Once ignored by house hunters, Peckham — so close to the City and West End — is rapidly becoming a property hotspot thanks to its recent transport upgrades and the good value it offers. This impressive, three-bedroom end-of-terrace Victorian house in Peckham Rye, for example, is close to the train station, comes chain free and has 1,150sq ft of living space, including a double-height bathroom, a large kitchen and this splendid 24ft reception room with a glass ceiling.
A sweeping gravel drive takes you to stone-built Brookside, a four-bedroom, four-reception room house at Cromhall, Wotton-Under-Edge, in Gloucestershire. Charming details include a cosy snug complete with woodburner and slate tiles, and there are wood worktops in the kitchen. However, it is the expansive grounds — almost an acre — that will appeal to space-starved Londoners who can enjoy the front, rear and side gardens, plus an orchard and a paddock. There's a detached double garage, too.
In Mitchell, Newquay, a stone's throw from some of Cornwall's finest beaches, sits this solid Grade II-listed, five-bedroom farmhouse. There's a woodburner and Aga inside for you to live the good life but it's outside where you could find your new living: the two acres of grounds include outbuildings, a stable block and a paddock, plus a three-bedroom converted barn set up for holiday lets and a second barn ready for conversion. Through Country & Waterside.