Best of three Barn conversions

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Barn cottage at Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire was converted only a few years ago and is at the end of a terrace of three similar houses. It has stone mullioned windows, four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a single garage in a nearby block. There is a small private patio and communal gardens. Stroud is two miles away. pounds 129,750 through Hamptons (01285 654535).

Boleyns near Great Dunmow in Essex was converted into a five bedroom house in 1964. Set in five acres, the pink timber framed former barn has an Aga in the kitchen, two bathrooms, beamed sitting room and open brick fireplaces. A period outbuilding provides stabling and storage. Through Trembath Welch, pounds 300,000.

Wanstalls Barn at Patrixbourne, near Canterbury in Kent is the joker in the pack. It's a brand new house being built to look like a barn conversion, with the authentic double height cart door at the front. The weatherboarded three bedroom house is almost finished, has been built using oak beams and timbers and includes a galleried dining hall. The garden was landscaped before the house was built, grouped around a large pond. pounds 225,000 through Calcutt Maclean (01233 812060).