This week's Times properties

Cottages are seen as the true English idyll and we romanticise them for good reason – from chocolate box thatched cottages, to small stone built havens in the middle of rural bliss. As an intricate part of architectural heritage, it is hardly surprising that buyers are drawn to these types of properties up and down the country. This week we have selected our favourite cottages currently for sale across the country.

Well Lane Swanmore Hampshire

Guide Price £1,000,000 View

Blacknest Gate Road Ascot Berkshire

Guide Price £875,000 View

Dye House Road, Thursley Godalming Surrey

Guide Price £750,000 View

Windy Nook, Bower Heath Lane, Bower Heath Harpenden

Guide Price £699,000 View

Gangbridge Lane, St. Mary Bourne Andover Hampshire

Guide Price £650,000 View

Cardington Church Stretton Shropshire

Guide Price £595,000 View

Middleton Cheney, Banbury Oxfordshire

Guide Price £595,000 View

Wexham Cottages, Church Lane Wexham Berkshire

Asking Price £530,000 View