HOME OF THE WEEK
ITS PAINTWORK is peeling, a rampant shrub hides most of a window and the glass lean-to off the kitchen is in need of repair. But with some care and attention, Pippin Cottage in Everton, Hampshire, could make the perfect weekend home. The white-painted, detached house has gas central heating although it is in need of modernisation and some rearranging: the bathroom is currently on the ground floor. The gardens are very private and there's a concrete garage. John D Wood are asking pounds 180,000 (01590 677233).