Property: three to view: in colour

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Luton Hoo Station House, a fetching pale pink, used to be the stationmaster's house. On the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border, the station was closed by Dr Beeching in the Sixties, despite being used by the Queen, her father George VI and Sir Winston Churchill when they visited the Luton Hoo estate. The property is now a three-bedroom house with the kitchen in the former ticket office. The track has been removed, but the platform remains. It's for sale through Bidwells for pounds 185,000 (01604 605050).

Number 9 Bridge Place in Rye, East Sussex is an early 19th century two- bedroom townhouse in the town's conservation area. It is painted pale primrose. It has a single-storey addition at the back, also painted. The drawing room has dado-height panelling, the doors are natural polished pine. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and the main bedroom has polished floorboards. The current owners rent a garage space opposite from Railtrack, but local residents' parking permits are available at pounds 50 a year. pounds 85,000 through Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338).

Cream-coloured Low Thatch, in West Wratting, Cambridgeshire, 12 miles from Saffron Walden, is a Grade II listed 18th century house with a timber frame. The 15ft sitting room has a brick floor and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. The main bedroom has a sloping ceiling and exposed timbers. There's a boxroom (or bedroom for a very small person) and another bedroom on the ground floor. The rear gardens have views over farmland. Offers around pounds 150,000 to Mullucks (01279 755400).