FOCUS ON: BRENTWOOD, ESSEX

LANGTONS, SOUTH WEALD
Price: £2.8m

This listed eight-bedroom country house has 11 acres of gardens and paddocks. It is situated opposite Weald Country Park. It has four reception rooms, three bathrooms, a heated swimming pool, tennis court and stables. Contact: Savills on 01245 293 233 or go to www.savills.co.uk

KENDALL COURT, THE GALLERIES
Price: £440,000

This ground floor two-bedroom apartment has an open plan lounge-dining room with a separate kitchen, study and en-suite bathroom. The property combines old and new styles, with original honeycomb vaulted ceilings and engineered oak flooring set amid contemporary interior design. Contact: City & Country Group on 01277 202 122 or go to www.the-galleries.net

BURNTWOOD SQUARE, ONGAR ROAD
Price: £625,000

This refurbished semi-detached Victorian home has four bedrooms. It lies within Brentwood’s Highwoods Conservation Area. It has period bay windows, fireplace, high ceilings and a grand entrance hall.

Contact: Linden Homes on 01277 201 812 or go to www.lindenhomes.co.uk

NEED TO KNOW | BRENTWOOD

Commuting to the City: Getting from Brentwood station to Liverpool Street takes 40 minutes. By car, this journey will take just under an hour.

Education: The local independent Brentwood School gets good results. Last year 95 per cent of its pupils scored A*-C in their GCSEs.