Beel House, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. A Grade II-listed Georgian house set in grounds that include a walled garden with fruit trees. The house has panelled walls and grand fireplaces. 8 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, orangery, breakfast kitchen, indoor pool with spa, landscaped gardens, tennis court, croquet lawn, deer park, outbuildings, 13.5 acres. £6.5m Savills 01494-787 785.
Brimslade House, Brimslade, Marlborough, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed, early-17th-century house set in landscaped gardens with an orchard in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Savernake Forest. The house has 17th-century panelling and ornate fireplaces. 9 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, study, former coach house, tennis court, 10.5 acres. £1.595m Knight Frank 01488-682726.
A chateau near Bergerac, Dordogne, France. A partially restored chateau with a two-bed house and outbuildings set in a park with an orchard and 12 acres of vineyards. It has a grand entrance hall with a stone staircase andcast-iron balustrade. The first floor has yetto be renovated.4 beds, 4 baths, circular living room, dining room, 2 kitchens, wine cellar, workshop,barn, swimming pool, 24.7 acres. €1.2mGroupe Mercure+33 (0)6 03 91 11 55.
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Halton Green East, Halton-on-Lune, Lancaster. A Grade II-listed house with traditional outbuildings and an orchard with apple, pear, plum and medlar trees. The house has beamed ceilings and a grand open fireplace. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 attic beds, 3 receps, office, stables, kitchen garden with greenhouse, paddock. £695,000 Fine & Country 01524-380560.
Hillhead, Birtley, Hexham, Northumberland. A restored mid-1800s Northumbrian stone farmhouse close to the national park and Kielder Water. It has a kitchen garden and an orchard with apple, cherry and plum trees. 6 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, greenhouses, paddocks,41 acres. £1.3m Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.
Jordanstone House, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. A renovated, late-18th-century house on the edge of the Vale of Strathmore. The Victorian glasshouse contains fig and peach trees and the house has a vaulted entrance hall and marble fireplaces. 12 beds, 7 baths, 3 receps, basement, 3 cottages, gate lodge, tennis court, 11.9 acres. £1.85m+ Savills 0131-247 3700.
Little Oakhill, Oakhill, Somerset. A Grade II-listed house with extensive gardens that include a large walled and fenced vegetable garden and orchard. The house has beamed ceilings and open fireplaces. 7 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study with shower room, outbuildings, pasture,46 acres. £1.4m Knight Frank 01225-325 999.
Two Cocks Farm, Enborne, Newbury, West Berkshire. A steel-framed house built into a hillside. The house has polished concrete floors and an open-plan living room with a retractable glass window and feature fireplace. The grounds lead down to an orchard. 3 beds, 2 baths, home office, 40 acres. £2m Strutt & Parker 01635-521707.
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