Make the most of summer at this first floor Shepherd's Bush flat, which comes with a decked roof terrace ideal for a sun lounger and a barbecue, plus the use of a shared garden for bigger gatherings. Inside offers lovely bright and airy spaces created by white walls, pale floors and big sash windows in the open-plan kitchen and reception room, the master bedroom has a wall of fitted wardrobes and from the second bedroom, a short flight of open tread stairs deliver you to the sun terrace.
At Thwaite in Suffolk you might just fall in love with Rose Cottage, which sits behinds a box hedge and is surrounded by manicured lawns, lilac, apple and plum trees. A timber-framed outbuilding is used an an office, while the pretty thatched cottage, with four bedrooms and a gorgeous kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and cute window seat, contains a perfect mix of beams, inglenooks and contemporary updates.
The good life is on offer at Fairview Farm in Westmarsh, Kent. The Grade II-listed Georgian beauty, with three reception rooms and four bedrooms, has been home to four generations of the same family and stands in three acres of glorious grazing with stables and outbuildings. Generous proportions of more than 1,600sq ft provide exciting potential, with a large workshop that’s ripe for conversion alongside the kitchen.