Property search: this week's budget starts at £580,000 and takes us to Brixton, Hampshire and Bedfordshire

This week, Faye Greenslade uncovers a three-bedroom family home in Brixton, a two-bedroom thatch cottage in Hampshire and a spacious four-bedroom cottage with plenty of outbuildings to play with in Bedfordshire
Buy of the week: Brixton, SW2 - £650,000
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.

Buy of the week: Brixton
£650,000: a recently refurbished three-bedroom family home in Brixton
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Out of town buy of the week: Lyndhurst, Hampshire - £595,000
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.

Out of town buy of the week: Hampshire
£595,000: a two-bedroom thatch cottage in the attractive New Forest village of Minstead
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Life-changer of the week: Souldrop, Bedfordshire - £580,000
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.

Life-changer of the week: Bedfordshire
£580,000: Railway Cottage in Souldrop, Bedfordshire offers several outbuildings, a spacious interior, four-bedrooms and an Aga in the kithchen
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