Brisley Green, Norfolk
Enjoy invigorating walks along the North Norfolk coast within striking distance of this pretty, redbrick cottage overlooking Brisley Green, minutes from the friendly village pub, cricket club and medieval church.
Brick floors in the kitchen/breakfast room, open fireplaces in the sitting and dining rooms, and dormer windows in three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs add to the appeal, as do the lovely gardens.
Trains from Norwich (16 miles away) take two hours to reach London Liverpool Street.
Brown & Co (01603 767606) is asking £299,000.
The conservation village of Apethorpe, famous for its Jacobean hall, was regularly visited by King James I. This is where you will find Poppy Cottage, available for £260,000.
The Victorian limestone home, built for a local estate worker, has three bedrooms with stripped wood floors and a bathroom upstairs.
Downstairs finds a generous, quarry-tiled sitting room, dining room and kitchen leading out to a herb garden and vegetable plot and a wash house converted into a study/utility room.
From nearby Peterborough, trains reach King’s Cross in about an hour. Contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01604 632991.