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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
This spectacular penthouse for sale in Charing Cross is packed with urban wow-factor, commanding impressive 360-degree views of the London skyline.
Highlights include enviable views from the gorgeous roof terraces, in addition to four sizeable bedrooms, sleek fixtures and a concierge service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We can’t get enough of the plush entertainment complex, which comprises a games room, office and a £1 million award-winning home cinema.
The most-viewed property on OnTheMarket’s list comes in the form of a six-bedroom townhouse in London’s swanky Belgravia district.
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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