For a little extra help in paying the mortgage, we've found a bunch of homes that have bonus income streams.
Buying a house is likely to be the single biggest outlay you ever make in life, and while most of us believe property is a sound investment, if it can also give you a bit of regular revenue, you're really on to a winner.
From livestock to film venues to glamping spot, we've picked out seven homes currently on sale with Zoopla that already have built-in businesses.
1. Business: Livery
Seven-bedroom detached house in Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk, for £1.35m
For equestrian enthusiasts, this pristine four-bedroom barn conversion with a three-bedroom annexe is a dream business opportunity. It comes with 14 acres of land that is currently run as a successful livery, with 12 stables, a tack room, hay barn, feed room and two training arenas making it the perfect home for horses.
Available via David Burr
2. Business: Hairdressers
Two-bedroom semi-detached house in Horam, East Sussex, for £375,000
This two-bedroom home is a cut above the rest as it also houses a hairdressers. The entire ground floor is set aside for commercial use, while the lower ground floor contains a kitchen and sitting room. The bathroom and two bedrooms can be found on the first floor, while an attic room provides further scope for development.
Available via Samuel and Son
3. Business: Glamping
Four-bedroom detached house in Melbourne, York, for £840,000
Escape the rat race and pitch up at this eco-friendly home with an attached glamping business and picturesque fishing lake. Along with the main four-bedroom detached bungalow, you’ll also get two yurts, a log cabin and a bow-top gypsy wagon which are all served by an amenity building with a kitchen and showers.
Available via Doorsteps.co.uk
4. Business: Wedding venue
Seven-bedroom detached house in Howden Le Wear, County Durham, price on application
There are several business options with this Grade II-listed manor house, as the current owners have used it for weddings, charity events, parties and as a filming location. The main part of the house was built in 1843, while an additional wing was added three years later. While many of its original features are still in place, the property has been recently renovated with a modern kitchen and trendy bathrooms.
Available via Northgate Estate Agents
5. Business: Cattery
Five-bedroom farmhouse in Hatfield, South Yorkshire, for £795,000
Formerly a windmill, this property is now home to a very different business. A purpose-built cattery was added in 2000 and contains 22 pens, two separate quarantine pens, an office and a kitchen, all of which overlook the gardens and the resident chickens. There is also additional income from equestrian facilities and a separate two-bedroom cottage.
Available via Tepilo
6. Business: Farming
Seven-bedroom farm in Rowley, County Durham, for £1.6m
At roughly 109 acres, this farm in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty isn’t for the faint of heart. The land has recently been used for cattle grazing and making animal feed, while two barns have been converted and would make ideal holiday accommodation. While the farm might seem isolated, the towns of Consett and Wolsingham are within a 15-minute drive.
Available via Finest Properties
7. Business: B&B
10-bedroom detached house in Swanage, Dorset, for £1m
Jump straight into this five-star boutique bed and breakfast to the north of Swanage, which comes fully furnished and is only a few minutes’ walk from a sandy beach. The Swanage Haven has eight ensuite bedrooms to let out and a further two bedrooms for the owners to use. And with glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, you’ll have high expectations to live up to if you take it on.
Available via Oliver Miles Estate Agents