From a chocolate box cottage and a seaside retreat, to a crossing keeper's gatehouse and a converted chapel, this crop of tiny homes just goes to show that good things do come in small packages.
1. Two-bed cottage, Fordingbridge, £650,000
Originally built as the northern gatehouse to Burgate Manor, this cottage in Hampshire is the stuff of fairy tales.
With origins that date all the way back to 1699, this petite property has plenty of period charm.
Extended and renovated to feature bright and beautiful interiors, it's a haven of colour, with bold patterned wallpaper, burnt orange ceilings, green and pink walls and green joinery.
The lounge has a striking apex roof structure and double doors that allow natural light to flood into the heart of the property. Plus, there’s a ladder that leads up to a delightfully cosy reading nook.
The cottage comes with several outbuildings for ultimate flexibility, including a workshop, stable, outdoor shower, and summerhouse.
View property listing from Spencers of the New Forest
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2. Two-bed detached house, Stotfold, near Letchworth Garden City, £220,000
If you’re after a chocolate box cottage, look no further. This Grade II listed cottage dates back to the 17th century.
It boasts plenty of period features: thatched roof, lattice windows, exposed timbers and a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room.
The bulk of the rooms are on the ground floor, including a bedroom/study and shower room. But there are also two bedrooms upstairs, both with vaulted ceilings.
Outside, there’s a garage, space for two cars, garden and, unusually, a traditional Victorian lamp post and an ornamental wishing well.
So, will you be wishing for this charming property? If the answer’s ‘yes’, you might want to put a note in your diary. The cottage is for sale by auction in early December.
View property listing from Robinson & Hall Auctions
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3. Two-bed house, Warham, near Fakenham, £450,000
This former chapel, believed to date back to around 1872, was sensitively converted into a comfortable home 25 years ago.
The double doors at the front open into a striking sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling and original tall arched windows on three sides.
Towards the back of the property, there’s a more conventional-looking kitchen and a conservatory with views across the garden. Up on the first floor, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Old Chapel has been a ‘much-loved’ second home and holiday let, says the selling agent.
The property is located in the attractive rural village of Warham, which is also home to two churches and a popular village inn.
And it’s just a hop, skip and jump to the coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast.
View property listing from Belton Duffey
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4. Three-bed detached house, Witnesham, near Ipswich, £475,000
If you fancy the look of this attractive period home, don’t hang about: it’s for sale via online auction.
The former gatehouse is modernised but has retained its period features, including striking arched windows and doors. The style has even been extended to the conservatory.
All the rooms are on the ground floor except for one bedroom on the first floor - who’s going to bag that one?
There’s plenty of scope for storage and space for activities outside, with no less than four workshops and a garage.
View property listing from Purplebricks
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5. Two-bed link-detached house, Rayne, near Braintree, £375,000
Another charming Grade II listed cottage makes it into our tiny homes round-up, this time in the sought-after Essex village of Rayne.
It is quintessentially English, complete with exposed timbers, cottage-style doors, and a large inglenook fireplace. The floorplan upstairs is intimate.
If you look closely, you’ll spot that you have to walk through one bedroom to reach the other.
The cottage has a wraparound garden, which no doubt springs into life in the warmer months.
It is well located, close to a local shop, cafe, pubs, bus stop and park, and is within easy reach of A120 to Stansted Airport and M11.
View property listing from William H Brown
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6. One-bed flat, Polperro, near Looe, £250,000
This bijou home could be just the ticket for a seaside escape! It’s nestled among the shops, cafes and galleries in the harbour of one of Cornwall’s most scenic coastal villages.
It is compact, yes, but it is light and airy thanks to an open-plan layout and large windows. It also offers the advantage of dual aspect views of the pretty harbour and street below.
The well-presented flat is currently used as a holiday rental and has many repeat bookings year-round, according to the agent. And little wonder. It’s a perfect base for exploring this picturesque corner of Cornwall.
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7. Two-bed cottage, Cricklade, near Swindon, £300,000
Situated on the high street in the heart of the Wiltshire town, this quaint home is within walking distance of all the local amenities.
It has a simple layout, with a living room and kitchen downstairs, and a winding staircase leading up to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The cottage has the period features that are so popular in this round-up: exposed timber beams and an open fireplace. But it’s not short on modern comfort either. It has fresh interiors and double glazing, ideal for keeping those heating bills down in the colder weather.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the town, the pretty back garden is an ideal retreat.
View property listing from McFarlane
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8. Two-bed bungalow, Lowestoft, Suffolk, £250,000
Calling all train spotters! This crossing keeper's gatehouse is located right next to the Lowestoft to Ipswich trainline.
Thankfully it’s been renovated and extended in recent years and now includes mod cons, such as uPVC double glazed windows.
It may be on the small side but it has all you could want from a home: kitchen, lounge, conservatory, utility room, bathroom, two bedrooms, and a further bedroom that could also be a reception room.
It also offers the best of both worlds: nestled in the beautiful countryside of Carlton Marshes yet close to all the amenities of Lowestoft.
View property listing from Ange & Co
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