Property search: this week's budget is under £500,000 and takes us to Stoke Newington, the Cotswolds and Snowdonia

This week, Faye Greenslade uncovers 1,000sq ft two-bedroom apartment in Stoke Newington, a four-bedroom stone house in the Cotswolds and an Old Station Master's house in the heart of Snowdonia National Park that comes with its own railway station
Buy of the week: Stoke Newington, N16 - £499,950
1,000sq ft of space awaits at this Stoke Newington apartment, close to "Stokie" high street and pretty Clissold Park. The 27ft reception room has oak floors and high-spec detailing and leads to a private decked garden. Two large bedrooms and a sleek bathroom continue the bright, roomy feel.

Stoke Newington
£499,950: a spacious two-bedroom flat in Stoke Newington
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Swap of the week: Leighterton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire - £599,950
In a quiet cul-de-sac in the Gloucestershire village of Leighterton is this four-bedroom house with a separate home-office or music room in the garden. The Cotswolds village is surrounded by open countryside and has an ancient, ivy-covered church plus a popular gastropub.

Family gatherings at home will be easy with the large kitchen/breakfast room and dining areas, and there's plenty for guests to do: the famous arboretum at Westonbirt is on the doorstep, and so is the lively, upmarket village of Tetbury.

£438,000: a four-bedroom Cotswolds charmer in the village of Leighterton
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Life-changer of the week: Roman Bridge, Dolwyddelan, Conwy - £450,000
Fed up with commuting? Have a station almost to yourself by buying the Old Station Master's house at Roman Bridge, said to be Wales's least-used railway station, set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Trains on the Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction line will drop you at your door on request.

You get three bedrooms, big reception rooms and nearly 10 acres of grounds with valuable trout and salmon fishing rights on the River Lledr. So why not open a tea room for ramblers or find an enterprising use for all that land?

£450,000: the Old Station Master's House at Roman Bridge comes with it's own railway station
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