The most virtually viewed homes for sale in the UK

Updated on 02 June 2020 | 0 Comments

From sprawling country estates to plush penthouses, these are the attention-grabbing homes we’ve been lusting after during lockdown...

The long days of lockdown have given us plenty of time to fantasise about our ideal next home.

Many of us have been whiling away our hours online, eyeing up everything from affordable family houses to sprawling million-pound mansions we can only dream of calling home.

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With social distancing restrictions halting most physical viewings, OnTheMarket has been providing virtual 3D tours of some of the UK’s most enviable houses.

Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, said: “It’s interesting, although unsurprising, that consumer engagement with virtual tours has risen considerably since the beginning of lockdown.”

“OnTheMarket has received millions of visits each week and we believe millions of people have continued seriously searching for their next home throughout.”

Let's discover which desirable dwellings topped the list of the most virtually viewed homes during lockdown...

10. Glencruitten House, Argyll and Bute, £975,000

This regal residence is surrounded by breathtaking rural vistas. Image: OnTheMarket

Nestled amid the scenic surroundings of Oban in Scotland's Argyll and Bute, this sprawling country estate comes with no end of panoramic views, not to mention stunning landscaped gardens.

Complete with a vaulted ceiling, the spectacular library is the star of the show. Image: OnTheMarket

As well as plenty of regal reception rooms, it offers an impressive 13 bedrooms, plus a stunning first-floor library complete with gorgeous wood panelling and stained-glass windows.

9. Four-bedroom retreat, Outer Hebrides, £325,000

When it comes to remote residences, it doesn't get much better than this. Image: OnTheMarket

If rural vistas in every direction are on your list of must-haves, look no further than this contemporary gem in North Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides.

The minimalist property comes with four large bedrooms, making it the ideal family home or holiday bolthole.

Inside, swathes of windows frame breathtaking views. Image: OnTheMarket

The design's pièce de résistance comes in the form of a vaulted open-plan living area, with a cathedral-style window that spans the full height of the house.

8. Plush penthouse, London, £16,250,000

Overlooking the hustle and bustle, the city pad is ideally located. Image: OnTheMarket

This spectacular penthouse for sale in Charing Cross is packed with urban wow-factor, commanding impressive 360-degree views of the London skyline.

Luxury finishes abound throughout the interior. Image: OnTheMarket

Highlights include enviable views from the gorgeous roof terraces, in addition to four sizeable bedrooms, sleek fixtures and a concierge service.

7. Five-bedroom converted mill, Shropshire, £500,000

The former industrial building has undergone a stunning transformation. Image: OnTheMarket

Situated in Oswestry, Shropshire, this converted mill is steeped in history and comes with an array of original features, including exposed brickwork, timbers and roof trusses.

Split-level living makes this the ideal multi-generational home. Image: OnTheMarket

There’s also a log-burner and slate hearth for extra cosiness and charm, while the property's five generous bedrooms offer plenty of space to stretch out.

6. Charming thatched cottage, Devon, £550,000

The quaint country home comes with a generous garden. Image: OnTheMarket

This adorable three-bedroom cottage in rural Devon, complete with a thatched roof, oozes traditional charm.

It offers the best of both worlds in terms of location, occupying an idyllic countryside spot that's just five miles away from bustling Exeter.

The kitchen features rustic exposed beams and period windows. Image: OnTheMarket

Highlights include the home's beautiful exposed beams, converted stable and detached office pod for homeworking, not to mention six acres of land with no end of potential.

5. Converted water tower, West Sussex, £850,000

The grand turreted home has no end of wow-factor. Image: OnTheMarket

This extraordinary home conversion was carried out carefully over a number of years, resulting in a unique dwelling that makes the perfect flexible family residence.

The interior includes no end of airy, open living areas. Image: OnTheMarket

The spiral staircases, arrow windows and rooftop terrace are just a few of our favourite features, while four bedrooms offer ample space for everyone.

Situated in a sublime rural location in Colgate, West Sussex, the property also comes with one-and-a-half acres of land to play with.

4. Bunsley Bank Farm, Cheshire, £995,000

The traditional farmhouse occupies an enviable rural location. Image: OnTheMarket

Offering four bedrooms, numerous outbuildings, a detached holiday cottage and 13.5 acres, this impressive smallholding is situated near the quaint Cheshire village of Audlem.

The country-style kitchen is the perfect place to cook up as storm. Image: OnTheMarket

The ideal country escape, the farmhouse's rustic interior includes characterful wood flooring, a log-burning fireplace and an authentic range cooker in the kitchen, as well as gorgeous views of the rolling hills.

3. Three-bedroom new build, Kent, £285,000

This stylish home could be the perfect first step on the property ladder. Image: OnTheMarket

This end-of-terrace home in Gillingham, Kent is the cheapest offering from OnTheMarket’s list of the most virtually viewed homes, but it's no less enticing.

Living spaces include a contemporary kitchen and airy reception rooms. Image: OnTheMarket

The contemporary three-bedroom property has light-filled interiors, modern decor and generously sized rooms. Plus, it’s not beyond the reach of first-time buyers’ wallets.

2. Chalfont Manor, Buckinghamshire, £8,250,000

Scalloped brickwork and topiary hedges make a big first impression. Image: OnTheMarket

A shortage of space will never be a problem again in this roomy 12-bedroom mansion, situated in the village of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.

The Tudor-style estate recently underwent a £5 million refurb, resulting in a luxurious, high-spec home complete with a swimming pool and wine cellar.

The spectacular home cinema is decked out with plush tiered seating. Image: OnTheMarket

We can’t get enough of the plush entertainment complex, which comprises a games room, office and a £1 million award-winning home cinema.

1. Six-bedroom townhouse, London, £28,000,000

This stylish city home is a rare find in the capital. Image: Rokstone, Marylebone via OnTheMarket

The most-viewed property on OnTheMarket’s list comes in the form of a six-bedroom townhouse in London’s swanky Belgravia district.

In the basement, there's even a luxurious lap pool. Image: Rokstone, Marylebone via OnTheMarket

This newly renovated Georgian home comes with a whole host of luxe amenities, including a gym, swimming pool and cinema room, plus lift access to every level.

However, in the space-starved capital, it's the property's expansive garden and balcony that we reckon will tempt house-hunters.

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