9th November, 2016

Get ready for winter with these ten welcoming homes

Get ready for winter with these ten welcoming homes

With simple touches and additions, you can make guests feel as if they are in their own home. Making sure that the perfect atmosphere is created is important; it’s the thing that sets apart a good home to a great home – visitors will want to stay and remain in your home for a longer period. We have found some of the finest homes on the market that offer a beautiful, rich and warm impression.


1. Birch House, £935,000



This Grade II Listed village home can be entered through the storm porch and into a superb entrance reception, featuring a decorative stained glass fanlight. The entrance is through wrought iron gates, and the driveway sweeps around the house to the extensive parking area. The gardens of Birch House fall predominantly to two sides; stepping out of the Orangery you are on to a series of south westerly facing flagstone terraces, ideal for outside dining or entertaining being surrounded by beds full of roses, lavender and a whole variety of other flowers and shrubs creating a riot of seasonal colour and aromas.


2. Hutton Park House, £695,000


Hutton Park House occupies a peaceful setting of almost two acres and is accessed along a private driveway leading to a gravelled driveway to the front with ample parking. Beautifully located within a small settlement known as Hutton Park, this fine detached home offers large gardens, an enclosed paddock and a private stretch of St. Sunday's Beck. The living room offers comfort and space to entertain guests as well as a cosy fireplace to create a fabulous atmosphere.


3. Merynton Avenue, Cannon Hill, £450,000


A stunning showroom of a house located in the ever popular Cannon Hill suburbs. Contemporary but homely throughout, this four-bedroom property has a kitchen/dining room that is made for hosting dinners and parties. With ample space and light, the property offers a calm and serene setting which encompasses a natural feel.


4. Tredegar Square, London, £2,900,000


Tredegar Square is a beautiful collection of houses which surround a well-kept garden. This four-bedroom house is located in the heart of East London. With fine stucco and classical decoration all of which has hardly changed since the mid-nineteenth century, this property offers city living as well as space and grandeur.


5. Constantia Upper,Cape Town, ZAR36,500,000

This exceptional home offers lavish living with every possible comfort and attention to detail. The emphasis is on luxurious and easy living. The entertainment area flows to a beautiful garden with panoramic mountain and vineyard views. The beautiful entrance hall has a unique Koi pond on either side, oozing tranquillity.


6. Quinta Da Penha Longa, €3,990,000


The Quinta da Penha Longa is an exclusive residential resort set in 600 acres of undulating countryside and woodland in the foothills of Sintra. The property has views over the Penha Longa golf course as well a heated swimming pool with luxurious gardens surround the property.


7. Seathwaite,Cumbria, £945,000


A magnificent four-bedroom former gentleman's residence in a breathtaking setting, occupying a stunning elevated position above the popular town of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District. Guests can sit in the cosy living room gazing at views from Seathwaite and enjoying the beautiful gardens surrounding the property.


8. San Pedro DeAlcantara, €7,500,000

Situated in the private residential estate of Guadalmina Baja, this stunning villa has a modern interpretation of a moat, which creates the illusion of a contemporary villa floating on water. One of the main delights of this property is the entertainment room which has dim lights on the raised seating platform as well as velvet walls – comfort is definitely a priority.


9. Valbonne, FrenchRiviera, €2,650,000


This four-bedroom family villa is located in a lovely Domaine within easy walking distance of the village of Valbonne. The garden is beautifully designed with various fruit trees and flat lawned terraces, perfect for entertaining guests. Once inside, guests can gather in the living room taking in the stunning views of the French Rivera.


10. Church Lane, Defford, £650,000

This delightful property has a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with a wood burning stove which will warm you up in those cold, winter nights.


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