The best of the market...: This week: Thatched cottages

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Old Venn, Bridford. A Grade II Cross-Passage farmhouse set in beautiful rolling countryside in the Teign Valley, on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor national park. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, utility room, listed barn, garden with stream, 4.5 acres. pounds 280,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01392-214222.


Spring Cottage, St Mary Bourne, . A 17th-century Grade II cottage in a pretty Test Valley village backing on to farmland. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, outbuildings, 0.27 acres.

pounds 265,000 Lane Fox 01962-869999.


The Thatched House, St Mary's Platt, An unusual country house in a secluded woodland setting with substantial leisure facilities. 4/5 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, garden room, studio, annexe accommodation, self-contained flat, squash court, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, showers, tennis court, 2.72 acres.

pounds 650,000 Savills 01732-455551.

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Mill Cottage, Bolberry, nr. Salcombe. A beautifully restored former miller's house in an idyllic rural setting. 3 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, pond, mill stream, 1 acre.

pounds 295,000 Campbell Nicol Simpson 01548-857879.


Thatch Cottage, Riverside, Deeping Gate. A 17th-century Grade II stone cottage overlooking the river Welland. 3 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, study, garden.

pounds 129,950 Savills 01780-766222.