Property: Three To View - NEAR THE THIN RED LINE

THE THIN red line in this case is the A417, running from Cirencester to Fairford, where you'll find 4 Coronation Street, a Grade-II-listed cottage a million miles away from its TV soap counterpart.

The Gloucestershire version has a conservatory/ dining-room, a sitting- room with stone mullion window and open fireplace, and a fitted kitchen. There are two bedrooms, and a bathroom on the first floor, with another bedroom and en suite shower on the second. The price is pounds 132,000, details: Hamptons 01285 654535.

ASPASIA is the name of this Edwardian semi, sitting on the A308 where it becomes Furze Platt Road, in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Recently improved, the five-bedroom house has restored pine window frames, skirting-boards, floorboards and staircase.

Three quarters of a mile from the centre of town and the same distance from open countryside owned by the National Trust, it makes the perfect commuter home. There is a 17ft 5in sitting-room with original open fire, a dining-room and a 13ft kitchen/breakfast room.

Three bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor, with two more on the second, plus a box room. It has a brick-built garden store and detached garage. pounds 259,500; Andrew Milsom & Partners 01628 531222.

THE A371 runs from Wells to Cheddar in Somerset before bending round to run through Axbridge, where you can't fail to notice The Old Angel, a 16th-century house once licensed for drinking and gambling.

The present front is dated 1670, when the drawing-room was fitted with its impressive stone chimneypiece. The dining-room, kitchen and snug are on the ground floor, the main bedroom suite, another bedroom and two bathrooms on the first, and three bedrooms on the second, with a shower room. Annexe, freezer room, conservatory, workshop, garage block and walled gardens. Offers over pounds 275,000 to Palmer Snell (01749 673974).

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