With so many homeowners looking to downsize, bungalows have never been in such demand. These single-storey delights prove that they can also offer the unexpected.

1. Five-bedroom detached bungalow in Chaldon, Caterham, Surrey, £1,250,000

Five-bedroom detached bungalow in Chaldon

This single-level stunner is nestled in secluded grounds in the sought-after village of Chaldon in Surrey. It packs in five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a huge open plan kitchen and living space, a utility room and a family room. It also boasts underfloor heating and Danish-made floor-to-ceiling solar reflective windows and doors.

Available via Park & Bailey 

2. Three-bedroom detached bungalow in Calderstones, Liverpool, for £400,000

Three-bedroom detached bungalow in Calderstones

At the entrance of Allerton Manor Golf Club you’ll find this impressive Grade II-listed lodge house that’s as far from a traditional bungalow as you can imagine. Its Palladian columns form a grand entrance, while sash windows and picture rails allude to its age, but the rest of the property has been modernised from top to bottom.

Available via Sutton Kersh 

3. Five-bedroom detached bungalow in Hedge End, Southampton, for £1.5m

Five-bedroom detached bungalow in Hedge End

It does have a mezzanine floor, but all the bedrooms and living spaces of this contemporary home are on the one level, defining it as a bungalow. You’ll get plenty for your £1.5m, with the home boasting an indoor swimming pool, a separate annexe with a games room, a quadruple garage and more than an acre of landscaped gardens.

Available via Fox & Sons

4. Three-bedroom detached bungalow in Unsworth, Bury, Greater Manchester, for £420,000

Three-bedroom detached bungalow in Unsworth

Just to the north of Manchester and within easy commuting distance of the city is this trendy modern bungalow. It’s been kitted out with high-end fixtures and fittings including Karndean flooring, a Contura log burner and a sleek German kitchen. The outside space hasn’t been forgotten either, with a low-maintenance walled garden and plenty of off-street parking.

Available via Normie & Co 

5. Four-bedroom detached bungalow in Westerleigh, Bristol, for £900,000

The grounds of this distinct bungalow include a small lake and a paddock, making it perfect for dipping your toes into country living, but at a manageable level. Inside is a completely 21st century affair, with underfloor heating, a sleek kitchen with granite work tops and two bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms.

Available via Allen & Harris 

6. Two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in Pittville, Cheltenham, for £350,000

Two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in Pittville

This stylish single-storey home was built in reclaimed red-brick, so it doesn’t stick out among the older properties in the area. Inside has been carefully thought out as well, with crisp interior design and plenty of natural light. You’ll also get a gated parking space and you can enjoy the warmer months in the quaint courtyard garden.

Available via Nick Griffith Estate Agents 

7. Two-bedroom detached home in Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire, for £665,000

Looking to downsize to a bungalow without feeling like you’re losing loads of space? This stable conversion is ideal as its vaulted ceilings and skylights create a bright and inviting space. It’s also sits within a gated development on what was previously a working farm, so there’s extensive countryside views on offer as well.  

Available via Hamptons International

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