Property search: Hackney, East Sussex or Gloucestershire?

A spacious East End pad, a cosy cottage in Rottingdean, or a smart B&B in Tetbury. Which would you choose?

LONDON BUY OF THE WEEK: Hackney - £400,000

You could enjoy a good East End Christmas knees-up at this bright and spacious two-bedroom flat set on a quiet E8 side street. These days the location is prime — sandwiched between vibrant Dalston and the open spaces of London Fields. Wood flooring and lots of high-spec detailing feature in the open-plan kitchen/dining and living areas, which can become the perfect entertaining space, with sliding doors to a large balcony. Through Stirling Ackroyd.


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OUT OF TOWN BUY OF THE WEEK: Rottingdean, East Sussex - £375,000

Cute as a Christmas button is this darling cottage in Rottingdean, just a few miles along the coast east of Brighton. The colourful garden and courtyard are a joy for any buyer who loves to potter, while inside is a cosy treat with parquet floors, chunky beams and an open fire in the living room. Worktops in cherry red offer a pop of colour in the refitted kitchen, the master bedroom has a smart new en suite bathroom, and the second bedroom has a guest shower. Through King & Chasemore.


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Life-changer of the week: Tetbury, Glos - £485,000

What better location for a little B&B than the Gloucestershire town of Tetbury? This smart, Cotswold stone house is sure to attract well-heeled summer guests thanks to its plum spot close to Prince Charles’s Highgrove estate. Nearby Westonbirt Arboretum brings more guests during the autumn. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms but also permission to extend to create further guest suites. Through RA Bennett & Partners.


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