A Victorian country pile and a good dose of newly-built mansions proved the most popular properties on Zoopla as 2018 got underway.
1. Five-bedroom detached house in Hook Heath, Surrey, for £2m
Taking top spot is this gorgeous Victorian country pad with far reaching views of the Surrey countryside. Built in 1884, many of its original features are still in place, including sash windows, cornicing, fireplaces and cast-iron radiators.
Available via Seymours – Prestige Homes
2. Five-bedroom detached house in West Kingston Private Estate, West Sussex, for £2.5m
With its panoramic sea views and direct access to the beach, it’s no surprise that this state-of-the-art home got you clicking. Despite only having three floors, the property has its own lift. Other perks include a German engineered kitchen, bespoke furniture, landscaped gardens and a 10-year new-build warranty.
Available via Hamptons International
3. Six-bedroom detached house in Stocksfield, Northumberland, for £1.65m
Taking third place is this modern country home that was built a decade ago by the current owners. It comes with its own studio apartment – perfect for teenagers or elderly in-laws. Huge windows throughout the house offer views of the manicured gardens and the countryside beyond.
Available via Finest Properties
4. Four-bedroom mews house in Bayswater, London, for £6.5m
This mews house in central London is just moments away from Hyde Park and the buzz of Oxford Street. Everything but the façade of the house is new, including a bespoke kitchen, a sculptural staircase and designer fixtures and fittings. It’s also brimming with the latest audio-visual technology, automated lighting and high-end security features.
Available via Russell Simpson
5. Four-bedroom detached house in Rainham, Kent, for £650,000
With its double-height bay window and pale blue cladding this Kent family home really stands out from the crowd. All four bedrooms are comfortable doubles and two are en suite. Downstairs the French doors of the modern kitchen/ diner open out onto a child-friendly garden.
Available via Your Move
6. Seven-bedroom detached house in Hersham, Surrey, for £3.8m
If you can stump up the £3.8m asking price, there’s plenty of opportunity to put your own stamp on this brand new Surrey mansion. More unusual features include an orangery and a wine store that can hold up to 800 bottles, while zoned air conditioning, a sound system and monitored CCTV are among the mod cons.
Available via Hamptons International
7. Five-bedroom detached house in Hornchurch, Essex, for £1.25m
Summer might seem a long way off – but diving into the heated swimming pool of this substantially extended home once it arrives sounds heavenly to us. The detached pool house even has its own cloakroom and could be used as a home gym. One of the five bedrooms is also currently kitted out as a games room.
Available via Davis Estates
8. Four-bedroom detached house in Norton Park, Staffordshire, for £229,900
It might be the cheapest home to make January’s list, but its easy to see why this family home would get noticed. It’s move-in ready with a modern kitchen and bathrooms already in place. And, while it comes with its own good-sized garden, the property is also just around the corner from Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve.
Available via Keys Estate Agents
9. Four-bedroom detached house in Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire, for £875,000
Yet another new-build home takes penultimate spot, this time in the sought-after Oxfordshire village of Kingston Blount. The home was built to be economical, with an air source heat pump providing underfloor heating. Upstairs, two of the bedrooms come with Juliette balconies that overlook the garden and paddock beyond.
Available via Parkers Estate Agents
10. Six-bedroom detached house in Heaton, Greater Manchester, for £1,475,000
Taking final place is this imposing mansion – with more than enough room to swing a few cats. The huge double-height entrance hall with galleried landing sets the scale for the rest of the house, with every room appearing to be bigger than the last.
Available via Miller Metcalfe Property Services Ltd