Character Property Finding

Turrets? Wine cellars? Hidden passages? Whatever is on your checklist, we can help you find it.

We specialize in matching our clients with exclusive historic properties that support a contemporary lifestyle and provide a sound investment for the future.

As a contractor doing historical restoration work I found Houselore's services to be an incredible gift. The information they provided was professionally put together with quality appearance. Thank you!

Mark Engelke

Founder, Engelke Homes

I was very pleased with the quality of service provided and the format it was provided in. Will certainly use the services of Houselore again.

Theresa Evans

Realtor, Carolina One

Specialising in Historic Properties

We specialise in finding unique historic properties for private use and income generation. We can also advise on annual income projection, tax benefits, tradesperson recommendations, and more.

International Searches

Our founder relocated to Europe from the US and has since built a specialised service at Houselore for Americans searching for character properties overseas as residences or investment properties.


Learn more about our process and what to expect.

How do I get started?

Use the contact form below to tell us what you’re looking for. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

What should my minimum budget be?

It depends on what you’re looking for. Restoration projects can start as low as 50K and finished properties usually start around 600K minimum. We work with many different budgets and requirements.

Can you help with design and decoration?

Yes! We provide an art and antiques sourcing service, or we can introduce you to interior designers that best suit your needs.

What are the fees?

We believe in transparency with our clients. These are the only fees clients are expected to pay for our property finding services.

For Buyers: Retaining fee – £1,000 payable upon a search of up to 6 months commencing. This retaining fee is fully deductible from the success fee. Success fee – 1.5% of purchase price, payable upon legal completion of the sale.

For Renters: Retaining fee – £500 payable upon a search commencing. Success fee – equivalent to 1 month’s rent, payable upon signing the rental agreement.

Let's get started.

We are known for our discretion, personalised service, and prompt communication.

We’re looking forward to finding the perfect property for you!