This week: properties within commuting distance of London from a medieval moated manor in Cambridgeshire to a Grade II-listed Regency cottage in the Old Town of Hastings
Spices, Rotten End, Wethersfield, Essex. A Grade II-listed timber-framed home dating from the 14th century. It is about six miles from Braintree station, with its mainline connection to London Liverpool Street. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, 2-bed granary, gardens, 0.6 acres. £850,000 Carter Jonas 01787-882881.
Bayfields Farm, Frensham Lane, Hampshire. A Grade II-listed country house dating from the 16th century. It is six miles from Farnham station, which has direct connections to London Waterloo. The house has period fireplaces, sash windows and French doors leading onto the gardens. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, barn with stables, manege, swimming pool, tennis court, 7.7 acres. £2.3m Savills 01252-729000.
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The Glebe House, Moulsford, Oxfordshire. An 18th-century former vicarage with Victorian additions. It is close to Goring on Thames station, with connections to London Paddington. The house has open fireplaces and beamed ceilings. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, gardens, 0.4 acres. £950,000 Singleton & Daughter 0118-984 2662.
Collins Cottage, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex. A Grade II-listed Regency cottage dating from 1817. It is situated in the historic Old Town of Hastings and is near to 267 acres of ancient woodland. It is just a mile from Hastings mainline train station, with direct services to London Bridge. 3 beds, bath, 2 recep, garden. £350,000 Phillips & Stubbs 01797-227338.
Byttom Cottage, Byttom Hill, Mickleham, Dorking. A Grade II-listed stone house dating from 1848 and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is about 22 miles from London and has good rail services to London Waterloo and Victoria. 5 beds, bath, 3 receps, garden. £875,000 Knight Frank 01932-591600.
Morden Hall, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. A Grade II-listed medieval moated manor. It is close to a rail connection to London Kings Cross, which is a 37-minute journey. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed cottage, tennis court, 21 acres. Further 14 acres available separately. £2.5m Strutt & Parker 01727-840285.
Sheephatch Farm, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey. A Grade II-listed farmhouse close to good mainline connections to London. The house dates from the 16th century and has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and a large kitchen with Aga. 4 beds, 2 baths, paddocks, 5.5 acres. £1.75m Strutt & Parker 01252-821102.
Lovell Cottage, Old Minster, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire. An Oxfordshire cottage with countryside views. The nearby town of Charlbury has connections to London Paddington. The cottage has beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, open fireplaces and an established walled garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps. £700,000 Jackson- Stops & Staff 01993-822661.
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