From £495,000: for coach houses at Great Maytham Hall in Rolvenden
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote children's novel The Secret Garden — published more than 100 years ago — while living at Great Maytham Hall, below, near the village of Rolvenden in Kent. The neglected garden that inspired her story is still there in the 17 acres of grounds. Five coach houses have been built in a corner of the estate, and like the main house, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and split into grand flats, the new homes have architectural kudos, being the first outside London created by architect Sir Terry Farrell. The charming, mews-style homes are of high-quality, traditional design. Priced from £495,000.