From a late 15th-century townhouse in Rye, East Sussex, to an Edwardian property in Church Stretton, Shropshire.
Old Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A Grade II-listed attached cottage off the village green in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has leaded light windows, beamed and vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and stonework and open fireplaces. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, kitchen, attic, cottage garden. £495,000 Hamptons International 01892-516611.
Calais Farm, Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed, 18th-century former farmhouse in a conservation village. It has an inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove and a multi-fuel range cooker in the kitchen. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 2 studies, walled garden. £500,000+ Jackson-Stops & Staff 01904-625033.
Combe House, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed village house dating from 1700. It has chamfered mullioned casement windows, period fireplaces, including the former bread oven, and exposed beams. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, office, parking, 0.25 acre. £545,000 Savills 01722-426820.
Forsters House, Freshford, Bath. A period townhouse in a popular village six miles from Bath. It has exposed stonework, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and off-road parking. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen. £475,000 Carter Jonas 01225-747250.
Old Coastguard’s Cottages, River Yealm, Newton Ferrers, Devon. This Grade II-listed house is part of a row of former coastguards’ cottages. It overlooks the River Yealm and has access to the coastal footpath. It has wood floors, cast iron and tiled fireplaces and the original cast-iron cooking range. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, riverside terrace, garden, private quayside. £500,000 Marchand Petit 01752-873311.
Sheepcote Lane, London SW11. A first floor flat in a Victorian terrace in the Burns Road Conservation Area. It is close to Battersea Park and has good transport links into central London. 2 beds, bath, breakfast kitchen, recep, balcony. £525,000 Savills 020-8877 1222.
The Firs, Church Stretton, Shropshire. An Edwardian property in need of some modernisation. Period features include tiled floors, stained glass in the entrance hall and a kitchen with an Aga and quarry-tiled floors. 7 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study. £495,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Thomas House, Rye, East Sussex. A Grade II-listed, 15th-century house in the town conservation area. It has beamed walls and ceilings, large fireplaces with oak lintels and oak framed leaded light windows. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 dressing rooms, 2 receps, walled garden. £550,000 Phillips & Stabbs 01797-227338.
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