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Recently listed in The Times 101 best places to live in Britain guide, Barnard Castle has been praised for its splendid scenery, endless walking routes as well as its host of quirky boutiques, eateries and curious cultural corners such as the Hayloft Emporium and renowned Bowes Museum. Jackson-Stops & Staff York are instructed on Bowes Hall, an eight bedroom Grade II listed mansion, built on the site of a roman fort around four miles outside of Barnard Castle. Steeped in history, Bowes Hall was built during the reign of Elizabeth I and was once one of the infamous Yorkshire Schools known for their notoriously strict regimes and the inspiration for Charles Dickens novel, Nicholas Nickleby. Historical touches remain, including a two flight stone cantilever staircase with arched Venetian window, stone floors and an impressive fireplace in the morning room. Bowes Hall sits within extensive gardens and grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside which, according to The Times, inspired much of acclaimed landscape artist, Joseph Mallord William Turners work. The property is on the market for 795,000, for more information, please click here.   Marazion in Cornwall was also listed in The Times guide, and described as a dreamy strip of white sand that is popular with children and windsurfers. The Truro office of Jackson-Stops & Staff is selling Netherleigh in Marazion for 525,000, a village house with a glimpse of the sea, perched on the beautifully sandy sweep of Mount's Bay. For more information, please click here.   Popular with those who commute to Norwich and housing a fine collection of Georgian and Victorian properties, Bungay on the Norfolk-Suffolk border also earned a place on the coveted list. Tranquil and historic, with excellent walking, cycling and fishing, the town is also in close proximity to The Norfolk Broads, perfect for day trips on sunny weekends. Jackson-Stops & Staff Norwich is selling Brome Lodge, a refurbished country house set in a leafy parkland setting just outside of Bungay. For more information, please click here.