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The Coachman's Cottage in the old Hampshire town of Odiham is a detached Grade II listed period house now in need of general refurbishment. In the conservation area and within walking distance of the high street, it has two interconnecting bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen and bathroom and off-road parking. There's no chain. On offer at pounds 110,000 through Hill & Morrison (01256 702892).

Cobblers is a 16th century, four-bedroom house in the North Essex village of Clavering, near Saffron Walden. The timber-framed cottage has an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. The dining-room has a redbrick fireplace with an old range and oak storage cupboards either side. There is an organic 100ft rear garden and a garage. Offers around pounds 225,000 to Mullacks (01279 755400).

Carpenters, in Chilham in Kent, is in a small group of houses adjoining the Chilham Castle Estate, six miles from Canterbury, and was built around 70 years ago in Tudor style. The four-bedroom house has three reception rooms, including a sitting-room with double doors to the garden. A private terrace runs the full width of the house, with steps leading down to the lawn and there's a greenhouse, gazebo, garage and garden shed. Offers around pounds 245,000 through Strutt & Parker (01227 451123).