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10 of the Best Homes with Roof Terraces

From Mayfair to Fife, these are the best homes with roof terraces on the market right now...

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For full-scale entertaining or quietly admiring the sunset in the evening, there is no doubt that a good roof terrace can be the main attraction of a property. We shortlist the best homes on the market with superb roof terraces and enticing interiors…

1. Kings Ridge, Surrey

Millgate - Kings Ridge

An exclusive collection of 12 luxury apartments looking over 130 acres of meticulously kept heathland, Kings Ridge is an enviable property. Lateral living includes an open-plan kitchen and dining spaces perfect for family living as well as entertaining. Draw back the bi-folding glass doors to reveal a spacious balcony ideal for canapés and cocktail with a view. Available through Millgate Homes or [email protected] from £595,000

2. Magna Carta Park, Surrey

Magna Carta Park

Set within 57 acres of private parkland, this new impressive development brings private estate living into the 21st century. What was once the grounds where King John signed the Magna Carta is now home to 59 luxuriously appointed homes. Forming part of a mansion block, this spacious three bedroom apartment boasts a private balcony looking over sweeping expanses of countryside. Available through Knight Frank and Savills for POA

3. Studio Ashby Penthouse at The Floral Court, Covent Garden

Penthouse_The Floral Court Collection_Capco Covent Garden Designed by Sophie Ashby (1) sm

Crowned the ‘Best London Home’ at the Evening Standard Awards 2019, The Floral Court Collection apartments in Covent Garden are nothing short of spectacular – but we’ve got our eye on one in particular. Spread across nearly 5,000 sqft, the three-bedroom penthouse with interior decor by Studio Ashby is the epitome of British luxury and craftsmanship. Of course, expect no fewer than four private terraces, the largest offering incomparable views over London with The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye in view. Available through Floral Court Collection at [email protected] for £20m

4. Burlington Gate, Mayfair

Burlington Gate Penthouse 701 Hudson & Mercer_Private Reception Room Terrace_photography by Philip Durrant

An exceptional location befitting of an exceptional home, Burlington Gate offers a three-bedroom duplex penthouse in the heart of Mayfair. An extension of its light filled open plan living spaces, the elegant property features generous terraces by way of ample sliding glass doors – ideal for alfresco dining and sun lounging in the warmer months. Available through Burlington Gate for POA

5. Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

Abercromby Place, Knight Frank, Offers over £2,500,000 (roof terrace)

Spread across four floors, this beautifully refurbished house occupies the principal part of a grand Georgian townhouse. Period features such as cornice work, a cupola and elegant staircase are optimised for modern living  – and the stunning roof terrace is just the cherry on top. Positioned directly opposite Queen Street Gardens, the terrace offers 360° views of the city skyline as well as wonderful green space. Available through Knight Frank for £2.5m

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6.  Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair

Carter Jonas - Chesterfield Gardens

Perched on the ninth floor of one of Mayfair’s premier apartment buildings, this home has been meticulously remodelled to the highest of standards. Benefitting from its situation on a tree-lined cul-de-sac just off Curzon street, the terrace boasts panoramic views across the rooftops of Mayfair (which incidentally look utterly Parisian) and the city beyond, with Big Ben, the London Eye and the Shard all in perfect vision. Available through Carter Jonas for £3.5m

7. Century House, Fife

Century House, Fife

A superbly restored house in the highly covetable location of Fife, Century House is an Arts & Crafts house dating back to 1908. Its age shows in all the best ways with traditional features including crow steeped gables and lovely cornicing. An extension and loving upgrade by the present owners has seen the impressive house modernised for luxurious living. Accessed via a charming spiral staircase beside the turret bedroom, the enchanting cylindrical roof terrace affords views over St Andrews. For more spacious alfresco space, the extensive decked terrace with outdoor kitchen and hot tub, plus private access to Lade Braes, is ideal. Available through Savills for £2.5m

8. The Corniche, St James

The Corniche Penthouse Terrace

Designed by Foster + Partners, the Penthouse is the last remaining unit at the illustrious riverside development, The Corniche. The duplex penthouse offers over 5,500 sqft of living with a stylish, bespoke helical staircase connecting each floor. All four bedrooms featured curved floor to ceiling windows that make the most of the properties magnificent views. The private roof terrace is ample, featuring an outdoor kitchen to allow for entertaining; even the most discerning guest will be impressed by the sweeping views over the capital. Available through St James for £18m

9. The Brink, Gwynedd

11 The Brink

Boasting a roof terrace with unbeatable vistas, this contemporary beach house enjoys an Abersoch front-line setting and views over Cardigan Bay and onwards to St Tudwals Islands, all backed by the Welsh mountains. This bespoke elevated three-storey beach house has been built with its stunning views in mind; two levels of terraces with glass balustrades accessed via bi-fold doors; a plunge pool on the lower terrace, and private steps leading down to the beach, all take advantage of the property’s superb locale. Available through Savills for £3m

10. Cucuron, Provence

Cucuron, Vaucluse, France (2)

Utterly French, this Cucuron villa is sepia-toned bliss. Set within the historical heart of the village, this impressively spacious five-bedroom home is homely while reaminig endlessly chic. On top you’ll find a south-facing terrace with views of the surrounding bucolic landscape, and at its bottom are vast vaulted stone built cellars which have been lovingly remained as intimate lounges and a wine tasting corner. Available through Knight Frank for €635,000