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Top 10 castles for sale – part II

With our first top 10 castles being our most popular of all the top ten features, we thought it deserved a second look. Why are castles as homes so appealing? For us it’s the sheer presence and stature they bring. You couldn’t but be proud to live in any of these charming castles.

1. Built between 1906 and 1917 for the Duchess of Sutherland, it is believed to be the last castle to be built in Scotland.

Forty bedrooms in Sutherland, Scotland £1.2m – Savills

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2. A wow property with wow views, what more could you want?

Four bedrooms in Tarbert, Scotland £875,000 – Bell Ingram

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3. An impressive and imposing home that is sure to keep any princess happy.

Fourteen bedrooms in North Yorkshire £4.2m – Savills

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4. Your very own castle style home at a fraction of the price.

Four bedrooms in Devon £595,000 – Greenslade Taylor Hunt

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5. This speaks for itself…

Sixteen bedrooms in Exeter £8m – Strutt & Parker

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6. Aptly named Torcastle was transformed from an old stone shooting lodge by the late Grammy award-winning rock drummer Michael Lee.

Five bedrooms in Inverness £550,000 – Strutt & Parker

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7. Like something from a fairy tale…we could see Rapunzel in that tower!

Seven bedrooms in Perthshire £1.4m – Rettie & Co

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8. Absolutely breathtaking views to be had from this restored late thirteenth century Pele Tower.

Three bedrooms in Northumberland £499,950 – Propology

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9. A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning  sixteenth century castle set in more than four acres of grounds.

Five bedrooms in Edinburgh POA – Ballantynes

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10. Not only do you get this impressive castle but also included are two farmhouses, six cottages, traditional buildings, pasture, and woodland.

Twenty-six bedrooms in Herefordshire £12m – Knight Frank

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September 19, 2014 at 10:34 AM Leave a comment

Top 10 homes with a sea view

All this hot weather is reminding us of our dream to move closer to the sea. This week we’ve picked our top 10 homes for sale with sea views.

1. The perfect place to dine al fresco.
Six bed, South Cornwall, £1.7m – Lillicrap Chilcott

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2. Look at the colour of that water, we just want to dive in.
Seven bed, St Ives, West Cornwall, £1.5m – Lillicrap Chilcott

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3. If you’re a fan of ultra modern you’ll love this beach front home.
Five bed, Littlehampton, £1.8m – Glyn Jones & Co

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4. Living on the cliffs you probably couldn’t get a more breathtaking view.
Three bed, Cornwall, £1m – Stags

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5. Plenty of room for entertaining the whole family with this superb decking area on the beach.
Four bed, East Sussex, £950,000 – John D Wood & Co.

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6. Open plan living at its best, wow.
Four bed, Brighton, £2.2m – Winkworth

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7. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a sea view every morning?
Four bed, Gwynedd, £2.9m – Beresford Adams

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8. A balcony, a pool and a sea view – heaven.
Seven bed, Bridgend, £1.5m – Watts & Morgan

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9. You don’t have to win the lotto to get a sea view.
One bed, Plymouth, £84,950 – Cross Keys Estates

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10. A little piece of heaven. What’s not to like?
Seven bed, Porthmadog, £1.1m – Jackson-Stops & Staff

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July 25, 2014 at 9:06 AM Leave a comment

Top 10 Tudor homes

With an abundance of tudor style homes on the market we’ve chosen our top 10 for sale.

1. Thurston End Hall is an example of a moated Tudor manor house and is believed to date from the late 15th Century.
Eight bed, Suffolk, £2.5m – Savills

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2. The property has strong Tudor influences, including spectacular Inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams throughout.
Seven bed, Surrey, £2.8m – UK Sotheby’s

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3. This impressive home comes with an equestrian centre that extends to 9.3 acres.
Five bed, Kent, £2.7m – My Online Estate Agent

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4. A magnificent home believed to have originated more than 400 years ago and was likely to have been the home of a yeoman farmer.
Five bed, Macclesfield, £6.7m – Gascoigne Halman

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5. Originally owned by the Brook Bond Tea company, Copsem Manor was then owned by a number of celebrities before becoming a much loved family home for the last 20 years.
Eight bed, Surrey, £3.7m – Savills

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6. Stepping across the herringbone porch through an original oak door you are greeted a 16th Century staircase which sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Five bed, Hertfordshire, £7.5m – Savills

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7. Wayborough Manor is a wonderful example of an early timber framed house which is recorded as having been built for William of Wey in around 1460.
Five bed, Kent, £899,950 – Jackson-Stops & Staff

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8. The Tudor style elevations and tall chimneys redolent of the era of this remarkable residence add to its finesse and complement the grandeur of the interior styling.
Six bed, Cheshire, £1.9m – Savills

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9. Originally built in the 1600’s this unique 4 bed still retains a wealth of period features such as stained glass windows and cast iron radiators.
Four bed, Orrell, £465,000 – Barron Shaw

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10. This mock Tudor designed home was built in 1904 for Lady Jane Cunliffe Brooks. The architect George Bennet Mitchell was an Aberdonian renowned for introducing much Surrey half timbering to the area.
Five bed, Aberdeenshire, £890,000 – Strutt & Parker

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July 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM Leave a comment

Top 10 beach houses for sale

Whether you’re dreaming of a cosy little beach hut or a home with it’s own private beach we’ve got something for you. Here are our top 10 beach houses for sale on Zoopla.

1. This stunning sea side home has it’s own private beach access. Not only that but we’re in love with the view.
Six bed in Swansea – Savills

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2. Possibly the cutest beach hut in the country!
Whitstable – Foundation Town Homes

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3. This modern beach-front home takes advantage of the magnificent views on offer.
Five bed in Shoreham-By-Sea – Osborn Humphreys

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4. You literally can’t get closer to the beach. This end row beach hut is very cosy inside also.
Wells-Next-The-Sea – Sowerbys

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5. Not your typical beach house and that’s what we like about this cliff hugging domicile.
Four bed in Eyemouth – Sanderson Young

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6. A tough view to beat from this holiday chalet in St. Ives.
St.Ives – Countrywide

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7. Nestled on the side of Carbis Bay is this impressive new build offering uninterrupted sea views.
Four bed in Cornwall – Chesterton Humberts

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8. This New England style home offers the ultimate in beach houses with it’s own private beach at the end of the garden.
Five bed on the Isle Of Wight – Spence Willard

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9. Aptly named ‘Happy Days’ we’re sure this beach hut can bring plenty of summer fun for all the family.
Southwold – Durrants

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10. Can’t decide if you want to live in the countryside or by the sea? This could be the ideal compromise for you. Set on 30 acres of stunning countryside you are also only a short stroll to your own private beach.
Seven bed in Devon – Savills

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May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM Leave a comment

Top 10 Grand Designs Houses

If you’re anything like us you may have a slight obsession with Grand Designs. Whether they are full chronicles, programme features or award winners we want to see them all. Below are our top 10 on the market.

How many do you recognise?

1. A Venetian style water tower with 360 degree views of London – it doesn’t get more grand than that. Now on the market for £5.2m.
Five bed in London – Foxtons

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2. Featured back in 2004, Kevin McCloud had this Scottish home in his top 20 of all the Grand Designs. He described it as “a beautiful, romantic building, like a ship or an ark”.
Four bed in Helensburgh – Savills

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3. ‘The White House’ – a seafront oasis or quirky and cool with stunning views.
Three bed in East Sussex – Phillips and Stubbs

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4. Dubbed ‘The Sugar Cube’ this is another truly unique grand design. Now for sale at £1.5m.
Four bed in Bristol – Savills

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5. It’s no surprise this unique home was winner of the 2006 Grand Designs best remodelled house in Britain award.
Five bed in Berkshire – Knight Frank

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6. A more recent build from 2010 which cost £200,000 to build and was recently on the market for £975,000.
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7. This Holland Park home had plenty of fame before it’s 2012 appearance on Grand Designs. The building, a former recording studio, has previously hosted artists such as Shirley Bassey, The Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart & John Lennon.
Four bed in London – Aylesford

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8. A RIBA award-winning London home that featured on Grand Designs.
Five bed in Hackney – Foxtons

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9. The renovation of this water works was chronicled on Grand Designs back in 2002. If you’re looking for character then this could be the ideal property for you.
Four bed in Derbyshire – Blundells

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10. New to the market is the decagon house from 2007.  Its series of glass fronted decagons and courtyards forms a protected and private walled oasis near the city centre.
Six bed in Oxford – Penny & Sinclair

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May 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM 1 comment

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