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PROMOTION: Best homes in National Parks

With summer truly here, it’s the perfect time to explore the wilderness. The UK’s 15 National Parks offer a great way to get back to nature. The only thing better than visiting one is to live within the boundaries of these protected natural spaces.

 

Keswick, Lake District, £900,000
homes in national parkshomes in national parksWith astonishing views of Blencathra and the surrounding fells, Bridge End is a beautiful six bedroom detached period property in the Peak District National Park. It is set in its own grounds of around one and a half acres and incorporates lawns, a woodland garden and wildlife pond.

It is a five minute walk from the thriving village of Threlkeld, with two pubs, post office and a coffee shop which is open every day.
Fine & Country Penrith (www.fineandcountry.com; 01768 869 007)

 

Parracombe, Exmoor National Park, £825,000
homes in national parkshomes in national parksThis property includes the chance to own a sizeable patch of Exmoor National Park, with around 50 acres included in the sale. The four bedroom house comes with outbuildings, including a period Shepherd Cottage and detached studio. All enjoy stunning countryside views.

Cowley Farm is found in the heart of North Devon on the western edge of Exmoor National Park which is famed for its unsurpassed scenery, riding, fishing and walking within the 267 square miles of protected landscape. The North Devon coastline is also nearby, with good access to the beaches at Woolacombe.
Fine & Country Dulverton (www.fineandcountry.com; 01398 324 818)

 

Longnor, Peak District, £775,000
homes in national parkshomes in national parksThis immaculately presented detached stone-built period farmhouse has generously sized rooms. It retains a blend of original character and contemporary features, offering flexible modern living, set in approx. seven acres of meadow with landscaped gardens and lake.

Woodbine Farm offers a desirable location, nestled in the hills and within walking distance of Longnor village and with breath-taking views from the south facing garden across the lake towards the River Dove and spectacular Dove Valley.
Fine & Country Buxton (www.fineandcountry.com; 01298 23038)

 

Hook, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, £850,000
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Idyllically nestled between the foreshore and rising woodland, this charming four bedroom cottage has been a family home for over fifty years. The house is surrounded by beautiful grounds that extend to approximately 40 acres, including an area along the shoreline of The Cleddau River. The old Weigh House is located on an historic quay on the estuary, where a mooring is included.

The local village of Hook is only a few minutes’ walk away, and has a junior school, post office and shop as well as a cricket club.  The nearby county town of Haverfordwest with a full range of amenities, including supermarkets, large department stores and restaurants.
Fine & Country Pembrokeshire (www.fineandcountry.com; 01834 862 138)

 

Corhampton, South Downs National Parks, £1,350,000
homes in national parkshomes in national parksThis regal home sits proudly in two acres of formal gardens on the outskirts of the small village of Corhampton in the valley of the Meon River. Corhampton Court is the primary eastern wing of the former Corhampton House, a substantial, extended mid-18th century Manor House. Set within beautiful parkland grounds, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, this impressive property provides extensive accommodation spread over two primary floors.

The South Downs National Park is England’s newest National Park, covering the chalk hills of the South Downs and the western Weald with its heavily wooded sandstone and clay hills.
Fine & Country South East Hampshire (www.fineandcountry.com; 023 93 277 277)

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