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In search of an affordable new family nest? Look no further, here are the best family homes for under £2m on the market at the moment…
1. Stonelands, Shilton
Stonelands is a delightful Grade II listed property situated in a secluded rural location within the charming Oxfordshire village of Shilton. Comprising five bedrooms as well as an impressive four bedroom holiday cottage, the house also offers an adjoining stable block, paddocks, and five acres of land. The property has been sensitively updated in recent years without losing any of its charm and character, and would provide the perfect family home with the added benefit of the secondary cottage providing a letting income or independent ancillary accommodation.
2. Arlington Manor, Cirencester
This gorgeous historic Cotswold village home offers a generous five bedrooms, five bathrooms and four reception rooms. The property is Grade II listed and has been magnificently restored, and also disposes of a cinema barn and cottage all with significant period features. Situated in the ‘eye of the Cotswolds’ within the enchanting village of Arlington, Arlington Manor is a hidden gem offering a fantastic family home with flexible entertaining space.
3. Marsh Hill House, Somerset
Enjoy far-reaching views over the Barle Valley (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) at this stunning former hunting lodge, whose prime rural location is perfect for reaching a network of woodland and moreland bridleways along the Barle Valley to Tarr Steps and beyond. Ring fenced by its own land, the property disposes of about 13 acres and a stable block (with conversion potential). In terms of accommodation, Marsh Hill House offers a master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, five guest bedrooms, three further bathrooms and a shower room.
4. Hardings, Hampshire
Benefitting from around an acre of gardens despite being situated at the heart of the sought after village of Upper Farringdon is this delightful detached family home. The period property offers three reception rooms, a master bedroom with bathroom and a further 3/4 bedrooms, as well as a garage/workshop. The property also boasts a prime location within the South Downs National Park, whilst also being close to the market town of Alton, which has a mainline station direct to London Waterloo in 66 minutes.
5. The Well House, Gloucestershire
A quintessentially Cotswoldian home, the delightful Well House is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout and offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms. With plenty of period charm including exposed beams and stone mullion windows, the house also benefits from magnificent views over the Gloucestershire countryside. At the true heart of the home lies a kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and a gas fired AGA as well as stunning views looking on to the garden.
6. Syerston Hall, Newark
Offering a fantastic six bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception rooms is this outstanding part of a Georgian Grade II Listed country house. The property benefits from private parking and a garage, an elegant hall and three reception rooms. Outside, the property’s slightly elevated position allows for magnificent southerly views across a parkland setting, whilst the rear of the house benefits from a turning circle with a glorious mature lime tree.
7. Brook House, Sherborne
Brook House is situated in the immensely popular Cotswold village of Sherborne, overlooking the Windrush Valley to the rear and the parkland of the Sherborne Estate to the front. With accommodation comprising five bedrooms arranged over two floors, there is also a detached Coach House to the rear with extensive roof space. Besides this, the property also has the added bonus of ample parking space.
8. Picketts Farmhouse, Surrey
This exquisite Grade II listed 14th Century farmhouse is well and truly a picture-postcard property. Surrounded by 15 acres of paddocks, orchards and landscaped gardens and grounds, Picketts Farmhouse benefits from a semi rural location close to excellent local shops and country pubs. Although retaining many original period features, the farmhouse has also been lovingly maintained in order to offer a modern home for spacious and flexible family living. The accommodation consists of five bedrooms, and the house also benefits from three reception rooms.
9. Sulgrave Road, London
Situated on a popular residential street near Brook Green is this unique and funky family home. Combining contemporary style with period elegance, the house offers a large double reception room featuring a gorgeous marble fireplace, a roof terrace and a kitchen/breakfast room with French doors that lead out onto a private garden and separate cloakroom. In terms of accommodation, the house offers a master bedroom benefitting from an open shower area and eave storage, besides a further five bedrooms arranged over three floors.
10. Netheravon House, Salisbury
Dating back to the 1730s is this gorgeous family home overlooking the village of Netheravon. Approached via a private driveway and electric gates for ultimate privacy, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees including a gorgeous Cedar of Lebanon. The house itself was originally built as a country villa for Henry Somerset, and is now Grade II listed as being of Special Architectural and Historic importance. With a fantastic master bedroom wing, two en-suites and a further four bedrooms, the house is the perfect space for family entertaining. Other notable features include a games room and a stunning sweeping staircase in the entrance hall.