5 of the best: Listed properties

With over half a million listed buildings in the UK, and more being added every year, purchasing a property that has significant architectural or historical importance is not out of the realms of possibility.

Owning a listed building isn’t without its troubles, as there are rules and regulations that you must adhere to in order to protect the building’s heritage. However, deciding to live in a grade I or II listed building is a lifestyle choice, so following certain legislation shouldn’t be enough to put a dampener on the opportunity to live in a characterful and important property.

This grade II listed 3 bed semi in Trowbridge is on the market at £650,000, situated in a desirable village location with its own established private garden.

Slightly easier to manage is this 2 bed flat in Lyme Regis. Part of a former rectory building, this conversion has maintained many of its original Grade II listed features.
If you are looking for a renovation project, this 5 bed detached house in Felixstowe offers good accommodation in mature grounds of 0.75 acre.
Part of a 14th century cottage, this Grade II listed 4 bed semi-detached in Frome has been lovingly cared for, and is on the market for the first time in 23 years.
The Old Rectory near Trowbridge is a fantastic example of early Victorian architecture, comprising of well proportioned rooms with high ceilings. On the market at £895,000.