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10 of the Most Beautiful Village Houses on the Market Right Now

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10 of the Most Beautiful Village Houses on the Market Right Now

From a Wimbledon blue-plaque Manor House to a Chelmsford Georgian Parsonage, we've found the best village houses on the market...


The UK has hundreds and hundreds of small to large villages, all with their own quirks and unique features. These village houses encapsulate classic village life in the most beautiful way possible, and we’re lusting after each and every one of them… 


1. The Delles, Great Chesterford

The Delles, Great Chesterford

Great Chesterford, 12 miles from Cambridge, is a popular village with attractive amenities including great schools, traditional pubs and a quality bakery. In this village is The Delles, a six-bed house with garages, stables, and a large garden extending to 1.55 acres. The village also has its own mainline station with trains taking you to London’s Liverpool Street in just over an hour, making this property ideal for those who might work in the city but long to return home to a beautiful village house in a quintessentially English setting. Available through Cheffins for £1.65m

2. Eagle House, Wimbledon Village

Eagle House, Wimbledon Village

Prior to its restoration in the late 1800s, Eagle House, a blue-plaque Jacobean Manor House was home to famous names including Lord Nelson and Sir Thomas Graham Jackson. Steeped in English history and heritage, the house is on the market and the inside properties will most likely be snapped up very quickly. Just a stone’s throw from Wimbledon Common, the house is split into eight individual homes, some boasting stained glass and leaded light windows, others housing moulded ceilings or ornate fireplaces. Available through Octagon from £2.25m

3. Ox Drove, Berkshire

Ox Drove, Berkshire

This Grade II listed village home is on the market for only the second time in 50 years. The luscious walled garden houses a swimming pool, terrace and mature planting including shrubs and borders. The property boasts mid-18th-century origins and once you walk inside the proportionate home, admiring the draped wisteria overlooking the front door, you’re greeted by an impressive staircase and reception hall, a classic farmhouse kitchen looking out onto the garden and a warm dining room with a grand brick fireplace. Available through Savills for £2m

4. The Manor House, York
The Manor House, York

The Manor House, a period home with intriguing character and uniqueness, sits in the gloriously green setting of the Howardian Hills. The house is all of 5367 sq ft and the gardens equate to 3.5 acres. The 5-bedrooms and 4-bathrooms make it a great family home and the gardens which house a pond, paddock, and stream should attract those interested in local wildlife. A mix of 16th-century Georgian features and contemporary assets, The Manor House is a gem in Bulmer, York. Available through Blenkin & Co for £1.495m

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5. Oak Lodge, Inveresk Village

Oak Lodge, Inveresk Village

Oak Lodge is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 4-sitting room B Listed family home perfect for those commuting to Edinburgh, as Inveresk Village is only 7 miles east of it. The gardens have been meticulously looked after and are enclosed by high stone and brick walls, in which lies an array of colourful plants, trees and shrubs. There’s also mature hedging leading onto an ornamental pond, an area ideal for alfresco dining. Available through Savills for £1.25m

6. Cowpers Lodge, Buckinghamshire

Cowpers Lodge, Buckinghamshire

Weston Underwood in Buckinghamshire is a highly sought after, terribly attractive village that has recently won the title of Best Kept Village on numerous occasions. Alongside the mellow stone houses the village has, Cowpers Lodge is a Grade II* listed 17th-century detached house with assets including a tennis court, stables, garages and approximately 5 acres of paddocks. Get lost in the hidden rose garden and enjoy serene village life… Available through Michael Graham for £3.1m

7. The Parsonage, Chelmsford

The Parsonage, Chelmsford

Set in 5.46 acres is The Parsonage, a Georgian Parsonage in the village of High Easter. It dates back to the 19th-century and the interior reception rooms reflect this by including original features such as architraves, alcoves and a roaring fireplace which all compliment the traditional high ceilings. Named ‘one of the finest village houses in Essex’, the central family room, indoor swimming pool and outdoor children’s play area make this a great option for families. For the grown-ups, indulge in the temperature controlled wine room, perhaps? Available through Savills for £3.45m

8. The Butts, Bratton

The Butts, Bratton

Hidden behind a mellow brick wall is Mulberry House, a Grade II village home dating back to 1836. Drive up the smart gravelled driveway and explore the generous family home with dining, drawing and sitting rooms, multiple double bedrooms and a playroom in the basement. The outdoor pool is fenced and the rooms are sun traps – it’s a bright and happy family home ideal for young children and dogs to play! Available through Winkworth for £875,000

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9. Brook House, Maplehurst

Brook House, Maplehurst

Brook House on Nuthurst Road in the popular village of Maplehurst is a quintissentially English Grade II listed country home. It’s a medieval former Hall House dating from 1425 that has been immaculately restored, described as an architectural merit. The property is in walking distance to a lovely pub and the house itself boasts luxury en-suite master bedrooms, a drawing room with views of the gardens which also has a summerhouse, and a barn which can be used for secondary accommodation. Available through Knight Frank for £1.4m

10. The Priory, Oxford

The Priory, Oxford

This Grade II* listed village house, originally built in the 16th-century for Dr Westfalling who became Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University in 1565, is set in the sought-after village of Great Milton and has a range of period features. Enjoy the Tudor arch fireplace, wooden shutters and wine cellar, and the seven bedrooms perfect for housing a big family! This property is both grand and cosy, and once you’re done admiring with awe at the stunning interior, take a stroll down to the pond and splash about in the outdoor pool. Available through Savills for £5.5m 

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