THE OLD Cider Press is so tucked away, you have to cross two cattle grids to reach it. The two-bedroom timber-framed cottage is near the village of Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire, and has a 30ft sitting room with a stone fireplace and wall and ceiling beams, and a sun lounge with double doors leading to the garden. For sale at pounds 110,000 from Locke & England (01531 632388).
CONVENIENT ACCESS to London makes Northiam a popular weekender's bolthole. Summer Cottage, a Grade II-listed, two-bedroom weatherboard semi in the centre of the village, has an L-shaped sitting and dining room with open fire and a 19ft kitchen with beamed ceiling. Phillips & Stubbs want pounds 89,500 (01797 227338).