Outdoor pirate ships, private boat moorings and a whacking 13 bedrooms in east London...here are the top 10 most popular properties on Zoopla over the whole of 2016.
1. Five-bedroom semi-detached house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, for £2.25m
This modern home is the most viewed property of 2016 – after making it into Zoopla’s ‘Most popular properties...’ columns in both February and March. After freshening up in the ensuite bathroom, enjoy a nightcap on the terrace which overlooks your 90ft garden – complete with its own irrigation system.
2. Five-bedroom detached house in Keston, Bromley, for £1.7m
Secluded and private, this sprawling property has just been refurbished. The stylish finish features a ‘floating’ wall with fireplace, contemporary polished concrete and glass-galleried landing and underfloor heating.
Available via John D Wood & Co.
3. Four-bedroom detached house in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, for £375,000
What’s not to love about this quaint home made from reclaimed stone? Built in 2002, it sits on the edge of Holmfirth, dubbed 'Little Hollywood' because it was the setting for the TV classic, Last of the Summer Wine. The current owners have secured planning permission for a master suite above the garage.
Available via William H Brown
4. Six-bedroom detached house near Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, for £550,000
Calling all equestrian lovers! This property comes with a paddock and stable for a pony. And, to add to its rural charm, there's also a hen house and an acre of landscaped gardens. Inside, you'll find underfloor heating and a luxury kitchen with black granite surfaces.
Available via Purplebricks
5. Five-bedroom detached house for sale near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, for £2.8m
With a private mooring and jetty for a quick getaway, this lakeside home has James Bond written all over it. The property boasts a 60-ft vaulted entrance and living space across three levels with uninterrupted views of the lake. And the master bedroom comes with an ensuite dressing room.
Available via Dewhurst & Co
6. Five-bedroom farmhouse near Swansea, Wales, for £1.4m
This award-winning Welsh country home is nestled in seven acres of land, offering panoramic views of the Gower Peninsula, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Inside, it features a spacious open plan living area, cinema room and two-bedroom barn conversion – ideal for holiday lettings.
Available via Astleys
7. Six-bedroom semi-detached house on Chadwick Road, east London, for £1m
This double-fronted Victorian property is ripe for refurbishment as a family home or buy-to-let. It features no less than 13 rooms set over four floors – palatial by London standards – with off-street parking for three cars and a good-sized garden.
8. Five-bedroom detached house in Torksey, near Lincoln, for £1.3m
As first impressions go, this takes some beating. The Fairways is set in an exclusive gated development, with one acre of grounds, adjoining Lincoln Golf Course. The home's kitchen alone stretches to 1,000 sq ft and there’s also a cinema and games room, gym and swimming pool.
Available via Lawrence James Residential
9. Seven-bedroom detached house in Upper Denby, West Yorkshire, for £1.3m
No surprises as to why this property made it into the most viewed properties of 2016: it has a huge pirate ship and play area (just visible through the lounge window). The property itself is full of rustic charm, from wooden beams to a cast iron wood burning stove.
10. Three-bedroom link-detached house in Martins Heron, Berkshire, for £475,000
This unassuming property has cast its spell: it featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as the boy wizard’s home, 4 Privet Drive. There's is indeed a cupboard under the stairs, but you'll get a much better night's sleep in one of the three decent-sized bedrooms.
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