Dairy House Farm (below left) in Kington Magna, near Shaftesbury is a Grade II listed, stone-built house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, standing in more than two acres of gardens and paddock. The connecting sitting- and drawing-rooms have flagstone floors, and there is a flagstone hearth with multi-fuel stove. The house has a 21ft dining- room, a laundry room and a 28ft kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor. The main bedroom, with Victorian cast-iron fireplace, leads to a dressing- room and bathroom with cast-iron, roll-top bath with claw feet. Outside are a double garage and two outbuildings.

Strutt & Parker is asking for offers around pounds 400,000 (01722 328741).

Glebe Cottage (centre) in Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, is Grade II listed, with a thatched roof and brick-and-flint walls. The cottage has roses growing around the door.

The 23ft sitting-room has an open fireplace and wood-burner. An open staircase rises to the two first-floor bedrooms. Outside, the large gardens include an ornamental pond with waterlilies and parking space for three cars.

Symonds & Sampson is asking around pounds 120,000 (01305 265058).

Upper Cobb House (below right), in Lyme Regis, overlooks the sea in one direction and National Trust land in the other. The three-reception, four-bedroom house has easy access to the famous Undercliff, made famous by the book and the film of The French Lieutenant's Woman. A Grade II listed Regency house, it has rendered walls in colourwashed Tuscany yellow with dark green shutters, while inside it has carved ceilings in the main reception rooms. With a study, playrooms, a double garage, a terraced Italian-style garden with gazebo and about an acre of garden, it is for sale through Strutt & Parker, for offers above pounds 425,000 (01392 215631).