Found mainly in England’s chalk counties stonemasons have used flint since the fourteenth century for castles, churches and large barns – here are five examples of properties built from this enduring material

1. Garden Mews, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire £825,000

Moments from the famous riverside and Royal Regatta course this charming listed flint and brick property remodelled in to a spacious family home has kept much of its sixteenth century character. Has three good sized bedrooms and original features including exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace in the drawing room.

Knight Frank, 01491 844 900 www.knightfrank.com


flintGarden Mews, Henley

2. Bonhams, Flansham, West Sussex, £1,400,000

Grade Two listed with mellow timber clad elevations of flint and brick, the house dates back to 1727 when it was a pair of farm cottages. There is plenty of space with six bedrooms and an additional cottage. Set in a beautifully tended garden – much of the planting was done by the current owner’s grandmother in the 1930’s.

Hamptons, 01243 790312 www.hamptons.com


flintBonhams, Flansham

3. Appletree House, Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire, £725,000

A classic village house set in a stunning conservation area, the surrounding country side is perfect for walking, cycling and riding. The kitchen/ breakfast room is the heart of the house with a four oven Aga and adjoining dining room. Outside there is a swimming pool and wooden pool house.

Knight Frank, 01488 682726 www.knightfrank.com


flintsAppletree House, Colllingbourne Ducis

4. Blackness Farm House, Keston, Kent £890,000

The original flint knapping elevation is still present on this refurbished five bedroom farmhouse which is set in a pretty semi-rural location. Original features include beams, inglenook fireplace and quarry tiled floor in the kitchen and solid oak flooring in the dining room. Close to good schools and handy for the south coast.

Savills, 01689 869 600 www.savills.co.uk


flintBlackness Farm House

5. Chilterns End Close, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire £1,165,000

An example of a modern property built in traditional brick and flint, this well proportioned five bedroom home has been designed for family living – the large kitchen/breakfast room leads through to an Amdega conservatory overlooking the garden. Centrally located with good motorway and rail links to London.

Knight Frank, 01491 844 900 www.knightfrank.com


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