East Leigh, in the Dales National Park seven miles from Leyburn, is a stone-built house with views across Coverdale. With three reception rooms, three bedrooms and a games room, the property has a white Aga and a conservatory with a vine and a stone flag floor. The 23ft drawing room has a fireplace with cast-iron stove, marble surround and antique carved mantel. There is a stone stable and a five-acre field with mains troughed water supply. pounds 225,000 through GA Town & Country (01969 623451).
Rookery House, a Grade II-listed timber-framed farmhouse in Felsham, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, is typical of the area, familiar to viewers of the TV series Lovejoy which was filmed around the village. The five- bedroom house has drawing, dining and sitting rooms, and in the half-acre gardens has a range of outbuildings, including stable, workshop and store. pounds 295,000 through Bedfords (01284 769999).