Five charming homes for sale under £500,000

Rishi Sunak’s decision to raise the stamp duty threshold from £125K to £500K on primary residences in England will help eliminate the burden of stamp duty for half a million additional households. These recently announced changes are progressive and will take most buyers out of the stamp duty system.

From delightful country cottages for those seeking a more tranquil rural lifestyle, to high specification New Builds in some of London’s most thriving neighbourhoods, we’ve chosen a selection of properties for sale all sitting beneath the new £500,000 Stamp Duty threshold to give you an insight into the type of property that falls within this newly stamp duty free category.

Liss, Hampshire. Guide Price £399,950

Lying on the Hampshire/West Sussex border within the South Downs National Park and near the centre of Rake village with its public house and village school is this detached three bedroom characterful cottage. Understood to date from the late 19th century, the home has been extended in recent years and features include a refitted kitchen, and oak floors. Planning consent has also been obtained for a single storey rear/side extension and first floor rear extension.

Sydenham Hill, London. Asking Price £500,000

This stylish top floor flat in a beautifully converted Victorian villa has stunning views over west London. The two bedroom home features a contemporary kitchen lit by a fabulous skylight and which leads to a study area, perfect for a working from home lifestyle. There are excellent bus routes to Sydenham station and Crystal Palace Parade, and the popular Dulwich Woods are within easy reach.

Great Shefford, Berkshire. Guide Price £375,000

For those looking for a quintessential country lifestyle, this charming white-washed thatched cottage may be just the ticket. With an abundance of period features, including exposed beams and two inglenook fireplaces, the enchanting three bedroom detached house is believed to date back to the 18th century. The home sits in the village of Great Shefford, just over four miles to the north and east of Hungerford.

Boxford, Berkshire. Guide Price £495,000

Located in the delightful village of Boxford, Holly Cottage is a beautiful and deceptively spacious two bedroom, Grade II listed cottage. It is idyllically located in the heart of this picturesque village and is home to a well stocked and profuse cottage garden which leads to a detached double garage, offering potential as a home office/studio, with additional parking.

Southfields, London. Asking Price £465,000

Featured by our New Homes department, Oak Leaf Apartments is a bespoke development of contemporary apartments, including this one bedroom gem. The high specification apartments are optimally located in Southfields, allowing residents easy access to some of the most renowned landmarks in South-West London.