Property: three to view: with summer houses

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Piccolo, two miles from Beccles, in Norfolk, is a single-storey house built in 1968, designed so the main rooms overlook the gardens. A paved path around the four-bedroom house leads to a 24ft by 12ft summer house - big enough to double as a studio. The house comes with two reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room and a conservatory. A 15ft study with pine-panelled ceiling has a French door to the gardens. Recently renovated, with new doors and windows, central heating, bargeboards and guttering, it's for sale through Strutt & Parker for pounds 185,000 (01603 617431).

Black Cottage, in High Halden, Kent, is Grade II listed, with a 20ft beamed drawing-room with inglenook fireplace and French doors to the rear gardens. Outside, the gardens include a summer house, a greenhouse, a garden shed, a built-in barbecue and a garage. The 18th-century cottage has four bedrooms (one of which also has an inglenook fireplace) and a 19ft kitchen with a solid-fuel Rayburn. Agents GA Town & Country are asking pounds 210,000 (01580 763636).

The Old House, in Pulborough, West Sussex, is being sold by the professional tennis player Douglas Emery, who is moving with his wife to Australia. The 15th-century Grade II* listed two-bedroom cottage's gardens feature a 14ft by 9ft summer house with views across the Arun valley. But the garden has also given up some historically important relics which are now in Worthing Museum. The house and grounds have been widely illustrated in guides to Sussex. Guide price is pounds 155,000 through Guy Leonard & Co (01798 874033).

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