The best of the market... village houses in the South-East


Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp

A 17th-century Grade II Cotswold stone house on the northeastern side of the Golden Valley. 5 beds, 3 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, utility room, study, courtyard with stone barn, stable yard with six stables, workshop, manege, paddocks, woodland, 15.5 acres. pounds 475,000

Knight Frank 01285-659771.


Little Orchard, Wetherden, Stowmarket, Suffolk. An 18th-century house with a range of outbuildings. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, cloakroom, kitchen, utility room, barn, stabling, 2.11 acres. pounds 300,000

Bidwells 01284-767338.


The Long House, Odiham. A Grade II house on an historic high street. 6 beds, 3 bath, 3 attic rooms, 2 receps, study, cloakroom, cellar, part- walled garden, garage. pounds 550,000

Hill & Morrison 01256-702892.


The Old Vicarage, Castle Hedingham. A Grade II Georgian house which Pevsner describes as the "best classical brick house". 10 beds, 5 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, vaulted cellars, walled garden, garage, 1 acre.

pounds 695,000 Savills 01245-269311.


Rolles Court, Church Whitfield, Nr Dover. A 19th-century former vicarage on the edge of a small hamlet. 7 beds, 4 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, cellar, coach house, swimming pool, 2.4 acres.

pounds 195,000 Cluttons 01227-457441.

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