Knowle Down was derelict from the late 1940s until 1990 when the present owners discovered and restored it. The Grade II-listed house near South Molton (six miles from Exmoor) has four bedrooms and three reception rooms and has an additional two-bedroom annexe presently let as a holiday cottage. The sitting room has a chestnut timber floor, exposed beams and a Hunter combustion stove set into the fireplace. There is a conservatory, barn, garden room and workshop. All for sale through Webbers (01398 323271) for pounds 255,000.
Mill Cottage at Bolberry, a mile inland from Hope Cove in south Devon, is a traditional old house with deep window seats, oak beams and oak boarded doors. The three-bedroom thatched house has been completely renovated and sits in an acre of landscaped gardens, stocked with wisteria, roses, apple, cherry and viburnum. A stream feeds into a pond of water lilies. Agents Marchand Petit are asking pounds 295,000 (01548 844473).Reuse content