Revealed: The UK's most sought-after period property style

Period homes continue to capture the attention of house hunters, with demand fuelled by the success of TV shows such as Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, and The Tudors.

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Property | Reporter
10th May 2024
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"Victorian homes remain particularly popular, characterised by their historic charm, solid construction, and spacious interiors"
- Tim Bannister - Rightmove

New data from Rightmove has revealed that the charm and character synonymous with period property still holds a special place with Brits.

Rightmove’s Keyword Sort tool highlights the wider popularity of historic and unique properties, with ‘character’ and ‘period’ ranking in the top twenty most searched-for keywords in property criteria this year.

The top five most popular period home styles

According to the data, it is 'Victorian' homes, with their spacious interiors, ornate facades, and intricate details, that are capturing home movers’ attention the most.

Georgian properties are the second most searched-for style, while the third most popular home style is Edwardian, followed by Tudor in fourth, and Regency homes in fifth.

Rightmove’s Property Expert Tim Bannister said: "Home hunters continue to be captivated by the character and charm of properties that we see in period dramas. Victorian homes remain particularly popular, characterised by their historic charm, solid construction, and spacious interiors. You’ll often find Victorian houses in some of the most desirable locations which include convenient access to schools and transport links.”

Matt Thompson, Head of Sales at Chestertons, said: “London’s property market boasts a great number of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses with each architectural style having its own fanbase. It is worth noting that, post-pandemic, we did see a slight spike in interest for Georgian properties as buyers were driven to find a house style that has a reputation for being more spacious and could accommodate a home office more easily. Still, as demand for properties in the capital outstrips supply, all architectural styles continue to attract buyer interest and offers.”

Robert McLaughlin, KFH Sales Director of North and Central London said: “From small, terraced houses to grand villas, Victorian properties have an abundance of character details that remain popular and in demand with today’s buyers. If we are lucky enough to market a Victorian home, demand from buyers is high as their charm never really seems to go out of fashion.”

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