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The bargain of the Millennium: 19th-century three-bedroom cottage up for auction at £139,000

Everyone loves a bargain. It's in our nature to enjoy the prospect of getting a sliver of extra value for our hard-earned money - it's like a bonus cherry on top of that something sweet and tantalising which you were already committed to paying for anyways. But when it comes to life's more important purchases - cars, football players, a new six-pack of underwear - bargains are fewer and further between. Enter: this eye-poppingly good-value 19th century cottage up for auction with a starting price of just £139,000...

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Three-storey million-pound mega-house with lush Narnia-style gardens and a summer house included

We have an endless fascination with old things in this country, probably owing to the fact that we have quite a lost of history to remember. From a 5,700-year-old stone house in Orkney to an Anglo Saxon door in Westminster Abbey made out of 1,000-year-old wood, we love it all. But what about the new? As proved by this breathtaking six-bedroom, three-storey mega-home, the new can be just as interesting as the old.

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