The Ashes, Walton on the Naze, Essex
An updated, Grade II-listed former farmhouse set in landscaped gardens close to the sea. It has exposed timbers, leaded light windows, open fireplaces and a barrel vaulted ceiling. 6 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, office, study, 0.75 acres. £595,000 John D Wood & Co 01245-344222.