The best of the market... Houses in villages

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Sutton Place, Sutton Valence, An early 16th-century house in a peaceful rural setting with panoramic views over the Weald. 6 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, 2 studios, utility room, coach house with games room, outbuildings, barn, landscaped gardens with lake and ponds, stables, horse exerciser, paddocks, 38 acres.

pounds 900,000 Cluttons 01622-756000.


Bridgewater House, Langford, A Grade II 17th-century stone house with a courtyard. 4/6 beds, 3 bath, 1 dressing room, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, music room, stone barn, walled gardens, 0.3 acres. pounds 375,000 John D. Wood 01285- 642244.


Foxhill House, nr. Bourton-on-the-Water, A Cotswold stone house in a rural hamlet close to the Fosse Way. 5 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, garage with self-contained flat above, stables, 1.5 acres.

pounds 375,000 Knight Frank 01285-659771.

West Sussex

The Old Rectory, Duncton, Petworth, An early 19th-century house in a conservation village with views of the South Downs. 5 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, study, kitchen, cellar, stables, tennis court, pond, 3 acres pounds 750,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01730-812357


Ystradgynwyn, Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil, A charming 18th-century house in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. 4 beds, 1 bath, 4 receps, conservatory, courtyard buildings with 3 holiday cottages, barn, 1 acre.

pounds 350,000 Knight Frank 01432-273087.

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