GREENACRES, NEAR Bampton on the Devon/Somerset border, backs onto open green fields and is about five miles from the edge of the Exmoor National Park. The four-bedroom house has a 25ft sitting room with log stores either side of the open fireplace, a kitchen with a solid-fuel Aga and a separate shelved larder. There are two attic rooms on the second floor, with planning permission to build an outside staircase access and doorway. As well as a kitchen garden and lawns, an archway in a high stone wall leads to a paddock. For sale at pounds 169,950; call Webbers on 01984 624055.
SMALL BUT perfectly formed, number 33 Greenhill, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, would suit a first-time buyer or make an easily maintained holiday home for walking enthusiasts. The two-bed cottage near the centre of town is convenient for Ashbourne, Matlock or the Peaks. The front door opens into a 13ft sitting room, which has an exposed fireplace and black cast-iron, gas-fired stove. There's a small fitted kitchen and, outside, a yard with steps up to a patio with views across the rooftops to the hills beyond. For sale at pounds 53,950; call Fidler-Taylor on 01629 580228.Reuse content