With fresh air, countryside, great schools, beautiful villages and stunning towns, the South West ticks many boxes. With house prices in the UK ever rising, today I am going to have a look at some of the most epic houses for sale in this corner of the country!
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire – £16,500
At an eye-watering price of over £16 million ($21 million USD), this 8 bedroom home in the Cotswold town of Winchcombe was definitely built for England’s elite. Surrounded by quintessentially English countryside, the only thing that will threaten to wake you up here is a rogue sheep or passing owl.
Set within 519 acres, it is the land that is setting you back here. For what better place to graze a herd of cattle, or even better, to play a game of hide and seek!?
The current owners have embarked on an extensive renovation project, with two phases still yet to complete by the new buyers. So have you got what it takes? And by that, I mean a cool £16.5 million in the bank and the time and money to continue the renovation project! Oh, did I mention the property includes not one but THREE separate cottages?!
2. Bledisloe House, Gloucestershire
On sale for a cool £9 million, Bledisloe House near Cirencester in the south Cotswolds is a Grade II listed home with 5 beautiful bedroom suites, 2 cottages AND parkland. Exceptionally attractive, the house has been recently updated, including a brand new roof.
Stun your guests with a tree-lined driveway, electric gates and extensive grounds.
3. Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Here’s one for the water lovers, and those more contemporary in their tastes. This property near Lechlade in Gloucestershire is situated right on a link, offering breathtaking views and the ability to partake in many water-based activities. This is a house I imagine would make a perfect second home for city workers wanting to relax on the weekends, I certainly wouldn’t say no to this one!
On sale for £4.6 million, the property is situated in a private estate and is the ultimate pad for the outdoorsy. My favourite thing about this house? the outdoor decking that overlooks the water, the only thing it’s missing is a hot tub.
Built in 2013, the house offers underfloor heating, air conditioning, electronically controlled blinds and a built-in Sonos music system!
4. Whitfield House, Wood Stanway, Gloucestershire
This 5 bedrooms Cotswold country house might be Grade II listed but the owners have refurbished it to the highest spec. Making the most of the natural light, this family home is best seen in summer. With a separate coach house, owners can either rent it as a holiday letting, or it could make a brilliant guest annexe.
Whitfield House was once the vicarage to St Peters Church, built in the 12th century. The house dates back to the 18th century but offers all the modern amenities you would want in a home today. The house was sold by the church in 1932 and sits in 5 acres of land, paddocks and all!
5. Chesterfield House, Great Pulteney Street, Bath
Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, this townhouse in Great Pulteney Street is perfectly located for those wanting to enjoy all the city has to offer. Typically Georgian in style, Chesterfield House spans over 6 floors and 6,000 ft of space and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment programme overseen by English Heritage.
6. Warberry Lodge, Lansdown Road, Bath
All yours for a whopping £3.5 million, this beautiful Italianate Victorian offers a large detached property on the edge of Bath. With sweeping views of the city and beyond, the property benefits from a good sized garden and ample parking, rare in such a historic city.
Warberry Lodge was completed in 1852 and boasts over 5,800 square feet of family space.
**Properties and images from Knight & Frank, Savills, Sotheby’s, Crisp Cowley and Hayman Joice. Please note this article is not affiliated to any of the agencies mentioned.