The Summer House at Alderley in Gloucestershire, 18 miles from Bath, is a one-bedroom castellated folly built on a hill with views to the Severn estuary.
Reached via a track through the woods, the only sound to be heard is bird song. With Gothic windows and doors and a part circular kitchen, it is furnished and ready for rental at pounds 1,250 a month. Through Knight Frank (01285 658656).
A sofa bed would be a happy addition to The Legacy, a late-Victorian house with one bedroom, overlooking the River Rother channel at Rye in Sussex. Guests staying in the 24ft attic room would have a distant view of the sea. The rest of the house includes a living room with wood-burning stove and a bedroom with open fireplace and French doors to the balcony. pounds 85,000 through Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338).Reuse content