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House swap: what does £600k get you?

Leicestershire

The leafy village of Great Glen is brimming with gorgeous period homes including this one which dates back to the 1890s. Behind its blue front door is a six bedroom home with tonnes of countryside charm – cast iron fireplace, bay windows with wooden shutters and a pretty little conservatory. If all that wasn’t enough, it’s also close to the pretty town of Market Harborough.

Rutland

Rutland maybe England’s smallest county but there’s plenty of unique properties to enjoy. Take this unique barn conversion; not only is it set in stunning grounds with views over the countryside, there’s exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, feature fireplaces and is perfect for those who love the lure of London as it’s only is 45 minute train commute from nearby Oakham.

Warwickshire

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Hatton’s gorgeous Haseley Manor. The Grade II listed stately home is located in what was once a medieval deer park owned by Henry VII and Mary Tudor.- no really it was! The manor has been split into stylish apartments and the one-bed comes with beautiful exposed beams, a feature brickwork fireplace and views of the formal courtyard garden. All this for a £600k price tag. Tempted?

Herts

Stylish St Albans has it all – indie shops, yummy eateries and this dreamy two bed apartment too. It may not look like much from the outside, but once inside you’ll be won over by the stylish decor and there’s ample space for you and your flatmate. There’s no garden but you’re a stone’s throw away from Verulamium Park and the River Ver so the location definitely wins here.

Sussex

A beautiful bungalow minutes from the buzz of Brighton – close enough to the seaside, but far enough to not feel harassed by the crowds. This two bedroom property is cool, contemporary and boasts a spacious garden and spectacular sea views enjoyed from the comfort of the dining room – yup that’s right – see for yourself!

Somerset

Surrounded by lush green countryside this pad has tonnes of character – bay windows, exposed wooden beams, flagstone floors, a Victorian style cast iron fireplace…the list goes on. There’s potential to split the former farmhouse to accommodate two families and the large coach house and stables could also be converted into a studio/office if you can’t find space in one of the eight bedrooms inside.

Norfolk

Nestled in the small rural village of Felthorpe, you’ll find this stunning new build home and if you like shopping in indie boutiques and chowing down in cutesy cafes you’ll love the location. This impressive four-bed detached comes with luxury bathrooms, bi-folding doors and the open plan living means it’s great for families too.

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