As winter draws in, we all crave a warm and welcoming sanctuary where we can curl up in front of a fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa. Whether you’re looking to move or just searching for some inspiration, here are some of the best cosy homes on the market now.
Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been spending more time at home than ever before. While this Christmas is likely to be far from normal, one thing is for sure: colder days and longer nights mean a cosy, comfortable home is key. Some properties are naturally full of warmth, charm and character thanks to highly sought-after period features like original fireplaces and wooden floorboards. From traditional country houses to innovative urban properties, these cosy homes are perfect for celebrating the festive season with loved ones.
Rodmell, Lewes - £1,750,000 Freehold
This picturesque Grade II Listed house circa 1500s is situated within the South Downs National Park. With an abundance of period features such as exposed timber beams and an Inglenook fireplace and log burner in the living room, this unique five-bedroom property is a quintessential British country home full of character. In addition to the historical elements, the house is well-equipped for modern living with a beautifully renovated kitchen with ample storage and a modern breakfast bar. It also boasts a swimming pool, private parking and unspoiled countryside views.
For more information, contact Winkworth Lewes or call 1273 471471
Ascot, Berkshire - £1,600,000 Freehold
Ailsa House is a six-bedroom detached family home built by award-winning developers Gilbert Homes. The bright, spacious property is close to Ascot centre with its mainline train to London Waterloo and surrounded by wonderful green spaces such as Virginia Water Lake, Savill Gardens and Windsor Great Park. This home proves that a modern property can still be cosy, thanks to clever proportions that expertly balance lots of space with a sense of homeliness. Underfloor heating and a stylish electric fireplace in the living room create warmth and comfort during the colder months while the open plan kitchen/dining room is a brilliant entertaining space for the household to gather during the festive period.
For more information, contact Winkworth Sunningdale or call 01344 291639
Putney, London - £2,100,000 Freehold
Offered to the market for the first time in 21 years, this large property in Southwest London is presented in fantastic condition, combining original period charm with the needs of modern family living. Based over four floors, there is a stunning, modern kitchen/dining room with bifold doors opening onto the very private 68-foot rear garden. Elsewhere in the property, original period features are retained throughout with fireplaces and wooden flooring adding to the cosy character of this home. A standout feature is the beautiful and unique stained glass window in the large hallway which immediately catches the eye on entry. With three separate reception rooms, there is plenty of space to nestle down under a blanket with a good book or enjoy a festive film with the family.
For more information contact Winkworth Southfields or call 020 8877 1000
Long Melford, Sudbury - £1,250,000 Freehold
This Grade II Listed six-bedroom village house is offered for sale along with a Victorian Coach House and historic commercial office building, ideally located for Long Melford's village amenities and the surrounding Suffolk countryside. Dating back to the early to mid 19th century, the home itself retains considerable character and beautiful original features such as wide arches, a fine turning staircase, sash windows, fireplaces and lovely high ceilings. Exposed wooden beams, a traditional countryside kitchen and mature partly-walled gardens further add to the charm of this elegant yet cosy property.
For more information contact Winkworth Long Melford or call 01787 326740
Milland, Liphook - £1,200,000 Freehold
This wonderful detached family house with brick and part tile-hung elevations is located in the popular village of Milland. As well as four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining room with an Aga and double doors leads to an east-facing terrace, an ideal spot for your morning coffee. The immensely characterful, double-height main reception room has a feature fireplace and the drawing room has a delightful wooden spiral staircase that leads up to the first floor landing. There is also a tarmac drive with ample parking leading to garaging for three cars.
For more information contact Winkworth Petersfield or call 01730 267274
Bloomsbury Place, Brighton - £1,000,000 Share of Freehold
A delightful period townhouse, prominently located in central Brighton, this property has stunning sea views which can be seen from its own ornate balcony. Tasteful decor is accentuated by bright bay windows throughout the property, which has the layout of a typical townhouse. The kitchen has been beautifully styled, merging traditional elements with marble surfaces and fitted appliances. A well-proportioned drawing room, high ceilings, cornicing and a feature fireplaces are glorious aesthetic perks that make this an ideal cosy home that is both grand and practical.
Kennington, London - £2,500,000 Freehold
Located on one of South London’s most prestigious squares, this stunning Grade II Listed house has five bedrooms and a southeast facing, 60-foot garden. The Georgian property is arranged over five floors with various period features such as sash windows, high ceilings and original wooden flooring. The Plain English kitchen with rustic tile flooring evoke the sense of a cosy country home, despite the prominent London location. A modern conservatory lets in beautiful light, with double doors leading onto a landscaped garden. The current vendor has been granted planning permission for a rear extension, meaning this already incredibly home has potential for even more space.
For more information contact Winkworth Kennington or call 020 7587 0600
Christchurch, Dorset - £750,000 Freehold
Designed by John Lewis Architects circa 2000, this three-bedroom home features a galleried entrance hall and vaulted ceilings overlooking a landscaped garden. Specifically designed to pour sunlight into the centre of the house, the focal point of the living space is a stunning contemporary fireplace. Bringing cosy comfort as well as visual interest to the spacious room, the round fireplace which hangs from the ceiling is a truly unique design feature. Full-width panoramic windows with a view of the garden create a pleasant outdoor/indoor feel, and the garden also boasts a summer house, pond and water feature.
For more information contact Winkworth Highcliffe or call 01425 270 055