equestrian facilities and a tennis court. The clock house has planning permission for conversion to a two bedroom dwelling. There is also an ongoing planning application for the construction of a separate stable block, groom's accommodation, and manege. Among the other outbuildings there is an american barn and a Dutch barn. A walled garden and five fields, amounting in total to approximately 36 acres, are included in the sale.

Ground floor: Reception hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, wine cellar, breakfast room/kitchen, cloakroom. First floor: Landing, six bedrooms, one with en-suite dressing room, another with a separate loo, bathroom, shower room.

The Hovel, Ludgershall, Duck Lane, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, HP18 9XZ

Price: £ 400,000

This building is being advertised as 'medieval'. In fact it's only 200 years old, but its interest is enormous. It would greatly benefit from purchase by a SPAB member who understands its importance. Research and dendrochronology have shown the house to date from around 1812. It's an exceptional rare survival of a little-altered squatter's cottage, probably built by its occupant. Thousands were constructed but very few now survive. It also has an extremely unusual solid-thatched roof - the only surviving example in the UK on a domestic building known to the Society's Director. 'Solid thatch' has no roof void or rafters, instead layers of brushwood lie beneath the outer coat of thatch. In addition, it has the most rudimentary form of timber framing, with posts set directly into the earth. It is listed grade II but should be grade I. The property has two bedrooms, gardens of approximately 0.23 acres, and a summerhouse.

Contact: 01296 336227

Eathorne Manor, Constantine, United Kingdom, TR11 5PJ

Price: £ 800,000

This attractive granite former manor house was rebuilt in 1793. It has been owned by the same family for the past 44 years and might now benefit from some work. There is an attached granite cottage included in the sale, along with a number of outbuildings. Subject to the necessary planning permission all these might now be used in a number of different ways. The whole is set inn gardens and grounds of approximately 0.69 of an acre.
Ground floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory. First floor: Four bedrooms, bathroom. Outside: Along with the attached granite cottage and outbuildings there is a garage.
The attached cottage:
Ground floor: Living area, bedroom. First floor: Bedroom, shower room.
Tel: 01326 319 767

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

Impressive unaltered mid-19th century coach house and clock tower

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.

Mains of Shiels, Sauchen, Scotland

Price: £ 900,000

Attractive mansion house with 18th century gathering hall. It is set in gardens and grounds of approximately 2.43 acres.
Ground floor: Entrance hall, dining kitchen, dining room, utility room, two conservatories, bedroom, bathroom, separate loo, family room, 18th century gathering hall, morning room, family room. First floor: Four bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, drawing room, study. Second floor: Two attic bedrooms with restricted height, study, bathroom. Outside: Garage, with two separately accessed stores, one to each side.
Contact: 01224 971 110