Property search: this week's budget is £675,000 and takes us to the Isle of Dogs, the Cotwolds and East Sussex
Buy of the week: Isle of Dogs, E14 - £625,000
Take the plunge on the Isle of Dogs and snap up this 6th floor flat at E14’s Baltimore Wharf. Start your day with an early morning swim in the resident’s 25 metre pool, or a workout in the swish gym, then take your pick from a host of coffee shops on the way to work. At the end of the day you can enjoy river views towards Canary Wharf from two private balconies and relax in the 22ft reception room, open-plan to sleek kitchen and dining areas. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room, while the second bedroom has the use of a chic bathroom.
Out of town buy of the week: Ilmington, Warwickshire - £675,000
Trading in your London flat for a country home couldn’t be more tempting when the end result is this glorious barn conversion in the dreamy Cotswold village of Ilmington. A sweeping gravel driveway fronts the barn and leads round to a detached garage, workshop and beautifully manicured gardens dotted with azaleas and magnolia. Charm continues inside with beams, stone walls and an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, along with flagstone floors in the reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory/dining room. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms sit under the eaves.
Life-changer of the week: Broad Oak, Rye, East Sussex - £675,000
Change direction and take the reigns of this established B&B close to the cobbled streets of Rye, in the semi-rural spot of Broad Oak. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms to play with and plenty for guests to love throughout the 3,300sq ft home. Beams, brick floors, open fires and vaulted ceilings await in the sitting room, study and kitchen/breakfast room, while the Victorian-style conservatory is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy views of the gardens filled with clematis, wisteria and magnolia.