Give your car the home it deserves…
1. Perfect for space saving in London – a double garage for your multiple sports cars.
5 bed in London, £11M – Hamptons
2. How would you like to live in the previous home of a car legend…Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson grew up here!
4 bed in Doncaster, £595K – Jackson-Stops & Staff
3. This unique home comes with a spectacular two-storey 13, 000 sq ft contemporary vintage car museum – what more could you want?
7 bed in West Yorkshire , £4.5M – Beadnall & Copley
4. The sheer size of this church conversion allows ample space for showcasing car and motorbike collections.
4 bed in Uxbridge, POA – Chewton Rose
5. This central London home includes a garage large enough for not one but four limousines. However, it is also the most expensive property on the market in the UK.
21 bed in London, £90M – Messila Residential
7. A garage your car deserves…and no walking in the rain to get to the house.
4 bed in London, £19.8M – Charles McDowell
8. Something more appropriate for the countryside…we love this open-bay double car port in Tunbridge Wells.
5 bed in Kent, £2.75M – Knight Frank
9. Every car fan deserves a driveway with a view and this truly grand house also offers an underground garage to keep your beloved safe.
12 bed in Aberdeenshire, £2M – Savills
10. A true luxury for your car…it’s very own home in the highly sought after area of Kensington.
Garage in Kensington, £300,000 – Foxtons
Ever dream of living in a castle? Now is your chance. Here is our pick of castles for sale that could be your next home. Ranging from £220,000 to £16M there is quite a variety to choose from.
1. A French Renaissance castle – need we say more.
8 bed in Paris, France, £2,2M – Home Hunts
2. A real rural retreat awaits you in this magnificent castle steeped in history.
8 bed in The West of Ireland, £5.3M – Ganly Walters
3. This French castle with extensive landscaped gardens definitely has the wow factor.
16 bed in Auvergne, France, £2.4M – Groupe Mercure
4. Westbury Castle is Tudor-Gothic style. Wings of this great estate can be purchased separately.
14 bed in Prestatyn, £1,56M – Beresford Adams
5. Original and quaint castle living is offered in this semi-fortified, late 16th c. residence ready to move into.
3 bed in Argyll And Bute, £375,000 – Knight Frank
6. Having being built between 1901 and 1903, Carfield Castle underwent major restoration work in 2003 and is a superb Edwardian family home.
7 bed in Hertfordshire, £2,250,000 – Strutt & Parker
7. Your chance to run an authentic 15th century castle hotel.
25 bed in Sutherland, Scotland, £2,250,000 – Strutt & Parker
8. Built in the late 15th Century this castle still enjoys an idyllic setting and when restored it would be five stories tall.
Cupar, Scotland £220,000 – Smiths Gore
9. A one of a kind domain including a feudal castle from the 6th-7th centuries.
Dordogne, France £16.4M – Home Hunts
10. All getting a bit pricey? How about this castle entrance housing a stunning 4 bed.
4 bed in South Milford, £622,500 – Beadnall & Copley
Pregnant Kerry Katona has allegedly moved into a £3,000 a month mansion despite being declared bankrupt for a second time.
The singer is understood to be living in the five bedroom country home in Oxfordshire with her fiancé George Kay and her four children.
The gated property reportedly boasts five bathrooms and four reception rooms.
The Big Reunion star, who was previously married to Brian McFadden and Mark Croft – was first declared bankrupt in 2008.
She told the Telegraph last year: “Money’s an issue for me. I’m really weird around money. I feel like I have to pay and bought my husband [Mark Croft] whatever he wanted: he had a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, a Porsche.
“He kept changing them, but we always had a few cars at one time.”
Other country homes to rent in Oxfordshire:
The associated costs of buying a home are often overlooked in favour of the major expense, the house itself. It’s easy to come unstuck if you fail to budget along the way for these often hidden, one off costs.
Costs range from search fees to mortgage arrangement fees and can add up to thousands of pounds with many first-time buyers, in particular, getting caught out by the extra fees they will have to pay.
Here are some of the main costs associated with buying:
One of the largest chunks of money goes on Stamp Duty, which is charged at 3 per cent for properties valued at between £250,000 and £500,000. It compares to just 1 per cent for properties valued at between £125,000 and £250,000.
Fees on average tend to cost around £1,000 depending on the services you require for the purchase. Make sure that you get a quote upfront before the solicitor does any work as some will charge by the hour, while others will do the job for a set fee.
Lender related fees
There are then smaller costs that may need paying depending on what deal you have struck with your lender. These include valuation fees paid to a lender for checking the property is worth the amount they are lending and a booking fee for selecting a mortgage deal. A larger cost is likely to be a mortgage arrangement fee, which can run into several thousand pounds. However, a lender may offer some or all of these charges for free depending on the mortgage deal you have agreed and so it is worth checking on the details and shopping around.
You will also need to budget for a survey of the property and for searches for anything unusual about property. Searches are conducted via the Local Authorities and are designed to check whether there are any issues such as planning permissions or planned roadworks that are in motion that may effect the property. These tend to cost around £500 each, but it again depends on the scope of the survey required.
And don’t forget the all-important removal fees as these can also run into several thousand pounds depending on the services your require.
More information about buying a home can be found on the Zoopla website.
Our pick of top 10 Indoor Swimming Pools that will keep you going till the summer.
1. Best of both worlds…an indoor and outdoor pool in one.
8 bed in The Bishops Avenue, London, £16M – Bargets
2. The perfect escape…this pool is surrounded with giant screens so you can choose your surroundings.
5 bed in Belgravia, London, £12,250,000 – Knight Frank
3. The chandelier says it all.
11 bed in Cheshire, POA – Jackson-Stops & Staff
4. This ski chalet pool has a distinct party feel about it…and who doesn’t love a good pool party?
7 bed in Rhone Alpes, France £9.8M – Athena Advisors
5. We just love the ceiling over this pool.
7 bed in Loughborough, POA – Alexanders
6. The floor to ceiling glass makes this indoor pool feel like it’s outdoors.
5 bed in Liverpool, £2M – Savills
7. Fancy a pool party…then this pool is ideal complete with a bar in the water.
6 bed in Hatfield, £4,750,000 – Savills
8. This uniquely shaped pool is a nice change from the usual.
7 bed in Chelsea, £84,500 pcm – Prestige Capital Properties
9. A welcome surprise to find a pool underneath the floor of this 2 bed flat in London.
2 bed in Crouch End, £795,000 – Foxtons
10. How elegant – a welcome change from the typical pool.
9 bed in Surrey, £15M – Hamptons