Unique homes under £350,000: spend less for a special space

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Get more for your budget with this week’s collection of unique homes under £350,000. From sea views to stately chic and even self-build, choose your favourite from these stylish, individual and inspiring homes without breaking the bank.

 

Regally Regency

These two Grade 2 listed Regency townhouses on a garden square in Hastings have been painstakingly converted into seven unique apartments, each bursting with beautifully restored original character.

unique homes under £350000 - Regency apartment in Hastings

High-quality contemporary fittings rub shoulders with glorious heritage, not to mention sumptuous communal areas that feel like you’ve entered a private members club. And five in the collection are one-bedroom apartments that would make a wonderful first step onto the property ladder.

unique homes under £350000 - Regency apartment in Hastings\

Wellington Square leads directly off the High Street, and every apartment is within sight of the sea across carefully tended lawns and horticulture. All of Hastings is on your doorstep, with a vibrant artistic community and creative independent businesses

£310,000 to £335,000 – click here to discover Wellington Square

 

Vamped up Victoriana

As well as the horizon filling the view from the living room of this newly renovated two-bedroom apartment, natural light pours in through its plentiful windows up on the third floor. And as a weekend retreat, full-home home or a buy-to-let investment, its stylish refurbishment is hard to resist.

unique homes under £350000 - seafront apartment in Bexhill

Built for fashionable visitors around 1900 when Bexhill became a hit among trendsetting Victorians, Newdigate House sits directly opposite the seafront less than 500 metres from the town’s destination landmark: the astonishing art deco masterpiece that is the De La Warr Pavilion.

unique homes under £350000 - seafront apartment in Bexhill

And there lies an interesting parallel. The design of Newdigate House is effectively the template for the 1930s mansion blocks that are some of today’s most sought-after addresses, thus pioneering an enduring, timeless and enjoyable home lifestyle.

£335,000 – click here to discover Newdigate House

 

Grand scale

On the edge of a seafront nature reserve, this newly converted manor house is the setting for a sensational collection of apartments about a mile along the promenade from the centre of Ramsgate (now just 75 minutes from St Pancras by high-speed train).

unique homes under £350000 - manor house apartment in Ramsgate

Meticulous restoration is paired with exceptional materials and stunning contemporary finishes to create a series of unique homes that are modern, grand and spacious, including this oversized one-bedroom first-floor apartment of more than 700 sq ft.

unique homes under £350000 - manor house apartment in Ramsgate

Perfect as a full-time home or weekend getaway, Courtstairs Manor is the perfect place to enjoy not only wild nature, beach culture and the sound of the sea, but also a thriving social, dining and creative scene in the delightful lanes around Ramsgate’s royal harbour.

£325,000 – click here to discover Courtstairs Manor

 

A plot to hatch

A surefire way of having a unique home that’s truly an expression of who you are and what you love, is to build your own. But sourcing the land, finding an architect and navigating the planning process can be a bit of a turn-off. So what if all that was out of the way?

unique homes under £350000 - self-build eco home

Designed by eco-homes maestro Dr Jerry Harrall, this earth-sheltered single-storey home has been conceived as one of the most energy-efficient in the UK. And if you so wish, you can have the designing architect holding your hand all the way through the project.

unique homes under £350000 - self-build eco home

Build costs are estimated at about £350,000 on top of the land price, with an expected resale value of £700,000-£750,000 when complete. So as well as basking in energy-efficient and modernist glory, you can move in with substantial instant equity.

£200,000 – click here to discover Dial Corner

 

 

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