Fast movers will love this chain-free family home in Brixton’s popular Clapham Park area. An exquisite makeover of the 1,000sq ft home has created open spaces that include a double reception room with dove-grey walls and dark wood floors. Clean white lines impress in the kitchen/breakfast room, along with glass doors to a decked garden enclosed by high white walls. Stylish monochrome style continues in three big bedrooms and a sleek bathroom above.
This little Hampshire beauty sits snug in the scenic New Forest village of Minstead, a few minutes’ stroll from the village green, pub and historic church. You can expect a thatch cottage full of treats, from wood floors and deep beams to rustic fireplaces in the sitting and dining rooms, while the country kitchen is fitted with bespoke cabinetry and terracotta floor tiles. The master bedroom and its en suite bathroom, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom, are reached by separate staircases. Colourful gardens and a charming summerhouse complete the picture.
Offering the ultimate rural bolt hole, in grounds of two acres with only local wildlife for neighbours, is Railway Cottage in Souldrop, Bedfordshire. There are many outbuildings to play with, all with planning consent for an annexe or conversion into a new business empire, perhaps. The house itself — converted from two railway cottages —has a lovely feeling of light and space, with wood floors, sash windows and an Aga in the kitchen. Upstairs, four bedrooms and an attractive bathroom complete with roll-top tub take full advantage of the views.