These two are on the pricier side compared to my usual picks, but both are big village properties with a twist, hence my showing them to you.
First, a former school plus annex in the Cumbrian village of Casterton, just outside Kirkby Lonsdale.
The Old School has that 'stopped in time' feel to it that I love.
It also has a lovely location - posh village near enough to M6 for commuting and to national parks for wandering, and sits in good-size grounds, next to the village church and a stream.That location, plus the size of the space - two buildings and grounds - and the planning consent to switch from school to four-bed home, all contributed to the £350k price tag.
But it's very pretty.
On the market through Dacre Son & Hartley. More details and pictures here and here.
My second pick is this Grade II listed farmhouse. As with The Old School, it's detached, stone-built, and comes with a fair bit of land. In the case of The Croft it's a chunky 1.9 acres.
The Croft is in the pretty village of Hethersgill, again with good commuting links for the M6 and plenty of gorgeous rural Cumbrian on the doorstep.
What's also almost on the doorstep is the Black Lion pub (two doors away) and, in the grounds of the house, it's own lake. My fishing-mad brother would love this house!
Lovely village setting and open views, and a good-sized house overall. Four bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, hall, living room, dining room, kitchen. study and loo downstairs.
All in need of updating and TLC but a handsome space and some lovely features.
On the market through Hayward Tod with a guide price of £269k. Details and more pictures here and here.