On the edge of the picturesque village of Lacock, a thatched chocolate-box cottage with wonderful gardens. Inside the house is brimming with period features, including beams, an inglenook fireplace and two staircases. At the heart of the cottage is a large dining hall with stone fireplace, off which is the kitchen and utility area. Upstairs are three bedrooms. There is a well-stocked herb garden, lawns, and a vegetable plot; a trickling brook runs the length of the garden. Why Good pubs nearby. Why not Small windows. Hamptons: 01225 312244.