THE OLD Forge in Kinnersley, Herefordshire, 12 miles from Hay- on-Wye, is a semi-detached, three bedroom extended and modernised cottage. It stands in half an acre of gardens, with off-road parking. The sitting room has an open stone fireplace, exposed beams and double doors leading into the dining room. Also downstairs is a large hobbies room, or second sitting room, with a vaulted ceiling and stripped floors. The gardens include apple, pear and plum trees, a greenhouse, and vegetable plot. pounds 125,000, details from GA on (01432) 276266.
THE FORGE at Blacksmith's Corner in Shrawley, Worcester, has plenty of room at the front for horse-drawn carriages, though these days you are more likely to see cars parked on the gravelled driveway. From the entrance hall, there is an 18ft lounge with French doors to the back garden, and an inglenook fireplace. One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor with an en suite shower room. The upstairs bedrooms have restricted headroom, but both offer under-eave storage space. pounds 124,950, details from GA on (01905) 772084.Reuse content