Through the Keyhole – Unveiling our most viewed properties of 2023
From period homes to quaint cottages in the country, which were the most viewed properties on our website last year?
Posted: January 10, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of the property market, staying abreast of the latest trends and coveted properties is crucial for both buyers and sellers. As we look back on 2023 we take a moment to reflect on the homes that captured the collective imagination of aspiring homeowners and investors alike.
From period homes to quaint cottages in the country, which were the most viewed properties on our website last year? We unveil the properties which captured online browsers’ attention, evoking admiration and sparking desire. To be kept up to date with exclusive properties coming on to the market make sure you sign up to our newsletter.
This charming 15th Century Grade II listed cottage is situated in a prominent position overlooking the village green. The property which requires updating, has retained many of its original period features including an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams and sits within quintessential cottage gardens incorporating a variety of useful outbuildings. In all about 0.35 of an acre.
A superb detached former Rectory steeped in history with many period features, beautiful formal gardens, a swimming pool and tennis court. Run as a successful B&B for some years, the property also provides a 4 bedroom coach house and separate maisonette/annexe ideal for multi-generational living.
Representing a fine example of a Grade II Listed country residence, just 3 miles from the historic Bury St Edmunds town centre and within walking distance of the grounds of Ickworth Park, Horringer House comprises 18th century origins with considerable early 19th century alterations including a unique 4 storey tower constructed in Italianate style.
The tower is distinctively finished in red brick and gault brick dressings with a slated pyramid roof, while the original house boasts mellow brick elevations, large sash casement windows and dentil cornicing befitting of the era of build. Of particular note is the splayed two-storey bay protruding from the construction of the south elevation. The extensive accommodation schedule amounts to approximately 9,322 sq.ft including a self-contained annexe and up to eight bedrooms in the principal residence. The ground floor boasts 5 reception rooms, a grand entrance hall with flag stone flooring and cantilevered staircase leading to the galleried landing and the central AGA kitchen/breakfast room is well-equipped for modern living with access to a lower ground floor utility and wash room as well as a tack room and additional store rooms. The interior of the property has been overhauled in the last decade and now presents to a high standard while retaining the marble fireplaces ornate décor and delicate plaster works throughout.
Horringer House is nestled within a 30.6-acre (sts) parkland style setting comprising a variety of formal lawns, paddocks and specimen trees. The residence itself is set around a walled courtyard providing access to the house, annexe and out-buildings, all of which are bisected by the in and out driveway.
An impressive and substantial family house with five double bedrooms that is believed to measure approximately over 4000 sq ft and boasts versatile accommodation beneficial for multi-generational families or those requiring ancillary accommodation for friends or family. Spring View is ideally placed in a semi-rural location on the periphery of this highly sought after Suffolk village and has been maintained and is presented to an excellent order throughout whilst boasting everyday modifications such as underfloor heating, en suite and dressing room to the principal bedroom to name but a few. The remainder of this delightful property enjoys spacious well proportioned reception rooms and sits in grounds measuring approximately 1.3 acres creating an idyllic setting.
This charming unlisted detached period cottage is situated in one of the area’s most sought after villages backing onto meadows. The property, which requires modernisation, has retained many original period features with exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces and sits within large mature gardens with off-road parking and a garage. In all about 0.4 acres.