A chocolate box cottage can be bought for £195,000 in Studley village.
The 18th century thatch has original details, from exposed beams to an inglenook fireplace in the sitting/dining room. Upstairs there are two bedrooms.
London by train is two hours 40 minutes. Andrew Grant (01527 66161).
Nutley, East Sussex
This two-bedroom cottage in Nutley is a short walk from the village green and is close to the 6,500- acre Ashdown Forest.
There is an open fireplace in the sitting room; the kitchen has space for dining and leads to a courtyard garden.
Trains from nearby Buxted hit London in just over an hour. From £195,000. Freeman Forman 01825 766636.