Upping the budget and the style stakes in return, is this West Kensington flat on the lower ground floor of a smart, W14 mansion block. Inside has been beautifully refurbished and spans more than 1000sq ft with two decent size double bedrooms - both with fitted wardrobes - an über chic reception room that wouldn't look out of place in a plush hotel and a bright kitchen/diner - perfect for entertaining guests over the party season. Doors lead out to a communal courtyard and garden to enjoy too.
Out of town buy of the week: Herne Bay, Kent - £700,000
Getting to the art of the matter in Herne Bay, Kent, is this Arts and Crafts beauty. The four-bedroom home has stayed true to its decorative roots with oak floors and panelling both upstairs and down, brick and tile open fireplaces and walls papered in William Morris style designs. The kitchen/breakfast room has been newly fitted, as have both bathrooms, there is a bright garden room to relax in, a separate office enabling you to work from home and a sweeping veranda surrounded by manicured lawns.
Life-changer of the week: Ipswich, Suffolk - £750,000
This former pub in the Suffolk village of Lindsey, would make a fantastic B&B or part holiday let. The character, five-bedroom, family home has almost 4000sq ft of bright living space showcasing a mass of beams and Tudor fireplaces in the drawing and dining rooms, bespoke units and Italian terracotta floor tiles in the kitchen/breakfast room, plus a fabulous 45ft entertaining/family room with a woodburning stove and doors to a sun terrace. Several outbuildings prime for conversion, could bump up the income potential too.