TWO AND a half miles from Banbury in Oxfordshire, with its regular train service to London, is this semi-detached period cottage in need of renovation. But not everyone wants an old stone-built smithy with a corrugated roof and a brick-built privy at the end of their garden. Just off the village lane in Hanwell, it has a 17ft kitchen with a solid fuel Rayburn, but needs a new central heating system and a refitted bathroom. For sale at around pounds 125,000 - call Strutt & Parker on 01608 650502.
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