Jul 29, 2021
July welcomed in eased lockdown restrictions and warmer temperatures (hello, heatwave!), which lifted the spirits of many across the country. But the chance to go out and about in the nice weather hasn’t stopped our home-curious nation from poring over the latest properties for sale. And July’s roundup is a true assortment, from a derelict barn to a grandiose mansion to English heritage itself. Intrigued? Let’s not keep you waiting any longer.
Let’s start with a listing that isn’t a property at all. This derelict stone barn in Cardiff comes with a Bring Your Own Roof clause. Age-old bricks still stand together to outline what once were outbuildings and barns, but Mother Nature has since reclaimed the stones, encasing them in thick vegetation. While approved for agricultural use only, these barns hold plenty of potential, which explains why they’ve been ogled so much this month.
If we had to quarantine again, we’d choose to do so in this esteemed 7-bedroom property in southwest London. The kitchen island – nay, continent – is perfectly positioned among the handcrafted cabinetry to overlook the kitchen, dining and sitting areas. If you have family staying, fancy some Airbnb income or simply need a night away from your other half, this property even comes with a self-contained studio. And the pièce de resistance? The split-level garden (image 10) calls out for summer parties – which you can head to after stopping at the wine bar (image 12).
Nature lovers, introverts and ambitious renovation masters, assemble. Sitting high in a rural hamlet, this property is the ultimate escape with soaring views over the Corvedale and encapsulated by natural woodland.
Yet, Quarry Cottage is a true diamond in the rough. The inside needs a total renovation, but beautiful, historic features are ready and waiting to be returned to their prime. The brick fireplace peeks out of peeling plaster, windowsills wait for a touch-up, and the kitchen – well – it needs a lot of TLC, but the potential is all there. If living, quite literally, off the beaten track is your flavour, this house is the one for you.
Popping over to the East Midlands, this 1930s 4-bedroom semi attracted many Boomin eyeballs this month. And what’s not to love? The spacious extension, rich wall colours and all-round luxe décor are sure to turn any browser green with envy. It’s settled conveniently in Kingsthorpe with easy access to shops, good schooling and countryside escapes. The real clincher? The disco ball in the kitchen.
Utterly charming, this quaint and characterful property sits on Christmas Steps in Bristol. And if you were sold at the name alone, just wait until you see inside.
This early period townhouse (part of the historic landmark street in Bristol with the Chapel of the Three Kings of Cologne at the top of the steps – swoon!), has a spiral wooden staircase, exposed beams, fireplace and split-level living. All nooks and crannies are accounted for, whether they’re now exposed history or nifty storage. With charm bursting from the seams, we’re not surprised this property grabbed so much attention.
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