This week’s quirky properties are special
We all love peeking inside quirky properties and in this week’s round-up we explore some of the most unusual properties on Rightmove.
Whether you want to live like a king in a West Midlands manor house, party like a real chocolate-lover or peek inside a gold-plated fairytale mansion in Surrey, this blog post has a little something for everyone…
This 17th century manor house takes home security to another level as it’s surrounded by features you’re more likely to see on Game of Thrones.
Peddimore Hall in the West Midlands will make you feel like medieval royalty, arriving home via a drawbridge which sits above a double moat.
The five-bedroom property, which boasts almost four acres of land, is so rare it has been named a scheduled ancient monument because of its archaeological importance.
A moated manor house has been on the site since 1281, although the current property was built in 1659.
The house comprises 3,628 sq ft of living space and is approached over the drawbridge.
It’s retained several period features such as large sandstone fireplaces, oak ceiling beams, pull cable doorbells and solid wood latch-handle doors.
Rightmove property expert Miles Shipside said: “This is a marvellous property and some of the craftsmanship and artisanship of the period features inside are quite remarkable.
“It almost doesn’t seem right to park a car on the driveway, you feel a horse and carriage might be more befitting of the property.”
A spokesperson for Knight Frank said: “Peddimore hall is a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed manor encircled by a double moat, dating from the 13th century. A concentric double moat is a comparatively rare example of this type of moated site.
“The current brick structure was built in 1659 on the rectangular site of an earlier homestead. The house has been modernised to a high standard and retains many of the period features. The property is approached via a drawbridge over its double moated perimeter.”
This property is listed for sale with Knight Frank.
Chocolate lovers can feast their eyes on this two-bedroom apartment, housed in the former Terry’s Chocolate factory.
The art deco building, which has been re-branded as The Residence, was opened by the Terry family in 1926 and spawned famous brands such as Chocolate Orange and All Gold chocolates.
The factory closed in 2005, but the Grade II-listed building has since been converted into new flats.
This spacious third-floor apartment is perfect for modern living and offers uninterrupted southerly views across the open spaces of the Peace Gardens, the Knavesmire and beyond.
Every room benefits from exceptional natural light levels, enhanced by the impressive picture windows which also take full advantage of the stunning green views.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “I would definitely have enjoyed living in the building when it was a working chocolate factory, but this opportunity is the next best thing.
“The building itself is beautifully constructed and I’m sure chocolate lovers will be able to taste the rich history there.”
This property is listed for sale with Carter Jonas.
This stunningly majestic mansion nestled in the heart of the English countryside was decorated by the same man who restored Buckingham Palace.
One of the most striking features of this incredibly decadent property is the hand-painted 24 karat gold leaf that Peter Stoff created on the ornate ceiling of the gold-plated 50ft galleried ballroom.
If that isn’t enough to take your breath away, this nine-bedroom mega-mansion also boasts three acres of manicured grounds, a Kid’s Kingdom playground and a driveway big enough for an entire fleet of super cars.
Pinewood House, which is a Grade II-listed Jacobean-style mansion dating back to 1880, also offers a library, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a cinema, a gym, a sauna and a steam room.
The unique dining room is dedicated to the famous poem “Paradise Lost” by John Milton, while the house is also kitted out with air conditioning and under-floor heating, dozens of hidden loudspeakers and motion sensors programmed to turn on the lights as you go from room to room.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “There has seemingly been no expense spared or detail overlooked in transforming this property into one of the most remarkable on the market.
“From a gold-plated ballroom to an adventure playground for the children, this home really is the best of British.”
This property is listed for sale with Sotheby’s International Realty.
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