10 Properties With The Best Kitchens

By Sophie Bucknall

2 years ago

From Wiltshire to Warwickshire, we'd move into these properties for their kitchens alone

From quaint country cottages to slick city pads, C&TH has found 10 properties with perfect kitchens – now it’s not hard to see why they’re considered the heart of the home…

10 Properties With The Best Kitchens

1. Kirkside, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Kirkside House, Kirkside, St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire scotland interior

Sitting in a quiet corner on the East Coast of Scotland, Kirkside House offers the chance to live in a grand Georgian home. Arranged over three floors, the rooms are well-proportioned and boast panoramic views of the sea and countryside. The bespoke country style kitchen is bright and airy and has plenty of space for informal dining. Available through Savills for £950,000

2. Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire

the grange, Beckhampton, Marlborough kitchen

Once home to the English cricketer and racehorse trainer Herbert Blagrave, this property sits in a pretty part of the North Wessex Downs. The bright and modern kitchen opens up to the garden and patio, facilitating alfresco entertaining and dining. Outside, you’ll find a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and stables – this property would certainly suit an active occupant. And just next door you’ll find Beckhampton horse stables, which is home to none other than the Queen’s horses. Available through The Country House Department for offers over £3,250,000

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3. Baston Manor Road, Bromley

kitchen interior bromley blue walls

This luxury property offers an idyllic countryside escape within a community. You’ll find this apartment on the eastern side of Hast Hill House; there’s a communal tennis court and gorgeous gardens perfect for social games or alfresco drinks. Or, if you fancy some alone time, this apartment benefits from being the only one with its own entrance and both a private courtyard garden and the best south facing terrace which you can access from its large and colourful kitchen. Available through Knight Frank for £1,800,000

4. Antwicks Manor, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire

Antwicks Manor, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire kitchen

Positioned on the grounds of the old hunting Lodge for King John, this wisteria-clad property was also once owned by William Hyde, an MP during the turbulent years of 1553-55; it’s safe to say this house comes with history. The property was remodelled and enlarged during the Victorian era, and now boasts a multitude of well-proportioned and characterful rooms. The kitchen is centrally situated is warm and homely and has its own log burner. Elsewhere there’s nine bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, a stunning Long Room, a Games Room and an indoor swimming pool. Outside, amongst the 3 and a half acres of grounds, you’ll find two lakes, a greenhouse, summerhouse and a number of outbuildings. A dreamy family home you’ll find hard to leave. Available through The Country House Department for £3,950,000

5. Christchurch Road, Clifton, Bristol

Christchurch Road, Clifton, Bristol kitchen

Located in the highly desirable Clifton, this three bedroom apartment boasts 1405 sq ft of living space. There’s an abundance of natural light throughout, but particularly in the spacious kitchen, which benefits from a sunny window seat. There’s an American style fridge freezer, plenty of storage space and even a sizeable wine rack – perfect for drinking glasses of rosé on sunny evenings on the window seat. Available through Savills for £750,000

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6. Douro Valley, Baiao, Portugal

Duoro Valley, Portugal kitchen

Perched in an enviable position in Douro Valley surrounded by luscious greenery and overlooking the river, this Portuguese property would be dreamy for entertaining. The kitchen, dining room and living area are arranged into an open-plan layout, making drinks and dinner parties that much easier. Plus, the glass walls offer stunning views while cooking, while the sliding doors allow the option to go alfresco. Available through Knight Frank for €1,800,000

7. Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire kitchen

This seriously impressive kitchen forms part of the open plan kitchen/living/dining room, and is the hub of the home. Boasting a plethora of modern luxuries, it makes for a great space for relaxing or entertaining. And thanks to the huge skylight and stretch of glass doors, it’s wonderfully light. There’s also a second sitting room, utility room, five bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Available through Knight Frank for £1,295,000

8. The Manor House, Chidingly, East Sussex, BN8

The Manor House, Chidingly, East Sussex kitchen

This charming manor house was originally built for Elizabeth 1’s Lord Chancellor, and it remains fit for nobility. The rooms are big and maintain a plethora of original features. The characterful kitchen is cosy and leads to the family/dining room; it’s got exposed wooden beams, exposed brickwork and a large marble top island. Outside there’s manicured gardens and a pretty courtyard. Available through Jackson Stops for £2,500,000

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9. Cairnfield Avenue, Dollis Hill, London

Cairnfield Avenue, Dollis Hill, London kitchen

This North London property offers luxury modern living, with bespoke bedrooms, high tech bathrooms and underfloor heating throughout. There’s three balconies on each level with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and the ground floor is arranged into a sleek open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Available through Dexters for £1,500,000

10. Stanton Road, Wimbledon, Knight Frank

Stanton Road, Wimbledon, Knight Frank kitchen

This charming family home sits on a quiet street in a corner of Wimbledon, just a stone’s throw from Raynes Park. The kitchen is sizeable and airy, and benefits from large sliding doors opening it up to the garden terrace. Outside there’s an alfresco seating area and a garden office – perfect for facilitating working from home. Available through Knight Frank for offers over £1,375,000

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