IN EGHAM, Surrey, this modern detached four-bedroom house is one of the first to be put up for sale through the newly opened branch of Townends - and the estate agents are celebrating their successful take- off by giving away Easter eggs to customers this weekend.

Updated over the last year, the house has three reception rooms and comes with a double-width garage, double-glazing and a newly fitted family bathroom with a white suite. There is a 17ft sitting room with an archway leading through to the dining room and a family room with wood veneer flooring and patio doors to the garden. The main bedroom is fitted with a range of Sharp's wardrobes and furniture. The price is pounds 219,950; details from Townends (01784 430666).

TITUS IS a grade II listed three-bedroom house in Good Easter, one of the most popular of the villages around Chelmsford, in Essex. Formerly two cottages, the timber-framed house is partly thatched - it was re-thatched in 1996 - and stands in an acre of unoverlooked south-facing gardens adjoining farmland.

The property has an 18ft sitting room with an open fireplace and built- in shelves, a study and a dining room with a wide brick fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with green-glazed custom-made units in pine, and there's a downstairs shower room with a power shower and side jet. The bedrooms have sloping ceilings. Outside there's a double garage, workshop and greenhouse. The price is pounds 345,000; details from Trembath Welch (01371 872117).

FIND THE good life at Croftgloy, 25 miles from Elgin in Morayshire, in the north-east of Scotland. It is a traditional three-bedroom Scottish dwelling in just under two acres, and it is being sold along with a variety of outbuildings, including a poultry shed.

The two-storey house has a flag-stoned hall, a conservatory and a 14ft farmhouse kitchen with a Franco Belge stove also providing central heating and hot water. The sitting room has exposed stone walls, panelled floor and open fire and there is a formal dining room. Outside is a large U- shaped steading which includes barn accommodation, storage, workshop, kennels. stables and tack room, plus vegetable and herb gardens. Take offers over pounds 92,500 to GA (01343 548861).

Rosalind Russell