Ford Bank Cottage, Ford, Gloucestershire. A Cotswold cottage on the edge of a village with countryside views. It has planning permission for a considerable extension and has exposed stonework, beamed ceilings, and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, attic room, gardens, parking. £475,000 Knight Frank 01451-600610.
Garmony House, Garmony, Isle of Mull. A Georgian house with earlier origins that overlooks the Sound of Mull. The house has open fireplaces, wood floors, a country kitchen with an Aga and a range of outbuildings, including a stone barn.5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, 1.6 acres. £550,000+ Bell Ingram 01631-566122.
Hornets Castle, Poundsgate, near Ashburton, Devon. A Grade II-listed house in a small hamlet of nine properties with views across Dartmoor National Park. The house has beamed ceilings, stone arches and inglenook fireplaces. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps, stables, paddock, 0.4 acres. £500,000 Strutt & Parker 01392-215631.
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Lough Hyne Cottage, Skibbereen, west Cork, Ireland. A secluded cottage inneed of some updating. It has views over Lough Hyne, Ireland's first marine nature reserve. The area's unique micro-climate means keen gardeners could create a sub-tropical garden. 3 beds, bath, recep, sun room, 2.5 acres. €585,000 Charles McCarthy +353 5328-21533.
The Granary, Shifnal, Shropshire. A converted granary surrounded by countryside and with large gardens. It is arranged over three floors and has large reception rooms with beamed ceilings and French doors leading onto the landscaped gardens. 6 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps. £499,950 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
The Old Post Office, Midford, Bath. A semi-detached cottage in a popular village within easy reach of Bath. It has shuttered sash windows, wood floors, half-panelled walls, exposed ceiling beams and period fireplaces. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, box room, kitchen, garden. £495,000 Savills 01225-474550.
White Hart Lane, Barnes,London SW13. A 57 sq m ground-floor apartment set behind a shop in Little Chelsea, close to the River Thames.1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/living area, terrace garden. £450,000 Savills 020-8939 6900.
White Roses, Leweston, Sherborne, Dorset. A family house in a secluded setting with far-reaching views.The house has an open fireplace in the sitting room and a dining room with French doors leading onto the terrace. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, 1.3 acres. £500,000 OnTheMarket 01935-590902.
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