Everyone always wonders what they could buy if they won the lottery and one of the most popular choices, if not the thing all people would choose to buy, is a house. So we decided to see which, if any, of the most expensive homes in the UK would fit your spending-fuelled lottery winner mind-set.
A Nine Bedroom Mansion in Weybridge, Surrey – 15.9 Million
This Victorian mansion was built in the late 1800’s and has recently been restored to maintain the period’s style in the interior of the property. It has 9 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a separate four bedroom cottage for staff or guests and seven reception rooms. The property features beautifully restored oak panelling, marble floors and an ornate fireplace making it the perfect setting for dinner parties and balls. The mansion has its own ballroom which is very much in keeping with the Tudor revival theme and yet the master bathroom ensures there is a contemporary space in which to enjoy the large jet bath or double walk-in sauna. While aspects of the interior now have a luxury modern feel the exterior is still Tudor revival in style with the original gatehouse entrance too. The property also has the benefits of an indoor sauna, gym and swimming pool to compliment the more modern bathroom.
Cowley Street, Westminster, London – 36 Million
The most expensive property in the UK right now is this Grade II-listed Georgian estate. A home for history enthusiasts, the building was designed by Horace Field during the early 20th century and sits on one of the best-preserved Georgian streets in London.
Large Park Estate, Wantage, Oxfordshire – 18 Million
Deep in rural Oxfordshire is a property of dreams with over 257 acres of land with golf course, tennis courts, parkland and fishing lakes included. This property was built in the 1600’s as a luxury estate to accommodate many visitors with 14 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms. The house has a billiards room, morning room, family room, dining room and study. The dining room has space for 18 guests and has restored wooden floor along with notable artwork and marble fireplace. With many spacious gallery’s, wine cellar, gun room and flower room there is enough space to get lost in and that’s not counting the garden.
Carlton House Terrace, St James’, London – 35 Million
A Regency-style penthouse apartment in central London has recently been given a modern facelift. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom property overlooking St. James’s Park was designed by 19th-century architect John Nash and features a number of luxury perks, including a private gym, concierge service and 24 hour security.
Georgian Style Estate in Petworth, West Sussex – 19.5 Million
In the rural haven of West Sussex lies this breath-taking Georgian estate featuring its own woods and private lake. The entire property is infused with a sense of understated sophistication from the grand reception hall with its sweeping staircase to the spacious party room for guests. The property also includes a home cinema and ‘his and her’ studies. There are two ground floor guest suites and four on the first floor, all of which are Georgian inspired to allow for relaxation and preparing for the upcoming day. The whole property features large open windows to allow for it to be as bright as possible while simultaneously showing off the grounds of the property. The Georgian style of the house expands even as far as the bathrooms where the chequered floor and shutters are staples of the era though the improvements on Georgian bathrooms are shown by the freestanding marble bath and double walk in showers. The social aspects of the property don’t just stop at the party room as there is also a bowling alley, gym, tennis court and swimming pool. No party would be complete without the wine and that is not a problem in this house which comes equipped with a wine cellar.
Five Bedroom Property in Knightsbridge, London – 32 Million
A new development in the prestigious borough of Kensington and Chelsea has made it onto the UK’s most expensive properties list. Residents will have access to a number of exclusive services, including a 24-hour concierge, communal gym, media room, private parking, chauffeur and catering services. Located within walking distance of Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall, the penthouse apartment features a spacious roof terrace for stunning views of the London skyline.
Eglon House, Primrose Hill, London – 21 Million
Eglon House is situated in London and within walking distance of Regent’s Park. This property consists of two buildings facing each other over a private courtyard. Both buildings have a contemporary even industrial feel to them as they are designed to be multi-use and flexible. For example in one of the rooms an indoor swimming pool can close to create a home entertainment room on top of it. The industrial edge to the property can be most clearly seen in the master bedroom where the reinforced concrete walls and large steel framed windows give the room a brutalist quality. A thick curtain divides the bedroom from the master bathroom and the luxury feel contrasts with the minimalist bedroom with the polished floor and freestanding copper bath.
Hartford Manor, Maidenhead Berkshire – 30 Million
This newly-built estate in Maidenhead offers distant views of Windsor Castle. An equestrian paradise, both Ascot and Windsor racetracks are just minutes away. Two nearby polo clubs and an indoor riding area make this an ideal location for training horses for competitions.
Five Bedroom Property, Notting Hill, London – 22 Million
This restored Victorian property used to be the Westbourne Park Post Office and is situated near the affluent Kensington and Chelsea area. Behind the red brick exterior is a dwelling best suited to hosting parties and entertaining guests. Floor to ceiling glass doors allow the exterior and interior of the property to seamlessly combine. The courtyard has a vast seating area, dining space and outdoor bar accompanied with many sculpted plants. The property also is home to a private cinema and wine room and is fully equipped to house guests after a night of partying too. The house has five en-suite bedrooms but the property’s pride and joy is the master bedroom which had a living area, floor to ceiling glass panels to look out on the garden below and to allow plenty of light into the room in a morning. While the house is certainly equipped for entertainment it is also very easy to relax in the L shaped swimming pool or to use the private gym as an escape.
Chester Square, Belgravia, London – 28 Million
This Grade II-listed property is a short walking distance from Sloane Street. Set in Belgravia, the seven-bedroom home is in one of the most desirable areas that West London has to offer.
Cornwall Terrace, Regent’s Park, London – 27.5 Million
One of the most distinguished properties on the list, this Grade I-listed town house is located on the Outer Circle of London’s Regent’s Park. The 8,833 square foot home is being sold with an additional 1,130 square foot Mews house, which has the potential to be converted into an office or guest house.
Seven Bedroom House in Little Venice, London – 25 Million
This Property was built in 2012 in a neoclassical style in the Little Venice area which is located very close to both Hyde Park and Regent’s Park.
Written by Phil Ewen