DIAMOND Cottage near Milton Abbas in Dorset is a two bedroom cottage standing in a third of an acre of garden which includes an orchard and a stream. The Grade II listed 17th century house in the middle of the village has a thatched roof with a single storey extension on two sides. It has a 14ft sitting room, a separate dining room, conservatory and a breakfast room. The second bedroom is smallish at 12ft by 7ft 6ins but has a built in single bed unit. The cottage has mains water and electricity, but private drainage. pounds 155,000 through Symonds & Sampson (01305 265058).
THE OLD School at Abergwyngregyn has views of the sea and Anglesey beyond. Reached via a lane and private driveway, it has trees and shrubs screening the house from the A55. The former village school, it is now a four double- bedroom home with a 25ft 6ins lounge with beamed ceiling and a raised stone chimney with copper surround. There is another 17ft 10ins living room and you could hold a party in the kitchen. The gardens include a paddock, double garage, shed and workshop. pounds 159,500 through Dafydd Hardy (01286 677774).