16th September, 2016

For sale: Top 10 conversions from pubs to post offices

For sale: Top 10 conversions from pubs to post offices

Many people dream of undertaking a major renovation project or building their own grand design. We have searched the UK to find some of the most unusual conversions on the market. They include everything from pubs to water mills and hotels to coach houses. Each property has its own unique character. Prices range from £325,000 to £2,000,000. If you are looking for a home with a difference, these properties fit the bill.

Blackmore End, Chelmsford, £1,250,000

This converted Victorian church in the village of Blackmore End is one of our most impressive conversions. Originally commissioned by the Courtauld family, it was converted in 2014 into a stunning five-bedroom home by its owners. There are numerous stand out features including the free standing bath , first floor mezzanine and original doors leading into the grand hall.

The Old Royal Oak, Moreton in Marsh,Gloucestershire, £720,000

The Old Royal Oak was once a popular public house but is now a comfortable three-storey, five-bedroomed home. Immersed in period detail, this Grade ll listed property has been the subject of considerable investment by the present owners, who have overseen a comprehensive yet sympathetic renovation. This has ensured none of the character has been lost.

The Chequers, £875,000

The Chequers is a historically significant and characterful property in the heart of the charming Wiltshire village of Box, close to Bath. There has been an inn on the site as far back as the 13th century. The earliest part of the current Five-bedroom property is thought to date back to Tudor times.

Wellesbourne Road, £750,000

This period property is steeped in village history and is full of character with oak & marble floor tiling and open fires. The home was once a bed & breakfast, it is ideal for a large family home and there is more than enough space to entertain guests too.

Shenley, Hertfordshire, £2,000,000

A truly impressive barn conversion with a twist. Set on a large plot with paddocks, four stallion boxes, barn and outbuildings. This two-bedroom cottage exudes character and charm both inside and out. Internally, the property includes a carefully crafted staircase, cottage style kitchen as well as a beautiful Inglehook fireplace. There is a duck pond and a cobbled driveway surrounded by undulating views of the countryside.

The Old Post Office, £675,000

Set within the peaceful Oxfordshire village of Ambrosden, The Old Post Office is a stone built period home with more than 300 years of history. The original features can still be seen including the working well in the garden and exposed beams This exceptional property has been loved by the current owners, who have maintained the home to the best possible standards, keeping the historic property alive.

Coddington Mill, POA

Here is an award winning converted 18th Century water mill offering extensive accommodation, rich in character and appeal. The main reception hall is accessed from the gardens via circular sandstone steps down to an arched entrance. Original working mill wheels have been retained to create a focal point in the property. There is also a walk-in pantry. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, then this property ticks all the boxes.

Woodlands & The Carriage House,£895,000

Want to live in a house bursting with history? This home was once a former coach house dating back to the Victorian times. Today the four-bedroom property is perfect for a growing family or a small business subject to the usual consent. Woodlands is located in the catchment area of local primary and secondary schools.

Gainsborough Road, Gate Burton, North Lincolnshire, £550,000

Designed by the famous Arts and Crafts Architect Detmar Blow, a disciple of John Ruskin, this Grade II listed coach house combines the old and new. The house has a light and airy design with a clever use of outdoor space including several terraces.

Langland Bay Manor, Swansea, £325,000

Are you looking for a house character, history and on the coast? This might be the home for you. Built in the 19th century and backing onto the Newton Cliffs it has had many uses over the years. It was once a hotel but is now a combination of luxury properties. This four-bedroom home has benefits from traditional features such as sash windows, vaulted and beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and feature circular windows. Built in the Scottish Baronial style for the Crawshay family, an affluent family whose wealth was derived from the iron works in Merthyr Tydfil.

Dallow Hall Barns, Harrowgate,£699,550

Barn conversions make perfect homes. They offer plenty of space as well as personality and heritage. Dollow hall is located between the villages of Kirkby Malzeard and Grantley. Inside you will find a wood-burning stove, exposed beams and a modern kitchen. Outside, you are greeted with a large courtyard and holiday cottages with lots of potential.

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