When the weather starts to bite, there is nothing quite like coming home to a comfy and warm living room with a crackling open fire, or a cosy kitchen where you can heat up a much-needed bowl of soup on the stove. To help stir up some inspiration while you kick back with a hot cup of tea, we have found our top 10 cosy winter homes with picture perfect exteriors which wouldn’t look out of place on a Christmas card.
1. West Harptree, Bristol, 4 bedrooms
This beautifully presented four-bedroom barn conversion, in an elevated position, offers magnificent views over Chew Valley Lake. This stunning home was converted from a former dairy building approximately 25-years ago and has been upgraded by the present owners to create a characterful yet contemporary family home. There is even the perfect imposing tree to the front of the property to adorn with fairy lights ready for the festive season.
2. Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, 5 bedrooms
This modern single-storey detached dwelling with approximately 12 acres is situated in an elevated position on the edge of Bleadon village with outstanding views towards Glastonbury Tor, Brent Knoll and across the Bristol Channel. The well-presented accommodation has been upgraded by the owners and includes a total of five bedrooms, including one in separate accommodation suitable for a dependant relative or guest – ideal for visiting family over the festive period.
3. Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, 6 bedrooms
This grand detached property, nestled down a private drive at the edge of Four Oaks Estate, has been expertly designed to provide a sleek contemporary living space within the grandeur and wonderful features of this Edwardian property. The heart of the home is the central reception hall with a grand fireplace and dreamy window seat, leading to a wonderful dining room perfect for winter entertaining with beautiful oak floors, beams and welcoming fireplace. There is also an elegant drawing room with log burner and a cosy garden room to enjoy views over the beautifully landscaped rear gardens with outbuildings, including a recently replaced orangery greenhouse.
4. Ilkeston, Derbyshire, 4 bedrooms
Vergers Farm is a beautiful Grade I Listed country home originating back to the 12th Century, boasting excellent equestrian facilities including five stables, a tack room, and manège all within around 8.5 acres of grounds which, when covered in a blanket of snow, offer quite to picture-perfect winter scene.
5. Worcester, Worcestershire, 5 bedrooms
Pirton Court South is a splendid and individual five-bedroom semi-detached country residence built in circa 1904. This stunning residence is a Grade II* Listed separate Edwardian addition to the original Elizabethan Courthouse and is set within 2.25 acres and has a wealth of outbuildings great for hiding Christmas gifts from the kids including garaging, workshops and a garden studio.
6. East Farleigh, Kent, 5 bedrooms
Dean Farm is a handsome, double-fronted Grade II Listed residence abound with charming period features, idyllically nestled beyond a beautiful ragstone wall and further complimented by a detached studio annexe, a swimming pool with pool house and detached offices, all set within mature grounds in-excess of half an acre with breathtaking elevated views over the valley in semi-rural East Farleigh. The open fires throughout this wonderful home offer relaxing spaces to unwind with a hot chocolate during the winter months.
7. Morpeth, Northumberland, 4 bedrooms
The wonders of Great British nature are quite literally at the bottom of this garden with deer and otters aplenty in all seasons. Situated within an exclusive hamlet of only eight individually designed country homes, this exquisite property is set on a plot of 0.37 acres with south facing gardens, running down to the river. Built in 2020, Broad Leaves has been carefully and thoughtfully designed and provides exceptional living spaces with extremely high quality and bespoke finishes for the perfect luxury family home.
8. Sidmouth, Devon, 4 bedrooms
Built in the 1950’s Red Chimneys has been extensively modernised by the current owners and is constructed of rendered elevations under a thatched roof, The accommodation is beautifully presented and has an attractive kitchen/dining room, designed by Ashgrove Kitchens, with bespoke units, a large pantry, separate laundry area and an electric AGA within the central island which heats the whole room in winter.
9. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, 7 bedrooms
This beautiful and substantial detached Victorian villa offers flexible living space incorporating several bedrooms set over three floors and occupies a generous plot of approximately a third of an acre with a fabulous garden featuring a pool to reminisce summer months gone by. There is excellent scope to extend and develop subject to planning permission.
10. Brecon, Powys, 9 bedrooms
This is a lovely example of a late Georgian/Victorian country house set in a slightly elevated position enjoying beautiful views over some of Breconshire's most stunning scenery including distant views of the majestic snow-topped Brecon Beacons mountain range. The spacious nine bedroom and three reception room home has been partially renovated by the current owners who have spent considerable time lovingly restoring and improving this fantastic property.
Find your ideal home this winter
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