The stunning Hampshire home of Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is for sale at £3,295,000 – and it’s a property that’s strictly glamorous.
Inside, the seven-bedroom country house matches the famous sparkling personality of its owner with plenty of glitz, including a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Buddha in the living room, clear designer dining chairs in the kitchen and a white grand piano in the impressive conservatory.
Fittingly, the conservatory has three bespoke glitter balls as finials, also covered in Swarovski crystals.
MailOnline Property spoke exclusively to Craig about his love for the house, why despite that he is selling up, and his property plans for the future.
It’s a 10!: The stunning Hampshire home of Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is for sale for £3,295,000
The grand countryside property has a long driveway, sits in seven acres and has five bathrooms along with its seven bedrooms.
About the interior design of his home in Middlecot near Andover, he said: ‘It is not going to suit everyone, but there are a lot of sparkles and I love it here.
‘It is more like a London house in the middle of Hampshire. It was built in 2008 and I have lived here for seven years.’
The main living room has wooden flooring, a large stone fireplace and a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Buddha
Craig has lived at the property for seven years and has loved being part of the Hampshire village with his fantastic neighbours
The sale of the modern countryside property in Hampshire’s Middlecot, Quarley, is being handled by estate agents Dybles
Each of the rooms at the property are spacious, and even the conservatory has sufficient room to house a grand piano
The ‘vol-au-vent’ kitchen is separate from the professional kitchen and is perfect for entertaining family and friends
The dancing show judge’s favourite parts of the house, include the orangery and the conservatory.
He said: ‘In the glass house, you are really sitting in the garden and you feel connected to that when the bifolds are open.
‘You can sit it in quietly and observe nature and the animals, such as the deer.’
Craig’s engagement to Jonathan Myring means that the couple are now looking to move closer to Jonathan’s family
Craig installed this large conservatory at the rural property to make the most of the surrounding countryside views
Craig’s favourite part of the house: The large conservatory has bifold doors that lead into the main living area
The dining room also has bifold doors that open out onto the conservatory, along with a fireplace and a large mirror
On moving out of the capital, Craig said: ‘I had no idea what it was going to be like moving to the countryside, in fact I was quite afraid of the dark having been used to city street lights permeating the dark.
‘But now I wouldn’t give it up for the world and only go back to London for work. I’m really pleased I made the decision seven years ago to move here.’
However, his engagement to Jonathan Myring means that the couple are now looking to move closer to his partner’s family.
Craig said: ‘We want to move north, a similar distance from London, to be near Jonathan’s family. That is the only reason we are moving.’
Behind the scenes: There is a separate chef’s kitchen where the food is prepared when Craig hosted lavish dinner parties in pre-pandemic lockdown times
Keeping on dancing! There is a dedicated space in the house for working out using some gym equipment and free weights
There is plenty of sparkle throughout the house, including large mirrors and a long glass chandelier that hangs over the stairs
A bedroom fit for a diva? In total, the Hampshire property boasts seven bedrooms, as well as five bathrooms
Craig loves the house and has added some parts, including a separate chef’s kitchen. It leaves the original kitchen as an entertaining space.
He said: ‘You come out into the vol-au-vent kitchen. If you have a dinner party and you want to prep everything, it is good to have the second kitchen area.’
He explains that his favourite dinner party guests – in pre-lockdown days – were his ‘oldest friends from London’ who don’t come to the country for a day, but have stayed for a week as they see it as a holiday.
The house is certainly big enough to accommodate a large party with its vast entertaining space and its separate annexe.
Craig added a kitchen to the annexe, which he says would be ideal for someone who works from home.
Craig spoke exclusively to MailOnline Property about how difficult it will be to leave the house he has fallen in love with
The property has a separate annexe, which now includes a sleeping area, office space and a well-equipped kitchen
Outside on the patio, there is more space for dining and entertaining, which is surrounded by seven acres of land
The fun continues outside with an inviting hot tub and a large swimming pool – overlooked by a couple of penguin statues
Craig told MailOnline Property that he shall miss the neighbours in Hampshire, who he described as ‘fantastic’
Craig also has plans to start his own vineyard. These will now continue in a separate location, although he had moved down the road of creating one at his Andover home.
He said: ‘Covid struck and we couldn’t get hold of the vines. I don’t have the same amount of land in the new property, which has two acres rather than the seven that we have now, so we will need to look at buying additional land.
‘We had the soil tested here and it is possible to grow Champagne. It is a Champagne area and the land is on an incline. It is perfect for that.’
Craig says it will be difficult to leave the property, but he is ready to start his new chapter with his fiancé.
He said: ‘I have absolutely loved living here and being part of Hampshire. I shall miss all the neighbours, who are fantastic and you don’t often get that. It will be a difficult house to give up as I have totally fallen in love with it.
‘It is a new adventure and we are now going to start our married lives together in a new place near his family. It will be so nice to share our lives together a bit more.’
Vineyard business potential: Craig has had the soil tested at the property and says it is possible to grow grapes for Champagne-style wine
One of the many features that Craig loves about the property is the long driveway that leads up to the main entrance
The property is ideal for those with several cars as there is a multi-car garage, which also houses a large woodburner