The Most Magnificent Mansions On The Market Right Now

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From ballrooms and home cinemas to swimming pools, tennis courts and gyms, these handsome homes really do have it all. Here’s our edit of the most jaw-dropping mansions on the market.

The Most Magnificent Mansions On The Market Right Now

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Woodhill Park, Oswestry, Shropshire

This jaw-dropping, 156-acre estate was once home to Lord Harlech, British Ambassador to the USA in the 1960s and a great friend of both John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie. The Grade II listed property encompasses five cottages and an array of outbuildings including stables and kennels, plus formal, informal and walled garden areas. The main house, meanwhile, provides a formal drawing room, dining room, library and gallery, alongside a sitting room and large kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find six principal bedrooms plus six further bedrooms and four bathrooms. Available through Savills at a guide price of £4.5 million

Red brick Mayfair townhouses

Mayfair, London

This Mayfair mega-mansion previously served as the grand embassy for the Cyprus High Commission. It is now a show-stopping home boasting four vast reception rooms and five bedrooms – including a capacious principal suite which spans the entire first floor of the property and encompasses a dressing room, lavish bathroom and French doors opening out onto multiple balconies. Further incredible amenities include a passenger lift, a professional chef’s kitchen and a wine store, and you’ll also spot a number of breathtaking features such as ornate ceiling work, parquet flooring and stone fireplaces. This truly is a palatial property – and only a stone’s throw from Hyde Park. Available through Wetherell for £25 million. For more information, visit wetherell.co.uk

Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California

This striking contemporary home is complete with a 360-degree rooftop deck commanding spectacular ocean views. Inside the property, you’ll find four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a TV room, formal living room and a gorgeous kitchen complete with Calacatta marble surfaces. The principal suite is equipped with a fireplace, walk-in closet and a bathroom, plus its own patio area, while the garden offers further patio space, a barbecue and a two-car garage. Situated in the heart of Venice Beach, this is the coolest California residence around. Available through The Agency for $8,495 million 

Castle-style 16th century home with turrets.

Newlands Manor, Everton, Lymington, Hampshire

Bearing more than a slight resemblance to the famous Disney castle, this jaw-dropping mansion could be your next fairytale home. Inside, you’ll find eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and four grand reception rooms, plus a palatial kitchen and elegant dining room. Aside from the incredible Grade-II listed building, the estate encompasses gorgeous tracts of woodland, an ornamental lake and a swimming pool. Surrounded by verdant parkland – and only three miles from the Georgian market town of Lymington – this is everything you’ve been dreaming of.

Available through John D Wood & Co. at a guide price of £3 million

Shawford Park, Winchester, Hampshire

Live out your Bridgerton dreams in this gorgeous country house in Hampshire, which boasts ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a ballroom, plus tennis courts, squash courts and a self-contained annexe. The estate itself spans 59 acres of land including parkland, woods, a vegetable garden, nearly 2,000 metres of fishing on the River Itchen, and stunning gardens designed by celebrated landscape architect Kim Wilkie. The house, meanwhile, is a historically significant Grade II* listed building dating back to approximately 1685 – and it was recently used as a filming location for the hit Sky TV show Billions.

Available through Savills at a guide price of £13.5 million

1586 San Leandro Lane, Montecito, California

Currently owned by renowned artist Donald Robertson and designed by Paul Fortune – who is known for working on homes for the likes of celebrities including Sofia Coppola and Marc Jacobs – this stunning property offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms plus a swimming pool and a detached studio/office space. The landscaped gardens are perfect for both relaxing and entertaining – whichever takes your fancy – and the large kitchen and outdoor dining area is ideal for warm California evenings. Think rural Spanish style in a prime Montecito location, moments away from Miramar Beach.

Available through The Agency for $8.995 million

Red brick exterior of Westwood Park manor.

Westwood Park, Little Horkesley, Colchester

Dating back to the 17th century, this exquisite estate encompasses numerous outbuildings and detached cottages within grounds totalling over 50 acres. The grand hallway in the main house boasts a historic oak staircase leading to a breathtaking galleried landing, while the principal reception rooms feature moulded ceilings, oak panelling and carved oak fireplaces. With nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this is a truly jaw-dropping country manor set within gorgeous grounds.

Available through Jackson-Stops at guide price of £6.25 million

Classical Georgian country manor with central pillars and a domed circular dining room on the left side.

Poston Court Estate, Vowchurch, Hereford, Herefordshire

Behind the magnificent classical façade of this Grade II listed country home is an astonishing array of recently-renovated rooms, featuring interior design by the acclaimed Francis Sultana. The original Georgian building was designed in 1765 by Sir William Chambers – known for his architectural work on Somerset House and Kew Gardens – and the grounds were laid by Sir Thomas Robinson, master gardener to King George III. As if this incredible history wasn’t enough, the estate encompasses some truly magical spaces including a striking circular dining room, a handmade Martin Moore kitchen, and a sumptuous media room. You’ll find a separate four-bedroom cottage plus an additional three-bedroom lodge, and there is also a tennis court, large home office, and an orangery and pavilion housing a stone-clad swimming pool and summer dining room. The estate occupies the site of a medieval deer park in the Herefordshire hills, with views stretching from the Golden Valley to the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean. This really is the height of elegance and luxury.

Available through Savills and Knight Frank at a guide price of £9.55 million

Barnham Court, Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex 

Built in the first half of the seventeenth century, this Grade I listed home has been restored to the highest of standards, retaining its unique history and character while offering the best of modern living. From the breathtakingly grand Hall Room you can explore the library, check out the oak-panelled dining room, or take in the aptly named Great Room, which provides a truly superior space for entertaining. There are five bedroom suites and a separate guest cottage, and you can while away the hours by strolling through the grounds: highlights include Anglo-Dutch parterre gardens and the heated swimming pool.

Available through Jackson-Stops at a guide price of £4.5 million

Aerial view of a country estate with landscaped gardens and lawns surrounding.

Alderwood House, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent

Standing proudly on the formal grounds of the 500-acre Redleaf Estate, this is a mansion like no other. Its historic gardens and ancillary buildings have recently been restored, and the main house has been meticulously updated to create a striking and utterly sumptuous home. Highlights include a games area, basement cinema room and a vast wine cellar, plus a leisure complex encompassing a heated swimming pool and gym. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms in the main house, plus a substantial two-bedroom cottage – so plenty of guests can enjoy this spectacular estate.

Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £6.5 million

Cannon Lane, Hampstead, London

Bringing LA style to the heart of Hampstead, this ultra-luxurious six-bedroom villa offers everything you might expect from a property designed by Kim Kardashian’s personal architect. Passenger lift? Check. Home cinema? Naturally. Two car garage with a James Bond-style car lift? Of course. Oh, and there’s a health spa (occupying an entire storey of the five-floor mansion) which encompasses a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, treatment room and a gym.  

Available through Beauchamp Estates for £17.25 million

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