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

A stunningly beautiful house in Yorkshire, a townhouse-slash-mill in one of Somerset’s coolest towns and a truly gorgeous Gloucestershire cottage are among the keenly-priced treasures in our latest round-up of genuinely affordable country houses with character.

Skipton, Yorkshire — £369,950

Mickle Hill Mews (try saying that five times fast) is a three-bed terraced house in the sought-after village of Gargrave in North Yorkshire.

Oak flooring runs throughout the downstairs living space, comprising of a kitchen/dining room, reception room and utility.

On the first floor is the master suite and two good sized bedrooms with a shared bathroom, whilst outside there are well-kept gardens to the front and rear of the property.

For sale with Dale Eddison. See more pictures of this property.

Frome, Somerset — £395,000

In some places a crumbling yet charming façade such as this would conceal an immaculate and stylish interior.

That’s not the case here with this Grade II-listed former grain store in the heart of Frome, but it’ll make it an exciting opportunity for any buyers willing to take it on.

Outside, the building still retains much of its period charm, with the original mill door still visible. It dates back to around 1850, and provides almost 3,000sq ft of space, set across two stone buildings.

The first three-storey building faces out on South Parade, whilst the second barn can be found to the rear, linked by a first floor gangway and courtyard.

For sale with Rogers & Company. See more pictures of this property.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire — £400,000

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that £400k really can buy you something idyllic in a nice location. Yet that seems to be absolutely the case with this picture-perfect thatched cottage in the heart of Cheltenham which has been expertly — and sympathetically — renovated inside to produce a bright family home that makes the most of its period features.

The sunny kitchen/dining room benefits from a glazed extension and views out over the garden, whilst the sitting room is elegantly presented with a feature fireplace.

Upstairs are three good sized bedrooms, including the principal suite with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. Outside are delightful country gardens formed of lawns, flowerbeds and paved seating areas.

For sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight. See more pictures of this property.

West-Horrington, Somerset — £400,000

In the village of West Horrington, you’ll find this beautiful period stone cottage with an abundance of charming features such as a woodburning stove in an open fireplace in the sitting room, exposed beams and stone walls galore.

With three bedrooms and two reception rooms, the cottage is compact yet comfortable, with a separate spiral staircase leading from the dining room upstairs to the principal bedroom.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden with enough space for a small table and plenty of flowers.

For sale with Killens. See more pictures of this property.

Sampford-Courtenay, Devon — £400,000

Dating back to the mid 19th century, this former Methodist chapel has been completely re-imagined and is now a lovely three-bedroom property with wonderful open-plan accommodation.

The vaulted ceiling and feature windows create lots of natural light, with plenty of cosy corners to relax. However, the real show-stopped is the kitchen with its quartz counter tops, central island and deep blue cabinets.

There is the option to purchase the garden separately, however if that doesn’t take your fancy, then there are plenty of country walks on your doorstep, plus a great village pub to enjoy.

For sale with Helmores. See more pictures of this property.

Knowstone, Devon — £375,000

South of the Exmoor National Park is the historic village of Knowstone — home to the Michelin star Mason Arms and also Enfield House.

This beautiful period cottage has undergone a series of renovation works, and the results are quite something. Under its thatched roof you’ll fine tastefully presented accommodation interjected by period touches. A huge inglenook fireplace dominates the sitting room, whilst upstairs, the sumptuous family bathroom with roll top bath is particularly noteworthy.

There are three bedrooms on offer, as well as a manageable garden with a sunken terrace with space for an outdoor table, all overlooking the neighbouring fields.

For sale with Stags. See more pictures of this property.

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset — £395,000

Exquisite interiors are the name of the game at this charming three-bed terraced cottage in Somerset.

The interiors have been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, with plenty of warm wood panelling, an incredible inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and bespoke, handmade units in the kitchen.

The property is accessed through a wooden gate, which leads to a shingle driveway, at the end of which is a garage. To the rear of the house is a compact terraced garden, packed with plants and flowers, and to the side is a sheltered courtyard area, perfect for potting or sheltered G&Ts.

For sale with Greenslade Taylor Hunt. See more pictures of this property.

Tetbury, Gloucestershire — £400,000

Quirky, traditional exteriors meet with clean, contemporary interiors at this Grade II listed townhouse in Tetbury.

Located in the centre of the town known as ‘the gateway to the Cotswolds’, this irresistible two-bedroom home would make a perfect weekend retreat, or a lucrative holiday let.

The accommodation is set over three floors, with the open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining room on entrance level, the spacious sitting room and one of the bedrooms on the first floor, and the remaining bedroom and bathroom on the second floor.

For sale with Perry Bishop. See more pictures of 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.

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.

Taunton, Somerset — £390,000

This over-grown, slightly grotto-like, thatched cottage near Taunton would make for a brilliant ‘before’ and ‘after’ transformation shot.

Recommended videos for you Charming period features are evident throughout, but it’s the two standout inglenook fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room which really steal the show. In one, you’ll find an original bread over and in both, exposed dark timbers frame the room.

The three bed cottage needs some TLC, as do the gardens, which are currently overgrown. But for those willing to put in the work, this could be the ultimate country cottage.

For sale with Greenslade Taylor Hunt. See more pictures of this property.