Property: Colourful homes to bring a smile to your face

Painted houses in Chelsea, London property
Property: From jazzy cottages to vibrant villas, these striking homes for sale are bound to brighten up your day.

Whether part of a pastel painted terrace or standing proudly on its own, there’s something very cheery about a vividly coloured home – so why not eye one up for your next move?

From jazzy cottages to vibrant villas, these striking properties for sale are bound to brighten up your day.

1. Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fife, offers over £240,000

painted house in  Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fife.
This modern riverside apartment scheme in Dalgety Bay has a multi-toned exterior. Photo: ESPC

This spacious first floor flat is in a modern riverside apartment scheme with a multi-toned exterior and fantastic views over the Forth and towards its three crossings.

It comprises an open plan kitchen/living/dining room opening on to a glass-balustraded balcony, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, tons of storage and an allocated parking space, and has large, well-maintained grounds. From Mov8 Real Estate via ESPC.

2. Tenby, Pembrokeshire, £370,000

painted house in Tenby. Photo: Purplebricks
The turquoise façade blends in beautifully with Tenby’s many other colourful buildings. Photo: Purplebricks

A two-bedroom, third floor corner apartment in Paxton Court, a Georgian-style development for the 55+ age group.

There are views of Tenby’s north beach and harbour, and communal facilities including a lounge, landscaped gardens and a 24-hour careline for peace of mind.

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The turquoise façade blends in beautifully with the town’s many other colourful buildings, which were painted in different shades so that fishermen could identify their own homes when returning from sea. Through Purplebricks.

3. Battisford Tye, Suffolk, £700,000

painted house in Battisford Tye, Suffolk. Photo: Yopa
Exposed beams and brickwork and fireplaces are among the original features of this Suffolk cottage. Photo: Yopa

Dating back to the 17th century, this plaster-pink cottage is equally delightful inside and out.

It has four bedrooms, a family bathroom with a freestanding tub, a Shaker-style kitchen, a living room, dining room, a sun room, a ground floor office which could double up as a fifth bedroom, a utility room and a cellar.

Exposed beams and brickwork and fireplaces are among the original features. Find out more from Yopa.

4. Margate, Kent, £850,000

a painted house in Margate
There is room to extend this Kent home. Photo: Miles & Barr

If you’re after a home that’s packed with character, don’t miss this mid-blue detached house, set back from the road behind a matching wall.

Spread over three floors, it incorporates five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dual aspect living room and a kitchen/breakfast room leading to an outdoor entertaining space, plus original plasterwork and timber doors, floors and panelling.

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Planning permission has been granted to build a two-storey, one-bedroom house with a cinema room to replace the existing garage. Get in touch with Miles & Barr.

5. Lymington, Hampshire, £1.15m

a painted house in Lymington
The colour’s not the only surprise as internally this Hampshire house is deep and tardis-like. Photo: Caldwells

First-time visitors won’t have too much trouble finding this bow-fronted Grade II listed Georgian house as it’s on cobbled Quay Hill and decorated in vivid but tasteful terracotta.

The colour’s not the only surprise as internally the house is deep and tardis-like, with four bedrooms, a drawing/dining room, snug, kitchen, utility and bathroom arranged over three levels.

There’s also a cellar and a south-facing paved and walled garden containing a two storey bothy – great for a studio or home office. Contact Caldwells for more information.

6. Newton Abbot, Devon, £1.25m

painted house in Newton Abbott Devon
This spacious Devon property has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and seven reception rooms. Photo: Marchand Petit

Make your friends and family green with envy by bagging this big Victorian house which overlooks a park and is close to the town centre.

In total it has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and seven reception rooms and is currently configured as three separate dwellings, so lends itself to multi-generational living.

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Alternatively you could live in one part and rent out the rest, or convert it back into a magnificent 4,000 square foot family home. On the market through Marchand Petit.

7. Chelsea, London SW3, £3.45m

A painted house in Chelsea, London
This Chelsea townhouse features a 40-foot long basement, currently used as a family room. Photo: Rokstone

The quiet cul-de-sac this townhouse lies on has to be one of Chelsea’s prettiest, as the neighbouring properties are all similarly decorated in harmonious pastel tones.

Following the addition of a 40-foot long basement – used as a family room – it’s one of the biggest in the street, and also has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a raised ground floor double reception room with a bay window, and a kitchen, dining room and utility on the lower ground level. Find out more from Rokstone.

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