Property: Three To View Two Homes For The Price Of One

CHANCTONBURY COTTAGE and Spindle Cottage are a pair of Grade II- listed houses being sold as one. In the village of Curry Rivel, 11 miles from Taunton in Somerset, the cottages are about 300 years old and have flagstone floors, exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces. Each is self- contained. Chanctonbury Cottage has a conservatory, kitchen, dining-room, breakfast room and three bedrooms. Spindle Cottage has two bedrooms. There is an enclosed yard, gardens, 25ft barn, loose box and aviary. All for pounds 182,500 through Greenslade Taylor Hunt (01458 250589).

HAWTHORN COTTAGE in the famous Herefordshire black-and-white village of Eardisley, is being sold along with the village Post Office. Grade II-listed, the house offers the chance to run a business from home and has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 19ft sitting-room with a wood- burning stove.

There's a kitchen big enough to eat in, a separate dining-room and a conservatory. The Post Office section has a separate front door. At the back is a private garden with wishing well, rose-covered arch, two greenhouses and a shed. pounds 175,000 through Bill Jackson (01568 610600).

THE HOUSE On The Green at Thornham in Norfolk is actually two houses, both renovated and, as they're within walking distance of the beach, ideal as holiday homes. Currently let as such, they gross an annual income of between pounds 26,000 and pounds 30,000 a year. Known as Greenside and Churchside, the two cottages are linked by a ground-floor door so they can be lived in as one home if preferred.

Each has three bedrooms, exposed beams, pine doors, inglenook fireplaces and fitted kitchens. Offers around pounds 240,000 to Strutt & Parker (01603 617431).

Compiled by Rosalind Russell