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Surrey - Mytchett Heath near Camberley

Two bedroom cottage with garage - £399,000

Mytchett Heath is a multi-award winning retirement development set in exceptional landscaped grounds of more than 4 acres between Surrey Heath and the Basingstoke canal in deepest Surrey. There are 43 properties featuring houses, apartments and wing houses. Once the grounds of a school whose head gardener had a passion for unusual and exotic trees; now in their prime they form, along with the lawns, heathers and rhododendrons, the centre piece around which the courtyards have been created.

Mytchett Heath is almost equidistant between Camberley and Aldershot from where there are frequent train services to London (Waterloo) taking about fifty minutes. The M3 (Junction 4) is about three miles to the north providing easy access to the west country and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

For further information telephone: 01491 615961


Oxfordshire, Stanford-in-the-Vale

Two bedroom cottage with patio and garage - £335,000

The 22 attractive two and three-bedroom cottages are set around a courtyard some with fine views and all with spacious with well proportioned rooms. They are designed and finished to a very high standard and are therefore comfortable and easy to maintain; economical and convenient to live in.

Stanford in the Vale was originally in Berkshire and mentioned in Domesday as Stanford with two mills. There was a small Romano British settlement within the present village though the earliest reference is as 'Sanfordinga' in a charter to Shellingford in the 9th century.

Its name probably derives from 'stone ford' and was a small market town in the middle ages and in the seventeenth century the size of a large village. Today it is a thriving community with many active clubs and societies, two churches, two public houses, shops and various businesses.

For further information telephone: 01491 821170


Somerset - Hayes End Manor, South Petherton

Two bedroom cottage - £250,000

Hayes End is a fine example of an ancient Somerset farmhouse, dating from the end of the 14th century. The present development is based on the old farmhouse with its pretty, secluded courtyard and its beautiful stone Flax Barn and Granary - all listed buildings. South Petherton has all the amenities of a small town with bank, library, doctor‘s surgery, hospital, post office and a good range of shops, all gathered under the shadow of the beautiful octagonal church tower, a short walk from Hayes End.

South Petherton lies just to the north of the A303, six miles east of Ilminster. Yeovil is eleven miles away and it is sixteen miles to Taunton and the M5.

Legend relates a visitation to the old house by Dick Turpin on a Sunday morning. Finding the house occupied by defenceless women, he was persuaded to leave them unmolested. Better attested is the connection with Thomas Coke, well known divine and disciple of John Wesley. When curate of the parish he was forcibly ejected from the church and given shelter by the Edmonds family at Hayes End.

For further information telephone Cognatum Retirement Property 01491 821170

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