ITS OFFICIAL name is "Leverton", but the row of five pairs of cottages, north of Hungerford in Berkshire, which features in the tome English Cottages is known as "The Pepperpot". Number nine has two bedrooms and a sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Offers of more than pounds 158,000 to Burrough & Co (01488 682349).

OLD BAKERY Cottage in Nursling, near Romsey in Hampshire, used to be the village shop. Now a four-bedroom house, its dining room has the original pine panelling. The garden is stocked with fruit trees and there's a pond and a timber garage - the former stable. For sale at pounds 225,000 from Morris Dibben (01794 512802).

ABBEY STREET, in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, has appeared in Tom Jones and the recent television adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Dairy House, a Georgian four-bedroom property, has a flint-walled garden facing the River Cerne and is for sale at pounds 350,000 from Jackson-Stops (01305 262123).