Here is a home to float your boat: Forge Cottage, by the coast in Darsham, Suffolk, comes with pretty gardens that include a large pond and has an annexe that would be perfect as a holiday let.
The cottage has a sitting room with an open brick fireplace and a wood-burning stove, a beamed kitchen/breakfast room and dining room, plus a conservatory that opens onto decking beside the pond.
Three bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs, while a further bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom can be found in the annexe. Trains from Darsham take two hours to reach London Liverpool Street.
Abbotts Town & Country (01473 280645) has reduced the price from £425,000 to £355,000.
Old Poole Town, Dorset
In the centre of Old Poole Town conservation area, £355,000 buys this black-and-white timbered character house, a stroll from the quayside, harbour and high street.
At ground level is a spacious integral garage, a dining room/study and a conservatory with French windows to a courtyard garden and a floor hatch to a wine cellar.
Spanning the upper three floors are a modern kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, three bedrooms (one en-suite), a family bathroom and a decked roof terrace with panoramic views. Trains from Poole take about two and a half hours to reach London Paddington.
Contact Symonds & Sampson on 01202 843190.