Ein Märchen endet in Cheshire: £ 1.2m Old School House sieht gut genug zu essen


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    The Fairytale House, Tarporley, Cheshire

    Although it looks like a scene from Hansel And Gretel, this Gothic masterpiece inspired the imaginations of generations of real-life children when it was a school.

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    The Fairytale House, Tarporley, Cheshire

    The garden is in keeping with the fairytale theme, with a beautiful box parterre featuring a pool and a fountain straight out of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

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    The Fairytale House, Tarporley, Cheshire

    Its octagonal school clock tower has been retained, while there are Gothic highlights everywhere, including the windows, carved wooden fascia boards and blue brick patterns.

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    More of Britain’s most unusual homes

    £1.35 million

    Set in around three acres in Steyning, West Sussex, this striking octagonal former water tower boasts stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. Scroll right

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    Der Turm, West Sussex

    The Tower was constructed as an ornamental folly/water tower, with an observatory, in about 1930 for Sir Arthur Howard as part of the Wappingthorn Estate.

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    Dobroyd Castle Lodge, Todmorden

    £295,000

    This three-bedroom castle lodge is located 17 miles from Manchester, and was originally built to house the gatekeeper of Dobroyd Castle.

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    Der Turm, Schwanken

    Offers in excess of £2m

    Dating back to 1885, Grade II-listed The Tower is the tallest non-reinforced concrete building in the world. It’s 14-storeys high and Andrew Peterson, who commissioned the build, wasn’t allowed to install electricity because the charity in charge of Britain’s lighthouses said it would be a danger to shipping.

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    The Oast House, Tonbridge

    £1.75 million

    Jane Austen’s father George lived on the site of this oast house when he was a young teacher. Parts of it date back to 1870 but most of the property has been modernised.

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    The Oast House, Tonbridge

    £1.75 million

    The oast, which is tucked away off Yardley Park Road within easy access of the High Street, is on sale for £1.75 million – so the buyer must be in possession of a fortune.

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    Wigmore Castle, Hereford

    £800,000

    Set in 32 acres of rolling countryside, the Wigmore castle boasts a moat, a jousting field and ancient woodland.

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    Wigmore Castle, Hereford

    £800,000

    Located near Wigmore village in Herefordshire, it dates back to the Normans. It was sold off by Elizabeth I and later dismantled during the English Civil War.

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    Lymm Water Tower, Cheshire

    £2.5 million

    If you’ve been searching for a futuristic, James Bond-style lair in a 90ft tower providing views for miles, look no furthe.

    The main building is a former water tower made from stone, but what makes this property so appealing is the amazing building wrapped around its base.

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    Lymm Water Tower, Cheshire

    £2.5 million

    The blending of contemporary design and 130-year-old industrial architecture has produced a minimally perfect result, providing two open-plan reception rooms, a dining room and a stunning kitchen on the ground floor.

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    Clavering, Essex

    £675,000

    Tower Windmill, Baujahr 1811, was once one of a pair of windmills called The Clavering Mills, which milled corn from farms across the area.

    It was bought in 2001 by its current owners, who demolished a lean-to extension and built a single-floor building in feathered, painted cladding that wraps around the tower

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    Clavering, Essex

    £675,000

    Although the four-storey windmill is unconverted and still houses some of the old milling machinery, it has full planning permission for conversion into a stunning living space.

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    Sidmouth, Devon

    £925,000

    Woolbrook Reservoir near Sidmouth in East Devon had been lying unused for years when it was purchased in 2008 and transformed into a contemporary two-storey home with a distinctive semi-circular floor plan

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    Sidmouth, Devon

    £925,000

    The roof of the bunker-shaped property has been covered in artificial grass to hide it among the surrounding hillside, with the central piece cut out to create a dramatic living space arranged around a central courtyard below ground level.

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    Stepney, East London

    £2.95 million

    Malplaquet House, one of London’s ‘secretGeorgian mansions, was hidden for decades behind a façade of weathered shopfronts and stout iron railings. Jetzt, this spectacular piece of history has been listed for sale.

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    Edinburgh, Schottland

    £6 million

    This 16th century Grade B Listed castle is on sale for the first time in almost 300 Jahre. Only three miles from Edinburgh city centre, this six-bedroom property is set over three floors and has a stunning round downer that offers views of Costorophine Hill, Blackhall and The Firth of Forth.

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    Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

    £3 million

    Caverswell Castle is one of only a handful of castles with a functioning moat. Mit 16 Schlafzimmer, this property also boasts a drawing room, billiard room, chapel and an old dungeon in the basement.

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    Sandhurst, Kent

    £1.595 million

    Located among pretty vineyards and hop fields, this Grade-II listed six-bedroom home is believed to date back to the 19th century.

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    Sandhurst, Kent

    £1.595 million

    Situated on the outskirts of the village of Sandhurst, the property boasts an orchard, triple garage and an impressive five reception rooms.

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    Kincross, Schottland

    £1.5 million

    Cleish Castle is an eight-bedroom detached property served by two driveways. Suited to modern-day 21st century living, this property has its own library with a painted ceiling, spiral staircases linking each floor, four reception rooms as well as a well-maintained gardens and lawns.

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    Ely, Cambridgeshire

    £695,000

    Dating back to 1865, this Victorian school has been converted into a three-bedroom family home with a separate one-bedroom annexe.

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    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

    £1.85 million

    Offering breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and the Lake District National Park, this seven-bedroom Scandinavian-inspired home currently operates as a hotel.

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    Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

    £1.85 million

    With a swish cinema, indoor pool and sauna, it’s ideally set up to continue operating as a business, or to convert into the ultimate getaway with ample space for friends and family.

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    Castle Eden, Co Durham

    £2,995,000

    Be king or queen of The Castle, an elegant, Denkmalgeschützten, nine-bedroom house with an orangery and a games room. It comes with 14 ar, a private courtyard and wine cellars.

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    Kingston, Surrey

    £3.75 million

    Arranged over three floors, this six-bedroom energy-efficient home from German company Huf Haus offers hi-tech individually controlled underfloor heating and built-in electronic retractable blinds.

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    Kingston, Surrey

    £3.75 million

    The thermal heated swimming pool, summerhouse, sauna and shower room are perfect for relaxing with family and friends.

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    Canterbury, Kent

    £440,000

    The bright and airy modern conversion retains original features including the floorboards, while a large mezzanine level overlooks the main reception room.

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    Canterbury, Kent

    £440,000

    The bright and airy modern conversion retains original features including the floorboards, while a large mezzanine level overlooks the main reception room.

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    Poole, Dorset

    £5,495,000

    This highly individual four-storey, four-bedroom house in Sandbanks, playground of the rich and famous, comes with a cool lift, luxurious marble floors and a desirable seafront location.

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