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26th October, 2022

Top 20 Dream Family Homes

Top 20 Dream Family Homes

From cosy nights in front of the television and busy school mornings to Sunday dinner at the table, your home is at the heart of your family. We’ve scoured the country to find some of the UK’s top family homes to inspire your search.

1. Molash, Kent, 5 bedrooms

This truly breath-taking home is positioned on private land of over 20 acres in Molash, Kent. This magnificent family home benefits from five double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities and a range of unique features including wall beams, a first-floor overhang, leaded light windows and a fascinating wide glass and oak front door surrounded by double-height, multi-pane windows.

2. St Johns Wood, London, 5 bedrooms

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Located in the famous St Johns Wood, this modern five-bedroom London home offers open-plan living across four floors and a fabulous rear garden. The family home is exquisitely presented throughout, with an open-plan kitchen providing excellent views of the garden. Both bathrooms and each bedroom are beautifully designed, with several walk-in wardrobes.

3. Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, 5 Bedrooms

This stunning five-bedroom converted barn is located in the much sought-after village of Mottram St Andrew with easy access to Prestbury. The Barn has just undergone a complete refurbishment bringing together both contemporary and traditional designs to create the perfect fusion of both old and new. Skyfall provides generous and versatile family accommodation over three floors, where the clever reverse living format makes the most of the beautiful countryside views.

4. The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, 3 bedrooms

Woodside Cottage is a delightful, thatched cottage in Barry, Wales. The property has been in its current owner's family for over 150 years and is ready to be passed onto the next family, having been extensively refurbished over recent years. The property is truly one-of-a-kind and benefits from stylish living throughout, original features such as exposed beams, as well as views over the duck pond to the front and a lovely rear garden.

5. Kirkpatrick Fleming, Scotland, 6 bedrooms

Built in 1878, this superb, detached family home has been beautifully maintained on established grounds in Berryburn, Scotland. The accommodation comprises six bedrooms -four of which offer en-suite bath/shower rooms - three reception rooms, a laundry room and an office/playroom. The present owners have undertaken enormous renovations over the past 14 years to provide an ideal family residence.

6. South Darenth, Kent, 5 Bedrooms

The White House is an exceptional riverside home, bordered on two sides by the river Darenth. Whilst its private 1.8-acre specimen carp lake sits adjacent on a separate shared title to the property’s west boundary, the house, lake and landform is a private oasis, completely hidden from the outside unless you know it is there. The upper floors offer generous private space for a sizeable family, which includes a principal suite on the second floor comprising a bedroom, dressing room and ensuite.

7. Shirley, Surrey, 5 bedrooms

This beautiful country property occupies a beautiful setting of over half an acre in Shirley, Surrey. The five-bedroom home benefits from classic features including an inglenook fireplace and natural wood kitchen units. You can sense the cosy and warm feeling as soon as you step inside the house. There is also a triple-aspect lounge, a detached triple garage, and stunning mature gardens.

8. Woldingham, Surrey, 5 Bedrooms

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This desirable residence combines a robust design with elegant light-filled, arranged over three floors. Whilst providing total privacy from surrounding properties, the commanding and elevated position of the house affords far-reaching views from the first floor and terraced gardens over the valley and green hills beyond. This magnificent property has been professionally designed and further upgraded by the current and only owners to an extremely high standard.

9. Ealing, London, 6 Bedrooms

A spectacular Edwardian-style detached house on a desirable road in Ealing, this property benefits from a south-facing garden and gated off-street parking while combining luxurious contemporary living with an abundance of period features throughout the interior. The ground floor features two living rooms, a utility room, cloakroom and a stylish fitted kitchen with an attached family room, laid out as a lounge and dining area with French windows leading out the garden.

10. Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, 6 bedrooms

This beautifully presented six-bedroom detached country home is located in a secluded semi-rural setting with gardens of over 1.5 acres. Offering extensive accommodation of considerable charm and character, this is a delightful family home for those seeking a large, comfortable property with the added benefit of a detached barn/annexe and a large cart barn, the first floor of which has been converted to provide ancillary accommodation or offices.

11. Denham, Uxbridge, 5 bedrooms

This luxury five-bedroom detached home is located on a private plot in Denham. This fine residence offers stand out features including five double bedrooms, all with their own en-suites, four reception rooms, a modern open-plan kitchen and desirable amenities such as a swimming pool, cinema room and study.

12. Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 5 bedrooms

A truly charming six-bedroom detached barn conversion finished to a spectacular standard throughout. The property blends much original character and charm with all the comforts of modern living for a growing family. The stunning centrepiece of this home is the open-plan vaulted reception room used as sitting and dining areas along with a games room. The impressive living space boasts original beams, a log-burning stove and exposed brickwork with stairs leading to the first floor.

13. South Kensington, London, 5 bedrooms

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The current owners have recently updated and renovated both the interior and exterior of this luxurious property. The substantial, stucco-fronted Grade II Listed Victorian house overlooks a well-maintained and award-winning private garden square in South Kensington, London. The home benefits from from five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and spacious accommodation throughout the whole property.

14. Watlington, Oxfordshire, 5 Bedrooms

Lower Green Cottage offers modern living with spacious rooms and open-plan areas. The home boasts nearly 4,000 square feet of well-shown accommodation that encompasses character features, stunning views over the countryside and a detached double garage incorporating a first-floor annexe.

15. Wimbledon Village, London, 6 bedrooms

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Positioned on one of the most prestigious residential streets in Wimbledon, Bardon Lodge is a property steeped in historical significance. This enchanting, Georgian family home experienced a series of extension and development works in the 19th century and retains much of its quintessential Georgian charm in the present day, resulting in the most exquisite of family homes by modern standards. The property comprises three floors of spacious living accommodation with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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16. Cheddar, Somerset, 5 bedrooms

Detached House for sale with 5 bedrooms, Draycott, Cheddar

A detached stone-built character house with five bedrooms, built in 2002, quietly situated at the end of a driveway in the heart of Draycott village. This spacious and immaculately presented house has been upgraded by the present owners to create a warm and inviting family home. Denman House was built by Mendip Homes to a high specification using some reclaimed materials including oak beams with solid oak flooring downstairs (refurbished 2 years ago), stone mullion and stained-glass windows, latched doors, and some arched windows and doors, which give the house period style charm, combined with the modern convenience of double glazing and newly upgraded luxury bathrooms.

17. Ribble Valley, Lancashire, 6 bedrooms

This beautifully positioned country house of generous proportions takes full advantage of its delightful setting in the desirable Ribble Valley. The property has been substantially restored and improved to a very high standard. Now offering six bedrooms and five reception rooms, a superb dining kitchen with an attached living area including a separate guest suite, the accommodation is flexible, comfortable and immaculately presented.

18. Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 8 bedrooms

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One of the hallmark properties in the sought-after village of Huntingdon, this riverside home benefits from a boat house and mooring. The Grade II Listed property boasts a handsome front façade, draped by a mature wisteria, and offers extensive accommodation including a generous reception hall, three reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, eight bedrooms and a formal garden.

19. Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, 4 bedrooms

This delightful family home incorporates key features such as a bespoke kitchen and a delightful orangery with an impressive outlook over the landscaped gardens. All four bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities and the whole of the second floor presents a versatile room currently used as an entertainment suite. This is an awe-inspiring family home, presenting comfort and charm.

20. Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire, 5 Bedrooms

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Lunnon House is an absolutely stunning Grade II listed Georgian property built circa 1750, which has been renovated and extended by the current owners to create a beautiful modern dwelling offering prime accommodation across three levels. The property also enjoys mature sweeping gardens to the front and side, two separate private driveways and just over two acres in total with views of the beautiful open countryside.

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