Seven properties that have been seen on TV

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Little Missenden, film location for Midsomer Murders

Finding locations for period dramas is notoriously difficult - it only takes a 1960s bungalow in the wrong place to ruin a shot. As a result, really perfect period towns and villages are in high demand.

Local residents of certain Buckinghamshire areas, for example, are well-used to dodging TV crews as they pop out for a pint of milk - and while it can be inconvenient at times, it has to be said that there's quite a thrill seeing your own home on TV.

We look at seven properties currently on the market that could put you centre stage.

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West London - Inspector Morse

The Ealing block of flats

TV filming schedules being what they are, it probably doesn't come as too much of a surprise to discover that Inspector Morse's North Oxford home is actually to be found in Ealing. The impressive Edwardian building has been converted into 11 flats, and a smart one-bedder is currently up for rent. It's got high ceilings and wood floors with a large kitchen/reception/diner, with off-street parking and communal gardens. At £1,300 a month, it should be affordable on an Inspector's salary; contact agent Chase Evans for more information.

Hampstead, London - Harry Potter

The Hampstead house

This solid and substantial house on a swanky Hampstead street is the home of Hermione in the Harry Potter films. It has six bedrooms, one with a terrace, two reception rooms and a good-sized kitchen/diner. The lovely gardens are a particular feature, and the house is near the woodlands and meadows of Hampstead Heath - a truly magical location. To buy it, though, you'll need to summon up £2.4 million; it's available through agent Arlington Residential.

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Little Missenden, Bucks - Midsomer Murders

The Little Missenden cottage

The village of Little Missenden has, thanks to its charm, appeared in numerous films and TV series - but it's best known as a location for Midsomer Murders. This dinky three-bedroom cottage, which dates back to the 1600s, overlooks the village green and has appeared in the background of several episodes. There are beams galore, and the garden runs down to the River Misbourne. It's up for sale with agents Bonnam for £725,000.

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire - Last of the Summer Wine

The Holmfirth house

This large stone house is just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Holmfirth, the village featured in Last of the Summer Wine. With three floors plus a basement, it's a large house, with five bedrooms and a separate reception room as well as a partially open plan kitchen/diner/living room. It's all been renovated to a high standard - Compo would probably hate it. It's on the market for £385,000 through agent Earnshaw Kay.

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Port Isaac, Cornwall - Doc Martin

The exterior of the house in Port Isaac

The quaint streets and lanes of Port Isaac stand in for the fictional Cornish village of Portwenn; and this charming cottage is bang in the middle. It's larger than it looks from the outside, with a good-sized living room, three bedrooms and a shower room spread over three floors. There's a glimpse of the sea from one bedroom, but no garden. The cottage is currently a holiday let, and is now for sale for £360,000 through agent Miller Countrywide.


Clevedon, Somerset - Broadchurch

The flat in Clevedon

While Broadchurch is supposedly set in Dorset, much of it was filmed in Clevedon. And just a few doors down from the offices of the Broadchurch Echo - actually, Seeley's Food Market - the arched windows of this two-bedroom flat will be familiar to viewers of the award-winning TV drama. It has its own entrance, and light bright rooms with high ceilings. There's no onward chain; it's available from Woods Estate Agents for £240,000.

Bampton, Oxfordshire - Downton Abbey

The double-fronted house in Bampton.

Just a stone's throw from Isabel Crawley's house, 'Downton Hospital' and the church where Lady Edith was jilted is this lovely double-fronted town house on Bampton High Street. Packed with period features, the house has four bedrooms and a lovely walled garden with a summerhouse. The village has rather more amenities than Downton, with shops, a library, primary school and pubs. The house costs £695,000 through Harrison James & Hardie.

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