Thursday 8 August 2019

Three English country-ish homes

My last few posts have all been about amazing "wrecks" in Scotland or Wales, so I thought I'd balance things out with three very English properties today.
At the top of the finances-needed tree is this farm on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border, just around the corner from me and a property I've been driving past for 12 years.
There are two houses - a three bedroom farmhouse and adjoined two bedroom cottage. Clearly scope for creating one big home.

Plus masses of farm buildings, particularly these lovely, if ivy-supported, brick buildings around the farmhouse and its yard.

As well as the large yard and (small) gardens, the property brings with it over three acres of land.
It sits off a fairly busy bypass (I did say I drive past it a lot) but there are decent motorway and train links from its location on the edge of Tutbury.

On the market through Fisher German at offers over £500k. Details and more pictures here and here.
This next property is also on the larger size.

Sent to me by reader Morgaine, the six-bedroom former school is in pretty Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
The Grade II listed building is currently divided into three apartments (Morgaine tells me there's a tenant in one), but there's plenty of scope to turn it back into one home.

Lots of period details and big, airy rooms in a very large and handsome house - if in need of some serious remodelling and several skips ; )

On the market with a guide price of £385k through Morris Bricknell. Details and more pictures here and here.
My final pick made the cut because of this gorgeous husky.

Actually it's an interesting house too, some lovely rooms (albeit there are clearly issues) and period details. There's a gorgeous big garden, a deck area off one room, and a nice-looking pub a couple of doors away.

But whoever thought to let that handsome hound wander in and out of the photos was a genius.
The three-bedroom semi is in the village of Pulverbatch, Shropshire, and is on the market through 99Home with a guide price of £240k. Details and more pictures here.
There's an Open House event on August 24th.