Ash Tree Cottage, Mount Gardens, Sydenham, London, SE26. A Georgian cottage surrounded by mature gardens in the Sydenham Hill conservation area. It has a breakfast kitchen with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and bifold doors leading onto a dining terrace. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, studio. £2m Knight Frank 020-3815 9410.
The Walled Garden, Tottingworth Park, East Sussex. A Modernist-style house built 20 years ago in a Victorian walled garden. It has a steel frame, glass walls and an open-plan living and kitchen area with integrated Miele appliances and 360-degree views over the garden. 5 beds, 4 baths, studio, workshop, 1.7 acres. £2m Hamptons 01892-640316.
Munstead Court, Godalming, Surrey. A modernised Arts and Crafts house built in 1905. It retains its leaded-light windows, open fireplaces and wood floors, and has a kitchen and family room with extensive units, an Aga, an atrium-style skylight and bifold doors on two sides leading onto the terraces. 7 beds, 7 baths, 2 receps, second kitchen, gym, barn, tennis court, stable block, gardens, 7.44 acres. £5.25m Strutt & Parker 01483-306565.
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Arawai House, Hill Brow, Hampshire. An 1870s Victorian house on the edge of a village with large gardens and grounds overlooking the South Downs. The kitchen is fitted with a Bora induction hob, a Quooker basin, a Miele oven and has full-length windows and French doors leading onto a decked terrace. The house retains its original fireplaces and sash windows with shutters. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, study, games room, annexe, cellar, 4 acres. £1.95m Savills 01483-796800.
Burnsall Street, Chelsea, London SW3. This three-storey, end-of-terrace house has been rebuilt to include an extended kitchen, which has state-of-the-art fittings, four ovens at eye level and bifold doors leading onto the south-facing garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep. £3.5m John D Wood 020-3369 4319.
Blacket Place, Newington, Edinburgh. An updated period property in Edinburgh’s Blacket conservation area. It has sash windows with shutters, stained-glass windows, an elegant staircase and a modern extension that includes an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with sliding doors leading onto the terrace and garden. 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, study, utility, separate summer house/office. £1.5m+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9606.
Court A Pella, Newton St. Margarets, Hereford. A modernised period property set in landscaped gardens with a wildflower meadow. The house has flagstone floors, open fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, a large dining kitchen with oak floors, bespoke cabinetry, marble worktops and doors leading onto the garden, and a dual-aspect sitting room with a vaulted ceiling. 3 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, static caravan, 3.76 acres. £1.25m Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.
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