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Take a Tour of this Month’s Most Viewed Properties

Welcome to a showcase of the most-viewed properties of the month, where we explore five properties that have captured the most interest from homebuyers and property investors in October.

From an Arts and Crafts property in Glasgow’s affluent Whitecraigs area to a charming 1940s detached property that featured on Channel 4’s ‘Love It or List It’ show, or how about stepping inside a historic riverside chalet on 4.5 acres, a luxurious 4-bedroom property in Mexborough with hot tub or a stylish detached villa with a unique garden bar.

Join us as we step inside Rightmove’s most viewed properties for October.

Grand arts and crafts mansion set on 2.3 acres– £2m

Arts and Crafts property marketed by Savills via Rightmove
Arts and Crafts property marketed by Savills via Rightmove
Arts and Crafts property marketed by Savills via Rightmove

Whitecraigs House, a striking B-listed Arts and Crafts property in Giffnock, Glasgow, is a magnificent family home set within substantial private grounds of about 2.3 acres. Built in 1898, the property showcases popular features characteristic of the era, such as decorative cornicing, intricate wood panelling, open fireplaces and leaded windows. The property includes a grand reception hall with a stained-glass window, a drawing room with decorative ceiling patterns and a spacious kitchen with a gas-fired AGA. The property also features four bedrooms, two en suites, a family bathroom, a billiards room with a vaulted ceiling and a large basement space including laundry and plant rooms. The property also offers potential for further development in its spacious attics.

Located in the affluent conservation area of Whitecraigs in Newton Mearns, south of Glasgow city centre, the property enjoys tranquillity and privacy, accentuated by mature gardens and stone perimeter walls. The area is well-connected, with convenient access to the M77 and offers a variety of local amenities, including prestigious schools, golf clubs and shopping facilities.

Charming 1940s detached property featured on ‘Love It or List It – £450,000

Love it or List it renovation marketed by Brennan Bespoke via Rightmove
Love it or List it renovation marketed by Brennan Bespoke via Rightmove
Love it or List it renovation marketed by Brennan Bespoke via Rightmove
Love it or List it renovation marketed by Brennan Bespoke via Rightmove

This refurbished 1940s double-storey, extended detached family home on St. Mary’s Road in Kettering, exudes a blend of original charm and contemporary design. Featured on Channel 4’s ‘Love It or List It’ with Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsop, it’s conveniently close to the train station for quick London access and features original herringbone parquet flooring, a modern panelled lounge with a log burner and a large kitchen-family area with a bespoke teal, handmade kitchen, Crittall windows and doors. The property offers four spacious bedrooms, a private rear garden with a patio and off-road parking.

Historic riverside chalet featured in Netflix’s Sex Education– £1.5 million

Riverside chalet marketed by Knight Frank via Rightmove
Riverside chalet marketed by Knight Frank via Rightmove
Riverside chalet marketed by Knight Frank via Rightmove
Riverside chalet marketed by Knight Frank via Rightmove

The Chalet is a unique property with a rich history dating back to 1912 located in Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. The property, which has featured in many location shoots including the Netflix series, Sex Education stands on an impressive 4.52-acre plot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This five-bedroom home, featuring Norwegian design, has been extensively renovated and modernised and includes a bespoke kitchen and contemporary bathrooms. The interior is characterised by wood and stone flooring, pitch pine doors and multiple log-burning stoves. Each floor offers breathtaking views of the Wye River and gorge, with the property’s seclusion enhanced by its long, wooded drive.

The grounds of The Chalet are equally remarkable, encompassing well-established gardens, balcony decking with river views and a range of outbuildings including greenhouses and a stone-tiled outbuilding. A significant highlight is the pathway leading to the River Wye, providing direct access to the water’s edge. The property’s woodland is a haven for wildlife, featuring natural tracks and a bluebell wood and the grounds extend to 4.52 acres.

Luxurious detached with premium upgrades and hot tub – £360K+

Luxury property with hot tub marketed by Strike via Rightmove
Luxury property with hot tub marketed by Strike via Rightmove
Luxury property with hot tub marketed by Strike via Rightmove
Luxury property with hot tub marketed by Strike via Rightmove

Located in Mexborough, this upgraded 4-bedroom detached property is located in a modern, sought-after development. Marketed by Strike, Yorkshire, the property is well-situated for easy access to local amenities, including reputable schools and excellent transport links. The property impresses with its open-plan living, a modern kitchen with an island and a gas central heating system. Additional highlights include a utility room, a downstairs WC, an office/dining room and bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom features an en-suite with floor-to-ceiling tiles.

The home’s external features include a low-maintenance garden with porcelain patio tiles and a raised composite decking hot tub area with glass bannisters. It also offers a private driveway and a garage. The property’s upgrades and the option to purchase it fully furnished, including the hot tub, make it an attractive investment for those seeking a luxurious family home.

Stylish 4-bedroom villa with garden bar room – £290,000

Glaswegian villa marketed by Countrywide via Rightmove
Glaswegian villa marketed by Countrywide via Rightmove
Glaswegian villa marketed by Countrywide via Rightmove
Glaswegian villa marketed by Countrywide via Rightmove

This fully renovated four-bedroom detached villa in Cambuslang, Glasgow, stands out with its modern, high-standard extensions. The property features a contemporary style, with a striking open-plan lounge and kitchen with a breakfast bar on the lower level. The impressive master bedroom includes a large walk-in dressing room and an attractive en-suite bathroom. Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms and a family bathroom, with one bedroom benefiting from an en-suite shower room.

The property also boasts landscaped gardens, a modern fenced front garden and an enclosed rear garden with artificial lawn and a paved patio while a unique garden room with bifold doors serves as an entertainment and bar area. Located in a well-established area, it offers easy access to amenities, schools, recreational facilities and excellent transport links to Glasgow city centre and the Central Belt, making it highly appealing to families and investors seeking quality and convenience.

Which is your favourite property from Rightmove’s top five?

 

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Alex Wright, Editor