Last month’s hottest homes ranged from majestic mansions to a unique business opportunity and a Cornish cottage. See what else made the list.

1. Seven-bedroom detached house in Broadstairs, Kent, for £1.25m

Seven-bedroom detached house in Broadstairs

Leading the pack in July is this newly-built seven-bedroom home in the seaside town of Broadstairs. An impressive open plan kitchen and breakfast room sits at the heart of this imposing home, while the master bedroom offers a Juliette balcony with far reaching sea views. And if you want a closer glimpse, the beach is only a half-mile stroll away.

Available via Miles & Barr 

2. Five-bedroom property in Dore, Sheffield, price on application

Five-bedroom property in Dore

Taking second place is this opulent family home in ‘one of Sheffield’s most prestigious roads.’ Four of its five bedrooms boast ensuite bathrooms, while extra luxuries include a mahogany and marble kitchen, a games room with a bar and a leisure suite comprising of an indoor pool, a gym and a sauna.

Available via Blenheim Park Estates 

3. Nine-bedroom detached house in Oxshott, Surrey, for £14.5m

Nine-bedroom detached house in Oxshott

It’s not hard to see why this vast Jacobean-style Grade II-listed mansion tempted you in July. The house dates back to 1880 and is crammed full of period features, but in 2012 it was completely renovated to add modern amenities. Among its jaw-dropping highlights are a 50ft ballroom adorned 24k gold leaf, a home cinema, leisure suite and staff accommodation.

Available via UK Sotheby's International Realty 

4. 10-bedroom detached house in Lisburn, County Antrim, for £2.75m

10-bedroom detached house in Lisburn

You get three for the price of one with this property, as it’s formed of Legacurry Mill, Legacurry House and Legacurry Cottage. The Mill is the main house, offering five bedrooms, four bathrooms and the perks of a gym, indoor pool, cocktail bar and a cinema room. A further three bedrooms and three bathrooms are available in Legacurry House, while the cottage provides the perfect annex.

Available via Reeds Rains 

5. One-bedroom terraced house in Landrake, Saltash, Cornwall, for £90,000

One-bedroom terraced house in Landrake

This quaint one-bedroom cottage in the quiet Cornish village of Landrake could be a great holiday bolthole. Considering it’s on for under £100k, it’s not in bad shape, but you might want to splash some extra cash on making a few improvements. It also has the benefit of being just 10 miles from Plymouth and a similar distance to some of Cornwall’s stunning sandy beaches.

Available via Bradleys Estate Agents 

6. Four-bedroom property in Cwmavon, Port Talbot, for £699,950

Four-bedroom property in Cwmavon

This fairytale home surrounded by woodland isn’t in Middle Earth or Narnia, it’s actually just outside of Port Talbot. The turret of the aptly named Turret House holds the grand entrance hall to the property, which is otherwise a modest family home. A double detached garage with an additional room above it has potential as a gym or home office.

Available via Fine & Country 

7. Seven-bedroom detached house in Prestbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire, price on application

Sitting in Cheshire’s famous Golden Triangle, this lavish Prestbury mansion would make any Premier League footballer proud. It’s no surprise that it caught your attention, as it has all the usual trimmings like a gym and an indoor pool, along with a bespoke fitted kitchen, landscaped grounds and staff accommodation.

Available via Bridgfords 

8. Five-bedroom detached house in Aughton, Ormskirk, for £1.7m

Five-bedroom detached house in Aughton

The new football season is now well underway and you can take your passion for the Beautiful Game to the next level with this home, which has its own indoor pitch. Once bored of kicking a ball around, you can keep yourself entertained in the games room or head out to the stables and take advantage of the equestrian facilities.

Available via Arnold and Phillips Estate Agents 

9. 10-bedroom detached house in Virginia Water, Surrey, price on application

10-bedroom detached house in Virginia Water

This striking neoclassical mansion is packed full of luxurious features, with everything from a heated granite driveway to a grand nickel-plated staircase. Other eye-catching characteristics include an extraordinary master bedroom with ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms, a library with bespoke fittings and an underground garage with parking for 10 cars.

Available via Winkworth 

10. Farm in Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, for £2.8m

Farm and businesses in Pontrhydyfen

Rounding out the top 10 is this unique property that provides multiple business opportunities. The 60 acres of land includes two farmhouses and multiple outbuildings. If you’re looking for a project to get stuck into, this should fit the bill as it’s currently trading as a guest house, equestrian centre, a restaurant, a laser tag business and a seasonal Santa’s Grotto.

Available via Astleys 

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