Rose Cottage, The Forstal, Preston, Canterbury, Kent. A thatched cottage dating from around 1600 surrounded by cottage gardens that include a summerhouse. The cottage retains its exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps, dining kitchen, 0.35 acres. £650,000 Finn’s 01227-454111.
Till Cottage, Winterbourne Stoke, Salisbury. This cottage dates from 1785 and has been extended to include a breakfast kitchen with French doors leading onto the riverside cottage garden. It has exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, study, 1-bed detached annexe, 0.58 acres. £945,000 Savills 01722-426820.
Manor Cottage, Brimscombe Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire. This Grade II-listed, semi-detached house dates from 1652 and is set in enclosed landscaped cottage gardens. It has a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a top-floor bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, and a large conservatory that opens onto a terrace. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep. £600,000+ Murrays 01453-755552.
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By-The-Way, Witley, Godalming, Surrey. A Grade II-listed village house dating from 1590 set in 0.42 acres of landscaped cottage gardens that include a sunken garden with a fishpond and a waterfall, and a raised pond surrounded by a beech hedge. The house has flagstone floors, exposed wall and ceiling timbers and a large inglenook fireplace. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, study area, stores, attic, gardens, grounds, 0.42 acres. £835,000 Knight Frank 01483-565171.
Fairview Cottage, Charlton Adam, Somerset. A cottage set in cottage gardens that include a private courtyard with a tiled stone outbuilding. It has a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a country-style kitchen with an Aga. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, garden room. £450,000 Humberts 01935-477277.
Tamarisk Cottage, Cage Lane, Great Staughton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. A Grade II-listed, timber-framed cottage with an attractive, south-facing cottage garden with a cobbled path in a popular village close to the Grafham Water Nature Reserve. The cottage retains its exposed wall and ceiling timbers and open fireplaces, and has a breakfast room with an Aga. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps, kitchen. £450,000+ Fine & Country 0330-333 1060.
Peach Tree Cottage, Fifield, Oxfordshire. This cottage dates from 1830 and is situated in a village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The south-facing cottage gardens are surrounded by stone walls and traditional woven fencing. The cottage retains its stone-mullioned windows, exposed beams, open fireplaces and oak staircase. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, garage/workshop, outbuilding, greenhouse. £625,000 Butler Sherborn 01451-830731.
Tiroran Steading, Tiroran, Isle of Mull, Argyll. A renovated, 18th-century house with a three-bedroom cottage overlooking Loch Scridain. It has a large family room with a vaulted beamed ceiling and a mezzanine, and a dining kitchen with an Aga. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, study area, former saw mill, former gallery/café, workshop, greenhouse, woodland, 3.4 acres. £595,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.
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