Property: Best properties on the market

This week: beautiful houses for under pounds 200,000

INVERNESS-SHIRE

Ruthven Farm House, Kingussie. A Highland farmhouse with two wings of holiday cottages, overlooking the Spey Valley. 6 beds, 2 bath, 2 shower,

2 receps, kitchen, study, utility room, garage, 2 paddocks, 18.5 acres. pounds 195,000. Strutt & Parker 0131 226 2500.

SALOP

17 Church Street, Ellesmere. A Georgian townhouse with landscaped, walled garden leading down to the Mere. 6 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, wc, garage. pounds 197,000.

Strutt & Parker 01244 320747.

SUFFOLK

Lansbury House, Bury St Edmunds. An old townhouse, formerly the headquarters of the local Labour party, is currently laid out as offices and meeting rooms, but could easily be converted to form a private residence. pounds 145,000. Bedfords 01284 769999.

NORFOLK

The White Horse, Shropham, Norwich. A late 17th-century cottage and a separate barn with a large studio. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, utility room, workshop, split-level courtyard, garden. pounds 149,500. Bidwells 01603 763939.

These properties have been selected by The Week, the magazine that gives you the best of British and foreign media.Send a cheque for pounds 49.50 to The Week, Freepost (SWB26), Bristol BS12 0BR or telephone the credit card hotline: 0171-447 0016. Or order a copy from your newsagent.

OXFORDSHIRE

49 Newland, Witney, Oxon. An 18th-century stone house in need of some modernisation, with a pretty walled garden. 2/4 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, cloakroom, outbuildings. pounds 170,000. John D. Wood 01865 311522.

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