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The Advantages of Living in a Period Property

Winkworth investigates the many reasons as to why people are continually attracted to period property...

The advantages of living in a period property are myriad. In this week’s blog, we take a deeper dive into why people continue to be attracted to older homes.

The most obvious draw of period property is the abundance of charm they offer. With a plethora of original features from delicate ceiling roses and cornicing, to sash windows, AGAs and imposing ornate fireplaces, there is plenty to admire. These impressive details also lend themselves well to simpler interior design, allowing residents to allow the features to speak for themselves. Furthermore, period property can hide a wealth of hidden treasures, and tatty old carpets can be lifted to reveal impressive parquet flooring.

Period property also offers more internal space. Not only did many families have multiple staff members who lived and worked in their homes, as Queen Victoria popularised the idea of large families, many period properties offer multiple rooms that can today be utilised as studies, games rooms and more. The high ceilings found within these homes are also a huge draw for potential buyers. The sense of history supplied by these homes can also entice buyers who are keen to learn more about the period in which their potential homes were built.

The Georgians invested heavily in architectural design, influenced by Grecian and Roman architecture, they built many villas in these respective styles, but with a simpler, clean form. The quality of design and strength of these property structures can clearly be seen in the fact that these homes are still standing today. This investment can also be seen in the sturdier walls that period property provides.

The simple fact that there was more available land during the Georgian and Victorian periods means that most properties come with ample outside space, so people can enjoy the increasingly rare luxury of large gardens.

Perennially popular with buyers, period property also tends to be a very strong investment as people have historically always been keen to pay for the many charms available. As only 500,000 homes in the UK are afforded listed status, these properties can command a big premium.

Below are just some of the stunning period properties our branches are currently selling.


Manton, Marlborough, SN8
£1,195,000 Freehold


Grade II listed 17th Century farmhouse

A magnificent Grade II listed 17th Century former farmhouse, overlooking around an acre of delightful gardens and meadow, with views over the River Kennet.

Contact Winkworth Marlborough on 01672 552 777 for more information.


High Street, Urchfont, SN10
£825,000 Freehold


Grade II listed house in Devizes

A Grade II Listed house quietly situated overlooking the village pond. Filled with light and warmth, this is a spacious and elegant property with a particularly lovely garden.

Contact Winkworth Devizes on 01380 729 777 for more information.


Willow Woods, West Studdal, CT15


Exquisite country house with extensive grounds in the North Downs

An exquisite country house commanding distant views across surrounding countryside and its extensive grounds, Pilgrims Nook is wonderfully sited amongst the rolling hills of the North Downs.

Contact Winkworth Canterbury on 01227 456645 for more information.


Egerton Crescent, London, SW3
£12,750,000 Freehold


Grade II listed white stucco end of terrace house in South Kensington

A handsome, white stucco, period end of terrace house, originally constructed on the site of Brompton Grange by James Bonnin in 1843. This Grade II listed house benefits from plenty of natural light.

Contact Winkworth South Kensington on 020 7373 5052 for more information.

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