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It’s official: bungalows are cool!

Bungalows are making a comeback. No longer the reserve of the retired, some seriously cool single story abodes are available on the market right now.

Words by: Nic Hopkirk

Senior Editor

Thought single-storey homes were just for retirement? Think again.

Our latest Value of Housing report reveals bungalows are fast becoming a bargain buy, with 70% showing a price reduction in the last six months.

Bungalows account for 8% of all UK homes and coastal areas such as Brighton, Norfolk and Southend-on-Sea are seeing the biggest hits to prices.

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Fancy a home all on one floor? There are some fabulous bungalows on the market right now that are well worth a look.

1. Three-bed detached bungalow, Whitstable, £650,000

Three-bed detached bungalow, Whitstable, £650,000

This slick and stylish bungalow can be found just a 10-minute drive from buzzing Whitstable beach, with its dog-friendly pubs, fresh seafood market stalls and pretty boutique-lined high street.

A new-build property, it’s located in a quiet residential area in Chestfield village, just a short walk from the popular 14th Century Chestfield Barn restaurant and adjoining 18-hole golf course. 

Three-bed detached bungalow, Whitstable, £650,000 - interior

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is flooded with light through skylights and floor-to-ceiling feature windows, while large sliding doors in the dining area provide access to the 70sqm grey porcelain patio below. 

There are three good sized bedrooms, the master is en-suite, and a separate bathroom.

This home comes with off-road parking for several cars and there’s a cabin in the garden ideal for use as an office space or den.

Available from: Woodward & Bishopp

2. Three-bed bungalow, Great Missenden, Chiltern Hills, £685,000

Three-bed bungalow, Great Missenden, Chiltern Hills, £685,000

Nestled in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire is this stunner of a bungalow with a wow-factor open-plan kitchen/living space that’s sure to impress.

With a smart wood-burning stove, the living area has bifolding doors to let in all the light and enjoy the lush garden views.

Three-bed bungalow, Great Missenden, Chiltern Hills, £685,000 - interior

The cool kitchen - all navy units and bare wood finishes - features quartz work surfaces with integrated appliances.

There are three good-sized bedrooms (we’re loving the fitted wardrobes) and a lovely big gravel drive with parking for several cars

Available from: Hamptons - Great Missenden Sales

3. Four-bed detached bungalow, Longtown, Cumbria, £450,000 

Four-bed detached bungalow, Longtown, Cumbria, £450,000 

Technically a bungalow, this brand new actually has a sneaky upstairs level with four fab bedrooms and a family bathroom. 

We’re loving the bright and natural colour palette of fresh white walls, solid wood doors and sandy stone flooring.

Four-bed detached bungalow, Longtown, Cumbria, £450,000 - interior

With knockout views over the River Esk right near the border of England and Scotland, the home has a large open-plan kitchen/living area as well as a separate utility, not to mention a lovely big garden out back.

Part of a brand new development of 11 new-build homes, this bungalow is expected to be ready to move into in October this year.

Available from: C & D Rural

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4. Three-bed detached bungalow, Macclesfield, £575,000

Three-bed detached bungalow, Macclesfield, £575,000

If you’re looking for a home with an impressive living space, then this is the one.

With a whopping lounge/kitchen/dining area featuring lovely big skylights, bifolding doors and herringbone flooring, this bungalow has social living at its heart.

Three-bed detached bungalow, Macclesfield, £575,000 - interior

Recently extended and refurbished to high spec standards, this beautiful home enjoys a light, fresh colour palette with gorgeous flooring throughout.

With a lovely big garden, complete with wraparound patio, it’s a home your friends and family will be queuing up to visit.

Available from: Gascoigne Halman - Alderley Edge

5. Four-bed bungalow, Colchester, £650,000

Four-bed bungalow, Colchester, £650,000

This rustic number on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dedham Vale, is simply brimming with charm.

Built in 1879, with a fishing lake nearby and views out over fields as far as the eye can see, it’s a classic country residence for nature lovers.

Four-bed bungalow, Colchester, £650,000 - interior

Enter through the boot room to a light-filled reception room with bifolding doors leading out to the garden.

With oak beams, solid oak doors and floors plus a dove grey kitchen, complete with its own pantry, this home comes with engineered wooden floors and underfloor heating. 

A cosy wood burner warms the lounge while original fireplaces can be found throughout.

Available from: Knight Residential

6. Three-bed detached bungalow, Derby, £350,000

Three-bed detached bungalow, Derby, £350,000

This superb number near Littleover Village in Derby has recently been extended and completely upgraded. 

The open plan 26ft living kitchen area, with a glass lantern roof and bifolding doors, forms the hub of the home with views out over the patio and raised lawn area.

Three-bed detached bungalow, Derby, £350,000 - interior

Light and airy, with contemporary fittings throughout and underfloor heating, the home has three double bedrooms, with the master en suite.

Surrounded by a choice of lovely local parks and village amenities, the local cricket and tennis clubs are also nearby.

Available from: Curran Birds + Co

7. Two-bed detached bungalow, Great Sankey, Warrington, £365,000

Two-bed detached bungalow, Great Sankey, Warrington, £365,000

This warm and characterful 1920s bungalow has been meticulously renovated by a young family.

Discreetly positioned on a private road, this light and airy home has been designed in a soft and neutral colour palette that’s warm and inviting.

Two-bed detached bungalow, Great Sankey, Warrington, £365,000 - interior

Close to local amenities, schools and transport links, the home is in an ideal location for families and professionals alike. 

With easy access to nearby parks and green spaces, the River Mersey and Moore Nature Reserve are both nearby, this home offers a peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Available from: Ashton’s Estate Agency - Great Sankey

8. Three-bed detached bungalow, Lincoln, £445,000

Three-bed detached bungalow, Lincoln, £445,000

Set in a luxury development for the over 55s, this energy efficient eco-home has been designed to emphasise space and light while taking in beautiful lakeside views. 

With an open plan kitchen/dining/living area and separate utility, this bungalow has been thoughtfully laid out. 

Three-bed detached bungalow, Lincoln, £445,000 - interior

Residents can enjoy views out over the garden and water beyond from the breakfast bar, dining table or sofas, as the home comes with lovely big sliding doors to enjoy the vistas.

With solar panels and an A-rated EPC, this property will be nice and cheap to run too.

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Available from: The New Homes Agent

9. Three-bed bungalow, New Malden, £950,000

Three-bed bungalow, New Malden, £950,000

With all the feels of a luxury ranch, this one-of-a-kind log cabin-style home near Kingston and Richmond exudes 1960s chic.

Think of the house in Hollywood blockbuster A Single Man starring Colin Firth and you’ll get the picture.

Three-bed bungalow, New Malden, £950,000 - interior

Built by the current owners in the 1980s, the layout of the house was designed to maximise light and space. 

It features a generous kitchen/dining room and an open-plan reception room with floor to ceiling sliding doors, opening onto a secluded and sheltered court-yard. 

With three bedrooms, the master is en suite, the home has a beautifully tended, southerly facing lawned rear garden with mature flower beds. 

Available from: Robert Holmes

10. Two-bed detached bungalow, Sudbury, Colchester, £385,000

Two-bed detached bungalow, Sudbury, Colchester, £385,000

Coming soon to Sudbury in Colchester, this brand new high-spec two-bed bungalow is part of a development of new homes near the River Stour.

The open plan living/kitchen/dining area is set to be slick, with grey cabinetry featuring LED lighting, integrated Samsung appliances and stone worktops. 

The living area will open out onto the rear garden and there’s also a handy separate utility room. 

The master bedroom will be en suite and there’s a second bedroom and family bathroom.

Available from: Connells Colchester

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