Lanthorn Cottage in Collingbourne Duci, nine miles from Andover in Wiltshire, is a 17th century thatched cottage in just under half an acre of gardens, including an orchard. The roof was re-thatched in 1995. It sits on a footpath fronting onto the River Bourne. The area is surrounded by bridle paths and footpaths. The 14ft sitting room has a brick inglenook fireplace and window seat, there's a kitchen dining room and two good-sized bedrooms. pounds 130,000 through Hamptons (01672 516256).
This Tunbridge Wells studio, with 28ft vaulted living space, was built in the late 1980s onto the adjoining period house. As the south side is almost completely glazed, a designer or photographer would appreciate the light. Within walking distance of shops and station, it has a 28ft living room/studio with Amtico tiled floor and fitted wall cupboards and doors to the garden. A spiral staircase leads to the 19ft mezzanine level and bedroom. There is a 100ft garden and parking space for two cars. pounds 125,000 through Brooks Peacock (01892 531199).Reuse content