The stone age
Stone built homes are a hallmark of much of the English countryside and a favourite subject for regional picture postcards. We have assembled a collection of Jackson-Stops & Staff properties, each constructed of a locally sourced stone, representing the regional ideal for traditional properties in each English county. The Roarings, on the edge of the village of Fulbrook, is a traditional Cotswold stone property, once made up of two cottages, but following renovation now comprising a single integrated home. With two spacious reception rooms, a kitchen with AGA and five bedrooms, the property is the perfect residence for a growing family. There is a pretty south facing garden which leads through to an orchard and the edge of village location ensures peace and quiet. The popular town of Burford is just one mile away and regular train services run to London Paddington from Charlbury station, six miles away. The property is on the market for 715,000 with our Burford office (tel.: 01993 822661). For more information click here. Number 98 lies in the small hamlet of Kit Hill, two and a half miles south of the historic market town of Shaftesbury. Constructed with local green sandstone, the property boasts many period features such as beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. There are two bedrooms and the potential for an annexe with bedroom and shower room. To the north-west are far-reaching views of the undulating countryside and the pretty garden includes mature trees and a summer house. Gillingham, four miles away, runs mainline train services to London Waterloo in just under two hours. The property is on the market for 435,000 with our Shaftesbury office (tel.: 01747 850858). For more information click here. Constructed of traditional Dartmoor granite and situated within the hamlet of Gidleigh, to the north of Dartmoor National Park, South Creaber Farm is believed to date from the 15th century. The property has well-proportioned reception rooms, six bedrooms, a gym/ office and extensive outbuildings including a barn and six stables. The grounds extend to 13.5 acres, making this the perfect property for an equestrian family. The town of Chagford, three miles away, provides a good range of local facilities and hosts an annual arts festival. The property is on the market for 995,000 with our Exeter office (tel.: 01392 214222). For more information please click here. Trehane is an 18th century detached family home built of traditional Cornish stone and situated in the quaint hamlet of Trevanson, only a ten minute walk from the town of Wadebridge, at the head of the Camel Estuary. The sitting room and dining room both benefit from deep bay windows and upstairs there are four bedrooms. The conservatory gives access to the pretty gardens which include a slated courtyard and established orchard. Bodmin Parkway, 12 miles to the south-east, runs mainline train services to London Paddington. The property is on the market for 595,000, with our Truro office (tel.: 01872 261160). For more information click here. Acre House Farm is located in the foothills of the North York Moors, against the backdrop of the famous Kiburn white horse. Built from traditional Yorkshire stone, the farmhouse includes a beamed drawing room and dining room, small library, snug, vaulted kitchen with AGA and three double bedrooms, all en-suite. The property stands in sixty-three acres of land, comprising mixed grassland and woodland, a small shoot and planning permission for three lakes. The owners currently run a successful water abstraction business from the property and the license for abstraction remains available for the next residents. The property is on the market for 1,300,000 with our York office (tel.: 01904 625033). For more information click here.