Seven homes with holiday lets attached

Live somewhere lovely with a ready-made income


The holiday let with the Whitchurch house

The problem with living somewhere beautiful and remote is that there probably won't be a lot of work around.

You can't eat a lovely view, and having to commute for an hour each way might well take the shine off things.

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Buy the right property, though, and you could have a steady income coming in without ever having to trek to a city office.

We look at seven houses with holiday lets attached.

Pembroke, Wales

The Golden Plover

The Golden Plover was once the local school, but is now laid out as a four-bedroom holiday let and a three bedroom family home - which also has an art gallery attached. The two properties have separate gardens, so you won't be bumping into your tenants in the buff. And if the income from one let isn't enough for you, and your artwork's not all that great, the gallery area could be turned into two more lets. The property is currently being restored, and costs £695,000 from West Wales Properties.

Paulton, nr Bath

This house has six holiday lets

This lovely six-bedroom Victorian home comes with a coach house that's been converted into six studio flats - and between them, they bring in £38,000 a year. The current owners have also held weddings in the garden room and in marquees within the 2.3 acres of grounds, which include a swimming pool, tennis court and orchard. It's in a lovely spot, close to Bath and Bristol, with breathtaking views; it costs £1.375 million through Fine & Country.

Northiam, Rye

Aerial view of the estate

This ancient six-bedroom manor house comes with a separate cottage and luxury barn conversion, both with two bedrooms, which the current owners say bring in an 'excellent' income. The house oozes character, with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, brick floors and inglenooks and is set in 17.5 acres. There are a billiard room and gym with a guest suite that could make another holiday let. All this costs £1,999,950 through agent Country Property Group.

Hayle, Cornwall

Aerial view of the house and grounds

Near the lovely north Cornwall coast, this five-bedroom home has two log cabin holiday lodges in the 1.2 acres of grounds. If your tenants don't fancy a sea dip, there's an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. The main house has a bespoke kitchen and four reception rooms, as well as a full-sized snooker room and home cinema. There's also a garage and boat store. It costs £925,000 from agent Rohrs & Rowe.

Pendine, Carmarthen

Honey cottage

The owners of Honey Cottage have built up a lucrative holiday rental business from the cottage and Scandinavian log cabin in the grounds, and there's another part-converted two-bed cottage too. It's in a great spot, near a lovely beach that even features a petrified forest. There's also a range of outbuildings with a large yard, tack room and four stables, which the agents suggest would make a great livery business. It costs £995,000 through agent Fine & Country.

Rathmell, Settle

Aerial view of the property

This glorious country house is currently operating as a B&B, but has planning permission to convert the detlched barn into a holiday let that the agents reckon could bring in £30,000 a year. The house currently has four family bedrooms and a separate wing for guests, with four lettable rooms, a games room and a breakfast room. It's all set in lovely gardens and woodland with stunning views across open farmland to The Yorkshire Dales National Park. It all comes in at £1.25 million, through agent Hunters.

Whitchurch, Shropshire

The stunning main house

Featured in half a dozen interiors magazines over the last five years, Wood Farm House is a lovely eighteenth-century four-bedroom home near the Welsh border that's full of character and has lovely views. One barn has already been turned into very successful holiday accommodation and another is in the process of conversion. There's also planning permission to extend the original house. It's all available for £795,000 through agent Open House.

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