The energy efficient property battle: Which of these two homes with solar panels would you choose, a Sheffield family house or Welsh bungalow
- Which of these two properties for sale with solar panels would you choose?
- One is a four-bed Sheffield home with a guide price of £525k to £550k
- The other is a five-bed house in Powys, Wales, that is on the market for £350k
The squeeze on household incomes and rising utility bills is putting a new emphasis on energy efficiency features at home.
It means that homes with solar panels stand out from the crowd and are more appealing than ever in this current economic climate.
We take a look at two homes for sale with solar panels as part of our Property Battle series and ask which one would you choose?
Which of these two properties for sale with eco-friendly solar panels would you choose?
The first is a four-bedroom property in Sheffield that is on the market with a guide price of between £525,000 and £550,000.
The second is a five-bedroom bungalow in Powys, Wales, that is for sale with a price tag of £350,000.
1. Four-bed house, Sheffield, £525,000
This four-bedroom house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, is for sale with a guide price of between £525,000 and £550,000, via Redbrik estate agents
This spacious living area includes large windows, a decorative fireplace and wooden flooring
This four-bedroom house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has been refurbished throughout but retains many original features, including stained glass windows and wooden doors.
Modern additions include CCTV, double glazing and solar panels, which can be seen on the roof as you approach the property. It also has a separate annexe and a hot tub.
The property has been refurbished but retains many original features, including stained glass windows and wooden panelling
The property boasts some outbuildings where there is currently an indoor hot tub
The detached house is for sale with a guide price of between £525,000 and £550,000. It is being sold by Redbrik estate agents.
Daniel Copley, of property website Zoopla, said: ‘This charming property is the perfect place to work from home due to its spacious detached annexe which comprises a garage, office space and a shower room.
‘The property is also located in a scenic area overlooking the countryside, while there are also excellent transport links to Sheffield city centre.’
2. Five-bed house, Machynlleth, Wales £350,000
This five-bedroom house in the market town of Machynlleth in Powys, Wales, and is for sale for £350,000 via Lloyd Herbert & Jones estate agents
The property sits in around a third of an acre of land and includes a brightly-lit open plan kitchen
The spacious living areas at the house have plenty of ceiling lights and several windows
This family bathroom includes two separate winks and a large bath tub that comfortably accommodates two people
This five-bedroom house in the market town of Machynlleth in Powys, Wales, has been extensively renovated.
It sits in around a third of an acre of land and includes a brightly-lit open plan kitchen.
The bungalow boasts a number of environmentally-friendly features, including rainwater harvesting – which help to reduce water costs – and solar panels that provide around £500-£600 a year in energy.
It is on the market for £350,000 and is being sold via Lloyd Herbert & Jones estate agents.
Mr Copley added: ‘The property also has a spacious open plan kitchen and dining area, which leads into the bright and airy conservatory and garden.’