Recently published research shows that a south-facing garden is not only desirable, but also adds value to a home
A south-facing garden is often on a house-hunter’s wish-list, but recent research carried out by Rightmove shows that having one actually adds 6% to the average three to four-bedroom house in the South West. That’s an average £21,768! Not only that, analysts also revealed that homes with south-facing gardens sell more quickly than those without too.
Many a property viewer has used the compass on their phones during a property viewing to check how much sun will reach the garden – hoping to maximise not only the rays outside but the natural light within the property.
Here are some south-facing gardens currently available through Symonds & Sampson:
Near Stour Provost in North Dorset, a versatile detached house has been extensively re-modelled to take full advantage of its south-facing aspect, with a ‘suntrap’ garden and far reaching views. Guide £490,000 (below)
There’s an enclosed, partly walled south facing garden hidden away behind this handsome former farmhouse towards the outskirts of Bridport. Guide £400,000
Believe it or not, this beautiful garden of approximately 0.5 of an acre is the heart of Somerton! It’s enclosed, walled, and comes with mature trees – including fig and walnut, and seating areas in shade or sun, as you choose. Guide £750,000
Just on the market, this stunning Grade II Listed house in 3.91 acres has crafted orangery leading from the house to the south-facing garden, with views over the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guide £1,500,000