Earth Day: 6 of the best eco homes for sale in the UK

eco homes for sale in the uk
The best eco homes for sale in the UK Rightmove

To celebrate Earth Day (22nd April), Rightmove has revealed the best eco homes for sale around the UK — and they include an impressive Huf Haus in Southampton.

These properties have an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) — the highest rating a home can be given for energy efficiency. According to Rightmove's data, there has been a steady increase in listings mentioning higher EPC ratings, compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

'It's promising that an increasing proportion of agents are using higher EPC ratings as a key selling point in their listings, as awareness continues to grow over the importance of going greener in all areas of society,' says Tim Bannister, Rightmove's director of property science.

'However, there is still work to be done to improve the availability of more energy-efficient homes and help inform movers of the benefits of eco-friendly home features.'

Take a look around some of the UK's top eco homes for sale...

1. Sustainable lake house, Southampton

Designed by Huf Haus, this sustainable lake house received special planning permission because of its top-quality build and unique design. Flooded with natural light, eco features include an air source heat pump, solar panels on the roof, triple-glazed windows, and an electric charging point. New owners will also get to enjoy the impressive wraparound balcony, offering spectacular panoramic river views.

This property is on the market for £4,950,000 with Toby Gullick Independent via Rightmove.

eco home sitting above the water surrounded by trees
a large room with a large table and chairs

2. Penthouse apartment, London

This penthouse apartment spans over 2,000 sq ft and has direct lift access. Designed with the planet in mind, the property features an external green living wall to help remove pollution, store carbon and produce oxygen. Meanwhile, it also includes solar panels, electric car charging points, and beautifully appointed rooms.

This property is on the market for £2,995,000 with Glentree Estates Ltd via Rightmove.

london apartment with greenery growing up the building
a living room with a large window

3. Rural four-bedroom home, Woodbridge

Inspired by the Passivhaus ultra-low energy building guidelines, this rural home has been designed using a Fleming Home frame. Highlights include solar panels, air source heat pumps, triple-glazed aluminium, and a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system, which maintains a fresh atmosphere while saving on heating bills.

This property is on the market for £800,000 with Fine & Country via Rightmove.

a house with a grass yard
a grey kitchen with a bar and a table

4. Converted barn, Carlisle

Completed two years ago, this converted barn has been finished to a high specification with VELFAC triple glazing and the latest generation of solar panels with intelligent controls.

'Raven House is a superbly designed semi-detached home that is both tasteful and modern throughout,' say the team at Rightmove. 'The bright and airy open-plan heart of the home is the kitchen, dining and living room area, with its bespoke glazed doors deftly bringing the outside in.'

This property is on the market for £600,000 with Fine & Country via Rightmove.

house with floor to ceiling windows and a large patio space
Daniel Wilcox/Rightmove
a large kitchen with a large island
Daniel Wilcox/Rightmove

5. Characterful cottage, West Sussex

In West Sussex, this traditional brick cottage wows with its characterful features and eco additions. Set in an idyllic location, it benefits from solar panels that produce electricity and hot water, a smart home system, and an air source heat pump. We're also big fans of the tiled hallway (below), country-style kitchen and feature fireplace with a wood burner.

This property is on the market with Alex Harvey Estate Agents via Rightmove.

a brick house with a fence and bushes in front of it
hallway with black and white tiles

6. Detached property, Horsham, West Sussex

This eco-friendly home runs on solar power, with PV panels providing energy during the day. On the market for just under £4 million, it features seven bedrooms and bathrooms, a large heated outdoor pool, landscaped gardens, and two solar edge batteries that store excess energy. Take a look inside...

This property is on the market for £3,975,000 with Strutt & Parker via Rightmove.

house with a swimming pool
house with a swimming pool

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