Homes that have been in the family for generations can offer buyers an exceptional opportunity.
Because they are attractive, they are more likely to be kept in the same household.
If buyers are able and willing to add new features, they could also be a way to increase value.
This Wiltshire house for sale (pictured), has been in the family for more than 100 year (scroll down to see more details).
Zoopla’s Daniel Copley said that properties that have been in the same family for many generations are highly sought-after.
“Often, families keep properties because they are special. They attract a lot of attention when they come on the market again.
“In addition, properties that have been part of the same family for decades may often offer prime renovation opportunities – all while still retaining beautiful original features.”
He suggests that there are unique ways to secure such properties for sale. These can be highly sought-after.
He stated that the sellers may feel an emotional attachment to the property, and they want to make sure the property is taken care of by the new buyer.
“Write them an open letter to make them feel at ease and to share your hopes for a new home.
We look at five homes that have been in the same household for at least fifty-years, including the first home that has been on the market in over a century.
1. Five-bed house, Salisbury, Wiltshire, £1.6m
This Grade II listed property, located in Lake, Wiltshire, near Salisbury has been in the family for more than a century.
The five-bedroom house is on the market via Savills estate agents, with a price tag of £1.6million
The property is situated on almost an acre of land, which includes three garages as well as two stables.
This Grade II-listed property in Lake, Wiltshire, is near Salisbury and has been in the same family since more than a century.
It is situated on almost an acre of land and has five bedrooms, three garages, and two stables.
It is the first time that the property has ever been advertised for sale on the open market and it is currently being sold via Savills estate agents for £1.6million.
2. Four-bed house, Warsash, Southampton, £770k
This Southampton property with four bedrooms is for sale. It has been in the same family since 1955.
The house is being sold by Brook Independent estate agents with a price tag of £770,000
The garden to the rear features an outdoor seating area.
Fern Cottage is the name of this property and has been in the family for 55 years.
It has a garden with shrubs, perennials, and miniature fruit trees. There is also an outdoor seating area that is covered in wisteria.
The four-bedroom house is being sold by Brook Independent estate agents with a price tag of £770,000.
3. Four-bed house, Illogan Highway, Cornwall, £600k
This property in Illogan Highway, Cornwall is in the same family for the past 90 years
The four-bedroom house is on the market for £600,000 and is being sold Bill Bannister estate agents
The property will need some renovations, including the bathroom.
This property is located in Cornwall and has been in the same family since 1990. It needs to be updated.
It includes a large garden and many outbuildings that offer huge potential, subject to planning permission.
The four-bedroom house is on the market via Bill Bannister estate agents for £600,000.
4. Three-bed semi-detached house, Sproatley, Yorkshire, £200k
The property in Sproatley, Yorkshire, is in the same family for 50 years
It is being sold by estate agents Reeds Rains and comes with a price tag of £200,000
The semi-detached house features three bedrooms and a rear garden with a lawn.
If you have a smaller budget in mind, this three-bedroom semi-detached property in the village of Sproatley, in Yorkshire, has been in the same family for the past 50 years and has a price tag of £200,000.
The property has been owned by the same family since its inception. Reeds Rains is selling the property.
5. Five-bed semi-detached house in Broadstairs, Kent, £700k
Broadstairs, a five-bedroom property on the coast, is on the market
The large kitchen has bespoke cabinets and plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs.
The Grade II listed property was built around 1850 and is being sold by Votta estate agents for £700,000
Broadstairs’ five-bedroom home is up for sale for the first time since more than 50 years.
This Grade II-listed property was built in 1850 and is known by the name 1 Dumpton Farm House. It is being sold by Votta estate agents for £700,000.