Gaunt Mill, Standlake, An old mill house standing in beautiful gardens on the River Windrush. 3 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom, cottage, garage, paddocks, 23 acres.

pounds 665,000 Knight Frank 01865-790077.


The Abbey, Southam,

A Grade II 17th-century house with Jacobean- shaped gables. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, family room, 3 cloakrooms, kitchen, cellar, self-contained flat, courtyard, 1 acre. pounds 475,000 Lane Fox 01295-273592.


Old Westmill Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, A Grade II 17th-century farmhouse, coach house and cottage on the River Oughton. 6 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, 3 attic rooms, cellar, stable block, large 17th-century barn and 2 smaller barns, 3 acres. pounds 795,000 Lane Fox 01582-764343.

Bramshill Manor, Horley, Banbury. A Grade II manor house dating from the 16th century situated on the edge of the village. 7 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, study, cloakroom, utility room, cellar, walled garden, outbuildings, paddocks, 6 acres.

pounds 550,000 Lane Fox 01295-273592.


Turkdean Manor, Turkdean, A 16th-century Grade II Cotswold manor with landscaped gardens and fantastic views. 7 beds, 4 bath, 3 receps, study, conservatory, kitchen, playroom, domestic offices, cloakroom, cellar, garden room, swimming pool, tennis court, secondary house, stone barns, stabling, 20.5 acres.

pounds 1.5 million Knight Frank 0171-629 8171.

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