From a cottage with mature gardens near the sea in Cornwall to a restored farmhouse in the Dordogne.
Woodmead, Marsh, East Devon. A Grade II-listed thatched cottage with stone and rendered elevations in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove, and a country kitchen with Aga. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, gardens. £315,000 Chesterton Humberts 01404-42456.
Trenoweth Mill Cottage, St Keverne, Helston, Cornwall. A double-fronted Cornish cottage in a small hamlet close to the sea. The mature cottage gardens include a large feature pond and a summerhouse. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, sun room, garage, store, 2 greenhouses. £435,000 Savills 01872-243200.
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South Cottage, Silverleys Green, Cratfield, Halesworth, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed cottage believed to date from the 17th century. It has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and a country kitchen with an Aga. 3 beds, bath, recep, garden, 1 acre. £365,000+ Durrants 01986-872553.
Farmhouse near Monpazier, Dordogne, France. A restored traditional farmhouse in a countryside setting. It has exposed beams, a fireplace with wood-burning stove, tiled and wood floors and a covered outdoor terrace. 5 beds, 2 baths, double recep, attic, workshop, swimming pool and pool house, gardens, 1.1 acres. £425,000 Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.
Low House, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. One of three houses in a small farmstead, it has flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and a kitchen with a Rayburn. 3 beds, bath, recep, adjoining barn, croft, garden. £380,000 Carter Jonas 01423-523423.
Fyne Edge, Minard, Argyll. This loch-side property was created in 1992 from the ruins of an old stone building. It has terracotta and wood floors, a wood-burning stove in the double-height vaulted living room and over two acres of grounds. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, mezzanine. £350,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.
Dickens Cottage, Old Town Hastings, East Sussex. This restored Grade II-listed cottage was built around 1400 and is situated just 500 yards from the sea. It has exposed wood beams and truss work, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and brick and oak floors. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, breakfast kitchen, courtyard garden. £400,000 Freeman Forman 01424-773888.
Brockley Villa, Leintwardine, Shropshire. An 18th-century property with 14th-century origins, situated on the edge of the village. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, outbuildings, garden, 1.2 acres. £399,950 Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.
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