The East End’s answer to New York living can be found in historic Spitalfields at this prime warehouse conversion on Commercial Street. Solid wood floors and exposed brick walls lead from the cool white lines of the kitchen, curving past a spacious bedroom and a fabulous, boutique hotel-style bathroom into a lofty reception and dining space, where you can entertain or kick back and relax. Both Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Tube are a stroll away. Through Stirling Ackroyd.
In the market town of Wareham, Dorset, this whitewashed Georgian townhouse paints a picture with its prominent position and walled gardens filled with bluebells.
Oak floors and window seats are sure to charm you in both the sitting room and kitchen, while the dining room and conservatory have stone floors, and a wall of glass doors in the garden room creates the perfect relaxing zone.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms with sleek, walk-in showers are upstairs. There is also a useful workshop fitted with a shower where you could banish the teenagers. Alternatively, use it as an annexe. Available through Savills.
This beauty runs as a B&B in Kempley, Gloucestershire, but if you just want to live off the land, you could rent out its three and half acres of paddocks, large Dutch barn with stables and a second barn, bordering woodland perfect for riding. Charms inside include a snug warmed by a log burner, dining room featuring an exposed wattle-and-daub panel, and beams in the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. A triple-aspect master bedroom, en suite bathroom and three further bedrooms overlook pretty gardens dotted with apple trees. Through Hamptons.