These cottages on Zoopla rock in more ways than one. Made from local stone and with prices starting from under £200,000, they are brimming with charm and character.

1. Two-bedroom terraced home, Markington, Harrogate, for £190,000

This former Post Office, which has undergone full renovation, is described as a ‘gem of a property, with a cosy feel’ by the selling agent. Set in the heart of the peaceful and historic village of Markington, the kitchen in this 19th century home opens onto a sun terrace, overlooking the village stream and woodland.

Available via Alexander Gibson

2. Four-bedroom detached house, Brigham, Cumbria, for £225,000

Quaint, solid and characterful are among the ways to describe this detached cottage, which offers four bedrooms and 'generous amount of space', says the selling agent. The village of Brigham is within a few miles of both the Lake District and the coast.

Available via Grisdales

3. Three-bedroom semi-detached house, Tealby, Lincolnshire, for £265,000

Another former Post Office – this one in Lincolnshire's Tealby. It's been converted into a charming double-fronted character cottage and is now on the market for £265,000. The property offers an adjoining double garage and walled garden. It's in close proximity to the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Available via Perkins George Mawer & Co4.  Two-bedroom cottage, Winchelsea, East Sussex, for £320,000

Part of a Grade II-listed property, Little Malt Cottage features exposed period beams and timber flooring. At the rear is a paved patio seating area overlooking a level lawn garden which backs straight onto the River Brede.  The home is around three miles from the historic town of Rye in East Sussex.

Available via Consider It Done

5. Three-bedroom property, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, for £325,000

Offering the combined charm of a thatched roof and quiet island lifestyle, this property is one for traditionalists. Even its garden, "catches the sunshine all day and is a beautiful place to sit and relax,” says the current owner. The agent describes the home as a, “quintessential English cottage with stone walls and plenty of charm".

Available via Pittis

6. Three-bedroom barn conversion, Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire, for £345,000

This three-bedroom stone barn conversion cottage is cosy – but the large under-stairs cupboard and a separate garage could serve to alleviate storage issues. Other perks include off-road parking and an easy-care courtyard-style garden (above). It's located in the village of Yardley Gobion, just outside Northampton.

Available via Purplebricks

7. Four-bedroom end-terrace home, Rodley, Leeds, for £350,000

Dating back to 1690, this Grade II-listed property’s past life has seen it used for a multitude of purposes, including a textiles shop and a base for prayer meetings and band rehearsals. It was formerly three cottages which have been converted into one large four-bedroom home. In 2010, the stone roof was lifted and re-laid.

Available via William h brown

 8. Two-bedroom cottage, Amberley, West Sussex, for £450,000

The historic village of Amberley is known for its thatched-roof cottages  including this two-bedroom home on the market for £450,000. Given its Grade II listing, it’s no surprise that it comes with a wealth of period features. These include a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen, inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and oak joinery throughout.

Available via Courtney Green

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