There is something extremely endearing about small houses, from cottages to converted garages. Katherine Odams takes you through this week’s favourite properties.

1. This cosy two bedroom cottage in Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley, has been beautifully maintained and bought into the twenty-first century without losing its charm. The Town Lane property also features a mature tiered garden with raised beds and a patio area for outdoor dining. It is currently on the market for £189,950.


2. Split between three floors is this unusual one bedroom end of terrace in Woodbury, Exeter. The £125,000 property sits between the village’s church and the White Hart pub. Other nearby amenities include a post office, Chinese restaurant, hardware store and two antique stores. 


3. From the outside this one bedroom barn in Taunton, Somerset looks fairly inconspicuous, but the interior of this conversion boldly brings together the old and the new to create an impressive space. There isn’t much in terms of a garden for £249,950, but there is plenty of room for parking and beautiful views of the Somerset countryside.


4. Gingerbread Cottage in Gweek, Cornwall, is an aptly named two bedroom thatched property that wouldn’t look out of place in a fairytale book. The Grade II listed cottage was built in the eighteenth century and has been lovingly modernised, but it is its gothic features that make it so special. Outside the garden includes a decked area, a woodland garden and parking, all of which could be yours for £250,000.


5. If you want to be the king or queen of your own castle, then Arley Tower in Worcestershire is your opportunity. This Grade II listed building was built in 1842 by the owner of the Arley estate, Lord Mountnorris, and is currently on the market for £268,000. The interior retains a rustic country feel, although it has been refurbished in a contemporary way. Most importantly, the tower's battlements function as a roof terrace.


6. This petite one bedroom thatched cottage in Boughbridge, York, is full of charming features such as a log burning stove, exposed beams and solid wood flooring. This £150,000 property is conveniently situated by the A1, making it perfect for commuting into Leeds or York.

7. If you consider yourself a water baby, then this houseboat in Willow Tree Marina, Uxbridge, could be your perfect home. Considering its price tag of £105,000 and its small proportions, this floating home's well thought out layout and decor give it a suprisingly spacious feel. When travelling by boat is less convenient, just over a mile away is Southall station, which means that London Paddington is as little as 18 minutes away.


8. For those who are looking to live somewhere spiritual, this one bedroom chapel conversion in Pocklington, York, is ideal. The most has been made of the buildings arched windows by moving the kitchen and living space upstairs, while the bedroom and bathroom share the ground floor. This unusual conversion could be yours for £140,000.


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