Property: Three To View For Less Than pounds 160,000

THE CHAPEL House at Ardens Grafton in Warwickshire, 13 miles from the M40 with easy access to Birmingham, is a thatched period house with views across fields, countryside and hills. Even the well in the garden has a thatched canopy. Grade II listed, the black and white, two bedroom cottage near Stratford on Avon has exposed wall and ceiling beams and in the sitting room, an inglenook fireplace. There is a separate 12ft dining room, fitted kitchen with woodblock floor and downstairs bathroom. The garden which is mostly at the back, includes a summer house and garden shed. pounds 140,000 through John Shepherd (01789 292659).

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).