A Glimpse Into the Lives of the Super Rich: A Look at the Top 10 Biggest Houses in the UK
The UK is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world. A glance at some of the properties on sale across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland reveals that you don’t have to be royalty to live like one.
So what makes the top 10 biggest houses in the UK so spectacular? And who bought them? Let’s take a look at what it takes to own the most luxurious houses in Britain!
1) Buckingham Palace
Situated in the City of Westminster, Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of Britain’s monarchy since 1837. With 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
It is little wonder that this palace is considered one of the largest residences in the world. But size isn’t everything — Buckingham Palace is also renowned for its grandeur and opulence, with lavish interiors that are fit for a king or queen.
2) Ham House
Ham House is a historic house located in Richmond, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The house was built in 1610 and has been owned by several wealthy families over the years.
Today, it is open to the public as a museum. The house is massive, with over 70 rooms spread out over four floors. It’s no wonder that it’s been called one of the most haunted houses in Britain!
3) Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse is a stately home located in South Yorkshire, England. It is the largest private residence in the United Kingdom, with a floor area of 260,000 square feet.
The house has been owned by some of Britain’s wealthiest families and has been featured in films and TV shows. It was also used as a setting for Downton Abbey.
4) Alton Towers
Alton Towers is a Victorian country house located in Staffordshire, England. The house was built in 1839 by architect Augustus Pugin for Sir Robert Peel, the British Prime Minister. Today, Alton Towers is owned by Nick Leslau and his family, who purchased it for £60 million in 2015.
The house spans 50,000 square feet and has 25 bedrooms, making it one of the largest houses in the UK. It also features over 70 acres of land with formal gardens, paddocks, lawns and a lake.
The Buckminster Fuller-designed geodesic dome known as Dome House was originally commissioned by the Marshall Field III Foundation to be part of their complex. Located on a 1-acre lot in Mount Dora, Florida, this beautiful structure sits atop 588 wooden pilings sunk more than three feet into bedrock to withstand hurricane-force winds that may come it’s way.
5) Woburn Abbey
Woburn Abbey is a stately home located in Bedfordshire, England. The Abbey was founded in 1145 by Cistercian monks and was once one of the richest monasteries in England. Today, it is the seat of the Duke of Bedford and is open to the public.
The Abbey and its grounds are home to a variety of wildlife, including red deer, fallow deer, and wild boar.
It also features an extensive collection of over 600 species of trees and shrubs from around the world as well as two large lakes that have become renowned for their variety of waterfowl. There is also a duck pond which has many different species such as geese, widgeon, shoveller and mallard.
6) Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is a grand country house located in Oxfordshire, England. The palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in the early 18th century by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
At nearly 300 years old, it is one of the largest houses in the United Kingdom and features an impressive array of art and architecture. The landscaped gardens are particularly well-known, being framed by large lakes on three sides.
Longleat is a stately home located in Wiltshire, England. The house was built in 1567 and has been home to the Thynn family since 1604. It is currently the seat of the Marquess of Bath.
The house is notable for its Elizabethan architecture and its extensive grounds, which include a safari park. Longleat is one of the largest private houses in the United Kingdom and covers an area of over 900 acres.
At number ten is Chartwell, located in Kent. This Grade I listed building was once the home of Winston Churchill and features 25 acres of land, a swimming pool, a cinema, and a wine cellar.
The current owners bought the property for £11.5 million in 2014. They are still renovating it to this day, but it’s not known when they will be finished or how much the final project will cost.
9) Babington House
Situated in the picturesque English countryside, Babington House is a stately manor that has been home to many wealthy families over the centuries.
The current owners, Sir Jack, and Lady Barbara Oyston, purchased the property in 2004 for £15 million. With an impressive 38,000 square feet of living space spread out over 50 acres of land, it’s no wonder this is one of the biggest houses in the UK.
10) Harewood House
Harewood House is a country house in Harewood, West Yorkshire, England. Designed by architect John Carr and built between 1759 and 1771 for wealthy landowner Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood.
It is one of the finest examples of Georgian Palladian architecture in Britain. The house is set in 100 acres (40 ha) of landscaped parkland and gardens, which includes a lake, pleasure grounds, and woodlands.
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