10 Properties in Britain’s Best Towns to Live in

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Properties nestled within the UK's most desirable areas...

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The UK has 69 towns in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. This week, take your pick from our round-up of the best properties on the market right now in some of the UK’s most desired towns and cities…

1. Priory Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Priory Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire property

Perfectly blending contemporary design with traditional elegance, this Grade II Listed property boasts 5188 sq ft of stylish living space and offers country style living in a town setting. Cheltenham has previously topped the charts for best places in the UK to raise a family and remains one of the best areas in the country for schooling, with the highly-regarded Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close school moments away. Cultural attractions abound, as the town’s annual festivals include the ever-popular Literature Festival as well as events revolving jazz, science and music. Available through Hamptons for £1,695,000

2. Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Elegant and well-proportioned, this 18th century, Grade II-listed townhouse is positioned on one of Leamington Spa’s most prestigious streets. Arranged over five floors, it’s been fully modernised to include a stylish kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms and a newly renovated basement. It’s just a short walk from the best of Leamington Spa’s cultural amenities; visit the Royal Pump Rooms, the Art Gallery and Museum, or stroll through the pretty Jephson Gardens. Available through Fine & Country for £1,100,000

3. Adelaide Square, Windsor, Berkshire

Adelaide Square, Windsor, Berkshire

What list would be complete without Britain’s quintessential royal town. Home to the largest and oldest inhabited in the world, Windsor boasts a wealth of historical and cultural amenities. And tucked away on a quiet square near the centre of Windsor you’ll find this charming two bedroom property. Offering open plan living, inside the fresh white complements traditional wood, and there’s a plethora of cool interior features: the statement staircase, mirrored walls and stained glass windows. Available through Knight Frank for £695,000

4. St Paul’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Paul's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire 

Voted The Sunday Times’ best place to live in 2013 alongside being featured in loads British tv and films – including the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice – Stamford has definitely earned is place on this list. Sitting behind private gating, this ultramodern property boasts light-flooded contemporary interiors including an impressive vaulted kitchen hallway, huge open plan kitchen/dining room and five generous bedrooms. Outside, there’s huge sloping lawns and a terraced area for alfresco dining. Available through Fine & Country for £2,500,000

5. Magdala Crescent, West End, Edinburgh

Magdala Crescent, West End, Edinburgh

In a city centring round one-level living, gardens are hard to come by – but this property comes with both a private garden and a key to the shared gardens over the road. Inside you’ll find plenty of sizeable rooms with Edinburgh’s quintessential high ceilings and period features. Located in the West End, it’s in close reach of Edinburgh’s historic city centre, buzzing with arts events including the iconic Fringe festival. Bright and spacious, the property boasts 5 bedrooms and retains period features such as shutters, panelling and intricate cornices. Edinburgh’s fascinating museums, royal residencies and fine dining restaurants are also not to be missed. Available through Knight Frank for £1,375,000 

6. Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey

Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey

This two-bedroom maisonette offers the best of luxury modern living: there’s smart technology, marble-clad bathrooms, a hot tub, a specially landscaped garden, underfloor heating and even a hot water tap. Just a stone’s throw from the High Street, this property is positioned in a highly enviable location. Weybridge itself has proven a popular place with an abundance of celebrities: from Elton John to Cliff Richard to Tom Jones. If it’s good enough for Tom, it’s good enough for us. Available through Knight Frank for £650,000

7. Fullwith Mill Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Fullwith Mill Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire property

Harrogate sits just east of the Yorkshire Dales and with its local mineral springs, Moorish-style Turkish Baths and Health Spa, it offers the opportunity for a life centred around wellness. This seven-bedroom property sits on the edge of Harrogate, and, set over four acres, it gloriously combines country and town living. Bright and spacious, the house offers wonderful and far-reaching views, also retaining period features such as original fireplaces and the wood-panelled drawing room. Available through Knight Frank for £3,000,000

8. Britannia Square, Worcester, Worcestershire

worcester white property

Famed for its sauce and most picturesque cricked ground, Worcester is a great place to live – it consistently ranks highly in surveys for happiness and safety. This property is in one of Worcester’s finest squares and would make a perfect family home. Inside it’s modern and luxurious; there’s an abundance of space, and the interior has been specially designed and boasts couture fabrics and high-end labels. There’s even an attached one bedroom cottage which would make an ideal granny annexe. Available through Knight Frank for £1,650,000

9. Johnstone Street, Bath, Somerset

Bath, Somerset property

With graceful classical proportions and multitude period features, this Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse is a prime example of Bath’s elegant architecture, situated just off the city’s most magnificent historic streets. Inside, natural light floods the house thanks to the skylight at the top, and the deluxe master suite, boasting a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, occupies the whole of the second floor. Bath city centre, just a short walk away, is a cultural hotspot with a multitude of shopping and entertainment attractions, as well as boasting excellent schooling and transport links. Available through Knight Frank for £2,995,000

10. Great Minster, Winchester, Hampshire

winchester, hampshire property

Believed to date back to the 1400s, this property maintains an abundance of period features, yet it has been elegantly modernised to feel fresh and bright. Host a dinner party in the impressive 21ft drawing room or head to the leafy and private courtyard with your morning coffee. This property enjoys a first classic position in the heart of Winchester, with its historic streets, cathedral sites and museums. Keen walkers will enjoy the routes stretching across the water meadows of St. Cross, the banks of the river Itchen and breathtaking views from St. Catherine’s Hill. Available through Hamptons for £1,650,000