Rightmove’s Most-Viewed Properties Are Not Your Ordinary Homes

Rightmove'S Most-Viewed Properties Are Not Your Ordinary Homes

Time spent in lockdown has forced much of the British public to rethink their priorities; this has meant setting their sights on more spacious properties to allow them to work, play, and generally spend more time enjoying the homes they live in.

It seems a year and a half with life more or less “on hold” has not put a dampener on the dreams of many who want to own a home in the UK. When taking a look at the top-viewed properties on Rightmove, it is an extremely ambitious list, to say the least.

“We’ve seen the busiest ever first half of a year in 2021, and while much has changed in the housing market, the nation’s obsession with property and searching for their dream home has stayed the same,” said Tim Bannister, director of property data at Rightmove.

“From vast open views over Lake Windermere to an Essex mansion complete with a private gym and equestrian centre, it’s clear the luxury end of the market is still piquing the nation’s interest.”

You would expect the most-viewed properties in Rightmove’s listings to be homes those viewing them can afford to buy; things seem to have headed the opposite way as of late. Unless you have between £2.5 million and £30 million burning a hole in your back pocket, Rightmove’s top-viewed properties simply will not fit in your price range!

Here is a quick overview of the properties on Rightmove that are getting the most attention from the British public right now:

  • Five-bedroom waterfront property, Lake Windermere, £2.4m: First up, this year’s most heavily drooled-over property so far is a fantastic Lake District pile with five bedrooms and an asking price of £2.4 million. It boasts some of the most fantastic views on all sides and even has its own slipway, opening the door to a world of fun on the water. After all, anyone able to afford a home like this can probably afford a decent handful of water toys, too.
  • Five-bedroom mansion, Essex, £15m: Stepping things up significantly price-wise, this is a five-bedroom house situated on its own premium plot of 52 acres of private land. The fabulously traditional exterior masks a super modern 10-car underground car park, complete with its own electric lift and turntable for easy access. Not to mention a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and all the usual refinements.
  • Five-bedroom mansion, Cornwall, £2.5m: Anyone setting their sights on the southwest should definitely consider this idyllic Cornish property, which boasts breathtaking views over Restronguet Creek. With its five bedrooms and £2.5 million price tag, it is the first time this particular property has ever been put up for sale publicly.
  • Ten-bedroom mansion, Surrey, £30m: If five bedrooms simply won’t cut it, why not pick up the most expensive home currently listed on Rightmove? For the modest price of just £30 million, you can bag yourself a Surrey estate with 10 bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, and pretty much everything else you could ever wish for.
  • Ten-bedroom mansion, Devon, £5.95m: There is another 10-bedroom dream estate listed on Rightmove with an asking price of a meagre £5.95 million. If you have ever dreamed of living in a home with an interior not dissimilar to that of Downton Abbey, now is your chance. Only if you’ve got the cash to cough up for such an idyllic pad!