The School House at Addington, Buckinghamshire has a 12ft 6ins kitchen with a one-and-a-half bowl white Shires sink, with mixer tap and limed oak units. There's a Bosch hob and Smeg double oven. The five-bedroom converted school house has a double height 33ft drawing room with the original school bell tower above. There is half an acre of gardens backing on to open countryside. Knight Frank is asking pounds 400,000 (01865 790077).

Pont-y-Mwnywr Cottages at Llanferres, Denbighshire is a pair of cottages - one with two bedrooms, one with three, on the banks of the River Alyn 18 miles from Chester. The kitchens in both have Burler-style sinks with ash wood drainers to each side. The first cottage also has a cream oil-fired Aga and, in the drawing room, a wood-burning stove. Cottage two has a wood-panelled drawing room. Outside, there is a sunken terraced rose garden. Price for the pair is pounds 225,000 says Strutt & Parker (01244 320747).

Smithy Cottage near Blandford Forum in Dorset has a 13ft kitchen fitted with wooden-fronted units, double-bowl stainless steel sink unit and built-in hob, fridge and double oven. There is a water softener for drinking water, wine store and walk-in larder. The thatched four-bedroom house has a wood burning stove in the sitting room, an office/studio and triple garage. For sale through GA Town & Country for pounds 235,000 (01258 453711).