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PUBLISHED: 17:46 17 September 2007 | UPDATED: 14:51 20 February 2013

Random Thatch

Random Thatch

If you're looking for a property with plenty of space for exercising your green fingers then, this October, we offer a round-up of properties that could be perfect. Terraced lawns, pergolas and fish ponds are among the features in the gardens of&n...

Random Thatch is a Grade II Listed thatched cottage in Milton Clevedon, near Bruton, and is believed to date back in parts to the 17th century. It has benefited from extensive improvements, but a wealth of period features remain such as exposed beams and flagstone floors. The six-bedroom cottage has a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room and conservatory. The back gardens cover an area of about 1.3 acres, comprising lawned areas with footpaths and terraces, flowering bushes and fruit trees.

Random Thatch is on the market with Cooper & Tanner (tel 01458 831077), with a guide price of 1.325 million.

Occupying a secluded setting on the edge of the village of Tolland near Lydeard St Lawrence, Wood Cottage is a country cottage that has been modernised and extended to create a five-bedroom house. Accommodation includes a kitchen/living room, dining room and drawing room.

A large expanse of lawn extends across the front of the property and continues towards the woods. The gardens are stocked with a variety of traditional plants and include a pond and a copse, which provides lovely woodland walks.

Wood Cottage is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff (tel 01823 325144), with a guide price of 695,000.

Avonwood House is a four-bedroom property on a site formerly occupied by The Duchy of Cornwall in Corston near Bath. There is a cottage within the grounds which has been divided into two self-contained rentable units of two beds each. The main house is Grade II Listed and has four reception rooms and an integral double garage.

Features in the gardens include an Italianate fish pool area with koi carp, well-kept lawns and a large pond. There is also an area of decking with an outdoor hut tub. There are four stone stables, with a tack room and four-and-a-half acres of paddock.

Avonwood House is on the market with Savills (tel 01225 474547), with a guide price of 1.45 million.

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