Some of the UK’s most standout country homes started their life as something else entirely. Converted churches, schools and barns for example are all well worth considering when searching for a property.
Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, says; “The rush to buy in the country doesn’t seem to be on the wain. Buyers want buckets of character and a story to tell – our international clients in particular love to feel like they’re buying a ‘slice of British history’, perhaps a wing of a stately home or an apartment within one. The Crown and Downton Abbey have certainly fuelled the fire. For those looking for a project, breathing life into older buildings that were once used for a different purpose, like a school or a church, isn’t an easy task but with careful planning and design advice can create a magical outcome.”
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