Property search: this week's budget starts at £550,000 and takes us to Southfields, Essex and Torquay

This week, Faye Greenslade uncovers a sleek two-bedroom flat in Southfields, a four-bedroom character cottage in Nazeing, Essex, and a five-bedroom home within Torquay's landmark Vane Tower
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Buy of the week: Southfields, SW18 - £550,000
Consider leafy Southfields and you might just find the perfect base at this sleek, ground-floor flat. An immaculate finish to its two bedrooms, bathroom and open-plan kitchen/ reception room, showcases dark wood floors and bi-fold doors out to a beautifully landscaped garden.

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Or swap for a family home in Nazeing, Essex - £550,000
A rich history sits behind the white picket fences of this weatherboarded beauty in Nazeing. The Grade II-listed, four-bedroom home has original details as far back as the 1600s in its character family rooms, plus lovely gardens to enjoy.

Nazeing, Essex
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Change your life with a flat overlooking Torquay Harbour, Devon - £640,000
Overlooking Torquay is landmark Vane Tower, with a flat inside as well that you could let. The home's Florentine style, five bedrooms, impressive reception rooms and setting above Torquay Harbour make it a perfect base for home-based working.
Torquay, Devon
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