The 10 most popular homes for sale

The 10 most popular homes for sale

By Matilda Battersby

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From a former bank with a shower in the vault, to a house overlooking Hampstead Heath, check out the homes everyone's looking at on Zoopla right now. 

With so many buyers on the lookout for somewhere new, we've seen some stand-out properties making their way into our top 10 most popular homes.  

Wales and Scotland dominated our most-popular list in March 2022.

From period gems and the homes of the rich and famous, to bargain renovation projects that would require serious stamina, here’s what everyone’s been looking at:

10. Five-bedroom clifftop house, Whaligoe, Lybster, Scotland £325,000

9. Five-bedroom clifftop house, Whaligoe, Lybster, Scotland £325,000 - ext

What a location! What a view! What a lot of steps down to the beach…

Fancy living perched on an outstanding coastline in a house with a stone-walled garden, five bedrooms and a fabulous interior? Then this could be the right place for you.

 9. Five-bedroom clifftop house, Whaligoe, Lybster, Scotland £325,000 - int

Situated above the Whaligoe Steps, it has breathtaking views of the sea and the rugged rocks below.

Dating back to 1860, it was originally a Herring Station with a cooperage and stables. This home was recently a restaurant and has been modernised but needs a bit of updating still.

Available via Young Robertson & Co

9. Three-bedroom apartment, Inverleith, Edinburgh, £400,000

Victorian house with bay windows and a grass front garden with shrubs and bench

This property is all about the incredible views of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens and the city skyline. 

The second-floor apartment in a Victorian building is entered via a secure shared entrance hall and staircase to the second floor.

The large living room has a raised viewing platform to help you take in the views from the south-facing windows.

Interior of a Victorian apartment living room with pale green walls, a dresser, sofa and armchair and a viewing platform with chairs at the window

The third bedroom is currently being used as a dining room. The kitchen and bathroom need modernisation, but all the rooms are charming.

Available via Coulters Stockbridge

8. Two-bedroom cottage, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, £105,000

White terraced country cottages with white render and on-street parking

Dating back to circa 1800, this characterful two-bedroom cottage forms part of a traditional row. 

The cottage might be period, but it has a modern interior. There’s a desirable open-plan living space downstairs, and a usable loft space upstairs.

Inside the open plan kitchen and living area of a small but modern cottage with neutral fittings and computer generated furniture

The charming courtyard garden is sunny and southwest-facing. The cottage enjoys a leafy outlook in the picturesque market town of Strathaven. 

Available via Keller Williams

7. Six-bedroom detached house, Moniaive, Thornhill, Scotland, £400,000 

Detached white house with steps leading up to the front door, sash windows and a stone archway at the side for access to the gardens

Old Bank House is a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with a wealth of incredible original features.

The home is set amid half an acre of lovely gardens in the heart of the conservation village of Moniaive. 

A local store is a short walk away. More amenities can be found in Thornhill, some eight miles to the northwest, and Dumfries, eighteen miles to the southeast.

Inside a period property with original fireplace, windows, archway and dado rail mouldings

Old Bank House was originally the residence of the Union Bank Manager and the former bank is now a studio flat.

Better still, the old bank vault has been converted into a unique shower room.

Available via Mackenzie Property

6. Three-bedroom semi-detached house, Morriston, Swansea, Wales, £265,000

White house with pitched roof and mock Tudor beams, a porch area, drive and walled front garden laid to lawn

This is a pretty house with great bones, but needs modernization. Much as you might want to keep the fab fitted carpets, probably best not to.

It has three decent sized reception rooms, three bedrooms and bags of potential. To the rear of the property there is a generous brick paved parking area and a carport. 

Living room with fitted bookshelves and an old fashioned carpet

The garden has a lovely aspect and is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. 

Available via Clee Tompkinson Francis-Morrison

5. Four-bedroom detached house, Annfield Plain, County Durham, £325,000

Yellow brick detached house with redbrick extension and garage to one side

This attractive stone house would make a great family home.

There are several reception areas, a large cottage-style kitchen and four generous bedrooms. 

The house has a large double garage and workshop area, off-street parking for several cars and a private garden.

A country kitchen with terracotta tiles and an open brick oven area and wooden cabinets

Schools, shops and other amenities are in easy walking distance. And it’s just a short drive from Durham and Chester-le-Street.

Available via Reeds Rains

4. Three-bedroom semi-detached house, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, £30,000

Semi-detached 1960s brick house with a small front garden and driveway to one side

This isn’t a home that has been maintained. In fact, it promises to be quite a project for anyone with the energy and skills to tackle it.

But this is a good-sized family home. It has been vacant for some time and the entire interior needs updating and repair.

It is located in a nice residential area with good schools nearby.

Available via Bonde Wolf Auction

3. Six-bedroom detached house, Pontarddulais, Swansea, Wales, £225,000

A renovation project in Swansea, an old house with stunning surrounding countryside in need of repair

Look at those ceiling cornices! This is an amazing opportunity for anyone willing to take on a total renovation project. 

Plum Tree Cottage has six bedrooms and has been extended over the years to comprise 2,500sq ft. 

Inside an old dilapidated house in Swansea, with beautiful cornices on the ceilings

There is huge scope to make a large family home set among 1.34 acres of beautiful gardens, which includes a static caravan and timber log cabin.

Situated in the quiet hamlet of Cwm Dulais with stunning surrounding countryside. 

Bridleways nearby lead through the Cwm Dulais valley up to Mynydd Pysgodlyn.

Available via Rees Richards & Partners 

2. Six-bedroom semi-detached house, Highgate Village, London, POA

Stunning period family home with a pitched red tile roof and original sash windows, plus a modern dining extension leading out into lawned garden with mature shrubs

This beautiful 17th century Grade II listed period property is in one of the most sought after and villagey locations in London.

The house was constructed in 1688 over the last 300 years it has been home to a litany of famous names.

Former residents include The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Francis Pemberton and Sir Edward Fry, Lord Justice of Appeal.

Large sitting room with exposed wood floors and luxurious furniture and a very large television
Modern dining room extension on a period house, with corner bifold doors leading to a lush garden

The interior is very grand indeed. With columns, polished wood flooring and some luxurious modern additions to the Georgian architecture, you can see why it attracts A-list residents.

Due to its elevated position, the house offers stunning views across the adjoining gardens toward Hampstead Heath. There’s a pretty viewing platform at the end of the garden, too.

Available via Marcus Parfitt 

1. Five-bedroom detached house, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, £585,000

Modern detached house with a large driveway and a mixture of red brick and white render on the facade

The home is ideal for families with young children, pets or a love of gardening. 

This stunning modern family home was built in 2015. It is eco and comfortable, with a range of benefits including air source heating, underfloor heating and en suites in three bedrooms.

Kitchen and living area with modern units and a corner sofa, a white interior, and doors opening out into the garden

Bifold doors open from the open-plan kitchen/living room into a huge family garden.

With two separate reception rooms, five bedrooms, a ground floor cloakroom and six bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for everyone.

And if the house itself weren’t brilliant enough, just across the road is an entrance to Saron wildlife park. Ideal for a lunchtime stroll or dog walk.

Available via Calow Evans