Properties for sale within commuting distance of London

From a Grade II-listed Jacobean house in Ashford, Kent, to a cottage with medieval origins in Saffron Walden, eight of the best properties within easy reach of London.

From a Grade II-listed Jacobean house in Ashford, Kent, to a cottage with medieval origins in Saffron Walden, Essex...


The Old Timber Cottage, Norton Green, Stevenage. A cottage in a semi-rural location on the edge of a town that is 23 minutes from King's Cross by train. The cottage has exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen and a summerhouse in the garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps. £469,995 Putterills 01438-316846.

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The Old Rectory, Offham, West Malling, Kent. A Grade II-listed Georgian former rectory three miles from Borough Green station, which has trains to London Victoria. The property retains its original hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper and has oak floors, an open fireplace and a bespoke, fitted kitchen with travertine-tiled floors. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, self-contained annexe, outbuildings, walled garden, pool, tennis court, 2.1 acres. £1.8m Strutt & Parker 01732-459900.


The Old Cottage, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex. A Grade II-listed cottage with medieval origins on the edge of a village just one mile from Great Chesterford train station. The cottage retains some of its period features, including an external carved door frame, exposed wall and ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace. The kitchen overlooks the gardens. 3 beds, nursery/bed 4, 2 baths, 2 receps, study, garage. £695,000 Savills 01223-347147.


The Gate House, Windlesham, Surrey. A detached house on the outskirts of a village about three miles from Sunningdale Station. Direct trains from there to London Waterloo take 54 minutes. The house has patterned exterior brickwork, open fireplaces, a country-style kitchen and walled gardens that include terraced areas and a summer house. 3 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, 0.4 acres. £875,000 Strutt & Parker 01276-489500.


Meadow Wood Lodge, Penshurst, Kent. A recently completed contemporary house on the edge of a village within four miles of Tonbridge station, which has direct train lines to London. The house has floor-to-ceiling windows, natural stone floors, luxury fitted bathrooms and kitchen, a gym with a professional-grade gym floor and a study with a floor-to-ceiling oak bookcase. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, gardens, 5.3 acres. £2.5m Knight Frank 01892-515035.


Hillside Farm, Woodspeen, Berkshire. This house dates from the 1700s and is situated close to Newbury, which has direct trains to London Paddington and Waterloo. The house has open fireplaces and wood and tiled floors. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, 2-bed cottage, pond, 4 acres. £1.65m Knight Frank 01488-682726.


Boys Hall, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent. A Grade II-listed Jacobean house, two miles from Ashford, which has high-speed train links with London. The house has beamed ceilings, period fireplaces, and gardens that include a Victorian stable block. 10 beds, 10 baths, 3 receps, indoor swimming pool, 2.75 acres. £1.75m Savills 01580-720161.


Arundel Terrace, Brighton BN2. An 1823 Regency property overlooking Brighton seafront with shared access to the Kemp Town Enclosures, a communal garden, and a tunnel leading from the gardens onto the beach. The property is situated around two miles from Brighton station, which has direct trains to London Victoria and London Bridge. The house has wood floors, period fireplaces and a wood-panelled room, and includes three self-contained apartments providing income. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, balcony, 2-bed lower ground-floor flat, two 1-bed flats. £2.75m Mishon Mackay 01273-670067.



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