Lustworthy property in Hampshire, London, Durham and Somerset.

Durham, from £250,000
Parents have been known to invest in flats in Durham for children attending its university, but they’d be tempted to keep these for themselves. The 12 one- and two-bedders in the former Durham County Club, a grade II listed Georgian mansion across the bridge from the city centre, combine classical details — ceiling friezes, a grand communal staircase — with 21st-century sheen and views of the cathedral. Completion is due in spring. 0191 265 6555,