Top 10 most unusual homes for sale

Top 10 most unusual homes for sale

From sprawling game reserves in South Africa to hidden away gems in the British countryside, Fine & Country have some very unusual homes on the market. If you're looking for a property that's a little different to the norm, then one of these unique homes could be perfect for you. 

1. African game ranch, ZAR 320,000,000

If you'd love to go on a safari, why not take it a huge step further and own a game ranch? This unique and exclusive 6,600 hectare (or 16,309 acre) fenced game farm includes 800km grid of gravel roads for traversing the property; 40 watering points for game, a number of picnic and barbecue areas in the bush as well as an elegant residence, 26 bedroom lodge and separate youth camp. 

2. Quaint chapel, £395,000 

A truly unique and historical Grade II listed 900 year old, fortified Romanesque church, situated in a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Wye Valley. The accommodation in brief includes a glazed 17th Century porch, reception hall, Shower Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study/Bedroom three, superb Chancel/Lounge, two double bedrooms, bathroom large driveway and south facing gardens.

3. Castle on the hill, EUR 6,900,000 

Situated in the hills of La Californie with panoramic sea views, this beautiful Belle Epoque style villa offers over 350m2 of interior living space, and 1000m2 of terraced gardens, complete with a boules court and private swimming pool area. The villa offers a total of 4 ensuite bedrooms, a large living room with fireplace opening out onto a terrace, dining room, well-equipped kitchen, gym, lift and separate caretakers apartments.

4. Cottage with a shop attached, £500,000

Steeped in history with an abundance of period features throughout, this charming Grade II Listed property has an attached commercial unit. It has had a variety of different uses since it was built in the mid-1550s as a coffee tavern, formal Reading Rooms in 1881, it was a public house called the New Inn prior to that. 

5. Converted mill, £1,595,000 

A spectacular mill conversion which has been superbly improved by the current owner. Chimney Mill has gone through a extensive improvement which has provided a beautiful home with adjacent mill race, mill pool and large natural pond. The sumptuous accommodation has five bedrooms with four ensuites. Peaceful reception rooms with wonderful views of the mill race and mill pond and stunning adjoining countryside to the rear.

6. Live in the butcher's, £695,000

The Haven is a Grade II listed property situated in the centre of Kilsby, believed to have been constructed in the early 1600s of cob, with a later Georgian extension added of local stone. The laundry room houses the original butcher’s wheel. As well as being the village butchers in the 19th century for a time, the house also housed the village post office during the 1850’s and 1860’s. 

7. Private Island, ZAR 26,000,000 

Num Num Island is a stand alone island situated on the multi award-winning marina development of Thesen Island. All the homes are built in a colonial maritime architectural style conforming to Knysna’s vernacular architecture and its historical maritime and timber connections. Thesen Island is linked by a causeway and bridge to the mainland, and is within walking distance of the scenic waterfront, yacht harbour and town centre of Knysna. Indulge in glorious views from every room in the house with the privacy of being secluded on your intimate island and private beach. 

8. Historical features - and a sauna, £699,000

The Limes is an impressive Georgian home with later Victorian editions, quite rightly listed Grade II, as one of the signature homes in this popular Leicestershire village. The property has three storeys of accommodation including six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a separate building which features a pool, an upstairs sauna and a large games room which currently hosts a full-size snooker table and bar area with barn doors and windows overlooking the gardens. 

9. Original facade, £1,400,000

Discreetly set back from the road in a central yet very secluded and peaceful mews, the visually stunning flint and bungaroosh front wall of this three storey house dates back to at least 1800. Behind the elegant black and white facade, a brand new architecturally designed house has been constructed to incorporate imaginative modern technology seamlessly alongside reclaimed original Georgian features thereby creating a stunning 21st Century home. To highlight the other aspects of this unique property, a wealth of historic original Georgian documentation, some handwritten on velum and dating back to 1820 will accompany the sale. It is situated just a stone's throw from Brighton sea front. 

10. Royal residence, POA

The property which was formerly the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family in the late 19th Century enjoys a truly unique location high above the seafront cliffs in Estoril, totally south facing and with uninterrupted views over the Bay of Cascais to the mouth of the River Tagus. There are two main buildings; the Chalet and the former stables and servants quarters which has more recently been converted into a small winery and offices and would easily convert into a second house. 

24th Feb 2016

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