From newly built flats with plenty of character to ancient castles brimming with history, we have all sorts of homes for sale here at HouseSimple.com. If you're thinking outside the box for your next place, these five properties should be right up your street.
Barn conversion in Shepton Mallet
Living in a barn wouldn't be so bad if it was in this four-bedroom conversion. The property is more than 200 years old and has plenty of period features, including a vaulted ceiling and arched window in the living room. The area is linked to London Hammersmith by super-fast train, with a station less than a five-minute walk away.
Cosy cottage in Sheptonstall
This quirky one-bedroom cottage in a pedestrianised village is the perfect romantic hideaway. The property is more than 400 years old, with distinctive roof beams showing off its historic charm. It's split over three levels, with a spacious lounge on the first floor between the ground floor kitchen-diner and top-level en-suite bedroom.
Baronial mansion in Dumbarton
Always dreamed of being lord of the manor? Take a look this 16-bedroom detached house in the Scottish countryside. Featuring stained glass windows designed by the same team who created those in Glasgow Cathedral and an elegant staircase made for grand entrances, it's easy to see why the building has been granted Category A-listed status.
Log cabin in Plockton
Our next featured home is also north of the border – a two-bedroom home with views over Loch Carron in the West Highlands. The property is fully insulated so you can live there year round, with a wood burning stove that adds to the atmosphere in winter. It's also got a huge sundeck for summer barbecues and a great broadband connection.
Thatched cottage in Sharnbrook
This fairytale cottage is around 500 years old and has all the character you'd expect from a grand old dame, such as beamed ceilings, a stone hearth and traditional doors. The home has a cosy lounge, complete with a log burner and a separate dining room – perfect for hosting dinner parties with your new friends from the village. One bedroom has its own en-suite and landing (great for older teens who crave privacy).