Property: Properties with a difference This week: Grade II houses

DEVON

Vicars Mead, East Budleigh. A 16th-century former vicarage set in magnificent gardens. 5 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, 1-bed annexe, outbuildings, woodland, stream, 3.5 acres. pounds 400,000. Strutt & Parker 01392 215631.

SOMERSET

East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton. A 15th-century Hamstone house set in a cottage-style garden. 6 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, utility room, cloakroom, flower room, malthouse, greenhouses, orchards, 2.94 acres. pounds 530,000. Knight Frank 01935 812236.

KENT

Oxon Hoath, near Tonbridge. A 16th-century mansion in a historic parkland setting with extensive views. 7 beds, 4 bath, 5 receps, dressing room, four flats, stableyard, two 3-bed cottages, formal gardens, lake, woodland, Victorian walled garden, stabling, paddocks, 74 acres. pounds 1.85m. Knight Frank 0171 629 8171.

WEST SUSSEX

Old Place, Pulborough. A Grade II* medieval house mentioned in the Domesday Book, with a wealth of period features and set in landscaped gardens overlooking its own lake. 4 beds, 2 bath, dressing room, 2 receps, jetty, boathouse, stables, tack room, 3 acres. pounds 575,000. Browns 01483 267070.

WIRRAL

Gayton Hall, Gayton, near Heswall. A recently restored Georgian manor house set in beautiful grounds with views over the Dee Estuary. 9 beds, 2 bath, dressing room, 4 receps, study, cloakroom, indoor swimming pool, wine cellar, 2-bed flat, tennis court, former fives court, dovecote, 2.7 acres. pounds 950,000. Strutt & Parker 01244 320747.

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