Clinger House, Cucklington, Somerset. The former home of Sir Robert and Lady Sutton has just been placed on the market for the first time in more than 40 years. ?Although it looks like an old house, it is not at all,? James Sutton says. ?It was built for my parents in 1963 from old Chilmark stone by the architect R. Blenman-Bull, on my father?s old farm.

They had lived in a Georgian house and wanted something in a similar style. It has a galleried hall, suitable for hanging large family portraits, and floor-

to-ceiling windows. A fantastic feature of this house is the view: you can see for miles.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen, double garage, formal and informal gardens. 1 acre. £1m. Strutt & Parker (01722 344010).

This article first appeared in COUNTRY LIFE on February 24, 2005. To subcribe, click here .