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.
The Disney castle
This 16th-century castle in Scotland was built in a 'Z-plan', with a main block lying north and south, around towers and a stair tower. Take a look inside (scroll right)...
The entrance of Kilmartin Castle leads to a vaulted passage which links to the kitchen and an unsual dining room (left)
The Great Hall
The semi-fortified castle, in the small Argyll village of Kilmartin, is set over three levels, with a 'Great Hall' (left) on the first floor, three bedrooms and bathrooms set in spiral towers.
Gaudi-inspired modernist marvel
Bodalair is a unique family home with a twist. Inspired by Gaudi and influenced by Moroccan design, the seven-bedroom Berkshire home features turrets, elaborate ironwork and bespoke murals.
The loft has been transformed into a magnificent space shuttle-themed playroom with sliding cockpit seats and computers. FULL REPORT HERE
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.