The most viewed homes for sale in Britain this year have been revealed – and they all share large amounts of space and multi-million pound price tags.
Top of the rankings is a luxury £15million home in Essex, with five bedrooms and 52 acres. It is in the town of Chigwell, which may be familiar to some from the TV shows Essex Wives and Birds of a Feather.
The list also features a £6.75million house in Wiltshire’s Compton Bassett, which is owned by singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field. The couple are selling the rural property after moving to Switzerland.
The most viewed property for sale in Britain this year is this luxury five-bedroom house in Chigwell, Essex (scroll down for more details)
Tim Bannister, of Rightmove, said: ‘This year in property has really been like no other. We’ve seen people imagining the life that could be in the countryside, looking at what’s on offer by the coast, and more recently, reigniting their curiosity about the city.
‘All of this is apparent in our most viewed homes of the year, where there really is a dream home for everyone, from a London manor house just yards from Hampstead Heath to a coastal escape with direct access to the sea in Cornwall.
‘Britain continues to have a real fascination with property this year, and a passion for homes of varying designs, layouts and locations.’
Top 10 most viewed homes on Rightmove in 2021
1. Five-bed house, Chigwell, Essex, £15m
Britain’s most viewed home this year is this five-bedroom house in Chigwell, Essex, which is on the market for £15million
The Essex property boasts plenty of luxury features, including its own underground garage with enough space for 10 cars
The most viewed property for sale in Britain this year is this luxury five-bedroom house in Chigwell, Essex.
It boasts a private gym, cinema room, an underground garage with space for 10 cars and its own spa that includes a sauna, steam room and swimming pool. It also comes with 52 acres of land.
The property is on the market for £15million and is being sold by Presidential estate agents.
2. Five-bed house, Feock, Cornwall, £2.5m
This five-bedroom property is in the Cornish village of Feock and is being sold for the first time ever for £2.5million
The property was built around 20 years ago and has stunning elevated panoramic views across Restronguet Creek
Homes with a sea view have become highly desirable during the pandemic and the second most popular house for sale this year does not disappoint.
The five-bedroom property in Cornish village of Feock has elevated panoramic views across Restronguet Creek, with access to the shore via a jetty.
The property was built about 20 years ago and is being sold for the first time ever for £2.5million by Lillicrap Chilcott estate agents.
3. Six-bed house, Bramhall, Greater Manchester, £4.75m
This new manor house in the Bramhall area of Greater Manchester has five bedrooms and is for sale for £4.75million
The luxury property extends to an impressive 9,792 sq ft and includes an open-plan family room with several dining areas
This new manor house in Greater Manchester has five bedrooms, a leisure suite and an annexe.
The house extends to 9,792 sq ft and sits in 0.75 of an acre. The interior also includes an open-plan family room, a cinema room, a wine room and a utility room with a laundry chute.
The property in the Bramhall area is for sale for £4.75million and is on the market via Jackson-Stops estate agents.
4. Seven-bed house, Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, £6.75m
This beautiful seven-bedroom country mansion is owned by singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field
The £6.75m mansion is in the village of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, and it includes several large entertaining areas
This seven-bedroom mansion is owned by singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field, while The couple are selling the Wiltshire property after moving to Switzerland.
The mansion is in the village of Compton Bassett and has sits in more than 71 acres of land. It is for sale for £6.75million via estate agents Knight Frank.
5. Ten-bed house, Ottery St Mary, £5.95m
This 10-bedroom property is in the town of Ottery St Mary, Devon, and it is on the market for £5.95million
The house dates back to the fourteenth century, and boasts a grand reception hall with solid oak flooring and a substantial period fireplace
This 10-bedroom house is in the town of Ottery St Mary – known as Ottery – in Devon.
It dates back to the fourteenth century, but has been renovated during the past decade by the current owners.
There is a grand reception hall with solid oak flooring and a substantial period fireplace, which leads to the Cromwell Fairfax Room, where it is believed Civil War was declared in the seventeenth century.
The property is called Chanters House and it is for sale for £5.95m via Pilkington Estates.
6. Six-bed house, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, £1.5m
This property in the village of Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, is the most remote house in England and it is for sale for £1.5million
This is the most remote house in England. It is in the village of Bassenthwaite, in Cumbria, and it is only accessible by foot or by a 4×4 vehicle.
The six-bedroom property was built in 1829 by the Earl of Egremonth of Cockermouth Castle.
It is a nineteenth century shooting lodge that has been used over the years as a gamekeeper’s lodge, a shooting cabin, a ramblers bothy. It is currently a youth hostel.
It is for sale for £1.5million and is being sold by Mitchells estate agents.
7. Seven-bed house, North London, (price on application)
The price of this 10-bedroom house for sale in North London’s Highgate is only available directly from the Sotheby’s estate agents
The luxury property boasts a glass lift to each of the three floors and a large curved swimming pool indoors
This 10-bedroom house in North London’s Highgate boasts a glass lift to each of the three floors, two acres of land, and indoor swimming pool.
There are garages for four cars and the landscaped gardens include a tennis court. It is being sold by Sotheby’s estate agents.
8. Five-bed house, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, £7.5m
This country estate in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, sits in 25 acres, has its own lake and is on the market for £7.5million
The modern interior of the £7.5million country estate boasts a circular wine cellar that is entered via a spiral staircase
This country estate in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, sits in 25 acres and includes its own lake as well as a swimming pool and tennis court.
There are several outbuildings, including a gardener’s room and a tractor store. The property is being sold for £7.5million via Stuart Rushton estate agents.
9. Five-bed flat, Knightsbridge, London £26.5m
The five-bedroom flat is in this building in London’s affluent Knightsbridge and is on the market for £26.5million
The interior of the flat has a designer feel with marble worktops in the kitchen and contrasting blue cabinets
This five-bedroom flat in London’s affluent Knightsbridge may not be surrounded by acres of land, but it has plenty of space inside, covering more than 5,100 sq ft.
It has a share of the freehold and a central Knightsbridge location. It is on the market for £26.5million and is being sold by Rokstone estate agents.
10. Four-bed house, Sandbanks, £5.5m
This house is in the affluent area of Sandbanks, Bournemouth, and it has a price tag of £5.5million
The luxury property has four bedrooms and sea views from the terrace and garden
Sandbanks is known for being one of the most expensive areas in the world, per sq ft, to buy a property.
You’ll certainly need deep pockets to buy this house in the affluent area in Bournemouth as it has a price tag of £5.5million. It is being sold by Luxury & Prestige estate agents.