This year's X Factor finalists were unveiled at the weekend - and rest assured their crib is as plush as ever. Come with us and take a peek inside...
Where is the house?
Hadley Wood is full of footballer-style homes – and it will certainly feel like 'home' to X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who lived in the area when she was married to defender Ashley Cole.
Why exactly is the house featured in the X Factor?
The sprawling property is where this year’s 12 X Factor finalists will be living in the final nail-biting stages of the competition aired on ITV. They moved in after X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini selected their three finalists in each category at the weekend.
What's the house like?
The new-build mansion is set behind wrought iron gates – useful to keep the paparazzi at bay – on one of the smartest roads in the area.
As well as the seven bedrooms, the home boasts a car lift that would make James Bond green with envy. It also features a cinema and indoor leisure complex with swimming pool and sauna – perfect for unwinding after nerve-wracking performances.
How much does it cost to rent?
The property was last listed for rent in February for a whopping £20,000 a month, according to Zoopla.
What about to buy?
You'll need to have deep pockets to afford this house or even a big mortgage on it. It was previously listed for sale on Zoopla in 2013 for £7m – and prices have risen considerably since then.
What’s the area like?
The average property value in sought-after Hadley Wood is £593,847, with swish detached houses typically worth £1.3m, according to our data. Property prices in the area have seen a £119,128 hike in the last five years alone.
Exclusive streets in the neighbourhood include:
Camlet Way, where mansions go for £2.7m
Beech Hill, where a house will set you back £2.6m
What is interesting about the area?
Hadley Wood’s mansions and the 24-hour security that is rumoured to patrol the area have certainly attracted a good dollop of celebs. Pop stars Kimberley Walsh, Emma Bunton, Lemar and footballer Robbie Keane are all rumoured to have made the place home in recent years.
Where have previous X Factor houses been located?
Zoopla has a proud track record of revealing the whereabouts of X Factor houses. This is what we’ve unveiled over the last few series:
X Factor house address: Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, EN4
Property value then: £2.5m
Property value now: £2.8m
X Factor house address: 9a Broad Walk, Winchmore Hill, London, N21
Property value then: £6.1m
Property value now: £7.9m
Fancy the X Factor house yourself? Here’s what’s on the market:
2. This six bedroom new-build home on Fairgreen East has all the mod cons and carefully manicured gardens. It is on the market for £1.6m via Statons.