8 homes that earn their keep

With a little ingenuity, many of us can find ways to earn money from home.

Now that the reality of higher mortgage payments and energy bills has sunk in, our homes feel more like money pits than ever. But owning a home doesn’t have to be a one-way street, as you may be able to generate income by renting out a room or other space you don’t need. Or if you’re planning on moving, how about finding a place with income potential? These properties are a great place to start and they are all on the market now.

1. St Mabyn, Cornwall, £525,000

stone hut

This beautiful property in Cornwall comes with a garden office that can be rented.

This semi-detached stone built cottage is full of character and is located in a traditional village with a pub, shop, post office and 15th century church, just 20 minutes from the north Cornish coast. As well as three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen/dining room with a wood-burning stove and a separate living room with original hardwood floors and flagstones, there is a self-contained studio in the garden that is ready to rent as an office. Contact State of John Bray.

2. Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, £675,000

store front

This property comes with a store.

Anyone considering a lifestyle change should take a look at this versatile property, comprising spacious accommodation above a thriving gift and homewares shop that could be sold as a going concern. It is located in the center of the historic main street and contains two commercial premises, a two-bedroom apartment that has been upgraded by the current owner, three additional rooms on the ground floor, and a paved patio. Get in touch with Peter Lane and Partners.

3. Inverkeithing, North Queensferry, Fife, offers over £699,950

seaside property in Inverkeith

This property comes with an annex which could earn its new owners £20,000 a year as holiday rental.

Along with uninterrupted views of the three Forth bridges, this eco-friendly, contemporary waterfront home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, an open kitchen/breakfast room, a dining room, a garden, a carport with a charger of electric vehicles and a separate one-bedroom studio next door. Complete with central heating and double glazing, the studio can be used as a premium holiday rental, generating over £20,000 per annum. Via Stevenson Marshall via ESPC.

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4. Moor Monkton, North Yorkshire, offers more than £950,000


The new owners of this property could run a variety of small businesses on the land and rent out some of the outbuildings.

Dating from the 1880s and believed to have been built as a rectory, Turnbridge House is a 20-minute drive from York and has almost five acres of land and outbuildings, providing various opportunities to earn money. The current owners have run it as a small estate and a train carriage at the rear has been tastefully transformed into a one-of-a-kind vacation home. A self-contained studio with its own entrance, converted from the integral garage, would make a cozy Airbnb. Of Blenkin and company.

5. Llantilio Pertholey, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, £950,000

This property comes with a variety of dependencies that are ripe for conversion.

This property comes with a variety of dependencies that are ripe for conversion.

New Court Farmhouse is in an idyllic setting, surrounded by farmland and with mountain views in every direction. Owned by the same family for 100 years, it consists of a modernized seventeenth-century house with seven bedrooms and many intact period features, a craft center and a separate outbuilding, grouped around a courtyard. The craft center and outbuilding could be converted into holiday homes or offices (subject to planning permission being granted) and the garden is large enough for a section to be used as a meadow. Learn more about frank knight.

6. Slimbridge, Gloucestershire offers over £1 million

Or you could buy an existing B&B.

Or you could buy an existing B&B.

If you’re an expert at preparing a full English, now’s your chance to profit while living the rural dream as the Grade II listed Georgian Churchend Farmhouse is a successful B&B. With seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, cozy and family room arranged over three floors, there’s more than enough space to accommodate multiple guests at once, and Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Berkeley Castle and Cattle Country Farm Park is very close. Via Murray.

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7. Golant, Fowey, Cornwall, offers over £2m


This property includes a recording studio that has been used by some of Britain’s greatest musicians over the years.

Pick up The Old Sawmills and you could rub shoulders with the stars as it has its own recording studio which has hosted Oasis, The Stone Roses, Robert Plant and Supergrass to name but a few. The seven-bedroom home, on the market for the first time since 1974, offers complete seclusion as it sits on a tidal creek on the banks of the River Fowey, surrounded by private woodland and is only accessible by boat or on foot. It is said to have inspired Kenneth Grahame, a regular visitor to the area, to write The Wind in the Willows. For more information, Strutt and Parker.

8. Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, offers over £4m


This 30-acre estate presents a wealth of opportunities for the savvy entrepreneur.

It takes investment, imagination and a business brain to get business opportunities off the ground at Stancliffe Hall, but once it’s up and running, this 30-acre property could become a cash cow. On the edge of the Peak District, it includes a 13-bedroom Grade II listed house, a gym, pool, spa and steam room, a licensed wooden wedding chapel, a commercial wing containing a banquet hall, kitchen, a Victorian pool lounge and cocktail lounge, and a suite of offices and outbuildings. Through good and country.

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