Devon, £1.15 million
Lambrook Farm, Farway Valley 4 bedrooms, two-bedroom cottage, 12 acres
Chesterton Humberts (01404 42456)

Owner Venetia Topham moved to Lambrook from another house in the village 10 years ago: ‘I like the people and the area, as it’s close to the beach-which is helpful, as I’m an auxiliary coast guard-as well as Honiton, which has good train services to London.’