From grand estates in Kent, to townhouses in London, these are the best Victorian villas in the UK right now…
1. Hall Place, Kent
Hall Place is a Grade II listed estate, overlooking a lake and the charming village of Leigh. The estate includes the main house, three cottages, two lodges, stables and 277 acres of land. Perfect for anyone looking for a project, as the interiors could do with modernising. Available through Strutt & Parker for £7.2m.
2. Ingleden Park House, Kent
Ingleden Park is a seven-bed property with 16th century origins. The house benefits from many period features such as open fireplaces, large sash windows and oak flooring. With 15.8 acres of lovely gardens and impressive views this would make a idyllic country home. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.75m.
3. Ashwood, Dumfries and Galloway
Ashwood is a deceptively spacious Victorian villa. There are five large bedrooms on the property’s first floor, as well as plenty of living space. There’s an added bonus when you head downstairs to the basement where you’ll find a sizeable workshop which could be renovated to suit your needs. Available through CKD Galbraith for £310,000.
4. Fernclyffe House, Tunbridge Wells
Fernclyffe House is a detached villa within walking distance of the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Alongside its 8 bedrooms, the property comes with a one bedroom apartment that has independent access, a perfect living space for teenagers or family members. The interiors are beautifully finished and outside there’s a swimming pool too. The house’s unique facade originates from locally quarried sandstone. Available through Knight Frank for £3.25m.
5. The Tower House, St John’s Wood
The recently refurbished Tower House, was built in 1850. The lower ground floor encompasses the kitchen, family room, terrace and landscaped garden, creating the illusion of spaciousness. A further lower level also plays host to a swimming pool, large gym, sauna and steam room. Available through Russell Simpson for £18.5m.
6. Avenue Road House, Middlesex
Avenue Road House is a classic example of Victorian architecture, featuring a double fronted exterior and an ornate verandah. Perfect for growing families, the property has six bedrooms, four reception rooms, and a further seventh room that could be turned into a nursery. The proximity to the deer inhabited Bushy Park makes for a wonderful retreat from city life. Available through Savills for £3.85m.
7. Draycott Place, Chelsea
Just off the King’s Road, Draycott Place is a period apartment complex that allows buyers to experience Victorian architecture in the heart of London. The property has 3 sizeable bedrooms that are all en-suite, and the simple interiors mean that you can move in straight away. Available through Foxtons for £3.7m.
8. Denmark House, Royston
Named after its original Danish owner who built the property in 1874, Denmark House is a four-bed Victorian home in Royston. As well as period characteristics like stained glass windows and chequered tile flooring, the property also has plenty of living space arranged over its four floors, perfect for entertaining guests. Available through Cheffins for £925,00.
9. Park Hill, Ealing
Park Hill is a detached Victorian-style home that’s situated on one of the most desirable roads in Ealing. The property comes with a host of features that would add convenience to family living such as a ground floor cloakroom, separate utility room, eight bedrooms, and a large cellar. Outside there’s a large garden (for London) and heated swimming pool. Available through Hamptons International for £4.5m.
10. Albion House, Devon
Albion House is the perfect option for buyers wanting a quieter pace of life; the six-bed detached property is situated on a private road. The spacious double drawing room and summer house are perfect for entertaining. The impressive views of the surrounding woodlands and valleys are an added bonus. Available through Savills for £795,000.