Eight super cosy ‘hygge’ style homes
The trendiest buzz word in the world of property decor for at least the past year has been hygge.
Pronounced “hoo-ga”, this Danish concept cannot be translated to one single English word, but instead encompasses a feeling of cosy contentment through enjoying the simple things in life.
Think Netflix marathons on a rainy Sunday or reading your favourite novel with a hot brew whilst it’s snowing outside.
“Hygge is about atmosphere and an experience, rather than things,” Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well, explains. “It’s about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”
With the weather cooling as Winter fast approaches, we’re back in the mood to feel a little more ‘hygge’ about our own homes.
So, sit back, relax, and let us show you eight properties listed on Rightmove right now that will make you fall in love with the concept of hygge.
Riverside retreat blends old with new
This truly remarkable Grade II-listed riverside property, which, although now fully and sympathetically modernised, presents a new owner with an opportunity to acquire a breath-taking home steeped in history dating back to the 12th century.
On the banks of the River Blackwater, the old mill incorporates numerous thoughtful touches blending modern comfort with authentic English heritage. Interior features include a cinema room, a mezzanine study and a reception hall with a glass viewing gallery – all set in beautiful, established grounds with a private off-road drive and parking for several vehicles.
The wooden beams in the walls and ceilings tell of the history of the old mill but thoughtful and careful modernisation have ensured that – while offering everything you would expect from a quintessential English home – it actually feels far from old. You’ll feel right at home here starting to read that novel you’ve always wanted to.
A slice of Idyllic village tranquility
This charming cottage in Northamptonshire really packs a punch as it effortlessly combines the modern world with a bygone era.
The property offers accommodation over three floors to include a sitting room, formal dining room, family room, a refitted open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a cloakroom whilst the upper floors offer four bedrooms, three of which have ensuite facilities.
The property is entered via a timber door into the spacious dining room with its exposed oak flooring and wooden beams. There is also a stone surround open fire with feature hearth, to the right of the open fire place is a built-in book case with storage below, wood panelling and decorative wall mounted lights, a modern decorative freestanding radiator, with a snug window seat to the front of the property. Perfect.
Cornish serenity to help you escape the world
Bay House is a beautiful property tucked away on the Cornish coast and would be an ideal second home for families who enjoy weekend getaways.
The house, which boasts an interior that simply oozes class, has a light and spacious open plan living space with a log burner and full height glazed oak sliding doors that open onto a large, south-facing terrace with a manicured garden above, creating a relaxed holiday feel. There is also an adjoining living space, or snug, a well-designed kitchen complete with an island and glazed doors leading onto the terrace.
The property also comes with two ensuite bedrooms and electric blinds throughout. Bay House sits within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the perfect base to explore North Cornwall. The popular market town of Wadebridge is just a short drive away.
Scandinavian sleek meets Lancashire luxury
This is what hygge is all about. Imagine watching your latest boxset with a hot cuppa in this distinguished, detached brick-built barn conversion.
The property has a sleek Scandinavian-style edge throughout, coupled with charming traditional features that embody the hygge mentality. The meticulously considered and finished accommodation on offer includes three reception rooms and four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Enjoying a village location whilst retaining open pastoral aspects, this lovely home has private gardens to the rear with brick-built outbuildings, too.
The York stone flagged floor offers a natural edge and follows through into the superb open-plan kitchen which is showcased by the natural light from the two windows along with the double doors with glazed panels which open to the courtyard frontage and, for evening ambience, there are recessed downlights plus three drop pendant lights above the table space.
Countryside retreat nestled in tranquil village
From the outside you could be forgiven for thinking this is a simple traditional farmhouse but once inside the fusion between statement modern living and a home steeped in village history is stunning. It’s peak hygge.
Kicking off your shoes in the huge entrance hall the traditional wooden floor contrasting with the under floor heated, highly polished porcelain tiles that lead you to the more recently developed part of this family home, offering a taste of the one-of-a-kind interior. Exploring this awe-inspiring property, you catch a glimpse of the family cinema room, a level of luxury rarely found in a home.
The snug and home office provide the ideal home working option, but as far as family homes go this one has it all. The vast choice of entertaining space will make your home a hub for family and friends. The living room can only be described as capacious, yet still manages to be cosy.
Winter evenings in front of the statement wood burner will be the draw that brings everyone together in the colder months, Christmas morning would be sight to behold.
A Devon cottage with a hidden secret
This detached period cottage, with a brilliantly imaginative outdoor snug, is perfect for kids and adults who love making dens.
The characterful property sits in a quiet village just over the Somerset border into Devon and offers versatile space to create a warm and comfortable, practical family home. Having undergone major refurbishment and extension the cottage now offers an independent reception hallway, a well-equipped modern kitchen/dining room with an island, wine store, and an oak vaulted ceiling dining room/garden room overlooking the rear garden with French doors leading out.
But the jewel in the crown is the delightful snug-turned-music room with a double sided log burner and bread oven, also accessible from the living room and sitting room. There is also a master bedroom complete with a vaulted ceiling, a luxury bathroom with free standing bath and a Volcanic rock bowl.
An outstanding home that is the epitome of hygge
This stunning property is a truly exceptional family home with a traditional facade and a contemporary interior. The heart of the house is the fabulous open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a wall of glass overlooking the landscaped gardens. This room features a sleek handmade walnut kitchen with an Aga and there is a log burner to one corner for those cosy winter nights.
The extensive range of accommodation covers more than 3200 sq ft, with an array of high quality fittings.
On the first floor are four bedrooms, including a sumptuous master suite with a vaulted ceiling and views across the elegant garden.
A historic barn with a contemporary edge
This delectably furnished and hugely spacious North Yorkshire barn is bursting with charm and will fill you with cosiness on long, cold, winter nights.
With medium oak internal doors, exposed beams and open fireplaces, the property comprises a main living areas overlooking a paved courtyard that includes a dining hall, first floor lounge with a multi burning stove, staircase access to a courtyard and the garden.
There is also a stylish living family kitchen with a dining area, sitting area and a cream coloured Aga.
Other great features of this charming property are the easily maintained lawns, pleasant patio areas and a vegetable garden, green house and two useful wooden sheds and additional stone outbuilding.