Advertised in Country Life this week, this Georgian country house has been the home of Katie and David Higgs for 22 years.

‘It has always been my dream house,’ says Mrs Higgs, whose daughter was married from here this autumn. ‘We have visiting ducks, moorhens and the odd deer from Dartmoor.’

Grade II listed. 8 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, two stone barns, workshop, pond,
walled garden. 2.49 acres.

 Venn House, Ugborough Devon: £1.1m. Strutt & Parker (01392 215631)