You might associate listed homes with grand country piles or historic buildings, but they come in all shapes and sizes - and you could even snare a bargain.
Buildings are listed by Historic England when they’re deemed to be of special architectural or historical importance, and therefore worth protecting.
Typically, listed homes cannot be demolished, altered or extended without special permission from the local council, so they tend to contain lots of original and unique features that make them highly desirable.
But while you might think of listed homes as being stately and expensive, these six homes prove otherwise.
1. Two-bedroom flat in Highworth, Wiltshire, for £190,000
‘The Old School House’ is an impressive residence containing this two-bedroom first floor apartment. It’s not crammed full of original features, but it does have high ceilings and some exposed beams. Swindon and Cirencester are less than half an hour away by car, with Oxford just 45 minutes away.
Available via Richard James Estate Agents
2. One-bedroom cottage in Aylsham, Norwich, Norfolk for £170,000
This picture-perfect flint cottage is a pristine example of the traditional architecture found across Norfolk. The petite home has been beautifully renovated, with new carpets, a sleek country kitchen, contemporary shower room and central heating. It also comes with a well-maintained and unexpectedly long garden.
Available via William H Brown
3. One-bedroom flat in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, for £139,000
It might come as a surprise that this development of apartments built between 1957 and 1961 is included. But the Park Hill estate – an ode to brutalism – became Grade II-listed in 1998, and after substantial refurbishment it was nominated for the acclaimed RIBA Stirling Prize in 2013. This one-bedroom flat on the 11th and 12th floors includes raw concrete walls, a timber and glass staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Available via The Modern House
4. Two-bedroom flat in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, for £200,000
‘The Old Bank Managers Flat’ sits in a Grade II-listed building above the Post Office in the heart of Newport Pagnell’s high street. A sweeping staircase, sash windows, stripped floorboards and high ceilings are among the standout features. It’s also got great commuter links with Milton Keynes and the M1 is easily accessible.
Available via Urban & Rural
5. One-bedroom terraced house in Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon, for £185,000
Looking for a charming holiday bolthole? This beautifully modernised Grade II-listed cottage is ideal. Low maintenance, it sits in the centre of the village close to the River Exe and has a train station just a short walk away, with destinations including Exmouth, Paignton and Barnstaple. The village also offers several pubs, restaurants and a post office.
Available via East of Exe Ltd
6. Four-bedroom property in Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk, for £195,000
For those looking for a project to get stuck into, this Georgian chapel that dates back to 1819 could become a Grand Design. It has planning permission to be transformed into a modern home, with four double bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Once completed, it will also offer an open plan reception-kitchen-dining room, a media room, study, utility room and even a courtyard garden and parking.
Available via Doorsteps.co.uk
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