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10 of the Best Properties in Market Towns

These historic market towns are full of gorgeous homes. We pick our favourites here...

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Love the peaceful bustle of historic market towns? We bring you ten of the best properties on the market right now, form grand manors to family-friendly townhouses.

1. Ivy House, Corsham

A stunning, Grade II*property, this home is just waiting for a suitably grand new owner. Filled with period details and tastefully decorated throughout, The beautiful, panelled drawing room looks out onto verdant private gardens, and an immersive oak staircase leads to the galleried landing and bedrooms. Ivy House is ideally positioned, in a private location of Corsham, a historic market town. Also lying in the vicinity is the splendid Corsham Court, known for its magnificent grounds and fine art collection. Available through Knight Frank, offers over £2m

2. Rope Hall, Nantwich

Rope Hall

Cosy and versatile, Rope Hall is the perfect period property. Set within 2.5 acres of incredibly private grounds, the five-bedroom house is a tranquil sanctuary that’s fully equipped for every aspect modern living, including a professional-standard kitchen and two reception rooms. Nantwich is another historic market town, boasting the highest concentration of listed buildings in England and an abundance of Tudor and Georgian architecture. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,250,000

3. Redford House, Kingsbridge

Redford House

Gorgeous fascia decorations in the shaped as hanging grapevines make the quaint Redford House one of the most charming and recognisable properties in Kingsbridge, a market town in the South Devon AONB. Inside, the Grade II property is light-filled, thanks to double-height ceilings and full bay windows, with stylish interiors, feature fireplaces. A decked outside area is perfect for a daytime garden party, al-fresco meals and soirées. Available through Marchand Petit for £675,000; please visit

4. Springfield, Cranbrook

Springfield Cranbrook

Set in a wonderfully verdant patch of Cranbrook High Street, Springfield is a classic double-fronted Edwardian home, enjoying an abundance of period features and natural light, making it a most attractive family home. Shaded by mature hedging at the front, the gardens are a riot of colour at the rear, laid to lawn and planted with numerous rose bushes. Cranbrook itself is a delightful small town, known for its medieval buildings and distinctive 19th century windmill. Available through Jackson-Stops, offers over £895,000

5. Oakhill Road, Sevenoaks

Fairways Oakhill Road

Built in the 1920s, this ideal family home counts four bedrooms and three period reception rooms; period features include original flooring and impressive oak panelling in the dining room. The splendid formal gardens, befitting a grand country house, are a particular draw of this property. Sevenoaks is particularly known for its surrounding good schools, and enjoys convenient transport links to the capital. Available through Knight Frank for £1,650,000

6. Hadleigh House, Windsor

Hadleigh House

Moments from Windsor’s famous Long Walk, the imposing Hadley House is a Georgian property of impressive stature and grandeur. Those on the lookout for an exceedingly fine period property should take note, as this home is bursting with original features, from the sash windows to fine fireplaces and even servant’s bells. In a commanding position on Sheet Street, the house also comes with substantial walled gardens, which back onto the Long Walk itself. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,250,000

7. Cae-Pw-Cella, Shirenewton, Chepstow

Red House Lane, Chepstow

Transformed into a versatile family home, this fine Grade II-listed Tudor Revival villa provides an idyllic rural setting for families – the grounds have breathtaking views and make up 3.5 acres –while maintaining close links with Chepstow. A certain period charm and integrated features is tangible throughout the home’s seven bedrooms and five reception rooms, and the property also features an extensive cellar, stables, paddocks and a tennis court. Available through Fine & Country for £2.5m

8. Rosebank House, Ayr

Rosebank House

Elegant and bright, the lovely Rosebank House is a beautiful family home whose airy interiors, classical decoration and period features lend it a timeless appeal. The property comes with private southernly gardens, and there is also the potential to create further accommodation or a study in addition to the house’s five bedrooms and numerous formal reception rooms. Ayr is a lovely market town on Scotland’s south-west coast, within the historic country of Ayrshire. Available through Galbraith, offers over £600,000

9. The Manor House, Martock

The Manor House Matlock

An impressive Grade II-listed manor from the outside, the principle rooms of this property feature expertly incorporated features like mullioned windows, original joinery and fireplaces into the stylish, contemporary interiors. The house has been cleverly designed, enabling the main reception rooms to look out onto the private back gardens and lawn, while the entrance hall and landing have views onto the street. Martock sits within the unspoiled Somerset Levels, ideal for long rambling countryside walks. Available through Knight Frank for £995,000

10. Wyndham Road, Salisbury

49 Wyndham Road Salisbury

Colour, chic decor and plentiful period features combine in this charming family home, sensitively restored to the highest standard for busy modern living. A classic tiled entrance hall faces a sweeping staircase leading to the bedrooms, while the ground floor’s drawing and dining rooms both feature stunning original fireplaces, high ceilings and cornicing – a seamless blend of the classic and contemporary. One of the most famous cathedral towns in the world, Salisbury is a vibrant cultural hotspot with no shortage of entertainment opportunities. Available through Myddelton & Major for £825,000


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