From country idylls to spectacular river settings, these properties would make the perfect picture.
If it’s aesthetics you’re after these postcard pretty properties are worth a look…
Oxfordshire, £3 million
The Mill, Whitchurch on Thames
6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, home cinema, office, 1.2 acres
A mill was recorded on this site, next to the River Thames, in the Domesday Book. This converted mill house enjoys a peaceful setting and, from almost every window, there are views of the river, stream or mill pond. It’s been immaculately designed and there is an especially attractive kitchen/breakfast room.
Savills (01491 843 000; https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Northumberland, £1.35 million
The Manor House, Barrasford 6 bedrooms, tennis court, loose boxes, 2.8 acres
Positioned on the edge of the village and ideal for a family, this Victorian house has a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, extensive rooms for entertaining and a bright garden room with views over open countryside. Outside is a double garage and a walled courtyard boasting a series of useful storerooms.
Finest Properties (01434 622 234; http://finestproperties.co.uk)
West Sussex, £785,000
Priors Barn, Ashington
This Grade II-listed cottage, which stands in half an acre, enjoys glorious views of the South Downs. There are three double bedrooms and four reception rooms and it lies within easy access of the coast and Gatwick.
Henry Adams (01903 742 535; www.henryadams.co.uk)
Berkshire, £1 million
Whitehouse Farm Cottage, Binfield
Ideal for an extended family or for someone looking to run a B&B, the main house has four bed- rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and two reception rooms; outside are two self-contained cottages and a garden office. The garden is about 0.27 acre.
Strutt & Parker (01344 588 023; https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Wiltshire, £1.25 million
Tellings Farm House, Minety
This classic Cotswold house was refurbished in 2002. There are four bedrooms, a fitted kitchen with an Aga and a drawing room with a vaulted ceiling. The gardens and grounds extend to 11 acres.
Strutt & Parker (01285 897 506; https://countrylife.onthemarket.com)