WISTERIA FRAMES the shuttered windows of Forge Lane House like a handlebar moustache. The four-bedroom house at Whitfield, three miles from Dover, is early Victorian with sash windows, partly walled gardens and with a brick and flint coach house. The 21ft drawing room overlooks secluded gardens and has built-in bookshelves with mahogany top and a picture rail. There's a study and playroom in the basement. The coach house and stable still has the old manger and brick floor. Priced at pounds 170,000 through GW Finn & Sons (01304 612147).
THE COTTAGE is too modest a name for this small country house with Gothic arched windows at Little Sodbury, eight miles from Bath. The elegantly decorated three-bedroom, three-bathroom stone-built house overlooks 11 acres of paddocks and grounds and the countryside beyond. It has a 27ft 7ins drawing room with French windows to the garden, an even bigger dining hall and 12ft kitchen and a walk-in pantry. The price is pounds 395,000, through Lane Fox (01285 653101).Reuse content