What’s in a name?
The English-village idyll is very much alive and buyers are willing to pay above the odds for it, but have you ever wondered exactly how much that ‘manor’, ‘rectory’ or ‘cottage’ label is worth? Annunciata Elwes investigates five classic village-property
Average sale price £1,427,292 650% more than UK average £190 per sq ft
TO the manor born or bought, this is one of the most desirable houses in the village. It’s typically the largest, too, and a great place for both a party and some peace and quiet. Bizarrely, despite being the most expensive (and rightly so) of village properties, the manor house consistently offers the best value per square foot.
‘Manor houses enjoy glamour and prestige as the focal point of village life, with spacious living accommodation matched by perfectly manicured grounds,’ says Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-stops & Staff. ‘As a result, they continue to boast a healthy premium on the village-property stage and will do so for years to come.’