The most expensive villages in each county of Britain have been revealed, with some areas seeing average house prices reaching more than £1million.

These spots contain the priciest average property prices during the past five years, according to exclusive data from estate agents Savills.   

As transactions tend to be lower in these locations, it removed any areas where there were fewer than 20 sales during this period.

By doing this, it showed the villages where there is a better chance of homes becoming available to buy – something that will be welcome news to those seeking the quiet life with more space in a rural location. 

Does your local village feature? Scroll to the bottom for the full list. 

Pictured: The map shows the top 10 most expensive villages in different counties

Pictured: The map shows the top 10 most expensive villages in different counties

This four-bed house in Itchenor, Chichester, is for sale for £1.65m via House estate agents

This four-bed house in Itchenor, Chichester, is for sale for £1.65m via House estate agents 

While the data covers the five years up to the end of last year and does not cover the coronavirus pandemic, Savills insisted that the data was more relevant than ever as people seek to move to the countryside due to the lockdown.

The estate agent also argued that the figures are over a long period and there have been a low number of transactions, meaning average prices in these areas will not have changed much despite the pandemic.

The village with the most expensive average house prices that fulfilled the data’s criteria was West Itchenor in Chichester, West Sussex.

Savills said the average house price in the village – with its research based on Land Registry sales figures – is £1,336,763. 

It means a home there is nearly five times more expensive than the average value of a home in Britain, which currently stands at £286,126, according to property website Zoopla.

West Itchenor in Chichester, West Sussex, is the village with the most expensive average house prices

West Itchenor in Chichester, West Sussex, is the village with the most expensive average house prices

Nine out of 10 of the most expensive villages identified by Savills have an average house price of more than £1million.

These include the village of Beaulieu, in the New Forest, in Hampshire, which is ranked second and has an average house price of £1,179,408.

It is followed in third place by Shackleford, in Guildford, Surrey, where average values stand at £1,166,236.

Pictured: The village of Beaulieu, in the New Forest, Hampshire, has the second highest average village house prices in the country

Pictured: The village of Beaulieu, in the New Forest, Hampshire, has the second highest average village house prices in the country

Pictured: The Post Office in Shackleford, in Guildford, Surrey - one of the most expensive villages in Britain

Pictured: The Post Office in Shackleford, in Guildford, Surrey – one of the most expensive villages in Britain

The top 10 locations also include Pishill with Stonor in Oxfordshire, Mottram St. Andrew in Cheshire and Fulmer in Buckinghamshire.

Ramsden Bellhouse in Essex is the only village in the top 10 without a seven-figure average house price.

The village is in the borough of Basildon and has an average house price of £955,376.

This four-bed house in Bayford, Hertfordshire, is for sale for £1,195,000 via Thomas Childs & Co estate agents

This four-bed house in Bayford, Hertfordshire, is for sale for £1,195,000 via Thomas Childs & Co estate agents

Savills highlighted how, until recently, living in expensive urban areas has been more desirable than living in expensive rural locations.

Some of these exclusive villages will have a some second homeowners, along with some full-time residents, it said.

But Savills pointed out that the tide is turning due to the virus, with people switching the location of their main home.

It said second homeowners who tended to have their main home in London are now using that as a pied-a-terre, with people wanting their main residence to be in the countryside.

This five-bed house in Greatford, Lincolnshire, is for sale for £1,350,000 via estate agents Savills

This five-bed house in Greatford, Lincolnshire, is for sale for £1,350,000 via estate agents Savills

Savills said the data revealed the villages that have a reputation as ‘best-in-class’, with people often upgrading within them leading to intense competition for new properties on the market.

It suggested that a village’s reputation often stems from its accessibility while being away from main roads, the quality of its housing stock and people clustering around that area due to its reputation.

It added that the three things to look out for when selecting a village to move to include the quality of the village school, pubs and parish shops, and housing stock.

This five-bed house in Witchampton, Dorset, has a guide price of £995,000 and is now under offer via estate agents Savills

This five-bed house in Witchampton, Dorset, has a guide price of £995,000 and is now under offer via estate agents Savills

Lindsay Cuthill, head of the country house team at Savills, said: ‘Villages have always had a special place in the national psyche, epitomising an age-old sense of community. 

‘Offering rural charm without being remote, as well as the bonus of relative value for money and greater space compared to more urban areas, villages are an appealing prospect.

‘We expect well-connected locations, that allow those who can to split their time between working from home and going into the office, will prove to be especially popular. 

‘It will be fascinating to see how many lockdown dreams of a lifestyle change become reality in more normal times.’

County-by-county guide to most expensive villages
Parish / VillageLACermonial County Average Price
StudhamCentral BedfordshireBedfordshire 706,400
Aspley GuiseCentral BedfordshireBedfordshire 547,284
Aspley HeathCentral BedfordshireBedfordshire 545,074
BishamWindsor and MaidenheadBerkshire 1,060,095
SonningWokinghamBerkshire 890,577
StreatleyWest BerkshireBerkshire 887,451
FulmerSouth BucksBuckinghamshire 1,086,617
HambledenWycombeBuckinghamshire 1,062,333
MedmenhamWycombeBuckinghamshire 1,010,000
WothorpePeterboroughCambridgeshire 791,619
Hemingford AbbotsHuntingdonshireCambridgeshire 706,606
Little ShelfordSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshire 685,462
Mottram St. AndrewCheshire EastCheshire 1,125,946
Mere (icnluding Bucklow Hill and Hoo Green)Cheshire EastCheshire 989,180
Nether AlderleyCheshire EastCheshire 881,652
HenrydConwyClwyd 379,376
HanmerWrexhamClwyd 322,547
RossettWrexhamClwyd 301,933
St. Minver Lowlands (Rock, Treberthick, Polzeath)CornwallCornwall 916,041
St. Just-in-Roseland and St MawesCornwallCornwall 749,219
Mawgan-in-PydarCornwallCornwall 627,928
ElwickHartlepoolCounty Durham 363,562
HiltonStockton-on-TeesCounty Durham 353,578
BrancepethCounty DurhamCounty Durham 351,143
Cartmel FellSouth LakelandCumbria 884,413
HawksheadSouth LakelandCumbria 491,106
Crosthwaite and LythSouth LakelandCumbria 453,341
QuarndonAmber ValleyDerbyshire 617,866
HazelwoodAmber ValleyDerbyshire 552,138
CurbarDerbyshire DalesDerbyshire 538,057
ThurlestoneSouth HamsDevon 646,144
BigburySouth HamsDevon 623,556
DittishamSouth HamsDevon 612,750
StudlandDorsetDorset 889,609
WitchamptonDorsetDorset 707,259
HoltDorsetDorset 661,266
LlanarthneyCarmarthenshireDyfed 298,672
BrawdyPembrokeshireDyfed 295,948
PencaerPembrokeshireDyfed 288,826
EttonEast Riding of YorkshireEast Riding of Yorkshire 402,298
CattonEast Riding of YorkshireEast Riding of Yorkshire 396,761
LundEast Riding of YorkshireEast Riding of Yorkshire 367,888
FletchingWealdenEast Sussex 732,586
Kingston near LewesLewesEast Sussex 723,540
Long Man (Wilmington, Milton Street and Folkington)WealdenEast Sussex 686,552
Ramsden BellhouseBasildonEssex 955,376
StockChelmsfordEssex 853,940
Woodham WalterMaldonEssex 836,655
Ampney CrucisCotswoldGloucestershire 926,482
Shipton (and Shipton Oliffe)CotswoldGloucestershire 702,300
ChedworthCotswoldGloucestershire 694,977
HaighWiganGreater Manchester 282,900
CarringtonTraffordGreater Manchester 196,061
LlanvachesNewportGwent 503,269
LlanarthMonmouthshireGwent 449,305
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangattock, Skenfrith, Rockfield & Newcastle)MonmouthshireGwent 447,098
Llanengan (Abersoch, Llangian, Mynytho & Llanengan)GwyneddGwynedd 393,361
Llanfaelog (Llanfaelog, Rhosneigr, Bryn Du, Tye Cores & Pencarnisiog)Isle of AngleseyGwynedd 293,905
LlanddonaIsle of AngleseyGwynedd 291,783
BeaulieuNew ForestHampshire 1,179,408
Itchen Valley (Itchen Abbas, Avington, Easton & Martyr Worthy)WinchesterHampshire 972,898
MattingleyHartHampshire 901,528
WoolhopeHerefordshire, County ofHerefordshire 483,833
ColwallHerefordshire, County ofHerefordshire 409,083
BosburyHerefordshire, County ofHerefordshire 400,735
BayfordEast HertfordshireHertfordshire 1,023,633
Little BerkhamstedEast HertfordshireHertfordshire 937,151
FlaundenDacorumHertfordshire 858,386
FishbourneIsle of WightIsle of Wight 479,108
ShalfleetIsle of WightIsle of Wight 358,341
GurnardIsle of WightIsle of Wight 345,624
ShipbourneTonbridge and MallingKent 846,098
BidboroughTunbridge WellsKent 819,850
PenshurstSevenoaksKent 773,403
WiswellRibble ValleyLancashire 689,205
DaltonWest LancashireLancashire 596,678
PleasingtonBlackburn with DarwenLancashire 421,113
Newtown LinfordCharnwoodLeicestershire 661,678
CadebyHinckley and BosworthLeicestershire 555,725
Tugby and KeythorpeHarboroughLeicestershire 518,435
GreatfordSouth KestevenLincolnshire 559,384
UffingtonSouth KestevenLincolnshire 470,152
Barnoldby le BeckNorth East LincolnshireLincolnshire 441,806
Ince BlundellSeftonMerseyside 274,129
HightownSeftonMerseyside 273,376
SeftonSeftonMerseyside 234,047
Coychurch Lower (Coychurch)BridgendMid Glamorgan 241,052
Coychurch Higher (Heol-y-Cyw)BridgendMid Glamorgan 205,593
LlwydcoedRhondda Cynon TafMid Glamorgan 183,080
Burnham OveryKing’s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolk 748,219
Burnham MarketKing’s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolk 607,314
BrancasterKing’s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolk 603,925
Kirkby OverblowHarrogateNorth Yorkshire 676,882
FollifootHarrogateNorth Yorkshire 587,672
North RigtonHarrogateNorth Yorkshire 557,901
WhittleburySouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire 578,319
Church Brampton & Chapel BramptonDaventryNorthamptonshire 547,506
Great Brington & Little BringtonDaventryNorthamptonshire 525,147
WhaltonNorthumberlandNorthumberland 454,601
MatfenNorthumberlandNorthumberland 445,997
Thirston (East & West Thriston and Eshott)NorthumberlandNorthumberland 439,985
Normanton on the WoldsRushcliffeNottinghamshire 634,896
CaythorpeNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshire 570,560
HalamNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshire 531,219
Pishill with StonorSouth OxfordshireOxfordshire 1,155,818
Shiplake (inl Shiplake Cross and Lower Shiplake)South OxfordshireOxfordshire 1,140,880
HarpsdenSouth OxfordshireOxfordshire 1,133,944
LlanigonPowysPowys 334,164
Felin-fachPowysPowys 303,586
Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and CathedinePowysPowys 294,874
LyddingtonRutlandRutland 576,274
BarrowdenRutlandRutland 495,858
EmpinghamRutlandRutland 488,736
MontfordShropshireShropshire 440,561
Leighton and Eaton ConstantineShropshireShropshire 431,024
Astley AbbottsShropshireShropshire 419,402
Abbots LeighNorth SomersetSomerset 924,566
WellowBath and North East SomersetSomerset 832,048
Barrow GurneyNorth SomersetSomerset 733,656
Welsh St. DonatsVale of GlamorganSouth Glamorgan 498,855
LlancarfanVale of GlamorganSouth Glamorgan 493,165
Peterston-super-ElyVale of GlamorganSouth Glamorgan 456,074
WortleyBarnsleySouth Yorkshire 407,114
Thorpe SalvinRotherhamSouth Yorkshire 402,258
CawthorneBarnsleySouth Yorkshire 402,101
HanburyEast StaffordshireStaffordshire 519,524
WallLichfieldStaffordshire 461,504
King’s BromleyLichfieldStaffordshire 459,295
WalberswickEast SuffolkSuffolk 661,182
DrinkstoneMid SuffolkSuffolk 659,885
KerseyBaberghSuffolk 624,457
ShacklefordGuildfordSurrey 1,166,236
WoldinghamTandridgeSurrey 1,003,305
ThursleyWaverleySurrey 960,057
DinningtonNewcastle upon TyneTyne and Wear 206,683
WoolsingtonNewcastle upon TyneTyne and Wear 187,755
BurdonSunderlandTyne and Wear 187,650
UllenhallStratford-on-AvonWarwickshire 705,879
WhichfordStratford-on-AvonWarwickshire 703,033
Beausale, Haseley, Honiley and WroxallWarwickWarwickshire 695,871
IlstonSwanseaWest Glamorgan 479,630
ReynoldstonSwanseaWest Glamorgan 400,196
Llangennith, Llanmadoc and CheritonSwanseaWest Glamorgan 352,677
BarstonSolihullWest Midlands (county) 531,351
Chadwick EndSolihullWest Midlands (county) 481,440
Tidbury GreenSolihullWest Midlands (county) 478,005
West ItchenorChichesterWest Sussex 1,336,763
Kingston (East Kington, West Kingston & Kingston Gorse)ArunWest Sussex 1,049,374
LodsworthChichesterWest Sussex 958,612
ScarcroftLeedsWest Yorkshire 577,965
CollinghamLeedsWest Yorkshire 546,609
ArthingtonLeedsWest Yorkshire 509,415
ShalbourneWiltshireWiltshire 819,271
Grafton (East Grafton & Wilton)WiltshireWiltshire 648,128
WoodboroughWiltshireWiltshire 640,021
BroomeWyre ForestWorcestershire 648,192
Bentley Pauncefoot (Upper Bentley, Lower Bentley, Banks Green)BromsgroveWorcestershire 643,521
KemertonWychavonWorcestershire 641,266

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