10 Picture Perfect Properties on the Market Right Now
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Although we’re told not to judge a book by its cover, appearances certainly still matter when it comes to property. We’ve found the top properties on the market right now that are as pretty as a picture…
10 Picture Perfect Properties on the Market Right Now
Hunton Court, Kent
Sitting pretty in rural Kent, it doesn’t get much more scenic than Hunton Court. From the stone balustrade parapet to the pillared reception hall, ornate cornicing and charming fireplaces, the impressive home exudes grandeur. Dating back to the 13th century, Hunton Court has come a long way since its beginnings as a farmhouse; today the Georgian-style manor is a home fit for royalty. Available through Strutt & Parker for £12.5m
Pilgrims Cottage, Hertfordshire
Cute and quaint, this duck-egg blue home with thatched roof and chocolate-box exterior is simply delightful. Behind the traditional facade is an equally charming interior boasting historic characteristics like exposed timber beams, vaulted ceilings, and an original inglenook fireplace with copper hood – an idyllic place for family evening cups of tea by the fire. SOLD through Strutt & Parker.
Pond House, London
Utterly enchanting, this Georgian Grade II listed detached property is as wonderful as its peaceful surroundings. Original features like ornate gold cornicing and elegant mouldings are found throughout the eight generously sized bedrooms. Ideally suited for family living, the home is not lacking in communal spaces with the kitchen-cum-living room being an idyllic place to start the day, and the bright conservatory, complete with charming marble flooring, perfect for warm summer afternoons. The wood swing hanging from the tree is a particularly lovely touch. SOLD through Knight Frank.
Somerford Villa, Cotswolds
As if lifted from a Hollywood movie, Somerford Villa is a sight to behold. Perfectly positioned on the edge of Somerford Lagoon, the architectural feat crafted from partly from glass is brilliantly reflected in the clear waters below. As well as stunning views and sporting opportunities at your doorstep, you’ll have an on-site spa featuring Europe’s first outdoor eco-pool, two swimming pools, a steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms for all your pampering needs. Available through Lower Mill Estate for £1.2m as a holiday home
Friars Elm, Surrey
Quintessentially British, Ranmore Common is country living at its finest. Located in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 18th century wonder has been transformed into a 21st century home while retaining its delightful traditional character. Whatever your tipple, there’s something for you in the thousands of surrounding acres; walking routes, good riding countryside; an excellent gold club among them. SOLD through house. Parnership.
Bourton Farm House, Devizes
Bourton Farm House is everything you could ever want from a village home. The storybook perfect exterior laden with wisteria and flowers is only the beginning of this property’s charm and character. The house itself boasts classily proportioned rooms with period detail as well as large open spaces ideal for family life. Outside you’ll find 1.5 acres of land including formal gardens, a large courtyard and a beautifully converted former wash house which is now a brilliant studio annexe with kitchenette and wet room. SOLD through Manningford Croft.
Bury House, Hampshire
A superb example of a Georgian village house, this property boasts generously proportioned rooms, a stunning bucolic walled garden and an ideal proximity to the High Street. While indeed the facade is certainly beautiful, even more charm resides at the rear; a spectacularly landscaped sunken swimming pool sits within a tiered Victorian walled garden allowing for utter privacy, with a multi-level paved terrace boasting colourful flower beds. For summer barbecues, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better setting than on the raised flagstone terrace adjacent to the conservatory. SOLD through Savills.
Albert Bridge Road, London
While the words ‘pretty as a picture’ normally conjure thoughts of detached country manors, this Albert Bridge Road property is certainly making a case for London. Striking in the classic red brick and boasting sweeping views over Battersea Park, 53 Albert Bridge Road is nothing short of spectacular. Featuring no less than seven bedrooms (and an equal number of reception rooms), a passenger lift, wine cellar, cinema, gym, self-contained staff accommodation, as well as front and rear gardens – you’ll be wanting for nothing at this gorgeous city property. SOLD through Russell Simpson.
Outwell Road, Outwell
Standing proudly on a plot of 4.5 acres, Outwell Road is a magnificent late Victorian house that would suit even the most discerning of families. The five bedrooms all boast impressively high ceilings and are of generous proportions, but with no less than five reception rooms (a formal drawing room, dining room, study, sitting room and orangery) it won’t be too hard to persuade the kids out of their bedrooms. In the warmer months, the beautifully landscaped gardens stretch seemingly endlessly to make the perfect setting for a game of croquet or hosting a summer bash to remember. SOLD through Fine & Country.
Bleach Green Farm Cottage, Northumberland
While we pretty much love any charming countryside cottage, Bleach Green Farm certainly ups the standard. A gravel path leads you to a picture-perfect entrance porch adorned with climbing roses, feature balustrade crenellations and a stone floor. Inside you’ll find similar scenes of charm with burnished sandstone tiling, an impressive inglenook fireplace, freestanding bath-tub with skylight above, and simply an overall air of country comfort. Plus, if you’re looking for serenity, Bleach Green Farm Cottage’s idyllic waterside location simply can’t be beat. SOLD through Finest Properties.
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