Property projects for sale: from DIY to build your own

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Paul Travers

Creating a home that’s a complete reflection of who you are is about as satisfying as it gets, and what better way than reconstructing a wreck, or building a house from scratch? No wonder that finding property projects for sale has become a national obsession.


Choosing every little detail yourself gives  your moving-in day an extra special flavour as you marvel at what you’ve achieved, and think about the memories ahead 


So let’s get on with finding your forever home in our tremendous trio of unique property projects.


Revive a historic Hastings townhouse

Property projects for sale - the croft hastings

On one of the finest roads in atmospheric Hastings Old Town, this Grade II Listed Georgian house needs complete refurbishment and renovation. Built in c1800, the house unfolds over 2,480 sq ft across four floors.

With sea views, walled gardens to the front and back, and the potential to reinstate a single family home or create a separate self-contained flat on the lower ground floor, this is a splendid and rare opportunity.  

Property projects for sale - The Croft Hastings

£735,000 – click here to discover The Croft


Restore a rectory near Cambridge

Property projects for sale - Georgian rectory near Cambridge

An extraordinary opportunity to invest, revive and restore a huge Grade II listed Georgian rectory. Built in c1830 and with 30 rooms and more than 10,000 sq ft, the house is about five miles north west of Cambridge.

Property projects for sale - Georgian rectory near Cambridge

The house spreads out over three floors and a substantial cellar within leafy grounds and a countryside village setting. The list of potential uses is long, from magnificent family home to glamorous apartments. Or perhaps in the commercial sector as a hotel, spa or events location for weddings and retreats.

£1,250,000 – click here to discover The Rectory


Build an eco home in Norfolk

Property projects for sale - land in Norfolk for self-build eco home

Looking for land to build your own home? This plot of 0.78 acres has planning permission for a self-build eco home in Norfolk: a single-storey earth-sheltered dwelling that’s intended to be naturally heated and naturally ventilated. 

Property projects for sale - self-build-eco-home-in-norfolk

This three-bedroom house has a floor plate is almost 2,000 sq ft and is designed to be one of the most sustainable dwellings of its kind. With some of the highest energy efficiency standards ever recorded in the UK, the house will sit within its own meadow with a pond, entirely screened by trees.

£195,000 – click here to discover Dial Corner


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