Plenty of potential at the Vicarage
£1.5 million: The Old Vicarage in the village of Pampisford, Cambridgeshire, has almost 6,000sq ft of living space to play with.
It’s in nearly two acres of grounds that contain formal gardens, a tennis court, vegetable patch, a collection of outbuildings prime for conversion, dog kennels, stables, a tack room and a hay loft — in fact, everything is in place to run an equestrian centre and make a pretty penny from some canine lodgers, too.
Character details in elegant reception rooms include open fires, French windows, sashes and tall ceilings with decorative cornicing. Seven bedrooms can be found upstairs, while six useful loft rooms could be transformed into further bedrooms. A separate chocolate-box thatch within the grounds — available for an extra £250,000 — makes the perfect addition as a holiday let. Through Cheffins (01223 787058).