Listed homes that make the grade
There are approximately 500,000 listed buildings in England and Wales and many of us dream of owning one of these characterful cottages or sprawling historic houses.
Often found in the most desirable locations, these admired and notable properties are typical of a wise old soul who has lived a varied and full life. Matured with a natural grace and bursting with past tales and memories of years gone by. Listed properties tend to be full of charm with attractive facades, and you will usually find wonderful period features such as high ceilings, focal fireplaces and decorative cornicing.
Listing is a way of protecting buildings of architectural and historic interest, dividing them into three categories: Grade I – exceptional interest, Grade II – special interest and Grade II* – more than special interest.
Grade II makes up by far the biggest proportion of listed buildings at 92 per cent. The wide perception is that a listed building cannot be altered but the extent of change is dependent on the level of listing, listing itself is not a preservation order. It simply means that in order to preserve and celebrate the architectural interest of a building, additional listed building consent must be applied for, and granted, before any works are carried out to the interior or exterior.
If you’re looking for a house that has made the grade, the following homes may well be of special interest.
A delightful Grade ll Listed four bedroom family home set in a discreet location on approximately 1.25 acres adjacent to picturesque countryside/farmland views with a selection of outbuildings including a self-contained annexe.
A truly unique offering, this Grade II listed house comes with it’s own windmill in the grounds! Grade II* listed Tower Mill, Buttrum’s Mill, stands proudly in the centre of the site and is regarded locally as an important landmark.
Beautifully converted Grade II Listed barn offering 3,000 sq ft of flexible and characterful accommodation and featuring an exceptional vaulted living space, all nestled within established grounds of over half an acre on the outskirts of this popular village under 5 miles from Marks Tey station.
Grade II Listed three bedroom detached extended detached cottage occupying a delightful rural position with equestrian facilities and grounds extending to 5 acres with the most stunning views into the Dedham Vale.
Significant and imposing Grade II listed village house converted from the local bakery, presented in first class condition and benefiting from unique and substantial accommodation including original bread oven.
A stunning four bedroom Grade II Listed detached cottage set in the idyllic location of Great Braxted with farmland views to the rear. Box Cottage is thought to date back to the 17th century and has been extended and updated to a high standard whilst still retaining the original character which includes exposed beams and red brick fireplaces.