The Olympic torch shines a light on properties
The Olympic torch is making its way around the country, ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th. Along the way it will travel through 1,019 communities and over 8,000 miles, highlighting the best of what Britain has to offer. In between, it will shine its light on some fascinating parts of the country and some beautiful places to buy property. Here is Jackson-Stops & Staffs pick of their best properties to buy on the route:

 1. York, North Yorkshire 20th June Bowes Hall is an exceptional Grade II listed Georgian house on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and was said to have inspired a scene in Charles Dickenss Nicholas Nickleby. 895,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, York 01904 625033

2. Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 1st July The Court House is a newly renovated historic property which sits amid three acres of land in a peaceful setting, and has good access to Cheltenham 995,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Cirencester 01285 653334

3. Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 1st July Holm Oak is a wonderful town house in the heart of Chipping Campden. Thought to date from around 1700, it retains a wealth of period features and charm 1,250,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Chipping Campden 01386 840224. 

4. Colchester, Essex 6th July Roman Hill House is a stunning Georgian property, standing in the centre of 14 acres of land, and comes with the title of Lordship of the Manor of East Donyland 1,500,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Ipswich 01473 218218.

5. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk 7th July Swan House is a beautiful Georgian townhouse overlooking St. Marys Square in Bury St. Edmunds, and offers exceptional accommodation and gardens 1,450,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Bury St. Edmunds, 01284 700535.

6. Wicken, Northamptonshire 9th July Wicken Manor is an historic Grade II listed manor house, set in parkland on the edge of a desirable village, just seven miles from Milton Keynes 1,750,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Northampton 01604 632991.

7. Midhurst, West Sussex 16th July Church Hill House is one of the best town houses in Midhurst, and offers plenty of family accommodation 1,950,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Midhurst 01730 812357

8. Chichester, West Sussex 16th July Suffolk House is an attractive three-storey townhouse is located in a quiet part of Chichester, a short walk from the pedestrianised city centre home to the internationally known Festival Theatre and the Pallant House Gallery 1,200,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Chichester 01243 786316.

9. Canterbury, Kent 19th July Renville Oast is a unique property, created out of three former Kiln Oasts and now boasting six bedrooms 895,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Canterbury 01227 781600 10. Sevenoaks, Kent 20th July Chiddingstone House is a substantial and impressive Palladian style house, set in grounds on the exclusive Wildernesse Estate 3,950,000/Jackson-Stops & Staff, Sevenoaks 01732 740600.