From swimming pools and saunas to sprawling grounds and staircases to envy, luxury properties are something of a distant dream to many, but for those who can afford to splash millions on a new home, the above are just a minimum requirement.
If you’re looking to relocate this year and you fancy seeing what exclusive properties are on the market at this time then look no further as we’ve rounded up some of the most exquisite homes you can buy – they come with a hefty price tag but we’re sure they are worth it.
Ranging from a magnificent castle in Scotland to an expansive Jacobean mansion in Hampshire, these properties all have the wow factor and, here, size matters. Read on for our top five palatial properties throughout the UK that are up for grabs right now and will have you feeling like royalty in no time.
Ten-bedroom Jacobean mansion with opportunity to transform, Hampshire
With a price tag of £10 million this sprawling estate comprises 92 acres of land near Bramshill and Hook. The Grade I listed mansion boasts ten bedrooms, ten reception rooms, a coach house, assembly dining hall, formal gardens, walled kitchen gardens, woodland, lake, and a park grazed by a resident herd of fallow deer.
Located within easy reach of London, motorways and airports but within its own stunning surroundings, this property has the potential, and plans, to be restored to its former glory as a single family residence, so if you have the funds, the opportunity is here to transform the interior to your exact specifications. Dream big.
Nine-bedroom mansion with extensive leisure facilities, Isle of Man
Recently renovated to a high specification, this exquisite property on the Isle of Man boasts nine-bedroom suites, tennis courts, a swimming pool and spa, five reception rooms, staff accommodation and secondary accommodation, all within 154 acres.
The private residential estate close to the airport also benefits from superb views, a gym complex, a private helipad, a tanning studio, underfloor heating and a smart house management control system, with stunning interiors designed with great attention to detail. Sleek, glossy décor runs throughout this contemporary-styled estate which has ancient origins and traditional features remaining within the outbuildings. This could be all yours for £25 million.
Nine-suite modern mansion with impressive amenities, Surrey
With expansive views over the countryside, this modern classical mansion blends contemporary décor with traditional features. Boasting an array of amenities including a bowling alley, double-height party room, home cinema, spa, wine cellars and tennis courts, you would certainly never be short of things to do at home. An impressive reception hall with a grand staircase and marble flooring leads to six reception rooms, an open plan kitchen, breakfast room and living room as well as home offices. There are nine bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms as well as a teen’s dormitory with two bathrooms and an integral staff flat and two self-contained cottages.
The amenities continue with a swimming pool, barbecue area, treatment room and gym, and the mansion sits within 30 acres of beautiful grounds including gardens, parkland, a lake and has planning for stabling. Situated near the picturesque village of Chiddingfold in Surrey and with close links to airports and London, this stunning offering will set you back £30 million.
16-bedroom house with castle and sea views, Devon
With views overlooking the Exe Estuary, this magnificent property near Exeter in Devon comes complete with its very own castle, not many can say that! The price is available on application so we can only image how many millions this 16-bedroom property is looking for. Throughout the five principal reception rooms, bedrooms and eight bathrooms you’ll find classic décor to marry in with this mid-19th century house and there are a further 11 bedrooms and two bedrooms in the attic space.
The castle and house both offer up a lot of history and interesting features, with the castle now being used as offices to let while the grounds are something of a masterpiece with an Italian sunken garden, terraces, fountain and camellia house.
13-bedroom neoclassical castle with Georgian interior, East Lothian, Scotland
This lovingly restored castle, using the stone of Seton Palace – Mary Queen of Scots’ preferred residence – boasts 13 bedrooms within the four-storey mansion house as well as three residences. The romantic castle has been painstakingly restored to ensure that the moment you walk through the door you are greeted with traditional Georgian interiors within a fully functioning family home.
Created in the late 18th century, Seton Castle – turrets and all – is asking for £8 million and benefits from working stables, 13 acres of grounds, far-reaching views, state of the art gym, double AGA kitchen, home cinema, apartments and guest cottages, a helipad, a silk-lined dining room and a traditionally-styled bar.