The smallest things can make you fall in love with a house. The pretty shrub by the gate, the bathroom tiles - or the name.
Research has shown that houses with names sell, on average, for almost twice as much as those with numbers. Meanwhile, houses on streets with an attractive name do better than those in, for example, Minge Lane or Cockshoot Close.
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And at this time of year, who could fail to fall for Christmas Cottage or Snowman House?
Here's our pick of the best homes with a seasonal name that are on the market right now.
This flat on the 18th floor of Snowman House, in London's Swiss Cottage, has the sort of views Santa might see from his sleigh. It has two double bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living area; it's on the market with Reids of London for £360,000. It's ex-local authority and needs a bit of work.
Complete with a chimney for Santa to come down, this two-bedroom semi in Little Clacton, Essex, is in a lovely rural spot with farmland views both to front and back. There's a large living room, a kitchen/breakfast room and utility room, with the two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. It's for sale for £195,000 from Auction House Essex, having failed to sell at auction.
The outside could do with a new lick of paint, and the interior is run down to say the least. But with a bit of TLC, this two-bedroom cottage could make a delightful home. In the former estate village of Bishop Burton in East Yorkshire, it's got a good sized garden, with potential to extend. If you like it, you'll have to move fast: it's up for auction this Wednesday through Auction House Hull and East Yorkshire, with a guide price of £130,000 to £140,000.
This stunning three-bedroom house is in Lower Heswall, Cheshire, and is available without a chain. It boasts a spacious sitting room with feature fireplace, a dining room with wood burning stove, a conservatory and a beautiful kitchen, along with a utility room and downstairs WC. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a single, along with a family bathroom. It's up for sale for £415,000 through agent Property Mutual.
Built in 2005, Candle House has four double bedrooms, one en suite, and two reception rooms. The kitchen isn't huge, but is expensively kitted out, and there's a separate utility room. The house has high ceilings and plenty of light. It costs £360,000 through Enthistle Green.
Sleigh Drive isn't a track in Lapland, but a pleasant residential street in Edinburgh. This large two-bedroom flat is in a 1920s block and has a small private garden as well as communal grounds. It's clean and bright, with a smart kitchen and bathroom; MQ Estate Agents are looking for offers over £104,995.
The most striking feature of this modern four-bedroom house in Christmas Common, Oxfordshire, is the enormous kitchen/diner - perfect for Christmas lunch, unless you choose to use the second reception room as a dining room. There's a utility room and downstairs loo, with a bathroom and four bedrooms, one en suite, upstairs. It costs £699,950 through Chancellors.
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You'll need a cool million if you want Santa to visit you in Islington's Noel Road. But this stunning two-bedroom maisonette is a Georgian gem, with sash windows, high ceilings, an original fire place and cornicing. Taking up the top two floors, it has an imposing reception room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a private terrace. It's for sale through Hamptons International.
This heavenly two-bedroom cottage in Spofforth, North Yorkshire, has been done up to a very high standard. It has a large living room with a wood burning stove and solid oak flooring, a recently refurbished breakfast kitchen and a conservatory, with two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. It costs £240,000 from Manning Stainton.
Fir Tree Farm
Fir Tree Farm, in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, is a lot less traditional than its name. The stunning kitchen/diner/family room is kitted out with top-of-the-range appliances, and there are three smart reception rooms. The five bedrooms are all en suite, and outside there's around ten acres - perfect for grazing reindeer - as well as a menage, stable block and barn. It costs £1,200,000 through agent Angela Burnett.