Live and let dine: epicurean escapes for foodie fans With the summer season offering delicious delights in all things edible and food festivals springing up all over Britain, we find the best places to live if you want to be near the flavour of the month. And Winkworth will be sponsoring the Fork to Fork foodie festival, taking place on June 11 in Kensal Rise, NW6. Here are 10 delectable dwellings for you to chew over around the UK.
Live and let dine: epicurean escapes for foodie fans
With the summer season offering delicious delights in all things edible and food festivals springing up all over Britain, we find the best places to live if you want to be near the flavour of the month. And Winkworth will be sponsoring the Fork to Fork foodie festival, taking place on June 11 in Kensal Rise, NW6. Here are 10 delectable dwellings for you to chew over around the UK.
Spalding, Lincolnshire £299,950
Food Festival nearby: Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink (www.spaldingfoodfestival.co.uk)
Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink takes place this year on July 9. There will be local produce, global street food and a specialist Italian piazza featuring 14 producers. This handsome double-fronted Victorian villa in the town’s Pinchbeck Road has a huge amount of space. There are six bedrooms in the main house, plus three in a detached annexe. It is full of potential.
Call Winkworth’s Bourne office 01778 392807 www.winkworth.co.uk/bourne
Framfield, East Sussex POA
Food Festival nearby: Food Rocks festival (www.foodrockssouth.co.uk).
Lewes holds its Food Rocks festival every year. Local producers join music makers on Cliffe Precinct for a day of jollity. This pretty cottage, with its thatched roof and beams, is about nine miles away. The interior has beams, a wood burning stone and wooden floors. Outside there is a swimming pool.
Call Winkworth’s Lewes office on 01273 471471 www.winkworth.co.uk/lewes
Blackheath, London SE3 £1.45m
Food Festival nearby: BBC Good Food Show (www.bbcgoodfoodshowsummerlondon.com)
Top TV chefs will cause a stir at Excel on May 20-22 when the BBC Good Food Show brings you Summer in the City. Paul Hollywood, Tom Kerridge, James Martin and John Torode will be tickling your taste buds and inspiring you to bake away. This attractive Victorian property in Blackheath is just across the water and has a luxury 32ft kitchen diner, where you can practise your new skills.
Call Winkworth’s Blackheath office 020 8852 0999 www.winkworth.co.uk/blackheath
Eltham, London SE9 £1.8m
Food Festival nearby: Food Fest 2016
The Food Fest 2016 is a celebration of Kentish produce held in the beautiful surroundings of the St Clere Estate in Kemsing near Sevenoaks on June 5. There will be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a seaside beach area, live music and the best flavours that Kent can offer. Closer to the city, this opulent family house is perfectly placed. It has seven bedrooms and an enormous orangery.
Call Winkworth’s Chislehurst office on 020 8285 5099 www.winkworth.co.uk/chislehurst
Calne, Wiltshire £1.45m
Food Festival nearby: Great British Food Festival (www.thefestivalcalendar.co.uk)
Bowood House, near Calne, hosts its Great British Food Festival in August. Its recipe for success includes a mix of activities, demos, talks and competitions. The food isn’t just confined to our islands, either – there will be more exotic flavours floating around. This period property was originally the creamery on the Bowood estate. It has four bedrooms, outbuildings and paddock.
Call Winkworth’s Marlborough office on 01672 552777 www.winkworth.co.uk/marlborough
Kensal Rise, London NW6 £1,999,950
Food Festival nearby: Fork to Fork (http://franklinforktofork.com)
Fork to Fork is a charity fundraiser for the Open Air Classroom project at ARK Franklin Primary in Kensal Rise. Family foodie fun on June 11 will raise money to support a kitchen garden project, a pond to help in science studies and a club to reach out to the community. This pretty Victorian terrace is a perfect family house nearby and it’s ready to move into.
Call Winkworth’s Kensal Rise & Queens Park office 020 8960 4947 www.winkworth.co.uk/kensal-queens-park
Cullompton, Devon £595,000
Food Festival nearby: River Cottage Spring Food Fair (www.rivercottage.net)
The River Cottage Spring Food Fair (www.rivercottage.net) will be held in Axminster on May 28-30. It’s a celebration of all things Fearnley Whittingstall. So the produce with be local and fresh, there will be craftsmen demonstrating their skills and you can even book yourself a masterclass. This typical, thatched Devon longhouse has a large, traditional farmhouse kitchen for you to make jam and bottle preserves, while the garden has room for a vegetable patch and chickens.
Call Winkworth’s Exeter office on 01392 271177 www.winkworth.co.uk/exeter
Byfield, Northants £649,950
Food Festival nearby: Towcester Food Festival (www.towcesterfoodfestival.co.uk)
The Towcester Food Festival is held at the town’s racecourse on June 11-12. The organisers were inspired by the achievements of Ludlow and the aim was to boost the sales of artisan food in the region. This classic farmhouse in the nearby village of Byfield has four bedrooms and lots of period charm.
Call Winkworth’s Northampton office on 01604 824854 www.winkworth.co.uk/northampton
Easterton, Devizes, Wiltshire £420,000
Food Festival nearby: Devizes Food & Drink Food Festival (www.devizesfoodanddrinkfestival.info)
This town’s food and drink festival takes place annually. The festivities feature street food from across the globe. You can even have a go at their Bake-Off competition. This period house on the High Street at Easterton, just south of Devizes, has three bedrooms and useful outbuildings.
Call Winkworth’s Devizes office on 01380 729777 www.winkworth.co.uk/devizes
Friars Cliff, Dorset £1.895m
Food Festival nearby: Highcliffe Revival Food Festival (www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk)
The Highcliffe Revival Food Festival takes place on May 21. There will be lots of specialist foodie stalls and TV chef Valentine Warner will be cooking up some fun. This five-bedroom house near Avon Beach has been updated from top to bottom in recent years and the rooms are now truly fantastic. The kitchen is combined with a family room offering plenty of space for entertaining.
Call Winkworth’s Highcliffe office 01425 270055 www.winkworth.co.uk/highcliffe