Poshest villages in the UK revealed – does your area make the cut? | The Sun

THE UK's poshest villages have been revealed – with one of the swankiest places in the nation costing an average of only £210K per house.

Among the most desirable attributes for communities that made their way onto the list includes proximity to London and a good local pub.




More than ever, households across the UK are battling to move to the countryside.

And the rise in people working from home is seen as one of the main reasons Brits are eager to get a taste of a small village lifestyle.

Many are even opting to rent in desirable neighbourhoods while they wait for their dream home to become available.

In fact, 60 per cent of estate agents working for Savills across the country reported an increased demand for rental homes in the poshest countryside locations during the pandemic.

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Estate agent Knight Frank also reported this month it has made its highest number of sales in the countryside for 15 years.

For those villages that made their way onto the list of the poshest in the nation, there are several common themes that many of them share.

Among the most popular qualities for swanky countryside villages includes yoga studios, running clubs and a rich local history.

Compiled by The Telegraph, the list UK's poshest villages includes such swanky haunts as Sunningdale in Berkshire and Studham in Bedfordshire.

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Frances Clacy, analyst at Savills, said the appeal of small rural village life is on the up.

She continued: "People want villages that have a bit of everything, from schools to stunning countryside, with accessibility to cities and transport infrastructure from schools to stunning countryside, with accessibility to cities and transport infrastructure.

"Less well-trumpeted factors count too, such as the main road through the village should only lead to other villages."

The most expensive place on the posh list is the village of Baeulieu in Hampshire, with the average house price listed as a whopping £1.52 million.

Featuring a border with the New Forest, a 16th century high street and a wide choice of local schools, Baeulieu emerged as the priciest village in the UK.

But a place on the exclusive list is not only reserved for homes worth millions.

Residents of Dinnington in Tyne and Wear, in North East England, enjoy all the perks of small rural village life, but the average house price is just over £210,000.

The medieval settlement dates back to the 13th century, but it is also situated near celebrity hotspot Darras Hall, home to local Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.

Another of the villages that made its way onto the list was the tiny Essex village of Ramsden Bellhouse, which boasts an average house price of just over £1 million.

Proximity to London was one of the key factors that earned this tiny village its place on the list, alongside good nearby grammar schools and a popular pub.

It also has a population of just 730, according to the 2012 census, adding to the village's exclusive feel.

Valuable local services such as small shops, sports clubs, schools and doctors offices were all common themes of the UK's poshest villages.

Other qualities include annual events such as bonfire or flower festivals, famous former residents, and nearby attractions.

THE POSHEST VILLAGES IN THE UK – AND THEIR AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

Bedfordshire – Studham – £700,494

Berkshire – Sunningdale – £1,101,285

Buckinghamshire – Turville – £1,463,240

Cambridgeshire – Hemingford Abbots – £829,437

Cheshire – The Alderleys – £1,268,175

Clwd – Rowen – £363,214

Cornwall – Rock – £1,080,534

County Durham – Brancepeth – £390,238

Cumbria – Hawkshead – £460,001

Denbighshire – Llanarmon-yn-lal – £290,118

Derbyshire – Edensor – £670,644

Devon – South Pool – £999,000

Dorset – Studland – £972,831

East Lothian – Gullane – £356,615

East Riding of Yorkshire – Sutton upon Derwent – £409,071

East Sussex – Kingston-near-Lewes – £792,339

Essex – Ramsden Bellhouse – £1,017,722

Fife – Elie – £349,951

Gloucestershire – Bourton-on-the-hill – £799,348

Greater Manchester – Haigh – £257,020

Hampshire – Beaulieu – £1,524,287

Herefordshire – Bosbury – £452,954

Hertfordshire – Little Gaddesden – £1,333,501

Isle of Wight – Fishbourne – £509,356

Kent – Ightham – £836,260

Lancashire – Great Eccleston – £430,630

Leicestershire – Newtown Linford – £692,157

Lincolnshire – Uffington – £467,548

Merseyside – Hightown – £299,304

Monmouthshire – Shirenewton – £474,775

Norfolk – Burnham Market – £826,770

North Yorkshire – Kirkby Overblow – £698,656

Northamptonshire – Church with Chapel Brampton – £681,450

Northumberland – Warkworth – £289,459

Nottinghamshire – Colston Bassett – £786,955

Oxfordshire – Harpsden – £1,307,182

Pembrokeshire – Newgale and Roch – £219,555

Perthshire – Strathtay – £287,476

Rutland – Burley – £737,762

Shropshire – Cound – £454,587

Somerset – Wellow – £954,993

South Yorkshire – Cawthorne – £512,288

Staffordshire – Shenstone – £575,613

Stirling and Galkirk – Killearn – £315,927

Suffolk – Walberswick – £832,131

Surrey – Shackleford – £1,161,183

Tyne & Wear – Dinnington, £210,671

Warwickshire – Whichford – £901,115

West Glamorgan – Oxwich – £309,519

West Midlands – Barston – £571,202

West Sussex – The Lurgashall, Lodsworth and Lickfold Triangle – £1,055,250

West Yorkshire – Scarcroft – £630,325

Wiltshire – Avebury – £422,413

Worcestershire – Ombersley – £435,943



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