Properties with a diffence: This week - listed village houses

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Kennet House, East Ilsely, Newbury. Dating from 1700, a Grade II* house - which is mentioned in Pevsner's Buildings of England - in a downland village. 5 beds, 2 bath, 1 dressing room, 3 receps, office, cellars, playroom, kitchen, integral 2-bed flat, courtyard of outbuildings, stabling, and walled garden. pounds 725,000. Strutt & Parker 01635 521707.


Old Hadleigh, Capel St Mary. A Grade II 16th-century house with period features including carved and exposed beams, stripped floorboards, Tudor and Elizabethan fireplaces, and leaded stained-glass windows. 4 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, cellar, summer house, greenhouse, wooded grounds, 2.6 acres. pounds 225,000. FPDSavills 01473 234800.


Herons, South Pool, Kingsbridge. A Grade II cottage in an unspoilt village in the South Hams. 4 beds, 2 bath, shower room, recep, kitchen, cloakroom, garden. pounds 220,000. Marchand Petit 01548 857588.


Forge Cottage, Lickfold, near Petworth. A Grade II 17th-century house with a beautiful private garden overlooking open country. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, cloakroom, kitchen, detached outbuilding with playroom, utility room, study, garden. pounds 625,000. Henry Adams 01243 533377.

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All Saints House, Hopton. A Grade II former rectory dating from the 16th century, with partly walled gardens overlooking the village church. 9 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, study, kitchen, boot room, cellar, outbuilding, 1.06 acres. pounds 335,000. Bidwells 01284 767338.