Property: PROPERTIES WITH A DIFFERENCE; This week: hideaway havens


Penpoll, Lower Penpoll, St Veep, Lostwithiel. A pretty cottage at the head of one of the tidal tributaries of the River Fowey, surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, garden, workshop, 1 acre with water frontage. pounds 235,000. Jackson-Stops & Staff 01392 214222.


Crockham Street Cottage, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge. A country cottage in a picturesque setting reached via a bumpy lane running through a wood. 4 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, wc, cloakroom, 0.3 acres. pounds 247,500. Knight Frank 01892 515035.


Woodland Cottage, Avonwick, South Brent. A 19th-century gamekeeper's cottage in a woodland clearing. 2 beds, 1 bath, 1 recep, kitchen, utility room, gardens. pounds 125,000. Marchand Petit 01548 831163.


1 Esk Road, Rossie Island, Montrose, Angus. A former fisherman's house and bothy on the edge of Montrose Basin, a land locked estuary which is a renowned Nature Reserve. 2 beds, 1 bath, 3 receps, kitchenette, wc, foreshore. pounds 70,000. FPDSavills 01356 622187.


The Narrows, by Johnshaven, Kincardineshire. A former farmhouse in a dramatic coastal position known for its wildlife. 3 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, sun room, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, stables, garages, paddock, foreshore, 4 acres. pounds 190,000. FPDSavills 01356 622187.

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