Chic modernity and striking design await at this two-bedroom home sandwiched between the E1 hotspots of Aldgate and Whitechapel. Part of a private gated development, its outside space has been cleverly arranged. There’s a spacious garden area off the master bedroom — a bright, airy room with masses of wardrobe space — while a decked roof terrace is reached via huge glass doors in the reception room.
A white-gloss kitchen and dining area can be found on the middle level of this three-storey home, which is laid throughout with pale wood floors.
In Wimborne, Dorset, The Tree House will take you back to nature with its leafy, woodland setting and sympathetic design. This is an upside-down, oak-framed home which offers a wonderful lateral space on the first floor. There, the beamed reception, kitchen and dining areas are all open plan and lead to a wraparound terrace with magnificent views stretching to the Purbeck Hills. Below, on the tranquil ground level, you will find four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a master suite that opens to a feature pool and its own private terrace.
In the pretty Norfolk village of Beachamwell, near Swaffham, the Great Danes Country Inn offers a nice little boutique B&B package in an idyllic countryside setting. There are six en suite bedrooms for guests, a generous-size restaurant and a bar with views across the village green, plus sprawling gardens at the rear that back on to open farmland. The owners’ private space includes a bedroom, bathroom, living room, conservatory and an office.