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Narborough House in Norfolk is a gem of a Georgian country house, in need of extensive restoration but possessing many original features. It has a reception hall with a magnificent staircase, four reception rooms, a conservatory, a study and cloakroom.

The kitchen is basic. There are 10 bedrooms, but the top floor lacks electricity and water. The owner, in her nineties, has not been into some rooms for 30 years. The listed house overlooks parkland on the edge of the village of Narborough, 10 miles from King's Lynn. The once formal and part-walled gardens are neglected. Offers in the region of pounds 175,000 Agents: Beltons (01553 770055).

In Marlborough, Wiltshire, there is a chance to extend and modernise a Grade II-listed brick-and-flint house in the centre of town. The inside of the neo-Gothic building, thought to be a Victorian folly, is virtually a shell. A rendered brick extension was added early this century. There is planning consent to extend to the back of the house alongside the main wall.The house has no heating and a lean-to kitchen and bathroom. The asking price is in excess of pounds 100,000. Agents: Hamptons (01672 516256).

A barn in the heart of Swaledale, used for the filming of All Creatures Great and Small, is being sold with permission for conversion into a home. The traditional stone barn, near Marske-in-Swaledale, will make a two- storey house with three good-sized reception rooms and five bedrooms. It stands in a field of nearly three acres, close to Skelton Farm, and it has its own access from a small country lane. It is six miles west of Richmond, just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The guide price is pounds 110,000. Agents are Jackson-Stops & Staff (01325 489948).

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