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Property: Three To View - converted pubs

THERE ARE still some residents in the Cambridgeshire village of Pymoor, near Ely, who remember drinking in the old Knife & Steele. But the building was sold by the brewery in the Sixties, and was neglected for the next 20 years until it was bought by the present owners. They retained many of the original fittings - what could be removed, repaired and cleaned, and upgraded - and replaced everything else. Now a four-bedroom home, the 19th century former pub has a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and exposed beams, separate dining room, study, breakfast room with wood- burning stove, two shower rooms and a bathroom with spa bath. Outside, there is a double garage with workshop area. It's for sale at pounds 165,000 through Bidwells (01284 767338).

THE OLD Butchers Arms near Tetbury has also been renovated by the current owners. The Cotswold stone building in Avening has an L-shaped sitting room with sash windows overlooking the front garden and one wall of exposed stone with inglenook fireplace and stone hearth. The drawing room and the dining room have exposed beams. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, and on the second, a double-height sitting room with exposed stone wall, beams and joists and a fourth bedroom. There is a garden with workshop, and parking for three cars. pounds 225,000 through Butler Sherborn (01666 505105).

THE OLD Greyhound in Edlesborough in Buckinghamshire, between Tring and Dunstable, is a Grade II listed former coaching inn. It still has the original pine bench seating and dado panelling. A four-bedroom house standing in more than an third of an acre of gardens, it has a 22ft sitting room, dining room and conservatory. A barrel room connects to the 14ft kitchen/breakfast room with fitted Aga. The garage has a loft, there are two sheds, lawns and fruit trees. Offers around pounds 240,000 to GA (01582 696311).