HUGDITCH, A mile and a half from Ramsbury, Wiltshire is a Grade II listed thatched house, dating from about the 16th century. It already has six bedrooms and two bathrooms, but planning permission has been granted to allow for another reception room, two more bedrooms and a bathroom. It has a 20ft kitchen/breakfast room designed by John Lewis of Hungerford, with double French doors to a terrace, and the grounds include a brick and flint barn with thatched roof, a heated swimming pool and a fruit garden. Knight Frank (01488 682726) are asking pounds 650,000.

THIS BLACK and white, Grade II listed, 17th-century terraced cottage in Stoke by Clark, Suffolk goes by the name of 2 George's Cottages. Within earshot of the church bells (so silence-seeking townies need not apply), the three-bedroom cottage has a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and double-glazed French doors to the back. Double doors lead from the dining room through to the 14ft, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a black Aga. The gardens are walled for privacy. GA (01787 277107) are looking for pounds 149,995.

BARTON HOUSE in Kennington, near Ashford, Kent, is a timbered Wealden hall house, extended several times in its history but retaining a Grade II listing. From the entrance hall, step down into the sitting room through an arched headed door. There's a large kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder and a crockery cupboard, a separate garden room for wellies and wet dogs, and a more formal drawing room and dining room. On the first floor you'll find four bedrooms, two loos and a bathroom. Offers around pounds 385,000 to Strutt & Parker (01227 451123).