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Top 10 Cosy Homes for Winter

With original fireplaces, characterful period features and wooden flooring, these cosy homes come into their own in wintertime.

Chestnuts roasting, crackling fires and cosy hearths, yes we're segueing into that most wonderful time of year where our homes become a hub of family gathering, festivity and comfortable evenings spent indoors. Here we've rounded up a gorgeous assortment of chocolate-box properties with characterful features, original fireplaces and wooden flooring; a line-up of cosy homes that come into their own in wintertime.


Cadeleigh, Exeter
4 bedroom house in Nr Bickleigh
£392 per week (£1,700 per month)

With original wooden beams, inglenook fireplace with a built-in wood burner and low ceilings, this four-bedroom period property wouldn’t be out of place in the wintery scene of a Christmas card. It sits in Cadeleigh, a small village set in the hills above the valley of the River Exe and is the perfect home to return to after a long walk through the countryside.

Contact Winkworth Exeter or call 01392 271177 for more information.


Herstmonceux, East Sussex
4 bedroom house in Herstmonceux
£350,000 Freehold

The archetypal chocolate box-cottage, this Grade II-listed, semi-detached property is rich in original features, from the oak-beamed ceiling of the sitting room to the centrepiece wood burning stove in the dining room and the period brick fireplace in the master bedroom. It blends well into its surroundings, the pretty village of Herstmonceux.

Contact Winkworth Lewes or call 01273 471471 for more information.


Speen, Newbury
2 bedroom house in Bath Road
Guide price £275,000 Freehold

This pretty and cosy cottage is believed to date back 200 years, but has been updated and extended to ensure comfortable living for the modern day. An original brick fireplace and wood-burning stove are the ultimate winter evening accessories.

Contact Winkworth Newbury or call 01635 552552 for more information.


Winchester, Hampshire
3 bedroom house in Winchester
Offers in excess of £475,000 Freehold

Underfloor heating and an exposed brick-built fireplace guarantee comfort and cosiness during the winter months. Of Victorian provenance, the property is perfectly-located for home-owners wanting a central location. Rooms are attractive, inviting and well-laid out with ample storage and shelving.

Contact Winkworth Winchester or call 01962 866777 for more information.


Blind Lane, Bourne End
7 bedroom house in Buckinghamshire
Guide price £2,500,000 Freehold

This property is set in the peaceful and private Bourne End, offering a range of local amenities. The interiors combine glamour with cosy touches such as an antique fireplace to ensure snug evenings during the winter months. With a home bar and plenty of space for entertaining, this seven-bedroom home is the ideal place to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Contact Winkworth Beaconsfield or call 01494 677978 for more information.


Semington, Trowbridge
4 bedroom house in Semington
Guide price £795,000 Freehold

Rich in history and packed with character, this traditional stone farmhouse will hugely please buyers looking for a period property. Flagstone flooring and unconverted mellow stone barns are a few of the features that have stood the test of time, while the rest of the house has been carefully brought up to date for modern living. The spacious sitting and living rooms are perfect for winter entertaining.

Contact Winkworth Devizes or call 01380 729 777 for more information.


Lytton Grove, London, SW15
5 bedroom house in London
£2,795,000 Freehold

Whether for festive hosting, Sunday roasts or evenings curled up by the fire, this spectacular five-double-bedroom house has ample space for long, dark evenings spent indoors with the family. Of note are the spacious front driveway with parking for up to four cars and a beautifully-landscaped rear garden.

Contact Winkworth Putney or call 020 8788 9295 for more information.


Naphill, Buckinghamshire
5 bedroom house in Naphill
Guide price £2,500,000 Freehold

With a large lawned garden, an orchard and a pond - altogether amassing six acres, as well as five reception rooms and five bedrooms, this immaculately-presented Grade II-listed property is a model family home. Impressive Inglenook fireplaces create cosy spaces, while the Aga makes the kitchen all the more inviting during wintertime.

Contact Winkworth Beaconsfield or call 01494 677978 for more information.


Berwick, Nr Lewes, BN26
5 bedroom house in Nr Lewes
£1,750,000 Freehold

This stunning property combines classic with modern elegantly for a spacious yet cosy feel. The triple aspect drawing room has a feature fireplace with a Charnwood Island wood burner and a renovated wood floors. The drawing room also comes complete with a well proportioned reading area and there is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor, perfect for keeping the family warm over the Christmas break.

Contact Winkworth Lewes or call 01273 471471 for more information.


Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe
6 bedroom barn conversions in Beaconsfield
£2,400,000 Freehold

Originally part of Benjamin Disraeli’s Hughendon Manor estate, these two stunning barn conversions boast a plethora of original character features. With exposed beams and period fireplaces oozing charm and personality, these two barns have separate entrances, which make them perfect for intergenerational living. What better way to beat the winter blues than being surrounded by your family next to a toasty fireplace?

Contact Winkworth Beaconsfield or call 01494 677978 for more information.


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