Frith Hall, East Farleigh, Kent, is an early Victorian house with gardens, paddocks and and orchards in more than 10 acres. It has a swimming pool and a hard tennis court. The six-bedroom house, with reception, drawing room and sitting room, has original fireplaces, shutters and cornices. In the grounds there is a detached period barn which could be converted. Offers in excess of pounds 600,000 through Lane Fox (01732 459900).
East Down, Paignton, South Devon, dates back to the Napleonic wars. It has a crenellated tower and is thought to have held prisoners en route to Dartmoor. In the 2.5 acres of garden is a pool, south facing and protected. The four-bedroom house, a haunt of Isadora Duncan, is priced pounds 325,000 through Campbell Nicol Simpson (01548 857879).Reuse content