Properties With A Difference: This week: architectural curiosities

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KENT

The Oast House, Badlesmere. A twin-kiln oast situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 5 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, triple garage, 1.85 acres. pounds 425,000. Strutt & Parker 01227 451123.

LINCOLNSHIRE

Old Station House, Stamford. A Grade II former railway station overlooking the river Welland. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, cloakroom, kitchen, garden, river frontage with fishing and mooring rights. pounds 290,000. FPDSavills 01780 750200.

SCOTLAND

Rockhill Castle, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. An imposing Victorian house built by a wealthy industrialist in the 1880s, with magnificent views to the Firth of Clyde. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, tower room, conservatory, utility room, cloakroom, arbour, 1.1 acres. pounds 270,000. Strutt & Parker 0131 226 2500.

NORTHANTS

The Menagerie, Horton. An important Grade II* 18th-century parkland folly with a renowned garden. 3 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, elaborate shell grotto in basement, 2 thatched garden arbours in the Gothic and Classical styles, further outbuildings, landscaped gardens, 4 acres. pounds 600,000. Jackson-Stops & Staff 01604 632991.

LINCOLNSHIRE

St Margaret's House, Withern, near Alford. A former church, dating back to the 15th century and remodelled in the 19th century, with many original features. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, wc, utility room, galleried landing, 0.83 acres. pounds 210,000. FPDSavills 01522 534691.

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