This smart two-bedroom flat is a bit of a catch in SW18, only a few streets away from leafy Wandsworth Common. All the hard work has been done — a recent renovation resulting in 870 square feet of bright living space. Stripped wood floors, lit at skirting level, lead from the hallway into a reception room with plantation shutters, an open fire and shelves aplenty.
The openplan kitchen/dining space is perfect for entertaining, with glossy white cabinetry, wood worktops and French windows out to the decked garden, which is secluded thanks to mature shrubs.
Out of town buy of the week: Hundleby, Lincolnshire - £550,000
What's not to love about this thatched beauty in the Lincolnshire village of Hundleby? The Grade II-listed, five-bedroom home sits in three and a half acres, with manicured lawns, topiary, woodland, two stables and a field to horse around in. The house has been well-restored with wood floors, bespoke kitchen units, and cast-iron fires in the bedrooms. For storage you can choose between two useful attic rooms —prime for conversion — and the vaulted cellar.
Life-changer of the week: Midhurst, West Sussex - £595,000
In Midhurst, West Sussex, you can run a fabulous boutique shop, live above it in a one-bedroom flat and let a second one-bedroom flat that comes part and parcel. The 1,000sq ft shop has a prime spot on the street, ready to tempt well-heeled visitors to the town. A separate entrance leads to the flats, both with stripped wood floors and open fireplaces in the reception rooms, and decent-size bedrooms. The kitchens feature oak units and glass splashbacks.