Country house
Oxfordshire, £1.35 million
Southfield House, Northmoor
5 bedrooms, 1-bedroom annexe, 2.7 acres
John D. Wood (01865 311522)
A perfect blend of period and contemporary design, this Grade II-listed house sits in a charming west Oxfordshire village. The large L-shaped reception room, with a green oak frame, offers delightful views over the garden, which is predominantly laid to lawn with well-stocked flower and shrub borders.

Barn conversion
Hampshire, £1.25 million
The Dutch Barn, Popham
4 bedrooms, paddocks, 2 acres
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01962 844299)
This Dutch barn was converted eight years ago, and boasts characterful arched ceilings with exposed steelwork, oak and stone flooring and Gothic-style oak doors. It’s also equipped with modern fittings, such as underfloor heating and wiring for Bang & Olufsen sound systems.

Town house
Gloucestershire, £595,000
18, Gumstool Hill, Tetbury
3 bedrooms, 1-bedroom annexe, garden
Savills (01285 627550)
This Grade II-listed town house has been run as a B&B by the current owner, who has also rented it out for short-term lets. Packed with character, the house has a welcoming living/dining room with an inglenook fireplace and a summer house in the walled garden.

Modern country house
Shropshire, £795,000
Kiln House, Ludlow
5 bedrooms, vineyards, 6.8 acres
Strutt & Parker (01584 873711)
The original house was enlarged by the current owners in 2009, and it has just undergone a full programme of refurbishment. All the rooms are flooded with light and enjoy a south-facing position looking towards the Malvern Hills. Outside is a disused swimming pool.

Town house
Cheltenham, £2.25 million
The Rectory, Park Place
6 bedrooms, walled garden, garage
Knight Frank (01242 246959)
The Rectory, which is referred to in Verey’s ‘Buildings of England’ as most resembling the neo-Greek design that dominates the villas of The Park, has been subject to a major renovation and restoration project. It was awarded a commendation by the Cheltenham Civic Society for the finest restoration in the town in 2009.