The temperatures have dropped and cosy season has begun.
At this time of year we want to hunker down, light a fire and enjoy evenings at home – so here’s a look at the cosiest winter homes on the market now.
1. Kensington, London
This stylishly interior designed Grade II listed Georgian terraced house in Kensington has working fireplaces in most rooms and a romantic, period feel. There’s ample living space including a first floor drawing room, ground floor dining room, plus a study and a family room in the contemporary rear extension. The property in Holland Street, W8, is for sale with Winkworth Kensington 020 7727 1500 for £4.75m.
2. Southwold, Suffolk
In Suffolk, this Grade II listed Southwold cottage dating back to the late 1700s is a charming place to spend the colder months. The house has been given a contemporary upgrade by knocking the original two reception rooms through to create a brighter, open space, and the rear has been reworked to offer double storey bay windoes. There’s a large fireplace as a focal point, and a pretty mature garden too. It’s on the market at £750,000 with Winkworth Southwold 01502 723007.
3. Tiverton, Devon
This grand four bedroom detached house in Tiverton, Devon, is situated on a sprawling 10 acre estate and would be a wonderful place to be snowed in. There’s an impressive inglenook fireplace in the inviting interior that’s full of modern comforts and rustic charm, and outside is a separate three bedroom annexe that’s perfect for winter guests. There’s a vast kitchen complete with an aga, and solar panels on the roof. The house is for sale with Winkworth Tiverton 01884 675675 for £1.2m.
4. Petersfield, Hampshire
A new air source heat pump, solar panels and full insulation make this house in Petersfield, Hampshire, an extremely energy efficient building. Fuel bills are as low as they can be, and the house is warm and comfortable year round. The three storey home has an impressive triple aspect kitchen/dining room and five bedrooms, plus three bathrooms and an impressive garden. The village of East Meon is a popular and picturesque spot with an active village hall, in the heart of the South Downs National Park and the house is for sale with Winkworth Petersfield 01730 267274, priced at £900,000.
5. Calne, Wiltshire
Built in 1905, this stylish Arts and Crafts house in Calne, Wiltshire, has a romantic feel and would be perfect for large family Christmases with its eight bedrooms and period features. With marble flooring, stone mullion and stained glass windows as well as lots of fabulous woodwork and grand fireplaces, it’s a wonderful house that could benefit from some refurbishment to return it to its original grandeur. It’s on the market with Winkworth Marlborough 01672 552777 for £850,000.
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