Hawksden Forge in Mayfield, East Sussex. ?University College London did a full archaeological survey for me and said it was

a Norman hall house, extended in 1600 and 1666,? says Chris Rasmussen. ?We love its seclusion: you drive half a mile through woodland on the Glynde Estate, and then come across it, by a lake.?

Grade II listed. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, outbuildings. 1 acre. £675,000. Humberts (01892 782424)