Great Properties For Sale Outside Of London

Work in the capital but want a little bit more space for your money? We’ve rounded up the best properties for sale outside London that are still easily commutable…

Two-Bedroom Terraced House, Haslemere, £350,000

This characterful cottage is full of charm. The front door opens into a hallway with the living room to the left and the kitchen to the right. The former is stylishly decorated in neutral tones and features a log burner with an exposed brick surround for ultimate cosy vibes. Meanwhile, the contemporary kitchen comes with ample storage and some built-in appliances, along with room for a dining table. Upstairs, the main bedroom has double-aspect windows, space for freestanding wardrobes and a decorative fireplace. The bathroom has all the modern fittings and the second floor is home to bedroom number two – which is light and airy. Outside, there’s room to park a car, although Fernhurst’s selection of local shops are all within easy reach.


Two-Bedroom Apartment, Midhurst, £525,000

Complete with stunning views of the South Downs, this apartment is light and bright, not to mention larger than most – there’s even room to have a home office. With oak engineered wooden floors, travertine tiles, cast iron radiators and additional storage, it’s part of the 165-acre King Edward VII private estate, which is also home to stunning Gertrude Jekyll gardens, a spa-style swimming pool, a steam room, private gym, concierge service and communal boot rooms plus a reading room. Accommodation is split over two levels, and you also get two allocated underground parking spaces. Nearby Midhurst is a picturesque market town with an eclectic mix of shops and services, together with a new leisure centre, The Grange. The exclusive Cowdray Park is also a short drive.


Two-Bedroom Flat, Bishop’s Stortford, £565,000

Developers have converted this Grade II-listed period building into three large apartments, with no stone left unturned. This first-floor property comprises a large reception room with satin-finished oiled oak flooring and an open fireplace. The main bedroom comes with an en-suite and digitally controlled shower, while the Alno German-engineered kitchen has modern integrated appliances. There’s also a spacious second bedroom and a modern family bathroom with a cast iron, freestanding handcrafted bath. You’ll also find a Matrix sound system throughout, a video entrance system, luxury carpets and other touches keeping the original characteristics of the building. A secure gated parking space is included.


Three-Bedroom Semi-Detached House, Guildford, £710,000

This pretty wisteria-clad cottage is Grade II listed and has a combination of tile hung and mellow stone elevations with iron stone galleting. Internally, there are feature fireplaces, an inglenook with a bread oven, plenty of period features and exposed timber beams. The kitchen opens into the dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling and doors opening to the garden. There is also a useful cellar and plenty of storage in the roof space. Outside, the fully enclosed walled garden is a delightful area with an ornamental pond, specimen shrubs and various secluded seating areas – ideal for outdoor entertaining. Located in Puttenham – a particularly favoured Surrey village – this cottage is walking distance from the 12th-century village church, two pubs and a highly regarded infant school. 


Four-Bedroom Detached House, Amberley, £1m

So this one might take a little over an hour to reach, but we couldn’t not include such a unique opportunity to acquire a charming thatched cottage. Inside there’s a triple-aspect living room with an open fireplace, a dining room/day room with a feature fireplace, a refitted kitchen with an Aga oven and a utility room. Upstairs are four double bedrooms with a refitted family bathroom and a landing/study area. Outside, there are English country cottage-style front gardens with climbing roses screened by the original stone, as well as Sussex flint walls that connect to the walls of Amberley castle to create an elevated garden with a terrace and patio. 


Five-Bedroom Semi-Detached House, Dorking, £1.6m

An Edwardian family home in a popular village location, this house has been thoughtfully extended by the current owners to make it better suited to family life. There’s now a living room with an open fire, a family room, access to a cellar, a study with fitted furniture, and a recently fitted kitchen with an island, Aga and large pantry area. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms with a large family bathroom, the biggest of which is dual aspect, offering views towards Ranmore. Outside, an attractive terrace surrounds the side and rear extension, with steps leading down to a large expanse of lawn. There is also a separate covered decked terrace with a built-in BBQ and a pond. The garden also backs onto woodland, and there is a gate which leads to the village playground.


Six-Bedroom Detached House, Horley, £1.6m

Dormers is a Grade II-listed thatched family home set in approximately six acres of land. The property is steeped in history, with a number of sympathetic improvements made during the current owner’s time at the property. The original house dates back to 1412, while additions in the 1900s turned it into a spacious family home which enjoys views over the garden, tennis court and swimming pool. With connections with EH Shepard – the illustrator of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ – local records include recollections of parties with guests such as Rudyard Kipling. Today, the property is arranged over two floors with a spacious living room and inglenook fireplace, a study and dining room, and the kitchen – from which you can walk out straight out onto the patio.


Four-Bedroom House, Farnham, £1.75m

Ramblers is tucked away on a quiet no-through road, which becomes a pathway that leads directly to Alice Holt Forest. A pretty open porch opens into a welcoming reception hall, leading to a living room with a traditional brick fireplace and double French doors that look out onto the garden. There is also a practical study and an open-plan kitchen with an Aga and neighbouring utility room. Upstairs the main bedroom has an en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and a Juliet balcony, while four other double bedrooms and a large family bathroom make up the rest of the first floor. One of the bedrooms has two doorways and a wall could easily be reinstated to provide a fifth bedroom. In the ground there’s also a large barn, which is currently configured as a games and entertainment space, but could easily act as secondary accommodation.


Four-Bedroom Apartment, St Albans, £1.85m

This incredible duplex apartment is part of the award-winning Hanstead House development which dates back to 1925. It comprises an entrance hall, a kitchen/breakfast/dining room, a private terrace, a dual-aspect living room and 'snug' area. There is also a separate utility room with a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, and a Bibo drink system. Elsewhere, there are four large bedrooms, with the largest benefiting from an en-suite and walk-in dressing room. There is also a family shower room and two storage rooms complete with electricity. Other touches include wet underfloor heating throughout, a video entry system and an individual apartment alarm system.


Seven-Bedroom Detached House, Dorking, £3.85m

Behind the period façade, this Georgian country home has stunning interiors that seamlessly blend classical architecture with modern design. Approached via a gated, the front door leads into a grand reception hall. Towards the rear of the traditional drawing room, a doorway leads into a more contemporary living room, while the music room and family room are also accessed from the main reception hall. A Palladian-style extension has been added to the rear – the kitchen area has an impressive central island with a breakfast bar, while a full-height array of draw units and pantry style cabinets have been fitted with an oak finish. In addition, a large dining area and family seating area all look out towards the garden terraces. The 31m indoor swimming pool is also accessed from here, with fully opening bi-fold doors giving it an inside-outside feel. A newly installed sauna and changing-room facilities complete the indoor leisure setup, while upstairs the bedrooms are grand and spacious. There’s also a recently refurbished cottage in the grounds.


Six-Bedroom House, Cranleigh, £3.95m

This old rectory is not listed but its charming period features speak for themselves. Situated in Alfold, close to the Surrey/West Sussex border, there are mainline railway services to London Waterloo and Victoria, while the larger village Cranleigh is about five miles north. As for the accommodation, there are up to six bedrooms (although at least one could be used as a home working space), five bathrooms, six reception rooms, a swimming pool, paddock and outbuildings that could also serve as home offices or standalone secondary accommodation for guests or staff. 


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