Whether you are thinking of moving to Manhattan or Tunbridge Wells, here are 11 of the best townhouses on the market.
1. Gloucester Gate, Regent’s Park
As townhouses go, this one overlooking Regent’s Park is pretty outrageous. With eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and a separate two-bed mews house, you certainly won’t be struggling for space. The interiors are grand and impressive, and the views over Regent’s Park make this magnificent property that much more desirable, but it’ll cost you. Available through John D Wood & Co for £12.95m.
2. Westhall, Cheltenham
This Georgian estate consists of a five-bed house, gated entrance and half an acre of grounds. With a Grade II listing, and a prime location in the south west of Cheltenham, this townhouse is perfect for anyone wanting to leave London, but not cities all together. The interiors are elegant and well presented, with spacious rooms and lovely windows. Available through Savills for £1.895m.
3. Lion House, Barnes
Lion House is a lovely family home in Barnes, overlooking the green. Charming original features are dotted around this period property, which is comprised of four bedrooms, three reception rooms and three bathrooms. It’s easy to forget you are in London in this lovely property. Available through Knight Frank for £3.35m.
4. Ovington Square, Knightsbridge
This Ovington Square townhouse has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two reception rooms and a rare addition of a small but pretty garden. Located just moments from Harrods and Knightsbridge, you are in the centre of the city, with some of the best restaurants, shopping and culture London has to offer. Available through Strutt & Parker for £6.75m.
5. 106 East 71st Street, New York
There can’t be many people who didn’t fall in love with Carrie Bradshaw’s brownstone home in Sex and the City. As townhouses go, that one is pretty iconic. So if you are among the fans of the Sex and the City’s real estate, you’ll love this 25ft renovated limestone mansion. Set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just round the corner from Park Avenue, the location couldn’t be better. And the house isn’t too shabby either with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a grand spiral staircase. Oh and did we mention the roof terrace has views of Central Park? Available through Christie’s International Realty for $32,500,000. (N.B since publishing, this house has been sold, so here’s another great New York townhouse)
6. Crossways, Suffolk
This eight-bed Victorian town house is beautifully presented, with over 7,000sq/ft of space and a lovely landscaped walled garden. Perfect for families looking to relocate to the charming Suffolk town, this home is a stone’s throw from the high street. Inside, there’s also a gym, wine store and butler’s kitchen, should you need. Available through Jackson – Stops & Staff for £1.3m.
7. 6 Eton Terrace, Edinburgh
Set in the heart of Dean Valley, New Town Conservation Area, the location of this stylish Edinburgh townhouse couldn’t be better. With three bedrooms, two reception rooms, a west facing walled garden and stunning and chic interiors, what’s not to like?. Available through Savills for £1.2m.
8. Carlyle Square, Chelsea
This Chelsea townhouse is as luxurious as they come. From marble bathrooms, to a roof terrace and opulent cinema room, there’s not much more we could ask for. Oh and the house consists of six bedrooms, five reception rooms, and seven bathrooms. You’ll also gain access to the Carlyle Square communal gardens, which in itself is worth a hefty portion of the price tag. Available through Knight Frank for £18.75m.
9. Burlington House, Tunbridge Wells
Looking for a family home in Tunbridge Wells? This could be the one for you. Located in the village area of Tunbridge Wells, near the historic high street, this lovely property has a great location. The interiors could do with a little work though. Available through Hamptons International for £750,000.
10. Langton Street Townhouse, Chelsea
Set between Chelsea’s King’s Road and Fulham Road, is this impressive property. With five bedrooms, two reception rooms, and a garden (a rarity in London, let alone Chelsea), the unusual layout and design make this an interesting family home. Available through Aylesford for £3.75m.
11. Trafalgar House, Lymington
This Grade II listed townhouse can be found in the charming Hampshire town of Lymington. The interiors are lovely and elegant, and the property affords lovely views across the Isle of Wight and Lymington River from the top floor. Available through Spencers New Forest for £1.25m.
Found the perfect townhouse? The work starts here. John Thursfield, the managing director of Broseley London, tells us how to add value and style to your home:
- Create as much volume and space as possible – open plan with dividers works well.
- Lighting makes a huge difference. Get a professional in to help make the best of your natural light with mirrors and lamps.
- Spend your budget on the best equipment. Taps and showers are more important than the bath, basin or loo.
- Never skim on the finish of your house. Make sure all of your materials and finishes are top notch and fitted by skilled builders and craftsmen.
- Wood and polished concrete floors with rugs are popular and practical, but make sure you choose a good quality wood, and get it laid by an expert. Avoid carpet – moths love them.
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