MORTIMER is the smaller and more rural of the two villages and offers a minibus service to the station, which is a boon for commuters. A four-bedroom Victorian family house sells for £500,000 to £675,000; a two-bedroom terraced house for £220,000. A new three-bedroom, detached Bryant Homes’ house, on roads with names such as Asparagus Close or Strawberry Fields, will cost about £299,000. Bramley is a dormitory village that grew up around the railway in the mid-1890s and has had to swallow a lot of new houses in the last few years. It has a baker and a post-office-cum-store. A three-bedroom modern semi will cost £230,000; a larger four-bedroom detached, £350,000. A public outcry failed to prevent Wimpey building 270 homes on a former Ministry of Defence site on the south-eastern fringes of Bramley. Here prices range from £190,000 for a two-bedroom semi to £450,000 for a five-bedroom detached.