The best of the market... Grade II houses within 90 miles of London

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Cross Oak House, Salfords, A country house built in the Twenties by the architect Blunden Shadbolt, using 400-year-old timbers, and tiles and bricks dating from 947AD. 5 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, family room, summer house, outbuildings, garaging, 1.75 acres.

pounds 425,000 Knight Frank 01483-565171.


Littlegates, Smarden. A 16th-century part-timbered house surrounded by farmland. 3 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, attic rooms, garage, 4.78 acres.

pounds 245,000 Cluttons 01227-457441.


The Farndens, Compton,. A 17th-century half-timbered house on the South Downs. 5 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, swimming pool, garden.

pounds 400,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01243-786316.


Holmwood House, Emsworth, A Georgian house set in walled gardens in a harbourside town with views over the neighbouring Mill Pond. 6 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, garage, pavilion, terraced lawn with tennis court.

pounds 550,000 +Jackson-Stops & Staff 01243-786316.


Soke Farmhouse, Silchester, An 18th-century farmhouse with 2 acres. 4 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, study, cloakroom, garage, swimming pool, summer house.

pounds 265,000 Lane Fox 01256-474647.

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