Property search: Finchley, West Sussex or Essex?

A luxe two-bedroom flat in North Finchley, a timber-framed cottage in Balcombe or a thatched property in Wix. Which would you choose?
LONDON BUY OF THE WEEK: NORTH FINCHLEY, £450,000
Style junkies will love every luxe detail of this two-bedroom flat on the third floor of a popular North Finchley development.

Its pale floors are under-heated, suspended ceilings are inset with mood lighting, there’s a surround sound system and, in the open-plan kitchen/breakfast/reception space, a bright fuchsia glass panel and an integrated fish tank provide eye candy. A free-standing tub awaits in the main bathroom. Through Foxtons.

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OUT OF TOWN BUY OF THE WEEK: BALCOMBE, WEST SUSSEX, £427,500
As soon as you enter the lovely West Sussex village of Balcombe, you can’t help but be drawn towards Casteye Cottage, a timber-framed beauty that has stood the test of time from its 17th-century origins.

A five-bar gate encloses a pretty cottage garden and driveway, while inside finds three bedrooms, each overlooking the village through leaded-light windows. The beamed sitting room comes with a cosy open fireplace, the kitchen is Shaker-style with a range and there’s even a cellar for your wine collection. Through Savills.

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LIFE-CHANGER OF THE WEEK: WIX, ESSEX, £495,000
For pure chocolate-box charm head to this lovely thatched cottage in the rural Essex village of Wix. Treats in the three-bedroom home include the usual mass of beams, plus wood floors and open fires, granite worktops in the kitchen and a gorgeous oak-framed conservatory overlooking an acre of gardens with a koi carp pond.

It could also be a nice little earner, if you converted the double garage and wood store into tea rooms or a holiday let. Visitors would even have their own driveway. Through Abbotts.

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