Rose Cottage, Clappersgate, Ambleside, Cumbria. A double-fronted, traditional slate and stone cottage in a village surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It has sash windows with shutters, flagstone floors, Victorian fireplaces and a modern fitted kitchen. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, terrace garden.£500,000+ Finest Properties 01434-622234.
The Grove Mill, Watford, Hertfordshire. A two-bedroom apartment in a converted mill with communal gardens adjoining the Grand Union Canal. It retains its original windows and has exposed brickwork, beamed ceilings, wood floors and an oak fitted kitchen. Bath, open-plan kitchen/living area, garage. £475,000 Savills 019223-725504.
The Little Cottage, Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed, semi-detached stone cottage with a barn extension in a village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a kitchen with sliding glass doors leading onto the garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, office, workshop with mezzanine. £515,000+ Hamptons 01672-620175.
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Riverdale, Newton Ferrers, Devon. A former fisherman’s cottage with views towards the sea, within a short walk from the beach. The cottage comes with a small private patio and it has exposed stone work, beamed ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a stone recess that retains its original bread oven. 2 beds, bath, open-plan kitchen/living room. £470,000 Luscombe Maye 01752-872417.
Market Place, Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire. A three-storey, Grade II-listed village house that is now in need of some updating. The property retains its period features, including sash windows and exposed beams in the reception rooms and bedrooms, and a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove in the sitting room. It comes with a private, enclosed courtyard garden to the rear. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen. £495,000 Hamptons 01869-640157.
Church Lane, Hungerford, Berkshire. This Georgian end-of-terrace house was once two properties, now combined into one. It has beamed ceilings, sash windows, a wood-burning stove and a fitted kitchen with an Aga. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, garden. £485,000 Knight Frank 01488-682726.
Brewery Lane, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. A renovated, four-storey, Grade II-listed village house with a large courtyard garden with views over the Georgian market town of Ampthill. The house has beamed ceilings, exposed brickwork, a wood-burning stove, an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, bespoke bookshelves and a contemporary kitchen. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, study, cellar. £525,000 Jackson-Stops 01525-290641.
Goldsmiths Building, East Churchfield Road, London W3. A Georgian terraced house built in 1811 in the gated Goldsmiths Buildings almshouse development in Acton, with access to extensive communal gardens to the front and rear of the property. It has sash windows, an open fireplace with a period surround and a contemporary kitchen leading onto a patio that overlooks the communal gardens. Bed, bath, recep, breakfast kitchen. £485,000 John D Wood & Co 020-3151 0667.
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