• Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Fancy lifestyles in Wetwang, or laying your head in Nice Noisily snoring? 5 houses on the market in villages with a few of Britain’s strangest position names

Obviously, you must by no means select the place to reside merely on account of an a laugh identify. However should you have been so vulnerable, those can be superb puts to begin — and the houses in query are pleasant.Pratt’s Backside – £1.5 million

Within the center of Kent’s commuter belt, Pratt’s Backside is an excessively delightful and leafy village close to Orpington whose identify comes from a once-prominent native circle of relatives, the Pratts. The house is huge and really effectively offered, a five-bedroom house with bi-fold doorways that open directly to a deck and big lawn.
On the market with Distinctive. See extra footage and information about this property.
Nice Noisily snoring — £1.8 million

Only some miles from the impressive north Norfolk coast, this barn is a slightly magnificent conversion — one that received an award within the ‘Regeneration and Recovery’ class on the 2018 World Design and Structure Awards. The village’s abnormal identify is thought to be a corruption of the Saxon phrase ‘snarringes’, somewhat than a connection with a loud nocturnal neighbour.
On the market with Sowerbys. See extra footage and information about this property.
Wetwang — £490,000

Within the East Driving of Yorkshire, equidistant from York and the coast, there is not any consensus concerning the curious identify of this little village. It seems that within the Domesday E book as ‘Wetuuangha’, with some claiming it refers to ‘Rainy Box’ (versus within reach Driffield, or Dry Box) or else a Saxon identify which means ‘box for the trial of a criminal motion’. What isn’t doubtful is the standard of this house, which may have metropolitan dwellers in similarly-priced apartments flip inexperienced: gorgeously adorned and filled with duration options, it’s glorious.
On the market with Woolley & Parks. See extra footage and information about this property.
Plwmp — £425,000

The city identify is pronounced, and method, ‘plump’, and earns a place no longer only for that identify however for its location within the wider house of Carmarthenshire referred to as Llandysiliogogo. This six-bedroom house is trendy and well-presented within, and has a birthday party really feel to it: it boasts a video games room and a scorching bathtub outside.
On the market with John Francis. See extra footage and information about this property.
Giggleswick — £650,000

They’re spoilt for quirky names on this a part of Lancashire, the place the Woodland of Bowland meets the Yorkshire Dales — simply up the street from this position are different villages named Wham, Settle and Feizor. The Dictionary of British Position Names says this one refers to a ‘farm of anyone referred to as Gichel’, or another variation thereof. It’s a gorgeous spot after all, and this recently-built five-bedroom house has a location that makes the lots of the hills ringing the realm.
On the market with Davis & Bowring. See extra footage and information about this property.