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Five houses for sale in Hexham named the happiest place to live in the UK

A Rightmove report said Hexham was the UK's happiest place to live - but will these five houses and their asking price put a smile on your face?

With its quaint cobbled streets, ancient abbey, and thriving arts scene, Hexham in Northumberland has once again been crowned the UK's happiest place to live.

It came out tops in property website Rightmove's annual Happy at Home Index which takes into account factors including the friendliness of their neighbours, its sense of belonging, the quality of the town’s local amenities, and its access to open space.

We decided to find out how much it costs to live there and here are five properties for sale in the town

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The first is a beautifully presented six bedroom detached house in The Croft, an exclusive development of six properties built around 2004.

The property is set over three floor and has been finished to a high standard. It has a double garage, driveway and pleasant rear garden and is on the market with a guide price of £650,000.

It is being marketed by Youngs RPS, Hexham, and full details can be seen here

Property two is on Laurel Road, Woodland Rise. It's a stunning four bedroom detached family home situated in a popular modern development on the outskirts of Hexham.

Woodlands Rise is situated on Corbridge Road and is surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside giving it a semi-rural feel, yet is easily accessible to the local amenities in the centre of Hexham and transport links.

It is on the market for £375,000 and is being marketed by Red Hot Property, Hexham. Full details here

The next house is an individually designed detached three bedroom bungalow situated in the highly desirable area of Beech Hill.

The property has spacious and versatile accommodation enjoying many original features including wooden doors, wood flooring and exposed stone walls.

To the rear there are beautiful enclosed landscaped gardens comprising extensive lawned areas bordered by mature hedging, bushes, shrubs and flower borders offering privacy. There are paved patio seating areas and a large decked area.

It has a guide price £550,000 and is being marketed by Youngs RPS, full details here

The next property is a split level detached bungalow occupies a large corner plot and enjoys stunning views across the Tyne Valley.

It is on Eastwood Grange Road within easy access to the town centre and is being sold for £280,000 and is being marketed by Red Hot Property, Hexham, full details here

The final house is in Eastgate, which is on the market with a guide price of £245,000

It is a two bedroom house, recently converted and refurbished to a high standard and conveniently located in the town centre.

The front door leads into the open plan living/ kitchen area with windows to the front elevation and an oak staircase leading up to the first floor.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and integrated appliances including an electric oven, induction hob, washer dryer and dishwasher.

It is being marketed by Youngs RPS, full details here

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