Property: Three to view, with famous neighbours

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Number 23 St James's Gardens, in Holland Park, London W11, left, is an impressive Victorian house with impressive, but younger, neighbours who include Elton John, Jeremy Paxman, Richard Branson and Peter Hobday. The four- storey, three-bedroom house has a double reception room with 11ft ceiling height and two marble fireplaces. The lower ground floor dining room has double doors leading to an illuminated terrace and private garden designed by Penelope Hobhouse, of Gardener magazine. It is for sale through John Wilcox & Co for pounds 1.45m (0171 602 2352).

Manton Weir Stables in Manton, Wiltshire, above right, is just down the road from the well known flat trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam, who runs a string of famous race horses, including many owned by Robert Sangster. Manton Weir Stables was converted into a four-bedroom house seven years ago. The exposed timbers and beams were retained, but there is now a dining hall, sitting room, study and two bathrooms. Agents Egerton is asking for around pounds 300,000 (0171 493 0676).

Vera Low's Cottage, right, is a 17th century thatched cottage with views across part of the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire, ancestral home of Charles Althorp and the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The restored five-bedroom house on the edge of Upper Harlestone has an 18ft kitchen with Aga, drawing room with inglenook fireplace, a large study and double garage. It is named after a former occupant whose husband was a gardener on the Althrop estate. Agents Bidwells is asking pounds 290,000 (01604 605050).

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