What is flat in style but peaks in performance and desirability? No, this is not an old Christmas cracker joke, I am actually referring to the humble bungalow. Although it is a popular form of housing for the Aussies down under, across the Atlantic in America and in Sweden, you wont find them included in many new developments here and as such, they are most sought after homes.
Bungalows were first introduced to Britain in the 1860’s and gained further popularity after the British Empire’s time in India. Still a popular style of living in India, the word derives from the Hindi term ‘Bangla’ meaning “low, thatched house,” or is literally used to describe someone “belonging to Bengal”.
We often see picturesque photos of veranda swept bungalows overlooking a beautiful sea front or nestled amongst sweeping green hills with cliff top views. Unfortunately, we can’t all live this beautiful landscape, but on the plus, the bungalow perfectly accommodates to the open plan modern lifestyles we lead today.
Take this lovely property available in Hartley Witney as an example. A chic and contemporary home with a marvellous large open plan kitchen, living and dining room. The room is abundant with light as it opens out to the large private garden via both French and sliding doors. This stunning home is truly family friendly and perfectly accommodates social lifestyles. The kitchen and living space allow you to keep an eye on those loveable mischievous children and also be a part of the fun when you are dining with guests. Today’s busy working lifestyles mean we have limited time to give to our family and friends. So why not make the most of it when we finally get to have those long awaited get togethers with this open plan accommodation?
With a floor space spanning over 1200 square feet, this home is offers versatility. Its vast space benefits from a separate reception room, family bathroom, three well-proportioned bedrooms and an en suite to the master. What more could you ask for?
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You could recreate a modern look with this bungalow in Farnborough. Some clever reshuffling of the layout could enable you to create a similar open plan living space. Finish it beautifully with light wooden flooring and large bi-folding doors to give it a contemporary edge. There are a number of options available to optimise the floor space of this propery, which is just shy of 1200 square feet.
Bungalows are often quirky, abundant with character and showcase unique features purely due to their history. This charming three bedroom bungalow in Hook beautifully exhibits this. With a welcoming exterior, the home has a lovely log burner forming the focal point of the living room. Beautiful well maintained gardens are located to the rear of the home and feature an ornamental pond with a bridge. The garden is private and serene, ideal for unwinding at the end of a hectic day.
Due to the single storey build, bungalows are highly energy efficient and cost far less to heat up then you may think. This bungalow in Hook has gone one step ahead and features Photovoltaic solar panels for electricity, which also generates a tax-free income. Thermal panels are also used to facilitate domestic hot water.
And the icing on the cake is there are no stairs to vacuum! If on the other hand, you do not mind stairs you could always make use of the often vast loft space to create a lovely chalet style home.
So with this rekindled love for the bungalow why not invest in one now. There are a number of other bungalows currently available to view with us. Why not explore the links below to see what suits you best.
Guide Price £650,000
OPEN DAY Saturday 23rd January 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Only to be fully appreciated by an internal viewing, this superb detached bungalow has three double bedrooms with en suite to the master and family bathroom as well as featuring a stunning open plan and split level kitchen family room. Situated in one of Hartley Wintney’s most sought after residential close’s, the property makes an ideal family home or for those who wish to enjoy their retirement pottering around in the larger than average rear garden.
A detached bungalow that has been skilfully extended and refurbished set a quiet cul de sac. The accommodation is versatile with a cleverly designed extension to the side which could incorporate an annexe portion, subject to a few changes internally. There are four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen breakfast room, off road parking, a garage and rear garden.
A charming and spacious three bedroom bungalow set within a pleasant cul de sac close to local amenities and road links. The property provides flexible accommodation, a delightful rear garden, off road parking and an attached garage. No onward chain.
Light, airy and perfectly placed within a pretty garden plot, is this charming three bedroom bungalow with a number of eco features. The property benefits from a well presented interior featuring a lounge with a log burner, a large attractive conservatory, a well appointed kitchen breakfast room and outside is a double garage with driveway parking.
An exceptionally spacious and light bungalow set in one of Farnborough’s most prestigious locations benefitting from a brand new kitchen. This lovely home presents two double bedrooms, two reception rooms and a good sized garden. There is scope to extend (STPP) and will also suit those downsizing.
Guide Price £340,000
This charming Victorian bungalow has been completely refurbished to create a comfortable three bedroom home. The property also benefits from a lounge, a kitchen breakfast room, a private garden and a garage with parking. All of this is located at the heart of a popular village in walking distance of the local train station.
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