Commuter home of the week: Debden Green, Essex

Relocation goals can be found at this dreamy barn conversion in rural Debden Green, Essex, close to historic Thaxted and Newport where mainline trains reach London in around an hour.

The vast country home is perfectly secluded, set in lovely gardens of just under an acre, complete with a detached garage/workshop with potential to run a business from home.


Original features: beams, open fires and exposed brick greet potential buyers

Inside is all about beams, open fires and exposed brick in ample family spaces including an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, sitting, dining and family rooms and a gorgeous indoor pool overlooking the gardens.

Six bedrooms (one en-suite) span the upper floors.

It’s for sale for £850,000. Through Cheffins (01799 795012).

Waterside home of the week: Oban, Scotland


Renovation project: Ferry House sits right on the waterside of Scotland’s Loch Etive

Idyllic isolation awaits at Ferry House, right on the waterfront of Loch Etive, 15 miles from Oban on Scotland’s West Coast.

The bungalow itself was built in the 1970s and has huge redevelopment potential (subject to planning) to create a glassy new home to take full advantage of its stunning setting.

There are four bedrooms, a spacious sitting room, kitchen and family bathroom to play with, along with mature gardens, two acres of woodland and 133 metres of foreshore.

Not only that, but there’s a slipway for launching a boat. Consent from the Crown Estate could be gained to have a summer mooring at the end of the garden.

London is around 8 hours away by train from nearby Taynuilt.

It’s for sale for £325,000. Through Knight Frank (0131 291 0076).

First-time buyer home of the week: Weybridge, Surrey


£450,000: a two-bedroom apartment with Help to Buy just a 30-minute train journey away from London

Buy into a slice of classy Weybridge with this two-bedroom apartment, available with Help to Buy.

Landmark Court is a sleek new development in the posh riverside Surrey town, close to all the shops, café culture, gastro pubs and trains that go to London Waterloo in less than 30 minutes.

Generous proportions and a host of high-spec details include bespoke wardrobes and an en-suite to the master bedroom, designer kitchen cabinetry, stone worktops and Smeg appliances.

There are wooden floors throughout, open-plan living and dining areas and doors opening to a private balcony, all part of a luxury package.

Secure underground parking and close proximity to the train station complete the deal.

It’s for sale for £450,000. Through Jackson-Stops (01932 485095).

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