1 of 10 Highclere Castle is the set of Downton Abbey, ITV's flagship period drama. It has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679 and was the birthplace of 5th Earl George Herbert. The castle has 11 bedrooms on the first floor and somewhere between 40 and 50 on the others, one of which was used as an operating theatre during World War 1. This property is recorder in the Doomsday Book and has roughly 1,000 acres of land. Findaproperty Highclere Castle is the set of Downton Abbey, ITV's flagship period drama. It has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679 and was the birthplace of 5th Earl George Herbert. The castle has 11 bedrooms on the first floor and somewhere between 40 and 50 on the others, one of which was used as an operating theatre during World War 1. This property is recorder in the Doomsday Book and has roughly 1,000 acres of land. Findaproperty This property in Surrey is owned by the family of Sheikh al Maktoum and has been on the property market for years after he refuses to settle for less than the £73million asking price. Updown court is set in a 58-acre estate an includes five swimming pools, cinema, bowling alley and a helipad. It also has 103 rooms - 22 of which are en-suite bedrooms - and is larger that Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court together. Rightmove Franchuk Villa can be found in Kensington is owned by renowned philanthropist, Elena Franchuk who is also a good friend of Sir Elton John. The villa boasts 10 bedrooms, a cinema, sauna and a panic room spanning over five floors. It also has an underground swimming pool as part of a £10 million renovation. Rightmove After being empty for nearly a decade, the 65-room Georgian mansion in Highgate was finally bought by Yelena Baturina, wife of the former Mayor of Moscow. For an initial £50million and a further £40million renovation, the price of the property will be worth well over £95million. It is reported that both Queen Elizabeth II and her sister visited Witanhurt frequently when they were princesses in the 1930s. Bloomberg The home of the Churchill family for the past three hundred years is extremely important to British history. It is allegedly worth around £100million however, with such history, the family is unlikely to ever sell it after being the birthplace of both Winston Churchill and the Duke of Marlborough. thepropertymarket This neo-classical mansion in north London's most expensive road, Bishops avenue is what locals call Millionaire's Row. This property has a 12 bedrooms and was built by a Turkish industrialist. It was sold in 2008 for £50 million to Kazakh billionaire, Hourieh Peramaa who reportedly spent a further £30 million on renovating the property. The property is now valued at £105 million. rightmove The penthouse suit of this illustrious property is spread over three floors in the UK's most expensive apartment. The buy is reportedly Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov who bought the the top two floors of the development and plans to knock them through to make a super-apartment. Akhmetov also reportedly paid the full sum in cash, although this cannot be confirmed. rightmove This grade II-listed property in Henley-on-Thames was sold earlier this year for a record breaking £140 million to an undisclosed buyer. The property have 30,000 square feet of living space and boasts 200 acres of park-lands including cottages, stables and a boat house. findaproperty Situated on 'Billionaire's Row', where the average price of a property is £18.2million, this property was originally the Egyptian and Russian embassies. They were purchased and knocked together just before the turn of the millennia and it was bought by steel mogul, Lakshmi Mittal who paid a paltry £57 million in 2004. Rightmove Roman Abramovich is on track to owning the most expensive residential property in the UK, buying the nine flats in London's Lowndes Square. The Chelsea Football Club owner is hoping to turn the property into a 'super mansion' which will eventually be worth around £150 million. Abramovich has reportedly spent £15-25million on the properties in total so far. virgin
Following on from Rightmove's publishing of the most viewed properties in England, we thought we'd take a stab at finding the ten most expensive residential homes in the UK.
Rightmove are saying that people are consoling themselves with "property porn" because they cannot afford to move.
Miles Shipside the commercial director, said: "Now that we're struggling, maybe it's a bit of relief, with people thinking 'I can't get there yet, but I can still dream.' So it's providing a diversion from people's current circumstances."
The cheapest property on our list is a paltry £72million, but shouldn't be sniffed at as it's the set of ITV period drama, Downton Abbey.
So get your wallet ready and let's take a look at some of Britain's most expensive properties.