Revealed: Warwickshire village is one of UK’s ‘most desirable’ countryside places – and this is how much it costs to live there

Coventry and Warwickshire are dotted with some of the most pristine country lanes and nature spots, with lush forests spanning for miles surrounded by winding roads.

Whether it comes to renting or buying a home, many are in search of a rural location to get away from city living.

Warwickshire has some beautiful quaint villages, and one of them has even earned a spot in the list of the UK’s ‘most desirable’ village to live in.

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Savills estate agents have compiled a list of the country’s lushest countryside spots to buy a property, taking into account factors such as motorway networks, connectivity, house prices lifestyle amenities and the ‘chocolate box appeal’.

Frances Clay, analyst at Savills, said: “People want villages that have a bit of everything, 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.”

Researches shortlisted hundreds of villages across the UK into a comprehensive list.


Whichford in Warwickshire has been named as one of the UK’s most desirable villages to live in.

The village is located about five miles southeast of Shipston-on-Stour, and is about four miles north of the Oxfordshire town of Chipping Norton.

Whichford is steeped in rich history, with several attractions such as the King Stone and Die Rollright Stones dating back as far as 2500BC, the 15th century Chestleton House, Broughton Castle, and many more.

There are some picturesque hiking and biking trails for those who love the outdoors.

Transport links

Whichford has links to the A44, A429, M40, and the M6.

An average property in Whichford costs around £901,115, placing it as one of the top most expensive average house prices compared to other villages on the list.

Harpsden in Oxfordshire has an average property price of £1,307,182, while the average price of a property in Turville in Buckinghamshire has an average property price of £1,463,240.

Meanwhile The Alderley’s in Cheshire has an average property price of £1,268,175.

Here is the full list of the most desired villages in no order:

Bedfordshire: Studham (average property price £700,494)

Berkshire: Sunningdale (average property price £1,101,285)

Buckinghamshire: Turville (average property price £1,463,240)

Cambridgeshire: Hemingford Abbots (average property price £829,437)

Cheshire: The Alderleys (average property price £1,268,175)

Clwyd: Rowen (average property price £363,214)

Cornwall: Rock (average property price £1,080,534)

County Durham: Brancepeth (average property price £390,238)

Cumbria: Hawkshead (average property price £460,001)

Denbighshire: Llanarmon-yn-Iâl (average property price £290,118)

Derbyshire: Edensor (average property price £670,644)

Devon: South Pool (average property price £999,000)

Dorset: Studland (average property price £972,831)

East Lothian: Gullane (average property price £356,615)

East Riding of Yorkshire: Sutton upon Derwent (average property price £409,071)

East Sussex: Kingston-near-Lewes (average property price £782,339)

Essex: Ramadan Bellhouse (average property price £1,017,722)

Fife: Elie (average property price £349,951)

Gloucestershire: Bourton-on-the-hill (average property price £799,348)

Greater Manchester: Haigh (average property price £257,020)

Hampshire: Beaulieu (average property price £1,524,287)

Herefordshire: Bosbury (average property price £452,954)

Hertfordshire: Little Gaddesden (average property price £1,333,501)

Isle of Wight: Fishbourne (average property price £509,356)

Kent: Ightham (average property price £836,260)

Lancashire: Great Eccleston (average property price £430,630)

Leicestershire: Newton Linford (average property price £692,157)

Lincolnshire: Uffington (average property price £467,548)

Merseysire: Hightwon (average property price £299,304)

Monmouthshire: Shirenewton (average property price £474,775)

Norfolk: Burnham Market (average property price £826,770)

North Yorkshire: Kirkby Overblow (average property price £698,656)

Northamptonshire: Church with Chapel Brampton (average property price £681,450)

Northumberland: Warkworth (average property price £289,459)

Nottinghamshire: Colston Bassett (average property price £786,955)

Oxfordshire: Harpsden (average property price £1,307,182)

Pembrokeshire: Newgale and Roch (average property price £219,555)

Perthshire: Strathtay (average property price £287,476)

Ruthland: Burley (average property price £737,762)

Shropshire: Cound (average property price £454,587)

Somerset: Wellow (average property price £954,993)

South Yorkshire: Cawthorne (average property price £512,288)

Staffordshire: Shenstone (average property price £575,613)

Stirling and Falkirk: Killearn (average property price £315,927)

Suffolk: Walberswick (average property price £832,131)

Surrey: Shackleford (average property price £1,161,183)

Tyne & Wear: Dinnington (average property price £210,671)

Warwickshire: Whichford (average property price £901,115)

West Glamorgan: Oxwich (average property price £309,519)

West Midlands: Barston (average property price £571,202)

West Sussex: The Lurgashall, Lodsworth and Lickfold Triangle (average property price £1,055,250)

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