Welcome FF40ish.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Rather than consider any of the "appliance" type of machines for this sort of money... Sunbeam, Breville et al... Why not have a look at a great little machine called the Nemox Fenice. They can be acquired from one of our Site Sponsors here... Coffee Machine Express and one model includes a grinder built-in as well. These machines are built to a high standard and will last you a lifetime of use with only a modicum of basic maintenance applied by their owners.
Well worth a look in my opinion. If you opt for a discrete espresso machine (without grinder) make sure you also budget for a decent grinder other wise it wont matter what quality of machine you end up with. Great beans, freshly roasted and only ground immediately before brewing will ensure that great coffee can be yours, providing you do your part too of course.... :)
All the best,