Properties close to a village green

From a 17th-century cottage in Hertfordshire, to a former public house in Oxfordshire, eight of the best properties close to a village green.

This week: properties close to a village green from a 17th-century cottage overlooking the green, pond and the village cricket ground in Bovingdon Green, Hertfordshire, to a former public house in Goosey, Oxfordshire.


Offham Green, West Malling, Kent. A 17th century, Grade II-listed house overlooking the village green. The interiors of the property have been modernised, but retain their exposed wall and ceiling timbers, and exposed brickwork. The house has a modern, bespoke, fitted-timber kitchen with a log-burning stove. 3 beds, 3 baths, recep, study, playroom, cottage gardens. £675,000 Fine & Country 01732-222272.


Church House, Chailey Green, East Sussex. This Victorian house is situated behind the church on the village green. It has a drawing room with French doors leading onto the garden and a newly fitted kitchen that opens onto a conservatory. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed barn conversion, swimming pool, 2.15 acres. £2m Savills 01444-446000.


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Hermitage, Adderbury, Oxfordshire. A Georgian house set in large, walled gardens, overlooking the village green in Adderbury. The house has shuttered sash windows, high ceilings, open fireplaces, a fitted kitchen with stone floors and marble worktops and an oak conservatory with underfloor heating and double doors opening onto a patio. 6 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, study, office, sun room, cellars, private parking, summer house. £1.35m Knight Frank 01865-790077.


Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. A detached cottage in a small village in the Chiltern Hills, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage has open fireplaces in the drawing room and sitting room, one with a wood-burning stove, an open-plan living room/kitchen with an Aga and a garden annexe. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, cellar, garage with studio above, three garden sheds, front and rear gardens. £1.38m Strutt & Parker 01727-840285.


The Firs, Burston, Norfolk. A period property that was formerly the village post office, situated opposite the village green, with large gardens and a vegetable garden. It has a garden room with a vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor that includes a large, productive grapevine. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, home office and workshop, 0.33 acres. £475,000 Durrants 01379-642233.


Windwistle, The Green, Shenington, Oxfordshire. A house overlooking the green in a village on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has a kitchen with bespoke oak fittings, a contemporary wood-burning stove and bi-fold doors leading onto the garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, workshop. £875,000 Strutt & Parker 01295-273592.


Red Lion Cottage, Bovingdon Green, Hertfordshire. A 17th-century, Grade II-listed cottage overlooking the village green, pond and cricket ground. The cottage has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplaces, a wood-burning stove and a fitted kitchen with an Aga and a butler's sink. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, studio/office, garage and double workshop, gardens, 0.8 acres. £2.2m Savills 01494-725636.


Pound House, Goosey, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. A Grade II-listed, former public house close to the village green. It has beamed ceilings and flagstone and wood floors, and is set in large gardens that include a swimming pool. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, office, breakfast kitchen, garage/office. £1.25m. Knight Frank 01865-264879.



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