Coastal cottages and idyllic rural dwellings.
Dorset, £2.35 million
The Old Vicarage, Powerstock
6 bedrooms, coach house, orangery, 11⁄2 acres
Positioned in a lovely Dorset village, a few miles from Bridport (and its Waitrose), this Old Vicarage has an idyllic setting. The village is home to the Three Horseshoes pub and the house has a large kitchen/breakfast room, elegant reception rooms and a good garden.
Savills (01202 856800)
Cornwall, £1.2 million
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, double detached garage
This five-bedroom thatched house overlooks the creek. It has five bedrooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room, a room that could serve as an office or cinema space plus a double, detached garage.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01872 261160)
Quay Cottage, Dittisham
3 bedrooms, waterfront position, rear garden
This Grade II-listed cottage looks out over the River Dart and the surrounding countryside. It has three bedrooms, a good-sized kitchen/dining room and a rear terrace.
Marchand Petit (01803 839190)
Cornwall, £1.25 million
Dolphin Cottage, Restronguet
4 bedrooms, Aga kitchen, 1.25 acres
Enjoying views of the Roseland Peninsula and with its own private mooring, this creekside cottage is accessed via a private driveway and comes with four bedrooms. The gardens extend to 11⁄4 acres.
Country & Waterside (01872 470256)
Devon, £1.15 million
The Grange, Lapford
6 bedrooms, two cottages, barns, 41⁄2 acres
This former rectory has been refurbished by the current owners, including the addition of a smart new kitchen and modern bathrooms. One of the cottages is currently live/let; the other needs renovating. Lapford is an attractive village and is on the Barnstaple branch known as the Tarka line.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01392 214222)