Property: Three To View Ancient and Modern

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THE PRICE of Horseshoe Cottage, a Grade II-listed cottage in the grounds of Arley Hall, near Knutsford, reflects the demand for character property in the South Manchester green-belt area and the stylish way this 18th-century smithy has been converted. pounds 269,950 buys a gothic arched stone fireplace, arched stone mullion windows, a beamed and vaulted kitchen, conservatory, gardens and garage. Call Reeds Rains on 01565 634126.

IT MAY be a concrete council block, but Trellick Tower, in west London, is Grade II-listed. PossibIy something to do with its architect, one Erno Goldfinger. One two-bedroom apartment is as desirable as any Docklands loft. The entrance hall and bathroom have rubber flooring, the 17ft reception room has a solid hardwood floor and sliding doors leading to a 21ft balcony. So successful was its interior design, it has appeared on BBC2's Home Front. It is for sale through Faron Sutaria for pounds 170,000 (0171-229 2404).

THE OLD Studio in Amberley, West Sussex, was the home of painter and wood engraver Ethelbert White. There are two sitting rooms; one has a gallery, wood-strip floor, exposed timbers and a wood-burning stove on a stone plinth. The other, with views over the gardens and brooks, has a railed balcony, vaulted ceiling, and tongue and groove wall-panelling. An outside iron staircase and balcony lead to a tower room. Almost hidden by a stone wall, the three-bedroom house stands behind double wooden gates. It is for sale for pounds 400,000. Call Guy Leonard & Co (01798 874033).