31 Ash Parva, nr. Whitchurch, SY13 4DT £173,000

So quaint, so cute. This character property could almost have come from the set of a Beatrix Potter novel!

If you are looking for an adorable country cottage with beamed ceilings that faces the village pond, then your luck is in. It seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of living in a town, yet is only about 10 minutes travelling distance by car to the middle of Whitchurch.

Inside, the ‘olde-worlde’ theme continues with a lovely sitting room, complete with rustic beams and a log stove, ideal for cosy nights in during the winter months. Head through the archway into the kitchen/diner and there is a modern kitchen with enough room in the dining area for a table, chairs and dresser.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, the master bedroom having exposed floorboards and a cast iron fireplace. There are three cottages in the block and this one has the smallest garden, to the front only.

It is around a quarter of a mile from the local public house in Ash Magna where there is also a church, village hall, tennis court and a bowling green.

Viewing is through AJ Reid Estate Agents on 01948 665566.