Property search: Highbury, Hampshire or Nottinghamshire?

A smart sixth-floor flat in Arsenal Football Club’s original ground, a pretty Georgian cottage in Sparsholt or a Grade-II listed home in Wilford - which would you choose?
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LONDON BUY OF THE WEEK: Highbury, N5: £505,000

Arsenal fans will need to be on the ball to buy this smart new sixth-floor flat in Highbury Stadium Square, in the north stand at the club’s original ground. Pale wood floors and white walls create clean lines in the spacious main living space that incorporates sitting, dining and kitchen areas. Glass doors lead to a decked balcony overlooking communal gardens. The bedroom and bathroom are stylish, and Arsenal Tube is handy. Through Stirling Ackroyd.


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OUT OF TOWN BUY OF THE WEEK: Sparsholt, Hampshire, £525,000

Lift the January blues by moving to pretty Church Cottage on the edge of the Test Valley in the Hampshire village of Sparsholt.

The double-fronted Georgian home doesn’t disappoint with its generous proportions that include a 22ft drawing room, kitchen/dining room with a traditional pantry, a master bedroom with balcony, plus two more bedrooms. The location is prime for dining at the local 17th-century hotel set in 63 acres of parkland, rambling around Farley Mount Country Park or visiting neighbouring Winchester for a spot of boutique shopping. Available to buy through Savills.


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LIFE CHANGER OF THE WEEK: Wilford, Nottinghamshire, £700,000

Another Georgian gem to lure you away from London is this substantial, Grade-II listed home, off the beaten track, in the Nottingham spot of Wilford. It sits in an ample plot next to the village green and comes with three self-contained studio flats (currently let) that make a tidy profit. The 3,000sq ft-plus house itself is a raw diamond for keen interior designers looking to transform a 17th century shell into boutique guest rooms while restoring plenty of original charm in spacious reception rooms, a kitchen/diner, pantry and four bedrooms. Through Chesterton Humberts.


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