Nut Tree Cottage in Warnborough, Oxfordshire is a listed cottage sitting behind a white picket fence on the village green, next to the cricket field. The black and white 17th century cottage looks like most of the others in the old village, which has a store, Post Office, school and three pubs. The three/four-bedroom cottage has been recently refurbished. Knight Frank is asking pounds 265,000 (01865 790077).

Old Chestnuts in Beckley, near Rye does, in fact, have sweet chestnuts in its quarter-acre garden, along with a monkey puzzle tree and fruit trees. The Grade II listed three-bedroom house has a 27ft drawing room with Adam-style fireplace and a 12ft kitchen with a gas Rayburn and steps down to the cellar. Offers around pounds 179,950 to Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338).

Walnut Tree Cottage in Stoke-By-Clare in Suffolk was built in the 1960s and has a 100ft rear garden. The two-bedroom house has a Baxi gas coal effect fire in the 17ft sitting room and a separate dining room with French doors to a terrace. The 17ft garage has light and power connected. Offers around pounds 125,000 to Mullacks Wells (01279 755400).