Britain's most creative conversions have been carved out of magnificent historic buildings and quirky spaces. We take a property tour to discover imaginative oast houses, lighthouse towers and a piece of Cold War history.
This patch of land in Cornwall comes with its very own piece of Cold War history - a 3,000sq ft nuclear bunker with blast-proof doors and a decontamination room.
Oast so good
Whitsunden Oast is set in two acres close to the picturesque Kent village of Frittenden, and has four quirky roundel bedrooms and a showstopping mezzanine level.
Brixton's cool ice cube house
London's award-winning Slip House is made from translucent glass, steel and concrete resembles cantilevered boxes arranged over three floors (view archive feature here).
The Round House
The floorplan of the ultra-contemporary Round House in Thornbury, Bristol, is enough to make you dizzy with its three bedrooms, living areas and outside space set around a central rotunda.
Going to the chapel...
The vestibule entrance of St Mary's Church in Longford, Newport, leads to a full-height open-plan living area and a snug sitting room featuring exposed stone, original windows and solid wood.
This three-bedroom apartment within Arden House has palatial proportions and sits within nine-acre grounds on the south west bank of Loch Lomond. The magnificent architecture has a distinctly Scottish flavour with its dramatic roof line of turrets, cones, tourelles, pyramids and ogees.
The Chelsea charmer
This unusual three-storey mews house comes with the luxury of an integral garage, providing a coveted parking space on the doorstep of Sloane Square. Three bedrooms are on the first floor, while a luxurious master suite, with en suite and dressing room, spans the entire top floor.
This traditional stone cottage in rural Shropshire is linked by a timber- and beam-framed extension to an unusual conservatory and sits in two-acre grounds with sheds, hay stores and a split-level goat shed.