English village named ‘poshest’ place to live in the UK | UK | Travel

English village named ‘poshest’ place to live in the UK | UK | Travel

Based on a 2024 report, 44 of the “poshest” villages across England have been revealed. Factors included in the final decision-making process included an area’s outstanding natural beauty, its commute time to major hubs, and average house prices.

One area, for example, has an average house price reaching £1.4million, which is up to six times more than other more modest villages.

This isn’t one or two houses – or even a row – of expensive homes in a little area, but the overall average of the place as a whole.

As such, most people living in the area are likely to be residing in an asset worth millions of pounds; so, where is this place?

One place considered to be the poshest in England, according to the report by The Telegraph, is Harpsden in Oxfordshire, but there’s more.

Harpsden in Oxfordshire

The semi-rural village, by Harpsden Woods, is only a mile or so south from the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames, where the Henley Royal Regatta rowing event takes place every year. 

While Harpsden is firmly a residential area, with no train station or shops in sight, there is a home on Rightmove going for nearly £9million.

Most famously, the pretty village of Harpsden has starred in a couple episodes of ITV’s Agatha Christie’s Marple – namely, Nemesis and By the Pricking of My Thumbs.

Another pretty village classified as one of the poshest in England is Walberswick in Suffolk, which is by the River Blyth. 

Poshest villages in England

  1. Harpsden in Oxfordshire
  2. Walberswick in Suffolk
  3. Studham, Bedfordshire
  4. Sunningdale, Berkshire
  5. Medmenham, Buckinghamshire
  6. Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire
  7. The Alderleys, Cheshire
  8. Rock, Cornwall
  9. Brancepeth, County Durham
  10. Stavely-in-Cartmel, Cumbria
  11. Baslow and Bubnell, Derbyshire
  12. South Pool, Devon
  13. Abbotsbury, Dorset
  14. Sutton Upon Derwent, East Riding of Yorkshire
  15. Kingston-near-Lewes, East Sussex
  16. Ramsden Bellhouse, Essex
  17. Oddington, Gloucestershire
  18. Haigh, Greater Manchester
  19. Beaulieu, Hampshire
  20. Bosbury, Herefordshire
  21. Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
  22. Ightham, Kent
  23. Wiswell, Lancashire
  24. Newtown Linford, Leicestershire
  25. Uffington, Lincolnshire
  26. Burnham Market, Norfolk
  27. Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire
  28. Church with Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire
  29. Mitford, Northumberland
  30. Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire
  31. Burley, Rutland
  32. Cound, Shropshire
  33. Wellow, Somerset
  34. Cawthorne, South Yorkshire
  35. Shenstone, Staffordshire
  36. Walberswick, Suffolk
  37. Shackleford, Surrey
  38. Dinnington, Tyne and Wear
  39. Whichford, Warwickshire
  40. Barston, West Midlands
  41. West Itchenor, West Sussex
  42. Scarcroft, West Yorkshire
  43. Shalbourne, Wiltshire
  44. Dodford with Grafton, Worcestershire

Do note these are not ordered in the number of poshest to least posh at all; all of these areas have been crowned as the poshest villages in England. 

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