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High praise

THE OLD CHURCH, Ratagan Glenshiel, Scotland
Price: £290,000
Agent: Strutt & Parker
Tel: 01463 719 171

They say: An attractive converted church in an idyllic location. It has many fine touches, including floorboards and kitchen cupboards made from old pews. There are stunning views over the loch and Five Sisters Mountains.

We say: Currently a holiday home, this is the perfect away-from-it-all escape. The reception is large and there are two good-sized bedrooms, each with en suite. But it's really all about those views.

The white house

NORTH LODGE, Chiswick Village, London W4
Price: £1.195m
Agent: Marsh & Parsons
Tel: 020-8563 8333

They say: Stylish house just moments from the Thames, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen, plus a study, roof terrace, garden and parking.

We say: A good-looking property but with an awkward layout. On the lower-ground floor there are two bedrooms, a diamond-shaped bathroom and the open-plan kitchen and living room, and then on the two floors above are two more bedrooms and a tiny study.

Square deal

THE MANOR HOUSE, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire
Price: £650,000
Agent: Knight Frank
Tel: 01789 297 735

They say: Fine Georgian building which needs updating. There are three bedrooms, a drawing room, kitchen/breakfast and reception/ dining hall. Features include a carved oak staircase, Georgian corner cupboard and attractive fireplaces.

We say: It may be going for a comparative song, but it needs a lot of work. In addition to this semi-detached house, there is a one-bedroom bungalow, large garage with loft storage and a wooden summer house.

Class act

HILLBROW, Godalming, Surrey
Price: £1.65m
Agent: Clarke Gammon Wellers
Tel: 01483 417 131

They say: A rare opportunity to buy one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in Godalming. This six-bedroom family home is one of the few masters' houses built for Charterhouse School, which is nearby.

We say: In addition to the existing ample space, there is scope to create an annexe on the first floor and a flat on the top floor. There is also a pretty kitchen garden and an arch which leads to a sort of secret area with a small water feature.

Live the dream

TYNCWM, Bwlchllan, Lampeter, Wales
Price: £590,000
Agent: Raw-Rees & Co
Tel: 01970 617 179

They say: Idyllic organic farm with beautifully restored farmhouse and barn conversion set within 10 acres of meadowland.

We say: If you've been dreaming of The Good Life, then here's your chance. There's the option to buy a further 75 acres with a modern farm building.

Period drama

ALBERT SQUARE, Stockwell, London SW8
Price: £335,000
Agent: Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward
Tel: 020-7582 7773

They say: Second-floor period conversion with two bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen and reception.

We say: It's not a bad size, but both bedrooms lead off from the sitting room, as does the bathroom – and that could well be irritating.