Could YOU afford to buy England’s most expensive homes? Map shows the multimillion-pound mansions on sale across the country – with £75m Home Counties pad that once housed Napoleon’s family top of the list
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From a Buckinghamshire mansion that inspired M’s office in James Bond to a 21-bed Hampshire mega estate, these are Britain’s most expensive homes on sale.
But you’ll certainly need very deep pockets to afford them – with the priciest at £75million and the others making up the top five costing at least £60million.
Eight of the top ten are in London, with one of the exceptions being Denham Park in Buckinghamshire which once housed Napoleon’s brothers and is top of the list.
A six-bedroom ‘exceptionally luxurious’ Belgravia home and the Grade II-listed Hackwood Park in Hampshire are joint second, with both costing £65million.
Here, MailOnline shows you around the ten priciest homes on sale on Zoopla:
1) £75million – DENHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
This Buckinghamshire mansion in Denham once home to Emperor Napoleon’s brothers and Wall Street giant JP Morgan has hit the market for £75million.
King Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte, who reigned over Naples and Spain, and King Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte, who briefly reigned over Westphalia, lived at Denham Park for a year in the 1830s after their Emperor brother fell from power in 1814.
JP Morgan used the mansion as his English country retreat and in 1960, James Bond film franchise co-producer Harry Saltzman bought it and lived there for 17 years.
Not only did he use the palace as his office, cast and crew of the iconic Bond films rehearsed there and it also claimed that scenes from the films were shot on site.
The 28,000 square foot property boasts 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 12reception rooms as well as a 43 acres of parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
2) £65million – BELGRAVIA, LONDON
The second most expensive home on sale in Britain is a £65million six-bedroom terraced house on Grosvenor Crescent in Belgravia – but it is shrouded in secrecy.
A property listing from agents Mayfair Square states that the ‘client requires absolute privacy, therefore detailed information about this property is kept confidential’.
But it does describe the house as ‘exceptionally luxurious’, praising its ‘architectural grandeur, visionary utilization of space, and a refined custom interior design’.
The ‘timeless masterpiece’ is said by the agents to have been ‘renovated to the highest standards, featuring six bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom’.
The house also features ‘grand reception rooms, formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen and a separate presentation kitchen, luxury spa and health facility’.
3) £65million – BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE
A Grade II-listed mansion house and estate in Basingstoke is on sale for £65million, featuring a whopping 21 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and seven reception rooms.
The extraordinary property was built in 1683 and became the most expensive estate ever sold publicly on the market when it went for the same price in 2016.
Hackwood Park is on sale with Christie’s International and comes with a gym, sauna, outdoor and indoor pools, a library, stables, spa, tennis courts and staff quarters.
The estate dates back to the 13th century and also has a Grade II-listed stables and coach house, four estate cottages, a deer park, parkland, and ancient woodland.
Previous tenants include the Duke of Bolton, former attorney general Lord Westbury and Charles Hoare, one of the brothers who founded the British bank Hoares.
4) £63million – KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON
In fourth place is a £65million four-bedroom flat in London’s Knightsbridge. But there are no further details on the property from agent Luxury Living Homes International.
5) £60million – KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON
A stunning five-bedroom apartment at the exclusive One Hyde Park development in London’s Knightsbridge covering 9,000 sq ft is on sale for £60million.
The property, described as ‘exceptional’ by agents The Cloister, is said to have an ‘unparalleled range of services and amenities’ managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotels.
The building, designed by the Candy brothers, features a private cinema, private events room, squash court, gym, two private exercise studios and a 21-metre pool.
There is a Jacuzzi, two saunas, two steam rooms and two treatment rooms with ensuite relaxation rooms as well as underground parking and a wine cellar.
6) £45million – WESTMINSTER, LONDON
Sitting just outside the top five is an extraordinary £45million 19th century Grade II-listed house in Westminster with direct views overlooking Buckingham Palace.
The white Georgian stucco fronted property which has been newly refurbished and modernised features nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms across nearly 16,000 sq ft
It has three reception rooms with 14ft ceilings, plus a 2,000 sq ft master bedroom on the second floor including a walk-in dressing room and ensuite bathrooms.
The third and fourth floors feature a further six large bedrooms, while there is also a cinema room, kitchen, two studies, two private terraces and four cloakrooms.
The property has air conditioning and underfloor heating – and also benefits from a 10m swimming pool, sauna, massage and treatment room in the basement.
7) £45million – WESTMINSTER, LONDON
Another £45million property in Westminster on Buckingham Gate is in the top ten, boasting nearly 16,000 sq ft of space over seven floors refurbished in 2014.
The property features eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and eight reception rooms and includes a basement, lower ground, raised ground and first to fourth floors.
The Grade II-listed house situated to the side of Buckingham Palace also comes with a private garage, private lift, swimming pool, gym and courtyard garden.
A private garage can be accessed from Stafford Place to the rear, while there is also a lift serving each floor as well as air conditioning to all rooms and nearby concierge.
8) £44million – BELGRAVIA, LONDON
A new property featuring six bedrooms on the second floor of Belgravia Gate on Grosvenor Crescent in London’s Belgravia district is on the market for £44million.
The home, which has seven bathrooms and four reception rooms, was designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and features nine large sash windows facing the crescent.
It comes with a 24-hour doorman and concierge, private reception lobby, access to a spa and swimming pool, business centre and temperature-controlled wine cellars.
The home, which is unfurnished but ready for immediate occupation, also has a chef’s kitchen and underground car parking with a lift direct to the apartment.
9) £37million – KENSINGTON, LONDON
The most expensive London property outside of the central areas is a £36.5million seven-bedroom house in Kensington which also features a gym and swimming pool.
The house was developed in 2008 across 11,000 sq ft and has a large reception room that opens onto the garden, as well as a cinema room and double garage.
Described as an ‘exceptional contemporary home onto south facing garden’, agents Savills say it has ‘dramatic atrium hall’ and presents a ‘rare opportunity’ for the buyer.
10) £35,000 – MAYFAIR, LONDON
A seven-bedroom ‘majestic and luxurious Grade II-listed property’ on Brick Street in London’s Mayfair which is on sale for £35million completes the top ten.
The home, also featuring six reception rooms and seven bathrooms, is over three floors and has a swimming pool, cinema room and separate staff accommodation.
Laid out over 12,900 sq ft, agents Knight Frank say the ‘exceptional’ house provides ‘the perfect backdrop for modern entertaining alongside traditional architecture’.
It also has a wine cellar, office, library, games room, sauna and steam room, underground garage for three cars and courtyard with parking for four more cars.
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