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An opportunity to convert a barn to your own taste
17th March 2014
unconverted barn for sale
The Limes Barn, Ireby, Cumbria, CA7 1EQ
Offers over £124,500

Barn For Conversion In Cumbria
The Limes Barn is an unconverted, two storey barn with full planning permission for conversion into a three / four bedroom dwelling. The property enjoys a picturesque setting and is located in the village of Ireby, near Keswick in Cumbria and just outside the Lake District National Park. Purchasers have the opportunity to create a spacious family home to their own taste in a delightful village setting close to the lakes and with unconverted barns in this part of the world increasingly difficult to find, this is a unique property that will appeal to many. more

A bargain for anyone with a plot of land
4th of November 2013
timber lodge without land for sale
Wells, Somerset, Ba5
Guide price £17,500

Lodge / Hide For Sale Without Land
Built in 2008, this hexagonal oak and Douglas fir lodge / hide is a two storey structure of approximately 72sqm floor area with a mezzanine floor and minstrels gallery and is for sale without land. All the oak joints and framing in this stunning and extremely sturdy structure were done by a specialist timber framers. It has already been dismantled and the plans and photographic records for rebuilding are included along with the timbers for the floor, walls and roof, the double glazed doors, panels for three front sides and all the metal brackets for the structure. This unique building could have so many functions - a garden room, office, guest accommodation or could be the ultimate childrens playhouse! more

A former mill with listed buildings
16th of September 2013
former mill for sale
Hewsons Lane, Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5BL
Starting bid £140,000

Barton Mill For Sale
The former corn mill on Hewson's Lane was built around 1813 for Cook and Sutton and this eight storey tower, attached listed cottage and ancillary buildings offers a unique opportunity to acquire a potential development site in an increasingly popular residential area of Barton upon Humber. There is a design concept in place for a courtyard development of eight houses, but at present there is no planning permission as there are many options with this site. Purchasers will be responsible for obtaining the necessary consent suited to their needs.The site is accessed off Hewsons Lane which in turn leads to Waterside Road opposite the supermarket and close to the Humber Bridge viewing area. more

A former water pumping station on the Cambridgeshire fens
9th of September 2013
former pumping station for sale
Waterfront Lodge, 167 South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 0RZ
Price £150,000

Former Pumping Station For Conversion in Wisbech
Waterfront Lodge, built in 1948, was used until 2002 as a water pumping station, housing engines that were used to drain the fen. Now no longer in use, this individual property currently has full planning permission for conversion into a four storey dwelling with four bedrooms. To the front there is a large front garden and the rear garden is formed by part of the waterway including bridge over the waterway with a further 15 feet of bank either side past the bridge. Services are already on site and this unique building is ideally located on the outskirts of Wisbech within easily commutable reach of Peterborough and beyond. A great opportunity for an individual home with a great view. more

A former service station with plans for the future
8th July 2013
former service station for sale
Skiddaw Service Station, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QH
Offers over £395,000

Former Service Station For Conversion in Bassenthwaite
If you're looking for a great live / work opportunity, then this attractive former service station could be just the ticket. It's located in a rural location below Skiddaw Mountain within the scenic Lake District National Park and currently has a commercial use, benefitting as it does from being in a prominent trading position on the A591. Situated just six miles from the popular tourist area of Keswick, this unusual building, which was entirely refurbished in late 2010 / early 2011, also has residential planning consent for the addition of a two storey, four bedroom dwelling as well as extension of the retail area. The flexible layout means it would be suitable for a wide range of uses; commercial, retail, studio or redevelopment subject to planning. more

A great opportunity for someone with Grand Designs
24th June 2013
barn with planning permission for conversion for sale
Higher Rhoden Barn, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3QL
Offers over £275,000

Barn For Conversion in Oswaldtwistle
Higher Rhoden Barn is a stone built two storey barn with an adjoining workshop / garage which has the benefit of planning permission for conversion of the whole into a six bedroom detached dwelling with 4,500 sq ft of accommodation. Alternatively, it could easily be converted to make two large properties (stpp). The property is in a good condition, with a structurally sound roof and services already connected and is situated in a much sought after and highly regarded residential location with excellent access to major centres and local amenities via the M65 network and link roads. A property in this condition, with this potential, of this size, in this location is hard to find and offers a great opportunity to create a fantastic tailor made and unique home. more

A martello tower with unrivalled views of the English Channel
10th June 2013
martello tower for sale
The Warren, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone, CT19
Guide price £500,000

Martello Tower Folkestone
Martello towers were built during the Napoleonic Wars (between 1804 and 1812) as coastal defences against threat of foreign invasion and of the 103 towers built, only 45 remain, many of which are in ruins. This Grade II listed Martello Tower, located in Folkestone, is one of the few that have been converted with the majority of renovation work completed giving the new purchasers the opportunity to finish the internal renovation to their own style and specification. The three bedroom property is arranged over four floors and on the top floor there's an open plan lounge area with panoramic 360 degree views across the English Channel (France is visible in clear weather). It is set in a good sized plot which boasts an underground garage / workshop which could have a number of uses. All in all, a unique building, a unique opportunity and a unique location. more

A hot property in the centre of Cheltenham
18th March 2013
fire station for sale
The Old Fire Station And Engine House, St James' Square, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50
Offers over £550,000

Fire Station Cheltenham
Here's an opportunity to snap up a piece of Cheltenham's history as the Old Fire Station and Engine House, a building of local architectural importance, is up for sale. Built in 1906, the buildings were in use until 1959 and have had a variety of uses since, including as a health club, a coffee bar and as an antiques showroom. There is currently planning permission for use as a restaurant but there are many other options for re-development, including residential, subject to planning permission. The property comprises of two, three storey buildings - the Fire Station and the Engine House which are connected by a central glass atrium which gives a flood of natural light to the premises. There's over 400sqm of floor space and situated as it is just a short walk from the centre of Cheltenham, this property is certain to attract interest. more

Elizabethan manor house in need of a facelift
25th February 2013
Grade II listed manor house for sale
Brookhill Hall, Brookhill Lane, Pinxton, Nottingham NG16 6JU
Guide price £425,000

Manor House Requiring Renovation
Brookhill Hall, an Elizabethan Grade II listed house with 30 rooms, cellar and store room dates from the 17th century with later parts added in the 18th and 19th centuries to create the characterful house it is today. It is is surrounded by extensive grounds with lake (9.7 acres) which form a charming green oasis between the M1 and the Erewash Valley. The house was the family seat of the Coke family and was occupied by them until the last male Coke died in 1972. It has been in use as a private home and as a home for drug addicts, but its condition has deteriorated and it is now requiring complete renovation. more

A range of barns with planning permission for conversion
19th November 2012
unconverted barns for sale
Barmersland barns, Woodlands Road, Tytherington, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8UL
Offers in the region of £350,000
Barn For Conversion In Gloucestershire
Barmersland Barns are a range of unconverted, single and two storey barns dating from approximately 1600. Boasting some wonderful original beams, the barns have planning permission and listed buildings consent for conversion to four dwellings (two with two bedrooms, one with three bedrooms and one with four bedrooms). An ideal project for a small developer, the barns would also be great for anyone looking for a property for an extended family / B&B accommodation. Alternatively, subject to planning permission, you could create a single, dream house. A great opportunity to create a wonderful property(ies) close to Bristol. more

A 'B' Listed sixteenth century Tower House
12th of November 2012
tower house for sale
Lochhouse Tower, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, DG10
Offers over £225,000
Tower House For Sale
Dating from the mid-16th century, Lochhouse Tower is a category B listed tower house, arranged over four storeys and with six feet thick stone built walls, designed to protect the original occupants from attack during the frequent border skirmishes. The property fell into disrepair over the years but was rescued in the 1980's and restored into a dwelling house. The property is now in need of significant upgrading but offers a unique and rare opportunity for someone to own and live in a ‘Borders’ Tower house, and make their own mark on the history of the building. more

A historic 15th century castle looking to be rescued
29th October 2012
B listed castle for sale
Lordscairnie Castle, Moonzie, Fife, KY15 4NN
Guide Price £220,000
Castle For Sale
If ever a castle was in need of a knight in shining armour coming to the rescue, it's this one. And if said knight is looking for the ultimate in renovation projects then category B listed Lordscairnie Castle would be just perfect. Dating from the late 15th / early 16th century this four storey L-plan tower house has walls that are six feet deep in places. Set in almost 30 acres of land, Lordscairnie Castle has had a colourful history but was abandoned in the mid 17th Century and has since fallen into disrepair. This piece of Scottish history would make a unique home in an unrivalled setting and although restoration wouldn't be cheap, rumour has it that ill-gotten treasure is hidden at the castle which could help significantly with the renovation costs. more

A Grand Design for a Restoration Man
1st of October 2012
unconverted church for sale
The Methodist Church, Great Fen Road, Soham, Ely, Cambs, CB7 5UQ
Offers over £70,000
Church For Conversion In Soham
If you're a bit of a Restoration Man, looking for your Derelict Dream Home in which to create your very own Grand Design, then this Methodist Church is crying out for renovation. Dating back to 1848, it boasts a variety of original features from stained glass windows to church pews and a pulpit. The property offers huge potential and currently comprises a 34ft reception room, kitchen area and rear lobby. Outside a garden surrounds the property and there are views across open countryside. There's no planning permission at present, but it would certainly be worth checking out with the planning department as it would make a unique and characterful home. more

The sky's the limit with this unconverted airfield control tower
27th of August 2012
unconverted airfield control tower for sale
Former Airfield Control Tower, Berriewood Farm, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7BY

Unconverted Control Tower
Situated on a former training airfield, this unique development project comprises of a control tower, fire engine shed, a multi-purpose studio and outbuilding, all set on 14.45 acres of land. There's planning permission for converting the control tower into a three storey house with roof garden, for converting the outbuilding into a gym and for erecting a large barn to provide stabling, tack room, storage and further ancillary accommodation. There are impressive views across the adjoining countryside, and Shrewsbury is approximately six miles south. This unique property would be the ideal project for a horse loving family looking for a work / live equestrian centre. more

Superb listed stables with potential for conversion and restoration
16th of January 2012
unconverted stables for sale
Rowallen Stables, By Kilmaurs, Ayrshire
Guide price £400,000

Unconverted Stables Ayrshire
Rowallan is a fabulous 600 acre country estate which is now the home of Rowallan Castle Golf Club, a superb championship course designed by Colin Montgomerie. Within the grounds are two castles, one dating from the 13th century and the other designed by the renowned Scottish architect Robert Lorimer in 1901 who also created this fabulous Category B listed stables at the same time. The stables is a large stone built building with a ground floor footprint of 412m2 which could be converted into a single large house or a number of smaller ones. Planning permission for conversion was obtained in 1998 although this has now lapsed. The stables are set in almost half an acre of grounds and are just one of four lots up for grabs (The Engine House and two gamekeepers cottages being the others). more

A steading ripe for conversion
21st of November 2011
unconverted steading for sale
Mains of Fingask, Kirkhill, Inverness-shire
Offers in region of £450,000

Unconverted Steading For Sale
Looking to create your own slice of paradise? Need ancillary accommodation for relatives, teenagers or paying guests? Want office space or a games room? Well here's an opportunity to design a characterful house to suit your requirements. This superb steading complex already has outline planning consent for conversion into residential units, but could be converted into one fabulous house (stpp). This fine traditional stone steading complex dates from around the mid 19th century, with a main building footprint of approximately 600m² plus stone outbuildings. The property sits on a level site of some 4,700m² in a good location close to scenic Beauly Firth and within easy commuting distance to Inverness.

An opportunity to live in a house that's not run of the mill!
17th October 2011
mill with planning permission for sale
Dore Mill, Abbey Dore, Hereford HR2 0AA
Price £200,000

Mill For Restoration In Herefordshire
Dore Mill offers a rare opportunity to create a home that's anything but run of the mill. This former mill contains a wealth of original features and has planning permission for re-development into a three bedroomed characterful dwelling. Built of brick and stone with a slate roof, it has already been partly renovated and includes a kitchen complete with Aga, a bedroom and a cloakroom, so you could actually move in immediately. The mill is set in a large garden and is located in the centre of the attractive village of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire, 14 miles from Hereford and 16 miles from Ross on Wye. more

Windy Miller, eat your heart out!
15th August 2011
cornmill with planning permission for sale
Union Mill, Lon Graig, Gaerwen, Isle of Anglesey, LL60 6HT
Price £95,000
Cornmill For Restoration In Anglesey Wales
Union Mill (or Melin Sguthan as it is known in Anglesey) is a Grade II listed cornmill believed to date to the late 18th century. This wind powered corn mill was in operation until as late as 1913 and occupies a commanding position with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Union Mill promises to be an exciting development opportunity as it has the benefit of detailed planning approval together with Listed Building Consent to create a stunning dwelling house. The mill is set on a plot of almost half an acre. Just like Windy Miller, you can live a self sufficient life in a beautiful converted mill - just lay off the "sleep inducing"cider. more

A fantasy castle waiting for a lottery millionaire
11th July 2011
Grade I listed castle for sale
Ruperra Castle, Lower Machen, Newport, NP10 8GG
Guide Price £1,500,000
Castle For Sale
Ruperra Castle in Lower Machen in South East Wales is a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Built in 1626, it has even played host to royalty - King Charles I stayed at Ruperra Castle in 1645. Sadly, its glory days seem a long way off as the castle has been in a derelict state since the Second World War. The property comprises of a Grade I listed castle requiring total renovation, a house requiring modernisation, a substantial stable block and about 14 acres of land (with a further 16 acre option). This could be the ideal property for someone with vision and deep pockets to create an incredible and historical home and to breathe new life into what should be the jewel in the crown of the region. more

Be there at the birth of a brand new manor
7th December 2010
New build manor house for sale
Bessingham Manor, Aldborough, near Holt, North Norfolk
Guide price from £895,000

Bessingham Manor New Build Manor House
Manor houses are often draughty, fuel guzzling piles which constantly require urgent repair works and Bessingham Manor in North Norfolk is one such manor house which has seen better days. It has deteriorated to such an extent that the top two floors have collapsed in on themselves. In fact, Bessingham Manor is now in such a bad way that permission has actually been given to knock it down and replace it with a twenty first century version of the original offering the ultimate in self build opportunities. Create a 930sqm house of mature appearance from the outside with all the energy efficient technology that modern properties benefit from. The perfect opportunity to not only be to the manor born - you can actually be present at the birth! more


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