Properties of the week: rural hideaways
Featuring countryside cottages and far-reaching views
Hayle Oast, Horsmonden, Tonbridge
This Grade II conversion of a four-roundel oast house dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries is nestled in a quiet location in the Kent countryside in a small group of properties. Main suite, 4 further roundel beds (one with en-suite shower), roundel bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, open-plan living areas, hall, utility, cloakroom, gym, attached double garage, detached garage, outbuilding, gardens, pond with fountain, woodland, 2.23 acres.
Fern Cottage, Upper Froyle
Dating from the late 17th century, this Grade II cottage in the heart of the village overlooks open countryside and has a wealth of period features. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, attached store, garage, gardens.
Hill House, Heckfield, Hook
A Grade II house positioned on the edge of the village, surrounded by picturesque countryside. Main suite with dressing room, 5 further beds, 2 further baths (1 en suite), kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, hall, gym, cellar, cloakroom, utility, formal gardens, kitchen garden, outbuildings.
Doverte Cottage, Millend, North Nibley
On the market for the first time in over 35 years, this cottage is in an elevated position on the south-facing slopes of a hidden valley, with views over a patchwork of green fields dotted with the period properties that make up this hamlet. 4 beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, hall, utility, cloakroom, private driveway, double garage, beautiful well-stocked south-facing garden, stable block, paddocks, 4.45 acres.
The Valletts, Clehonger
A period Georgian house with outbuildings and land, in a quiet, rural location with fine views. 4 beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, double recep, 1 further recep, study, utility, detached period brick barn, further outbuildings and stabling, gardens, mature pasture, woodland, 40 acres. £1.395m; Grant&Co
County Durham: OIEO £1m
Carrs Farm, Wolsingham
A farmhouse with bunkhouse, outbuildings and over 100 acres of land in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 3-bed farmhouse with 2 receps; 3-bed bunkhouse with 1 recep; stone outbuilding, modern outbuildings, grassland, woodland, 102.5 acres.
Thorn Cottage, Ridge, Stockland, Honiton
A Grade II cottage set in grounds of half an acre with peaceful rural surroundings and stunning views to the south and west down the valley. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, garden room, snug, utility, cloakroom, patio, walled garden and further garden, parking, superfast broadband.
Nuthatch, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge
A Grade II semi-detached house in a pretty village close to the coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/double recep, rear garden.
Checkendon Hill House, Stichens Green
Built in 2010, this Arts and Crafts-style house has far-reaching rural views. Main suite with dressing room, 4/5 further beds, 3 further baths (1 en suite), kitchen/recep, 4 further receps, study/bed 6, utility, garage, balconies, gardens, 1.8 acres.