Rightmove is the UK’s biggest property website and is also a great place to look at what is available to buy and rent in the UK. Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data, recently spoke about the new trends which have unfolded this year and says that home-movers have reprioritised what is important to them. He also stated that this has led to people not desiring penthouses as much as they once did, ‘which reflects a national trend of people wanting more space – both when they’re browsing dream homes as well as when they’re searching Rightmove for something a little more affordable.’ Rightmove recently carried out research to find out their top five most viewed properties and you can find the list below:
1. Mill Lane, Chiddingfold
This 10-bedroom modern classical mansion is situated in a beautiful historic English village and is surrounded by luscious green space. The property has its own long private rising drive and in all there is about 30.35 acres of space attached to the property. Additionally, there are many great amenities and these include: an indoor swimming pool with spa, gymnasium and treatment room, Integral staff flat, 2 self-contained cottages and garaging, double-height party room, bowling alley and home cinema, swimming pool, barbeque area, chef’s kitchen and tennis court. There is also an abundance of space to host dinner parties and have visitors, and in the property you will find 6 reception rooms and wine cellars. Moreover, there are 11 bathrooms and 9 of them are ensuites, while the remaining two are bathrooms for the teenager’s dormitory. Great for growing families there are many schools in the area, including private schools, such as: King Edward’s at Witley, Prior’s Field, Charter House, Cranleigh and St Catherine’s at Bramley.
2. Merton Lane, London
On the market for a whooping £40million, this new build house in North London is what dreams are made of. Occupying a 2 acre site, this family home is spread across three floors and has additional accommodation in the form of a self-contained staff lodge. For extra convenience there is also a glass lift which takes you to all floors. Under the staff lodge there is garaging for approx. 4 cars and there is also ample off street parking to the front of the house. On the first floor you will find the master suite with bathroom and there are also four further suites which each have an ensuite. For those that need a home office, there is one situated on the top floor and it has stunning panoramic views beyond the gardens and Hampstead Heath. There are also great leisure facilities in and around the property, which have been carefully designed, and these include: a swimming pool, home gymnasium, billiards room, and tennis court.
3. Aspen House, Chigwell
Aspen House is a stunning 5 bedroom property set within over 52 acres of private land. Great for families who own many vehicles, there is a sweeping drive with three double garages and a 10-car underground car port with car lift and turn-table. The property has been beautifully constructed and similarly to other properties in the area, weathered oak and lime rendered walls with rosemary roof tiles has been used throughout the property. All of the bedrooms have an ensuite and walk in wardrobe and there is also an additional bathroom in the property. For keen horse riders, there is an equestrian centre connected to the property, which has stabling comprising a beautiful purpose-built American barn with ten loose boxes, an office/wc, a tac room and a saddle room. There is also: additional stabling with four loose boxes, an oak-framed haybarn with storage, and an Olympic sized riding area. Moreover, Aspen House comes with a range of other amenities, such as a swimming pool with waterfall and jacuzzi, sauna/steam room, private gym, and cinema room.
4. East Road, St George’s Hill
On the market for £22,490,000, this bespoke country home was designed by the renowned period architect Julian Bicknell. The house is situated within the internationally renowned St George’s Hill private residential estate and both the façade and interior are truly impressive. On the ground floor there is: a domed and galleried entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, library, study, cinema, large kitchen / breakfast / family room, semi-circular orangery / sun room, swimming pool, sauna, spa, gymnasium and leisure area. From this part of the house, there are also sliding glass doors which lead to a terrace with panoramic views over the landscaped gardens and grounds. The master suite is on the first floor and it features two bathrooms, twin dressing rooms, a balcony and a galleried salon. On this floor there are also an additional four bedroom suites, which all have ensuite bathrooms. Moreover, on the second floor there is a studio/playroom and a further two bedroom suites, both with ensuite bathrooms. There are also two independent staff flats, a motor courtyard, a golf course, and parking area with garaging for five cars. This new build property is also surrounded by parkland gardens and this includes water features and perfectly manicured lawns with herbaceous borders.
5. Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill
This detached property in the sought out area of Primrose Hill has been beautifully refurbished and comprises 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. On the market for £28,500,000, the house has a lift which serves all floors, a carriage driveway, and a rear garden with direct access to a large communal garden. There is also a private courtyard which can be accessed via the lower ground floor. Other amenities include: a bespoke wine cellar, bar, cinema room, treatment room, games room, gym, and a study. Moreover, Elsworthy Road is directly opposite Primrose Hill Park and is also of walking distance to Primrose Hill Village, with its wide selection of bespoke shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. There are also convenient transport links nearby which go directly to the City and the West End. Watch our Tour below