Walnut Tree House in Pulborough, West Sussex, really does have a walnut tree in the garden, along with a magnolia, wisteria, winter flowering jasmine and forsythia. The Grade II listed period house is in the centre of the village and has a long driveway at the back, leading to two garages. From the drawing room, there are views across the water meadows to the South Downs. The 18ft kitchen has fitted white units and Whirlpool oven and hob. With five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an old cellar with curved ceiling, it's for sale for pounds 255,000 through Guy Leonard & Co (01798 874033).
Apple Tree Cottage near Castle Combe in Wiltshire has large rear gardens with terraces, lawns and well established trees. The thatched, stone-built three-bedroom house has two reception rooms, including a marble-floored summer lounge with French doors opening onto the patio. The 23ft drawing room has exposed stone walling and inglenook fireplace. The kitchen is custom built with a Rosieres cooking range. The main bathroom is a splendid affair with a generous free-standing oval bath on claw feet and brass telephone taps. All for pounds 350,000 through Parkinson Fairlie Robertson (01249 655101).Reuse content