Britain’s Top 10 Unusual Homes For Sale

From character properties to unique architecture and fascinating conversions; unusual homes are some of the most coveted on the market due to the alluring nature of their charming and unique features. As such, we’ve scoured the country to find 10 of the most out-of-the-ordinary properties for those looking for a hidden gem to call home…

1. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, 5 bedrooms 

This beautifully presented, Grade II Listed former rectory is believed to be the third oldest building in Peterborough, dating from the 13th century. The original rectory is built of stone and the colossal medieval stone walls of the North-East wing were remodelled in the late 16th century and restored and updated more recently in 2000 to create two dwellings whilst still retaining many period features including exposed beams, stonework, stone floors, and a cosy inglenook fireplace.

2. Calderdale, West Yorkshire, 2 bedrooms 

This truly unique cottage-style property is set within the sought-after Grade II Listed Church Meadows development and is just one of the 14 character apartments located within the popular village location of Ripponden. The property offers a wealth of nearby amenities and excellent commuter links.

3. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, 3 bedrooms 

This detached barn conversion is set in a magnificent spot that boasts supreme panoramic views of rolling hills and patchwork fields. The property is set within a small development of converted and extended farm buildings and each home is one-of-a-kind and finished to an impeccable standard.

4. Angmering, West Sussex, 3 bedrooms 

This property offers a unique chance to own a piece of village history. The handsome Grade II Listed, 15th century, detached character cottage embraces beautifully landscaped gardens and is presented to a high standard by the current owners, retaining a wealth of original features with sympathetic modernisation and improvement. Through the years, Wayside Cottage has been tastefully extended to allow an open and spacious feel that is rarely found in this type of home. 

5. Ballymena, Northern Ireland, 4 bedrooms 

An impressive, four-bedroom detached house, set on a delightful, elevated site, approximately half a mile from Rasharkin and centrally located to Ballymoney, Coleraine, Ballymena and Maghera. The property is in excellent decorative order throughout and has been finished to a high specification, offering bright and spacious flexible accommodation. The property also benefits from having oil-fired heating, oak doors fitted internally, uPVC double-glazed windows, and a luxury fitted kitchen in a spacious open plan kitchen/dinette.

6. Cheddar, Somerset, 5 bedrooms 

Found in one of the most unique and enviable locations in the UK, is this extremely vast accommodation, boasting breath-taking views across Cheddar Gorge and out to the reservoir. Situated amongst the Old Quarry within private woodland, this home has been built to the highest specification and buyers have the option to choose how much woodland they would like with their new home.

7. Herne Bay, Kent, 3 bedrooms

Northwood Lodge is an utterly beautiful period home, oozing with opulence. The current owner has meticulously restored the property and the property has been featured in various magazines such as Country Living. Part of the historic Northwood Manor Estate, the home benefits from three superb double bedrooms including a spectacular principal suite with a lounge area, two large principal reception rooms and mature gardens encompassing the property. The Manor itself was designed and built in the mid-1800s by George Burge for his family, the same man to design and build Herne Bay’s first pier in 1832. Northwood Manor was further extended in the late 1800s and was turned into a boys’ school until WWII when it was renovated and transformed into a successful hotel. It was during the 1960s that Northwood Manor was purchased and redeveloped into what it is today.

This Grade II Listed two-bedroom home has been converted from the town’s original county police station and boasts an enviable position in the quaint town of Wincanton. Other than just its eye-catching exterior, the stunning entrance hall, picturesque courtyard garden, stone mullion windows, and original shutters are just a few of the spectacular features of this truly unique home. 

9. Haxted, Surrey, 4 bedrooms 

Set back from the road in a secluded, semi-rural location amongst a handful of other residential properties, this incredibly unique home has been lovingly restored and reconstructed by the current owners. Dating back to 1838, this property has been finished to exacting standards and offers ample accommodation across two floors including the individual rooms within the oast itself. 

10. Holsworthy, Devon, 3 bedrooms

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a charming, modern, detached three-bedroom thatched cottage situated in a tranquil, rural location, with a detached double garage, off-street parking, an enclosed level and private garden with far-reaching countryside views. Offering the charm of a traditional thatched cottage but being deceptively modern, this award-winning property offers spacious and versatile accommodation throughout with the low maintenance of a modern property and would make a lovely family home.

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