Chesterton Road, Cambridge. A four-storey Victorian house overlooking the River Cam and close to mainline train links to London. It has open fireplaces and a ground floor that is currently used as a self-contained, one-bed annexe. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, front and rear gardens, gate access to communal gardens. £1.5m Cheffins 01223-214214.
Freshwell Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. A renovated, Grade II-listed cottage in the medieval quarter of Saffron Walden within two miles of Audley End station, which has direct links to London Liverpool Street. The cottage has oak beams and floors. Bed, bath, recep, office, breakfast kitchen, garden. £369,000 Cheffins 01799-523656.
Green Acres, Daisy Green, Colchester, Essex. A renovated, 16th-century, Grade II-listed house within easy access of mainline trains to London. It has exposed timbers, an inglenook fireplace and wood and stone floors. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, garages, outbuildings, gardens, orchard, ponds, 4 acres. £850,000 Nicholas Percival 01206-563222.
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Hurst Mill Cottage, near Hothfield Common, Kent. A 17th-century, Grade II-listed cottage just over two miles from the local village and five miles from Ashford, which has direct lines to London St Pancras. The cottage has an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, gardens, 4.5 acres. £895,000 Savills 01580-720161.
Park House, The Midway, Nevill Court, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A 1920s house within walking distance of Tunbridge Wells. Trains from there take 52 minutes to reach London's Charing Cross. 6 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, pool, tennis court, 3.8 acres. £2.75m Batcheller Monkhouse 01892-512020.
Rose Cottage, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex. A Grade II-listed house 15 minutes from Lewes, which has regular connections to London. The house has exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, garden, 0.3 acres. £750,000+ Freeman Forman 01892-615757.
The Street, Puttenham, Guildford. A mid-18th-century village house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty five miles from Guildford. The direct line to London Waterloo from there takes 38 minutes. The house has a large kitchen with an Aga and a sitting room with a fireplace and bi-fold doors leading onto the gardens. 4 beds, 2 baths. £765,000 Hill Clements 01483-300300.
Woodend, Banstead, Surrey. An Edwardian house surrounded by large gardens. It is 14 miles from London. 6 beds, 3 baths, 4 receps, breakfast kitchen, 2-bed cottage, 2 workshops, 2 stables, summer house, greenhouse, pool house with sauna, heated outdoor pool, tennis court, 2.9 acres. £2.95m Savills 01737-230200.
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