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The Intwood Estate, Norwich. A prominent residential and sporting estate with a late 19th-century house set in spectacular parkland. 9 beds, 4 receps, walled rose and water gardens, stabling, woodland, 7-bed dower house, farm house, 16 cottages, arable and dairy farm, 1,081 acres. pounds 5.7m. Bidwells 01223 841841.


Smeeth Hill House, Smeeth, near Ashford. A Grade II house with 16th-century origins with views over its park-like grounds and the countryside beyond. 8 beds, 3 bath, 1 dressing room, 3 receps, study, kitchen, cloakroom, swimming-pool complex, walled gardens, stable block, barn, menage, pond, 23 acres. pounds 545,000.

Cluttons Daniel Smith 01227 457441.


West Marden Hall, West Marden. A mid 19th-century house in an elevated position with views across the South Downs. 7 beds, 3 bath, 1 dressing room, 2 receps, library, study, playroom, cloakroom, kitchen, domestic offices, cellar, staff flat, outbuildings, terraced gardens, woodland, 20 acres. pounds 950,000. John D. Wood 01962 863131.

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Lower Collaton, near Salcombe, Kingsbridge. An old farmhouse in unspoilt rural surroundings with lovely views. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, freezer room, coach house, outbuildings, woodland, 9 acres. pounds 395,000. Marchand Petit 01548 857588.


East Barn, Chipstable, near Wiveliscombe. A converted barn with outstanding south-facing views to Sidmouth Gap. 3 beds, 2 bath, 33ft recep, kitchen, billiards room, cloakroom, laundry, detached guest lodge, 7.5 acres. pounds 385,000. Knight Frank 01392 423111.