THE PIGEON House at Findon, near Worthing in West Sussex, was built 200 years ago as a breeding house for pigeons and doves for the Muntham Court estate. There are five bathrooms, three reception rooms, a 31ft kitchen and more than three acres of gardens. The price is pounds 690,000, details from Humberts (01403 218216).

ROOKS FARM in Burley, Hampshire is an 18th-century four-bedroom farmhouse near Lymington in the New Forest. It has a partly oak-panelled drawing room and a kitchen with an Aga. With just under two acres of land, it has a stable yard, stable block and garage. Offers over pounds 400,000 to GA (01590 675025).

KESTREL'S REST in Apse Heath on the Isle of Wight is a detached four-bedroom house. There's a 23ft sitting room with Victorian-style fireplace, arched windows featuring kestrels, a kitchen fitted with limed oak units, views across the countryside, and a double-garage. pounds 179,950 through The Wright Agency (01983 866822).