Brentwood council

A north-east London spot with countryside on the doorstep

After TV reality show Towie raised its profile, Crossrail is set to boost Brentwood’s commuter cred. There's a wide range of property on the market and the open countryside is just on the doorstep, so it's easy to see why families and buy-to-let investors are snapping up homes in this north-east London spot.