Property search: Bermondsey, Cotswolds or West Country?

If you had a budget of £800,000 to spend on a property, would you choose a stylish apartment close to Borough market, a glorious village house in Broad Marston or a dream holiday retreat in Olveston?
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London buy of the week: Bermondsey, SE1 - £825,000

A rather jammy buy is this fabulous 1,100sq ft live/work apartment in the sought-after Hartley's Jam Factory development, SE1, five minutes from lively Bermondsey Street, and just 10 minutes from Borough market. Inside is anything but conventional with its vast 33sq ft open-plan living area featuring sparkling columns, walls painted deep red or papered in eye catching patterns and heated floor tiles that flow into a high-spec kitchen/breakfast area. Both bedrooms continue the quirky theme with a mix of polished concrete and wood panelled walls. Through Chesterton Humberts.


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Out of town buy of the week: Broad Marston, Worcestershire - £800,000

Make a fresh start in 2014 at this glorious village house in Broad Marston, close to Stratford-upon-Avon. You'll need green fingers at the ready to tend to almost two acres of gardens and an orchard dotted with fruit trees. The interior is just as impressive, offering up a bespoke kitchen/dining room with granite worktops, integrated appliances and stone floor tiles. Beams and a log burner in the family room, plus an inglenook fireplace and stove in the sitting room, ramp up the cosiness, while five bedrooms can be found upstairs. Through RA Bennett.


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Life changer: Olveston, Bristol - £800,000

Poplars Farm in Olveston, Bristol, comes with bountiful possibilities and bags of earning potential. It already has five bedrooms (two in the converted loft), a self-contained annexe you could rent out and two detached stone barns, one already converted into a two-bedroom holiday let and the other with planning in place for three bedrooms. There is also an equestrian block with stables, paddocks, one and a half acres to horse around in and a further 14 acres to buy should you wish - wrapping up the perfect package for a dream holiday retreat. Through Chappell & Matthews. 


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