The allure of a home is not just in its walls and grounds but in the tales it tells, the history it holds and the modern conveniences it offers. Discover the list of homes that have secured the most views this July, from an historic artist’s haven nestled in Bridgnorth to a meticulously renovated 17th-century mansion in Edinburgh. Join us as we explore the properties in this curated list from Rightmove that promise a journey through time and design.
Former artist’s quirky home and holiday let opportunity – £295,000
Situated in the heart of Bridgnorth’s conservation area on Railway Street, Dracups Cottage offers a unique holiday let opportunity. Once the abode of the famed 20th Century artist, Antony Dracup, the property’s distinctive railway and Alice in Wonderland-inspired interiors, coupled with a medieval-themed banqueting hall carved into its sandstone cellars, make it a sought-after location for international travellers looking for somewhere quirky to stay.
Marketed by Berriman Eaton, Bridgnorth, the property, which is currently being used as a high-end holiday let, boasts not only its artistically rich heritage but also a prime location with easy access to the town’s myriad of shops, eateries and famed historical attractions like the Severn Valley Railway and Northgate Museum ensuring the landlords a constant draw for potential renters.
Renovated Highland Mansion with Breathtaking Cairngorm Views – £3,000,000
Approached via a private tree-lined driveway and set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm National Park, Aultmore House is a lovely, renovated Highland mansion set on a private 25-acre estate, offering striking views towards the Cairngorms mountain range. Laid out across three floors in the mansion as well as across two detached cottages that are perfect for holiday lets, the estate offers buyers four reception rooms, most with Adam’s-style marble fireplaces, 16 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The elegant astragal windows throughout are a real feature of the property flooding it with lots of natural light.
Positioned centrally within the renowned Cairngorm National Park, Aultmore offers unparalleled views across Abernethy Forest, stretching to the majestic Cairngorm mountains. The quaint Highland village of Nethy Bridge, 1.5 miles away, offers essentials such as a butcher’s shop and primary school, while the neighbouring towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore offer more comprehensive amenities. The location is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as skiing and world-class shooting nearby. There are also great transport links via the Aviemore train station and the nearby A9.
Grade II Moated Norfolk Mansion on 35-acre Estate – £5,250,000
Nestled within a sprawling 35-acre expanse of mature parkland stands Stanfield Hall, an impressive, partly moated Grade II listed country house built in 1792. Stanfield Hall is steeped in tales of Norfolk gentry, courtly intrigues and a Victorian crime that held England in its grip.
The property elegantly melds Tudor-style brick elevations with a grand Gothic-style stone staircase hall beneath a Cumberland slate roof. An entrancing vaulted entrance hall, with a stone fireplace and arched double doors, leads to a generous living space illuminated by south-facing bay windows. From the ornate dining room to the contemporary kitchen with black marble worktops and an original oil AGA, every room exudes character. Additional luxuries include an extensive leisure facility encompassing an indoor pool, sauna and gym.
Its long driveway, spanning 700 meters, concludes at a picturesque Grade II Listed 16th Century moat bridge while manicured lawns, deep shrub borders and a tennis court enhance the outdoor experience. A two-bedroom cottage offers additional accommodation, and a further steel portal frame outbuilding, field shelters and paddocks add equestrian and livestock potential.
The property, which is being marketed by Strutt & Parker, is situated in South Norfolk providing easy access to cities like Norwich and Cambridge, while the market town of Wymondham offers local amenities and a railway line which runs between Cambridge in the West and Norwich in the east.
7-bed Victorian villa in Glasgow with planning for an additional 5-bed detached – £895,000
75 Blairbeth Road presents a harmonious blend of Victorian sophistication and modern refinement. Built in the mid-1800s, this delightful blonde sandstone villa was, reportedly, one of the first properties to be built in Glasgow’s esteemed Burnside area. Set amidst an acre of private, landscaped gardens and served by an expansive driveway, the residence spans a generous 4,725 sq. ft. across three floors. The villa’s outdoor spaces are equally appealing, highlighted by beautiful, landscaped gardens featuring palm trees and a serene water feature in the rear garden. There is also ample parking and a three-car garage.
Moreover, the villa boasts planning permission for an additional 5-bedroom detached dwelling on the grounds, which may be of interest to property developers. Located a stone’s throw from a myriad of Burnside’s conveniences, the property is in close quarters to notable schools such as Burnside, Calderwood and St Mark’s primary schools, and offers transport links via Burnside and Rutherglen train stations. Additionally, golf fans will appreciate the property’s proximity to the Cathkin Braes and Kirkhill golf courses.
Award-winning riverside home dating back to the 1600s – £6,000,000
Blending historical grandeur with modern opulence, this stunning 8-bedroom residence has its origins in the 1600s. Enveloped in a traditional sandstone facade, Woodhall House has been tastefully renovated over fourteen years by the current owners, seamlessly melding its authentic charm with contemporary comforts. Woodhall boasts many original features, such as plasterwork ceilings from 1630, flagstones, parquet flooring and six resplendent fireplaces. A bespoke Michael Hart kitchen, hand-painted ceilings by the Bells and custom cabinetry amplify its magnificence. The renovation, led by respected Edinburgh architect, Lorn Macneal, has secured numerous prestigious accolades while the outstanding interior design has also attracted industry recognition and featured in several magazines.
Set on 7.8 acres, Woodhall House is an oasis in the heart of the city. The Water of Leith serenely meanders through its meticulously designed gardens, replete with wildflower meadows, mature trees and an ornamental rockery. An oak pergola draped in wisteria and roses provides an idyllic setting for alfresco activities. Beyond its aesthetic allure, the estate is equipped with a number of amenities such as a floodlit tennis court, a children’s playground featuring a treehouse and zip-line, a rejuvenating hot tub and a state-of-the-art triple garage with EV-charging.
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