This quintessentially English country gem is too good to miss. The dreamy Grade II-listed thatched home sits in an idyllic location on the edge of Lawshall village in Suffolk.
It lets as a holiday cottage but also comes with a two-acre paddock — perfect for equestrian pursuits or even a dog-agility field.
In Victorian times, The Ryes served as the village post office and still retains the original post office bureau, along with character beams, large inglenook fireplaces, wood-burners and exposed brick floors in the sitting and dining rooms, and a requisite Rayburn and quarry-tiled floors in the kitchen.
Three double bedrooms all enjoy views over pretty cottage gardens, a sun terrace, pond and paddock beyond.
The nearest station is Bury St Edmunds just over six miles away, while the popular eighteenth-century Swan Inn just down the road is the perfect pub lunch spot.
The Ryes is on the market for £425,000 through Bedfords (01284 769999).