Property: Three To View; REFLECTED GLORY

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SEABROOK LOCK Cottage stands reflected in the water of the Grand Union Canal at Ivinghoe, in Buckinghamshire. The three-bedroom detached house, built in 1821, is reached via a 400-yard tow-path drive licensed from British Waterways. However, although the white-painted house stands in Bucks, for the convenience of the Royal Mail its postal address is Nr. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Extended and refurbished, the three- storey cottage has its main bedroom and bathroom on the lower ground floor to offer views over the canal and Ivinghoe Beacon; the dining room, breakfast/kitchen and sitting rooms are on the ground floor with two more bedrooms above. There's a large garden and open-fronted double garage. Offers of pounds 270,000 through Cesare Nash (01442 827000).

WESTWOOD HOUSE looms majestically above its gardens to ripple in its ornamental pool, on the outskirts of Droitwich Spa, in Worcestershire. Grade I listed, the Elizabethan mansion now consists of 12 apartments, of which The Salon, on the first floor, is now for sale. Originally the ballroom, it has a 47ft by 28ft 4in drawing room with ornate plasterwork ceiling, chandelier and carved fire surround. It looks out on to what was Westwood Park. It has a large kitchen, ritzy bathroom, master bedroom suite and a guest suite. The shared driveway leads to garaging for three cars. Offers of pounds 255,000 through GA (01905 772084).

THE MILL House, in Barton St David, Somerset, is mirrored in the calm of the mill pond of the river Brue. Grade II listed, the former water mill is a typical Georgian country house, but has a stream running under the eastern part of the property, where the old mill workings remain. Another mill stone is now set into the courtyard, while there's a small quay fronting the river and mill pond. There are three bedroom/bathroom suites, a fourth bedroom and an integral two-bedroom flat. There are four reception rooms, including a billiards room, a butler's pantry, double garage and workshop. As the house is still being refurbished, there is a choice of kitchens and bathrooms. Offers around pounds 400,000 to Palmer Snell (01963 351373).

Rosalind Russell

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