Ideal retreat

Lodges at entrances to country estates often make perfect rural retreats
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The Lodge, Williamscote
£325,000: The Lodge, Williamscote
The Lodge at Williamscote, near Banbury, provides views across open Oxfordshire countryside.

The property, dating from about 1840, needs some work but offers two bedrooms and a garden.

Available through Hamptons (01295 275 885).

Matthew Slocombe is deputy secretary at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

For further details of membership and courses, contact SPAB, 37 Spital Square, E1 (020 7377 1644;

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