Rose Cottage at Glyn Garth, two miles from the Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey, is a white-painted, 200- year-old cottage. The sitting- room has an Adam-style fireplace with an open fire, a beamed ceiling, dado rails, an exposed wooden floor and sash windows. The 16-ft kitchen has been fitted with antique oak units and has a brick inglenook fireplace with a Stanley oven. A rose cottage motif is included in the roof light and the windows beside the front door. The cottage has three bedrooms, a period-style fitted bathroom and a 12-ft summerhouse. pounds 150,000 through Morgan Evans & Co (01248 716817).

Lousown at Bigbury on Sea, near Kingsbridge in Devon, is a modern bungalow 25 yards from the beach, with views across to Hope Cove in the distance. The owners of the three-bedroom house say they would consider selling it furnished, should a buyer want it as a holiday home. It has a 22-ft sitting-room with views of the sea and an exposed stone fireplace. There's even a good view for the washer-up, from the 14-ft kitchen. Outside there is a garage/boat store and a raised terrace. An orchard of fruit trees may be bought separately. pounds 149,500 through Fulfords (01584 853747).

April Cottage in Minchampton, Gloucestershire, is a period double-fronted townhouse built of Cotswold stone. Four miles from Stroud and the mainline railway station (London 90 minutes), the three-storey cottage has a 23- ft sitting-room with two Cotswold stone fireplaces on raised stone hearths. There are built-in bookshelves. A door leads to a spiral stone staircase down to the cellar. The main bedroom is on the second floor, with two more on the first floor. There are south facing gardens with fruit bushes and a Wendy house. pounds 149,500 through Murrays (01453 755552).