Three to view: Cream of Devon

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Warren Cottage, near Newton Ferrers, was built by the first Lord Revelstoke in 1882 as a stopping-off point for lunch on a nine-mile drive from his house, Membland Hall, around the Yealm Estuary and along the cliffs. Perched above Warren Beach, the cottage was perfect for guests such as Edward VII and the Empress Frederick to change into their bathing togs before a spot of lunch. The four-bedroom house with music room, study and an acre of gardens is surrounded by National Trust land. It is being sold by Strutt & Parker who invite final offers by 19 September, at a guide price of pounds 300,000 (01392 215631).

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).

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