The road less travelled
Britains ancient tracks no longer represent the quickest way to get from A to B but many provide excellent walking routes. We have put together a collection of Jackson-Stops & Staff properties close to beautiful cross-country footpaths. Easthill Farm lies on the path of the Icknield Way, which runs from Norfolk to Wiltshire, also known as the oldest road in Britain. The property is situated within the town of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and is just a short walk from local shopping and leisure facilities. Comprising elegant Georgian dimensions, the Grade II listed home includes a panelled drawing room with inglenook fireplace, sitting room with tongue and groove panelled walls, orangery and veranda. In addition to five bedrooms within the main house, there is also a studio, with en-suite facilities, above the oak framed barn. The property is on the market for 995,000 with our Woburn office (tel.: 01525 290641). For more information click here. Situated within the Suffolk stretch of the Icknield Way, Glebe Farm lies in an idyllic position within the village of Ousden, eight miles from Newmarket. Set at the end of a long driveway, the farmhouse is situated within two acres of grounds, and has its own outdoor heated swimming pool. The property dates from the fifteenth century and includes a host of period features, such as exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces. There are six bedrooms, including the master suite with mezzanine level. The property is on the market for 890,000 with our Newmarket office (tel.: For more information click here Graystones is situated within the North York Moors National Park and close to Wades Causeway, which folklore suggests was built by a giant called Wade as a path for his wife to take a cow to market. This Edwardian property is found within the landmark village of Danby, 20 miles south of Middlesbrough but easily accessible with Danby station linking to the East Coast train line. The accommodation is arranged over four floors, with the principal rooms facing south-west over the extensive grounds and wooded riverbank beyond. The property sits in five acres and includes woodland, formal lawns and a paddock. The property is on the market for 895,000 with our York office (tel.: 01904 625033). For more information click here. Sweet Track is an ancient causeway in North Somerset dating from the fourth century BC. It passes through the village of Shapwick, where The Hermitage is located; a spacious home lying within a collection of barn conversions. The design and dcor of the ground floor has created an ideal entertaining space and upstairs there are four bedrooms, including a particularly spacious master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Taunton, 22 miles distant, offers mainline train services to London Paddington in less than one hour 45 minutes. The property is on the market for 575,000 with our Taunton office (tel.: 01823 325144). For more information click here.