From stunning luxury penthouses and contemporary builds in London, to imaginatively renovated Victorian properties and remote loch-side homes in Scotland, here is our round-up of the hottest properties and most stunning homes the UK market has to offer.
View from the South Penthouse across London | Courtesy The Heron
The Heron’s South Penthouse
Occupying the 35th and 36th floors of London’s The Heron development, the luxury South Penthouse comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception rooms. Double-height spaces and floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer spectacular views of the city of London. Fittings like Sahara Noir marble floors, sleek Boffi kitchens and Gaggeneau appliances make for a stylish uber-modern space. Residents also enjoy access to The Heron’s private club which includes lounge areas, a bar, screening rooms, a gym, a beautiful landscaped rooftop garden and an ‘indoor outdoor’ space with a retractable roof, allowing residents to enjoy an al fresco view regardless of the weather.
This coastal loch-side period property is located in the tiny township of Kingsburgh a few miles from Portree on the beautiful Isle of Sky. It boasts over 3,000 square feet set within 2.5 acres of land and features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three receptions rooms as well as stunning views of Loch Snizort and the sea beyond. A rustic, yet modern design, the property also boasts a gorgeous morning room and beautiful French doors leading to a loch-side terraced area. The property includes a boathouse that has been fully outfitted as a self-catering cottage and can be purchased for an additional sum
This stunning renovation of a huge former Victorian factory in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire was restored according to designs by talented designer Nicholas Hamilton, the end result of which led Hugh Pearman, architecture critic for The Sunday Times, to describe the property as ‘jaw-droppingly splendid’. An open plan kitchen and living area, which includes a guest bedroom and shower room, forms the ground floor of the property while a stylish suspended steel staircase leads to the first floor, complete with master bedroom and reception room, and a further mezzanine level. A basement currently utilised as an office space is included as are secluded decked gardens on each level of the property.
An award-winning property located in the picturesque Welsh seaside village of Abersoch, Cilgeraint is a stunning, contemporary beachside house boasting two full-width terraces and breath-taking panoramic views of Abersoch’s charming harbour and Cardigan Bay beyond. Built into the cliff-side, the three-floor property features a natural sedum roof and huge windows that emphasize the view, giving Cilgeraint a spacious, airy feel. Two master bedrooms, two double rooms and four en-suite bathrooms are included along with an open-plan living space. A clean, contemporary theme reigns through the house, with stylish touches like American walnut flooring and a state-of-the-art Rako mood lighting system.
Constantine Bay, a surfer’s paradise a few miles out of Padstow in north Cornwall, is home to this beautiful, new property. Designed by the award-winning architect firm Harrison Sutton Partnership, the four bedroom, two-floor house features pastel coloured wood panelling and a roof made from locally sourced natural Delabole slate, keeping with the property’s coastal location. The inside is furnished with beautiful, modern kitchen that comes equipped with an electric Aga oven and Miele and Bosch appliances. Located just 400 yards from the sea and close to the Trevose Golf and Country Club, the property has charming front and rear terraces.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, currently one of London’s most trendy neighbourhoods, this stylish urban loft is perfect for creative, young professionals. Set over the third floor of a renovated former warehouse on bustling Shoreditch High Street, it sits at 3,000 square feet of space. The loft apartment features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large study/office area. A chic, industrial kitchen is connected to a large, airy living room while windows on all sides of the property make use of natural light. The loft’s enviable location is close to Shoreditch’s many popular bars, restaurants and boutiques.
Based in the charming village of Hertford Heath, this unique property is an imaginative conversion of a Grade II listed Victorian water tower set over three floors that makes creative use of the building’s cylindrical form. A stunning American oak spiral staircase forms the centrepiece of the property leading from the ground floor with a kitchen and dining room, to the large sitting room on the second floor, and a third floor with two bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. The original features of the tower are stylishly combined with modern fixtures and comforts, and the property includes a detached garage built in the same style.
Located in a stunning location near beautiful Edinburgh Castle in the city’s historic Old Town, this beautiful apartment dates back to 1892 and was designed by famed Scottish architect Sydney Mitchell. Just minutes from the Princes Street and Royal Mile, the apartment looks out over Princes Street Gardens and includes a spacious and stylish kitchen, three bedrooms equipped with their own en-suite bath or shower rooms. The sitting and dining rooms are gorgeous, and inviting, while a study comes complete with its own balcony. Residents also have access to Ramsay Garden’s beautiful landscaped gardens.
Built into the slopes of Helsby Hill just outside the lovely village of Helsby, the owner of Steppingstone built the stunning property with the intention of creating a secluded, contemporary home fitted with state-of-the-art technology and a neo-modern architectural theme. The lower ground floor of the property – currently home to a sports bar, gym and two guest suites – is built below original ground level, though size and clever use of natural light ensure the floor feels spacious. A further three floors include bedrooms, a modern kitchen and living space and a library and luxury additions include an indoor swimming pool and sauna and the property’s very own helipad.
Fans of medieval history will delight in this stunning six bedroomed, Grade II listed country house in the heart of the Welsh village Bronllys, sitting on the same land as a former motte-and-bailey Norman castle. Full of rural charm, the huge property encompasses 16 acres and includes an original stone keep, a two bedroom cottage, two bedroom barn conversion, two bedroom coach house and a river running through it. Currently, the main cottage – which features a spacious entrance hall with sash windows and original floorboards, and a drawing room with a wood burning fireplace and views of the castle – is divided into two apartments but can be easily restored into one house.