Looking for a property with a twist? If so, you've come to the right place. These six homes cover everything from a former military base to an architectural wonder.
1. Eight-bedroom property in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, for £1.2m
If you’ve got a cool £1.2m to spare and are looking for a project to take on, then The Defensible Barracks could be for you. Once home to the Royal Marines, this Grade II-listed building is a 20-sided stone fort surrounded by a dry moat. It’s been partially converted with one side of the building turned into apartments, but there’s also potential for a commercial conversion with permission already granted for a hotel and a coffee shop.
Available via Purplebricks
2. Four-bedroom detached house in Grazeley, Berkshire, for £1.9m
This Victorian church conversion looks fairly unassuming from the outside, but it certainly has the "wow" factor inside. The Grade II-listed home's period features, which include stained glass windows and grand vaulted ceilings, contrast starkly with its stylish contemporary décor. High tech additions included bespoke lighting, a smart home system, underfloor heating and a mechanical heat recovery system.
Available via Premier Homes of Distinction
3. Three-bedroom terrace house in Burton Upon Stather, North Lincolnshire, for £90,000
Step back in time in the ‘1939 House’! The owner has lovingly restored the property to how it would have looked during the 1940s – complete with an Anderson bomb shelter in the garden. It is being sold with all furnishings and fittings, so it could be used as a museum, holiday rental or home (if you’re prepared to live without a modern kitchen or bathroom).
Available via Emoov
4. Two-bedroom detached house in Kennington, south London, for £1.1m
Architects are constantly coming up with creative ways to squeeze in homes in London - and this incredible property is the perfect example. The surprisingly bright and airy two-bedroom house is part 19th century railway arch and part modern industrial extension. It won the London Architecture Awards' 'House of the Year' in 2013.
Available via The Modern House
5. Four-bedroom detached bungalow in Melbourne, York, for £840,000
Fancy a home where you can run your own business? This immaculate four-bedroom bungalow comes with 3.5 acres of land that includes a glamping business, a fishing lake, wildflower meadows and an orchard. The five-star campsite is marketed as an adults-only romantic retreat and boasts two yurts, a log cabin, a bow-top gypsy wagon and an amenity building.
Available via Doorsteps.co.uk
6. 13-bedroom property in North Berwick, East Lothian, for £3.5m
This one-off opportunity to build your own Grand Design home is perched on a rugged clifftop facing the North Sea. The property that currently sits on the plot resembles a Bond villain’s lair, but it was actually built as an Admiralty signals base in 1943. Now there's planning permission to transform it into a 13-bedroom home complete with a swimming pool.
Available via Domus Nova