Was yours one of the most viewed homes this summer? Let’s go, ‘Through the keyhole’

As chartered surveyors we view the outside – and insides – of hundreds of properties every year.  

Everyone’s obsessed with property. Which is why this article particularly caught our attention in Property Investor Today, this week. 

The online property portal Rightmove has revealed the five most viewed properties on its website this summer. And it’s quite a list. 

Miles Shipside, property expert at Rightmove, comments: “There’s no getting away from the fact that, as a nation, we’re completely obsessed with property. Our homes have become more important than ever before this year, and it’s fascinating to see which properties have captured the imagination of Rightmove users this summer.” 

1.    Green Acres, Benfleet Road – 5-bed detached house. Valued at: £9.5m 

Described as the ultimate party pad for adults, this sprawling 32,000 sq ft mansion is kitted out with two indoor swimming pools, whilst the basement resembles a Las Vegas casino. 

The property boasts life-size waxworks of Batman and Superman, who guard the entrance to the home theatre. There’s a ten-seater jacuzzi, two saunas, two lifts, an 18-seater cinema, a private dance floor and a floodlit tennis court with its very own pavilion. 

2.    Tregeare Estate, Launceston, Cornwall – 5-bed detached house. Valued at: £4.5m 

A Grade II-listed, Palladian-style mansion set in an ‘exceptional’ private country estate that’s surrounded by stunning parkland and a ‘glorious’ sweeping driveway. Situated in 215 acres of private land in the unspoilt countryside of North Cornwall, this five-bedroom behemoth also has a working farm and equestrian facilities. 

3.    Grand Lodge, Horsey Lane, Longdon, Staffordshire – 5-bed detached house. Valued at: 2.5m 

A stunning five-bedroom country home, effortlessly mixes period character with modern character. The Grade II-listed residence is tucked away in the Staffordshire countryside and feels as close as you’ll get to a 21st century castle.  

The home also boasts stables for horse lovers, while outdoor adventurers will be pleased to hear that Cannock Chase, an area designated as a Place of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can trek, cycle and run, is just around the corner. 

4.    Restronguet, Mylor, Falmouth, Cornwall – 4-bed detached house, Valued at: £3m 

This Cornish gem is a ‘truly magical’ waterside getaway that features panoramic, 180-degree vistas of the water and the countryside beyond. Situated on a hilltop, the tranquil home comes with a one-bedroom guest cottage – designed in the ‘New England’ style to give an enchanting feel. 

According to Rightmove, the ‘charmingly cosy’ property is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and even comes with its own stone quay. 

5.    Golant, Fowey, Cornwall – 7-bed detached house. Valued at: £2.25m 

The Old Sawmills in Cornwall is where Oasis recorded their debut album Definitely, Maybe and the iconic studio has also hosted the likes of Stone Roses, The Verve and Muse. The historic seven-bedroom property is a unique waterside home that’s only accessible via boat or by foot. 

“If you have to ask the price, you probably can’t afford it,” says Zah Azeem, Partner at Scrivener Tibbatts. “If these were the top five most viewed properties online it begs the question, ‘Hasn’t anyone got something better to do with their time?’ It appears not!  

“We can all blame Covid-19 for that, as well.” 

If you would like to discuss something related to a valuation please contact Zah via email at zah@scrivenertibbatts.co.uk or call 020 8947 7040.