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This week: Small getaway homes in England

1. Cumbria This four-bedroom stone cottage is located near the Scottish border in a government-designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.” It sits on a property of roughly an acre and offers outstanding views across open countryside. Interior features include a large eat-in kitchen, a living room with bare wood floors, a reading room, and a master bedroom with its own fireplace. $727,500. Smiths Gore,
(011-44) 14-3463-6062

2. Devon Currently used as a holiday rental, this historic structure is part of a formerly private 350-acre estate that offers exclusive access to a stretch of beach on South Devon’s famous Jurassic Coast. The house has three bedrooms and an enclosed garden, and features an open double-height living area with an exposed timber-framed ceiling. Other interior features include limestone floors, solid oak doors, and double-glazed windows. $687,050. Palmer Snell, (011-44) 12-9744-3556

3. Suffolk This brick-and-flint cottage was built in the 1830s as a village reading room and later became a schoolhouse. It has three bedrooms, a drawing room, and a light-filled octagonal conservatory (shown below) that looks out on the property’s formal gardens. Interior features include period fireplaces and leaded glass windows. $687,100. David Burr, (011-44) 13-5924-5245

4. West Sussex Rosemary Cottage is an attached two-bedroom home located in a lovely South Downs hamlet on the River Arun, about eight miles from the beaches of the South Coast. The house features fireplaces in both its sitting room and dining room and views over the Downs from its bedrooms. The property includes large gardens in both front and rear, a shed, a gravel drive, and parking for several cars. $693,550. Strutt & Parker, (011-44) 12-4383-2600

5. Suffolk This two-bedroom 16th-century cottage is located in Badwell Ash, a largely unspoiled traditional village. The house has many period features, including exposed beams, brick flooring, and an inglenook fireplace. Its walled rear garden is densely bordered with flowering plants and offers views of the nearby church steeple. $266,750. David Burr, (011-44) 13-5924-5245 

6. Gloucestershire Located on an 18th-century estate, Troopers Lodge is a two-bedroom stone house that is being sold along with a nearby studio cottage and a one-bedroom lodge with limestone floors and oak woodwork throughout. The 1.75-acre compound is located on the edge of Northwick Estate and has access to bridle ways and footpaths leading to the popular village of Blockley. $808,350. Strutt & Parker, (011-44) 16-0865-0502

7. Cornwall This little beach chalet is located on the southern tip of England, overlooking St. Ives Bay and the Hayle Estuary. Its cheery interior extends the exterior’s color scheme and includes a sitting room, a kitchen, a bunk room, and a master bedroom. The sea is just 300 yards away and is visible from the cottage’s veranda. $194,000. Lillicrap Chilcott, (011-44) 18-7227-3473

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