Nine Stunning Character Properties For Sale At Under £400,000

Our latest look at some of the best houses under £400,000 for sale today in Britain offers delightful spots in National Parks, a thatched cottage that’s commutable to London and much more.

Somerset — £150,000

Finding a home needn’t be as expensive as you think: we recently covered the best homes for sale under £100,000, but if we’d pushed that to £150k this two-bedroom place would have been top of the list.

It’s a first-floor apartment full of charm and with delightful views in the village of Old Cleave; it has parking, a private garden and is within a mile of the sea at Blue Anchor.

For sale with Webbers. See more pictures and details for this property.

Powys — £400,000

Rose Villa is a fine 19th century house that has been impeccably restored within, blending the original features with modern decor in a confident and stylish manner — as you’ll see demonstrated by the pictures here.

The village of Meifod is remote and small — just a few hundred people — but it’s big enough to have a pub, a shop, a primary school and a local rugby club.

For sale with Morris Marshall & Poole. See more pictures and details for this property.

Hertfordshire — £375,000

Just one bedroom — this is the heart of commutable Hertfordshire, with excellent road and rail links — but bursting with charm, from the wooden floors to the thatched roof above.

Somehow this dinky home also fits in a conservatory, garage and a first-floor annexe which looks ideal as a home office.

For sale with Country Properties. See more pictures and details for this property.

Snowdonia — £399,950

A fine stone-built house in Corris, a village near Machynlleth, that has some of the most beautiful mountain views we’ve seen in a long time.

If you can pull yourself away from the beauty on display from the terraced patio areas, the four-bedroom house within is beautifully, tastefully decorated.

For sale with Walter Lloyd Jones & Co . See more pictures and details for this property.

Scottish Borders — £350,000

Hazeldean Cottage has been standing in its pretty rural location a few miles from Jedburgh for over 200 years, and while it’s evidently seen changes over the years it remains a charming three-bedroom home.

There’s just under 1,500sq ft of space over two floors, including a good-sized utility/boot room, conservatory and a nook cleverly turned in to a home office.

For sale with Cullen Kilshaw. See more pictures and details for this property.

Derbyshire — £350,000

Ceiling beams, stone floors and fireplaces, and even a spiral staircase offer vast charm to this four-bedroom house in the historic village of Winster, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Grade II listed and with no chain, this is a big house with almost 2,000sq ft over three floors, at the sort of money which would struggle to buy you a flat in many urban areas in Britain.

For sale with Saxton Mee. See more pictures and details for this property.

Isle of Skye — £350,000

Located at Kilmuir on the northern end of Skye — not far from the grave of Flora MacDonald — this is one of those houses that offers an amazing amount of home for the money.

Immaculately presented, spectacular views, and four bedrooms — although it’s currently set up as three plus office. And you really can work from Skye here: the agents report that there is ultra-fast 1000mbps broadband available to this address.

For sale with Isle of Skye Estate Agency. See more pictures and details for this property.

Pembrokeshire — £399,999

Waterside living really doesn’t get any closer to the water than this home on the outskirts of the port of Milford, from where you can practically get your feet wet without leaving the living room.

It was originally a toll cottage built in the 1830s, but now is a detached, three-bedroom house with a surprisingly lovely garden despite the tucked-in location, and the views across the busy waterway. Add in a location that is close to town, the ferries across the Irish Sea and the direct trains to London, and it’s quite a find.

For sale with FBM. See more pictures and details for this property.

Somerset — £395,000

A gorgeously-refurbished two-bedroom cottage that’s at the end of a small, 18th century terrace, with huge gardens wrapping around the property.

It’s in a village called Luxborough, a place with a pub, church and village hall — and reputedly ‘access to more footpaths and bridleways than any other village in Exmoor National Park.’

For sale with Webbers. See more pictures and details for this property.

Swansea Valley — £400,000

Recommended videos for you Not one for those afraid of getting their hands dirty, but the rewards for restoring this elegantly-designed five-bedroom house will surely be huge: wonderfully-proportions rooms, high ceilings and huge windows and over 3,000sq ft of space are on offer here.

It’s located in the middle of Ystradgynlais, up the River Tawe valley north of Swansea and Neath, with the Brecon Beacons National Park almost on the doorstep.

For sale with Clee Tompkinson Francis. See more pictures and details for this property.