This seven-bedroom property at Shotley Bridge, which adjoins Consett, comes with 7.6 acres of land next to the Derwent river, complete with fishing rights. The two-bed, two-storey annexe is attached – and accessible – via the main house. The house sports a kitchen, large living room and study/lounge on the ground floor, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first. Derwent Lodge is grandly decorated and has five reception rooms. You would need a large family not to rattle around in this pile. Or maybe two grandparents?