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_Properties with income potential: Homes with guest accommodation

These properties with income potential may just well be the life-changing antidote to the nine to five that you've been searching for. From holiday cottages to bed and breakfasts, run your own business in any of these inspiring properties with great earning potential. 

August 10, 2018


_Properties with income potential: Homes with guest accommodation

These properties with income potential may just well be the life-changing antidote to the nine to five that you've been searching for. From holiday cottages to bed and breakfasts, run your own business in any of these inspiring properties with great earning potential. 

August 10, 2018

For renting out guest accommodation

Five bedroom Grade II listed Georgian Mill House with two studio apartments in Wherwell, Hampshire 

The River Test babbles past within a whisker of the doorstep of this large Grade II listed Georgian Mill House in the bijou Hampshire village of Wherwell.

The house has retained many characterful period feature but none perhaps as remarkable as the original mill, turbine and generator which is attached to the main house and spans three floors.

Those with an inclination towards staying in properties of historic interest will be keen to book the old carpenter's barn which has been converted into two studio apartments, each with a kitchenette, living area, bedroom and bath/shower room. The current owners rent these out as Airbnb holiday homes which private a good yearly income. 

The main house spans circa 6,549 sq ft (including garage and studio)providing great living space for a family, spanning 6549 sq ft. On the ground floor there is a sitting room kitchen/breakfast room and family room which leads out to the terrace and river. 

The first floor accommodates five bedrooms one of which provides access to a games room.

New owners will enjoy the lovely gardens across the lane which house a swimming pool, granary and vegetable garden with fruit cages.

Above: The Airbnb accommodation

The house is in the small village of Wherwell, set within the Test Valley and overlooking the River Test itself. There is a church, a village school, village hall and a pub. For more comprehensive facilities there is nearby Andover and Winchester.

There are direct trains to London Waterloo from both Andover and Winchester railway stations. 

Four bedroom Grade II list home with 250 year-old converted barn for sale near Taunton, Somerset

A short distance from Somerset’s lively county town of Taunton is this picture postcard Grade II Listed thatched property with a large converted barn, various outbuildings, stables and around 15 acres of land 

A 250 year-old converted barn provides ancillary accommodation for future Airbnb guests and offers pretty impressive living space for those after something really different in this beautiful part of the UK. 

The annexe houses a large garden room that can be used for entertaining as well as a cinema room. Accessed via a spiral staircase is a bedroom on a large mezzanine floor.

Leading on from the garden room is the well stocked games room and bar. There is also a further ground floor bedroom and a bathroom. 

At the heart of the house is a large living room with a considerable inglenook fireplace - the perfect tonic for colder weather. Period features are abundant here and have been preserved with care.

The first floor accommodates four bedroom, some with original beams. On the ground floor a large sitting room, capacious dining room, galley kitchen and study. 

The property is sold with two large connected storage barns, one of which is two-storey. There is a further office area and adjacent to this are four large stables, creating a traditional courtyard stable block. 

Taunton lies 3.5 miles from the property from where there are regular trains to London Paddington taking, on average, 1 hour 50 minutes.

A Grade II listed 4 bedroom village house with two bedroom annexe, near Shipston-on-Sour

The Grade II listed Hornton stone house sits in the heart of the popular village of Lower Brailes, which promises a slice of the good life.

In need of a touch of modernisation, inspired new owners will be able to put their on stamp on this characterful property which has plenty of original features including flagstone flooring and exposed timbers.

For Airbnb rentals or long-term lettings, there is a sizeable two double bedroom annexe with large sitting room and modern kitchen. 

There is a pretty, partially walled garden mainly laid to lawn a further large lawned area lies to the side and rear of the annexe.

On the northern edge of the Cotswolds and surrounded by rolling hills Brailes is a civil parish about three miles east of Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire. It includes the two villages of Lower and Upper Braile.

Banbury train station is a 25 minute drive away, connecting you to Birmingham and London on the Chiltern Line.

Large 4-6 bedroom country house with guest 'tower', leisure barn and self-contained cottage in Knightcote, Warwickshire

This impressive country house would make a great investment for those looking to make an occasional or regular income from their home. 

Views across circa 18 acres of orchards, pastureland, garden and Burton Country Park to the distance make this an exceptionally pretty family home and a big draw for those looking to holiday in this beautiful part of the country. 

Guests will have access to the wing tower which leads off from the indoor pool complex and accommodates one bedroom and sitting room. A large self-contained cottage provides further rental space and includes a kitchen, bedroom and living room. 

Adding to the various income streams is a vast entertainment barn with full kitchen, wet room and covered loggia for al-fresco gatherings. There is a hard tennis court for guests to use. 

Those that delight in period features will enjoy the many original materials including panelled doors, flagstones, exposed timber, dressed stone, inglenook fireplaces and leaded stone mullion windows.

The main house has well proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights on the ground floor and four bedrooms plus separate dressing room on the first floor.

Knightcote Hall Farm House is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Knightcote with the Cotswolds a short distance to the south. 

Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon provide ample shopping, recreational and dining opportunities and shopping facilities for daily needs as well as transport connections to the rest of the UK. 

Two/four bedroom house with three separate barns in Chiddingfold, Surrey

Located in the quintessential and sought-after Surrey village of Chiddingfold, a few miles north of Surrey’s most southerly boundary, is this flexible 2-4 bedroom cottage which is laid out across four units on around 0.54 acres. 

The main living space is laid over two floors with two double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, the other with an en suite wet room and dressing room.

The two additional oak framed barns each have a double bedroom, wet room and kitchenette. The third is currently being used as an art studio but can easily be converted into further rental accommodation or a home office.

Each of the two units is currently being rented on Airbnb.

Witley 1.5 miles (London Waterloo 54 minutes), Haslemere town 3 miles (London Waterloo 56 minutes), 

For setting up a holiday cottage business

Four bedroom farmhouse with huge holiday cottage income potential in St Giles, Torrington, Devon

Changing careers? On the market is this newly renovated farmhouse and a large former sawmill set in the beautiful North Devon countryside.

For those looking for a way to monetise their properties, of interest will be the Victorian sawmill which has full residential planning permission for conversion to a seven bedroom dwelling across three floors. 

The Sawmill would serve a variety of income generating uses when converted especially in the holiday/tourism market which is strong in this part of the UK. 

To the north of The Sawmill is a further stone outbuilding that would be suitable for a variety of different uses subject to the appropriate planning permission.

Spanning 2,312 sq ft, the main house has been dressed in a neutral, modern decor to great effect. The ground floor offers good family living space with large sitting room and kitchen, separate dining room and study.

Upstairs, the impressive master bedroom with vaulted ceiling has an en-suite bath dated from the estate with original taps. There are three further good-sized bedrooms, all with country views.

This is an exciting opportunity to create a viable business from one's property. All that is needed is some inspired thinking and visionary new owners keen to take on a life-changing project.

An inspiring five bedroom country house and successful holiday cottage business in Kilve, Somerset

With stunning views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with direct access on to the Quantock Hills, these three award-winning, dog friendly holiday cottages sold with the main property have great staycation appeal and generate a substantial yearly income.

Set in about 11.73 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland the Beech Hangar provides a slice of rural idyll which will no doubt appeal to holidaymakers.

The three award winning luxury dog friendly holiday cottages are finished to an exceptional standard and provide a significant income, with an average 97% year round occupancy and a well established and easy to run business model. The cottages are separate from the main house. 

Adding to the property's appeal is an indoor swim spa area with a large hot tub surrounded by glazed walls which allow for miraculous views over the gardens and sea beyond.

The main house has been cleverly designed to ensure that the principal reception rooms take advantage of the breath taking views. Beech Hanger is a large, yet manageable family home.

Integral to the house and accessed via the entrance hall is the large tack room and laundry room, linking directly to the stable block which has four boxes and a pony box.

This area could be converted to provide another holiday cottage or additional rooms / party barn / annex to the main house, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The house is set in a magical location at the top of Somerset’s Quantock Hills, a place where ancient woodland meets wild moorland and Jurassic coastline. 

The village of Kilve, just one mile down the lane has an excellent pub, post office/village shop and tearoom. For more extensive shopping, recreation and cultural activities, Taunton is only 19 miles away. The mainline station at Taunton provides fast and regular services to London Paddington which take just over two hours. 

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