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Discover our definitive selection of luxury real estate in the UK: castles and mansions, modern luxury homes, top UK penthouses for sale
Picturesque patchwork fields, white cliffs and rolling green hills, fairytale forests, and even azure seasides. In the United Kingdom, you can have it all. With vibrant modern cosmopolitan cities, bordering numerous, chocolate-box villages with diverse-but-inevitably-gorgeous architecture and some of the best mansions and castles for sale in the UK, every enchanting aspect of the country entices you to consider one of the multiple luxury real estates within the United Kingdom as a new home.
The property market of the British Isles in 2020-2021 is extensive and stunning; you will find real estate ranging from large medieval gothic castles for sale in the UK to Tudor, Victorian, or Art Deco mansions, as well as contemporary newly built apartments.
Extraordinary living: top castles and mansions for sale in the UK
Let’s be honest. Most of us would love to own a castle. But if you were asked to describe your perfect one, what would it look like? Perhaps the castle you envision would be similar to a classic, historical, English castle near London or would resemble old, Scottish, stone castles with a moat and towers? Or maybe your ideal castle is less ancient and you dream of Irish or Welsh modern castle-style homes? If you are feeling ambitious, there are even derelict castles and ruins available for sale and redevelopment.
Whether your personal geographical preferences are Ireland, England, Wales, or Scotland you’re certain to find plenty of fantastic castles for sale in the UK.
While prices can reach US$13M for an entire castle, more affordable and cheaper options to live in a castle also exist; some country estates allow one to buy an apartment within British palaces and castles.
Worth noting: buying a castle can become a lucrative investment, as many of them have been converted into castle-like hotels and are listed for sale all around the UK.
Living in London, Oxford, and Cambridge: the best authentic, luxury homes for sale in the UK
London, Oxford, and Cambridge are famous throughout the UK and the world. These three cities have garnered much of the popularity, fame, and prestige of the country. The last two cities certainly are pearls in the crown of British culture as well as in the UK property market.
As university cities consisting largely of colleges associated with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, these two, long-time rivals enjoy an excellent combination of modern and historical architecture, which is reflected in the luxury real estate listed for sale in this part of the UK. You can buy historical, gated, 10-30 bedroom mansions or new, modern mansions--all situated in the same neighborhood. The market is so diverse, in fact, that you may chance to find the region’s largest or the smallest castle listed for sale nearby in the countryside.
While the ongoing competition between Oxford and Cambridge has yet to reach a definitive conclusion as to which city or university is the best, London's reputation as one of the world's most important cultural and financial hubs is conclusive.
When buying luxury real estate within the UK capital, the west and north sides of the city deserve special consideration. A variety of high-end residential areas such as Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge, and posh Belgravia on the west side as well as Hampstead and affordable Islington in the north all have much to offer the savvy buyer. Still, it should be reiterated that west London offers the best luxury homes and mansions for sale within the whole UK; it is where the majority of castle-like, stately homes and millionaire mega-mansions have always been located.
If you are more into a measured, seaside lifestyle--yet close to a big city--we highly recommend taking a closer look at either Brighton or the Kent County, southeast of London, where you can also easily find coastal luxury homes, mansions, and even castles for sale: exemplary representatives of the UK property market.
Living in the British countryside: more gorgeous, luxury real estate for sale in the UK
Who isn’t charmed by the British countryside? The stunningly picturesque landscapes of rural Britain include period architecture from the Tudor, Edwardian, and Victorian eras in England. Typically, the pace and style of life there is unhurried, measured, and teaches one to enjoy every day in any weather condition. As locals like to say, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
The British countryside is vast and culturally and geographically diverse. Seaside Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset to the west; charming Windsor, Surrey, and Berkshire slightly west of London; Southampton to the south; and lovely Essex and Norfolk to the northeast of the capital. Whichever English county you choose while searching for luxury homes and mansions for sale in the UK, you will definitely find something to your taste.
Luxury real estate agents offer a wide selection of UK properties/prices currently on the market. On JamesEdition alone, properties available range from luxury, beachfront and country family homes with pools to cheaper yet still luxury homes, mansions, and even log cabins. List prices of items for sale including castles, mansions, and homes in the UK range from US$495K to US$99M.
Last but not least, when buying a home in the United Kingdom, we also recommend considering cities like Bath near the UK capital, northern Manchester and Liverpool, central Birmingham, and western Bristol.