Beautiful country houses often come with price tags which put them out of reach for many – but delightful character properties can be found that are well within reach for most buyers, as these places demonstrate.

Aberdeenshire – £365,000

Almost absurdly picturesque, this is a four-bedroom house plus separate cottage just along the coast from Elgin.

Bleachfield House and Cottage sit adjacent to each other in an idyllic rural setting, lovingly restored among the finest examples of mid-18th century domestic architecture in the area.

For sale via Stags. See more pictures and details about this property.


Denbighshire – £350,000

Just inland from the Welsh coast in the pretty down of Denbigh is this spectacular bargain: the aptly-named Tower House.

It’s a late 19th century five-bedroom home that’s grand beyond belief. Well, we couldn’t believe it any case.

For sale via Williams Estates. See more pictures and details about this property.


Cumbria – £365,000

An attractive and well-proportioned three-bedroom detached cottage, sympathetically updated by the seller to make it a versatile family home.

There are beautiful views of the village of Beckside-in-Kirkby, while one of the two reception rooms is currently set up as a studio.

For sale via J H Homes. See more pictures and details about this property.


Cotswolds – £380,000

This delightful two-bedroom cottage is in the village of Aldsworth, not far from Cheltenham.

It’s been entirely renovated within, and comes with a huge garden and separate courtyard with garden office.

For sale via Butler Sherborn. See more pictures and details about this property.


Brighton – £360,000

Just outside Brighton in the village of Rottingdean is this delightful one-bedroom home.

This wonderful property has been my home for over 10 years know and I couldn’t have been happier here,’ says the seller.

For sale via Cubitt & West. See more pictures and details about this property.


Cotswolds – £210,000

Astonishing value in Malmesbury, this beautifully-finished, grade-II listed house has been recently refurbished.

It’s not big – just 628sq ft – but location is splendid, and there’s a separate study as well as the two bedrooms.

For sale via James Pyle & Co. See more pictures and details about this property.


Shropshire – £364,950

Immaculately refurbished three-bedroom home in the village of Tong, on a wonderful street of character homes.

It’s just as beautiful inside as out, with all the recent work carried out very sensitively – there’s also a large garden.

For sale via Berriman Eaton. See more pictures and details about this property.


Suffolk – £385,000

Between Diss and Bury St Edmunds in the village of Wattisfield is this thatched, detached home dating back to the early 18th century.

There’s a large garden to the rear, three bedrooms and two reception rooms as well as a kitchen-breakfast room.

For sale via Whittley Parish. See more pictures and details about this property.


Devon – £125,000

Yes, that really does say just £125,000 for this pretty church near Chulmleigh.

The catch? It’s deconsecrated but not yet converted – there’s a lot of work to be done. But the result could be a wonderful home between Dartmoor and Exmoor.

For sale via Greenslade Taylor Hunt. See more pictures and details about this property.


Cheshire – £315,000

This pretty two-bedroom cottage – named The Old Manor House – is located right in the centre of the pretty, cobbled town of Frodsham.

There is a wealth of original features, with beamed ceilings, and original fireplaces in this 17th century home.

For sale via Ian J Tickle. See more pictures and details about this property.