Property: Three to view at pounds 250,000

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Woodend, a 19th century stone house in the North Yorkshire Moors national park at Rosedale Abbey, stands half a mile down a narrow farm track and has open views across the countryside from almost every window. The four-bedroom house has been restored: internal doors replaced with oak veneer and skirtings replaced to match the dado rails. There is a 16ft kitchen with oil-fired Aga, a walk-in pantry, 12ft study, conservatory and 20ft sitting room with stone fireplace. The gardens cover about two thirds of an acre, with a stream running through. GA Town & Country are the agents (01845 522503).

Deep Thatch is a two-storey detached period cottage on Hayling Island, popular with weekend sailors. The three bedroom, two-bathroom house with large kitchen/breakfast room and dining room, has beamed ceilings, leaded- light windows and open fireplaces. The gardens are secluded and include a walled barbecue area and garage block. There's also a barn, which can provide extra accommodation. The agents are Henry Adams and Partners (01243 533377).

Winterfold, on the edge of a village four miles from Weymouth in Dorset, is a converted former barn. The stone-built four-bedroom house was converted and extended more than 20 years ago and includes a 15ft hall with adjustable bookshelves under the stairs, making it suitable as a study area. On the first floor, there's a 20ft studio/5th bedroom with exposed stone walls, pine vaulted ceiling and a French door opening onto a balcony. There are large gardens, including a workshop with stable door. Agents are Symonds & Sampson (01305 265058).