Open for tea and cakes at this period Essex thatch
£1,195,000: the lovely Essex village of Clavering provides the setting for this rather dreamy thatch that comes with a beautifully converted barn you could easily turn into B&B/holiday letting space — or even character tea rooms, with its stone floors and large paved terrace. Inside the main house you’ll find a mass of beams throughout the six bedrooms and spacious reception rooms with open fireplaces, while the bespoke kitchen/dining room is fitted with oak cabinetry, a large central island, granite worktops and a butler’s sink. The market town of Bishop’s Stortford, less than eight miles away, has trains to Liverpool Street. Through Cheffins (01799 795012).