Plush mansions and barn conversions have taken the nation’s fancy this month, but there’s also a more unique home – complete with its own steam engine.
1. Seven-bedroom detached house in Brigstock, Kettering, for £1.35m
This Grade II-listed stone farmhouse is every horse lover’s dream thanks to its three stables, five paddocks and flood-lit menege. If, as the new owner, you plan to house human guests too they can enjoy the privacy of the three-bedroom converted barn which is separate to the seven-bedroom house.
Available via Belvoir
2. Five-bedroom detached house in Wolsingham, County Durham, for £2m
Built in 1993, Portland house has been completely renovated by its current owners. Now, irrespective of the weather, the successful buyer will be able to enjoy barbeques in the dedicated barbeque lodge, games and drinks in the bar, a dip in the indoor pool, workout in the gym and a film in the cinema room.
Available via Finest Properties
3. Eight-bedroom country house in Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, for sale £12.5m
An ‘utterly outstanding family home’ as its described by the estate agent, is something of an understatement for this country pile. The staggering 14,200 sq ft mansion boasts nine reception rooms, an indoor pool with male/female changing rooms, under-floor heating, an all-weather tennis court and five acres of land. But the price is pretty staggering too.
Available via Fine & Country
4. Five-bedroom barn conversion in Selby, North Yorkshire, for £539,000
If you’re in the market for a modest but modern country escape, then this recently completed barn conversion – Barely Cottage – could fit the bill nicely. Cosy up by the bronze multi-log burner in the living room during winter and, when summer comes, spread out onto the decking in the tranquil courtyard.
Available via Housesimple
5. Five-bedroom detached house in Shenley, Hertfordshire, for £3m
Ever fancied playing a round of golf from the comfort of your own home? You can do just that in the interactive games room of this jaw-dropping mansion with its simulator for golf, Formula 1 and shooting. Also on the lower ground floor, you’ll find a sunken snug, billiards room and a bar.
Available via Statons
6. Seven-bedroom detached house in Kenwood, London, for £11.7m
You’ll need deep pockets to afford this north London four-storey mansion on the edge of Hampstead Heath. But the rewards are plentiful. Just the mod cons include a fingerprint-entry front door, CCTV, dimmable lighting, air conditioning, under-floor heating and fully-irrigated front and back landscaped gardens.
Available via Glentree
7. Six-bedroom detached house in Denner Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, for £4.25m
This enormous barn is thought to date back to 1681 but it’s since been transformed into an impressive country home, complete with boot and gun rooms. Not only will you be able to revel in the beautiful south-westerly views of the Chiltern Hills, there’s also the opportunity to farm the 35 acres of land the property sits in.
Available via Jeremy Swan
8. Three-bedroom property in Rippingale, Bourne, Lincolnshire, for £600,000
This converted 19th century Great Northern Railway station must be every locomotive-lover’s paradise. The quirky property, first built in 1872, now offers three-bedrooms, five reception rooms and planning permission to convert the separate engine shed and barn into further dwellings. ‘Elizabeth,’ the 1924 steam locomotive, can also be included in the sale.
Available via Hurfords
9. Three-bedroom cottage in Coxwold, York, for £710,000
Settle down for a quiet evening front of one of the three wood burning stoves in this charming three-bedroom cottage in the highly-sought-after village of Coxwold. The Grade II-listed home – Alma House – was originally built in 1767 and has been lovingly restored over the years. The new owner will benefit from a stone utility outbuilding with its own water and electricity supply.
Available via Buchanan Mitchell
10. Five-bedroom maisonette in Kensington, London, for £7.95m
This handsome maisonette is just moments away from some of the finest museums and galleries that London has to offer – but you’ll have to be persuaded to leave in the first place. The home comes with bright reception rooms with 3m ceilings, an open-plan kitchen with dining room, patio, cinema room and five bedrooms – two of which are ensuite.
Available via Hamptons International