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Arts & Crafts was a British art and design movement growing from a desire to revive the skill of craftsmanship. The Arts and Crafts philosophy aimed to restore simplicity and honesty to how buildings and furnishings were made in a reaction against industrialisation and mass production in the Victorian era. C&TH brings you the best properties inspired by this movement on the market today…

Windmill House, Hertfordshire

Windmill House Hertfordshire

This truly unique 5-bedroom home is on an impressive private estate with stunning grounds, complete with its own magnificent Grade II listed windmill. The property is ideal for a growing family with its extensive grounds, two lakes, tennis court as well as the indoor swimming pool complex which are sure to keep the little ones entertained. This distinctive property has many individual characteristics and Arts and Crafts features including a wonderful frieze in the reception hall, open fireplaces and stunning doors. Available through Knight Frank for £4.75m

Kentlands, Kent

Kentlands Kent

Described as ‘England’s best beach house’, Kentlands is a unique 8-bedroom property which was constructed in the 1920s using original Tudor materials. Situated in a prominent position within the private Sandwich Bay Estate, it overlooks Sandwich Bay to the front and the world-renowned Royal St George’s Golf Club to the side. The views over the English Channel are spectacular and on a clear day the continent can be seen on the horizon. The property also has a magnificent 2-bedroom Lodge House which could be used for guests or as a rental/B&B opportunity for potential owners. Available through Strutt and Parker for £3m

Pen Moel, Gloucestershire

Pen Moel Glouestershire

The striking turquoise Grade II listed 9-bedroom home is a delightful Arts & Crafts country house set within stunning grounds. This Victorian mansion boats plenty of space for entertainment as well as hosting all the original features one would desire from a period property of this specification, including ornate fireplaces and panelled ceilings. The property really comes into its own with its outside space; set in 25 acres, the property has a paddock alongside landscaped gardens with mature trees, hedges, and flower borders, lawned areas and gravelled walkway, as well as an ornamental pond and extensive bluebell woodland. This property is being sold in lots. Available through Savills for £1.35m

Tappington, Kent

Tappington Kent

Located near the peaceful seaside town of Birchington-on-Sea, this fine Grade II listed 7-bedroom home is of Queen Anne appearance. Built in a traditional Arts and Crafts style circa 1907, this house strikes the perfect balance between contemporary and period features. Light colours are used throughout the property to give the house a bright and open feel. Set back from the road within an immaculate walled garden and only a short distance from the sea front, this property is perfectly quaint. Available through Christies Real Estate and Strutt and Parker for £1.35m

The Breakers, West Sussex

The Breakers West Sussex

Occupying one of the principal positions within this exclusive marine estate is this magnificent 5-bedroom waterfront home. Built in 1936, this late Arts and Crafts designed home enjoys a wealth of traditional solid oak period features throughout as well as a plethora of Art Deco inspired features. The beautifully maintained rear garden was designed in 1936 on the plan of the winning garden of the Chelsea Flower Show in that year and has more recently been updated with a large swimming pool. All principal rooms of the house look over the gardens and marine waterfront, making this property a particularly tranquil country getaway. Available through Savills for £3.25m

Tigh Na Mara, Helensburgh

Tigh Na Mara Helensburgh

A classic fine Arts & Crafts 7-bedroom villa. Set amidst resplendent gardens which directly front the shores of the Firth of Clyde, this picturesque waterfront property makes the perfect family home. Internally the villa remains largely unaltered and retains many of its original fittings including wainscot panelling, broad panelled doors and decorative fireplaces. It’s the previous home of playwright James Bridie, one of the founders of the Edinburgh Festival and co-founder of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Bridie is thought to have been living at Tigh Na Mara when he famously collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on The Paradine Case in 1947. Available through Savills for £1.15m

West Court, Berkshire

West Court Berkshire

A stunning historic 9-bedroom home with terraces and extensive gardens backing onto the River Thames. Arranged over 3 floors, this Grade II listed Arts & Crafts property has flexible and generously proportioned accommodation, with the recent renovation of the property combining period features with 21st century living. This house is perfect for those who are keen on fishing and boating as the property has the addition of a boathouse with a 38 ft covered wet dock as well as plenty of River space. There’s also a 2-bedroom cottage and a swimming pool. Available through Knight Frank for £7.95m

Galewood House, Cambridgeshire

Galewood House Cambridgeshire

A unique and rather special opportunity to purchase a fine Grade II Listed Edwardian residence set in an enchanting lawn garden and woodland. This 4-bedroom wing has plenty of ground floor living space with two large drawing rooms, dining room and sun trap conservatory. The property has the added benefit of all original features. An impressive oak staircase takes centre stage in the hallway, with decorative moulded ceiling roses, moulded cornicing throughout as well as two large open stone and oak fireplaces. Available through Cheffins for £1.65m

Havisham House, Kent

Havisham House Kent

A 7-bedroom masterpiece by the brilliant Arts & Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. The house is of high quality in both design and construction. The property has been recently designed to provide modern comfort whilst preserving the historic charm and character. Outside there are lovely formal gardens that have been maintained since being beautifully landscaped and influenced by the original Baillie Scott garden plan. Complete with swimming pool, tennis court, paddocks, stables and woodlands, this property also has an open plan terrace to enjoy the 180-degree countryside views. Available through Jackson-Stops & Staff for £2.0m

West Wing Creedy Park, Devon

West Wing Creedy Park

Formerly the country estate of the Ferguson Davie family, this Jacobean style stone house was built between 1916 and 1921 and was designed by the well-known Edwardian architect Walter Sarel of London, renowned for his Arts & Crafts style. This 5-bedroom wing still has plenty of original features remaining including leaded windows set in Dartmoor granite, exposed beams, oak flooring, stone arches, marble wash basins, fireplaces and high ceilings, and a grand wooden staircase. Owners of this property will have exclusive access to the 12 acres of communal grounds and formal gardens as well as two privately owned garages. Available through Strutt and Parker for £650,000


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