Most viewed UK homes in October

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Robbie Williams' country mansion was Rightmove's most viewed house in October. Photo: Rightmove
Robbie Williams' country mansion was Rightmove's most viewed house in October. Photo: Rightmove

As COVID lockdowns kept people inside their homes, many looked to move out of cities into more green space. 

More aspirational properties included a garden, others were just larger flats with balconies. 

But Rightmove (RMV.L) has the intel on what people were really window shopping for in October: Unattainable, multi-million dollar, vast estates for the rich and famous. 

Here are the top five most viewed properties on real estate website Rightmove from October. 

1. Wanna rock, DJ? Robbie Williams' home up for £6.8m

Rightmove's most viewed home in October belongs to none other than pop star Robbie Williams.

Up for £6.8m ($9.1m), the seven-bedroom period home is set in 70 acres of sprawling countryside. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and tennis courts.

Living room. Photo: Rightmove
Living room. Photo: Rightmove

“Compton Bassett House is most definitely a family friendly house that deserves to have much more laughter and joy within its beautiful walls," said Williams and his wife Ayda. "We hope the incoming purchaser will enjoy just as much as we have.”

The pool. Photo: Rightmove
The pool. Photo: Rightmove

2. A Glaswegian beauty at £1.5m

Number two on the most viewed list for October is an architecturally unique house in Glasgow, priced in at £1.5m.

This house will set you back £1.5m. Photo: Rightmove
This house will set you back £1.5m. Photo: Rightmove

Designed by renowned architect James Thomson and originally constructed circa 1870, 1 Princes Terrace is an end of terrace townhouse of 15 principal apartments, over four levels with private, south facing gardens.

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The home was re-designed in 1900, 30 years after its original construction. Stained-glass windows and doors, stone pillars and geometric ceilings are part of what sets this property apart. 

The property is part of a listed building. Photo: Rightmove
The property is part of a listed building. Photo: Rightmove

The property is listed and also features on the Scottish monuments list.

3. Country life in Hampshire for £15m

Owners of this country estate could be lord of the manor with 118 acres and a Grade II listed building to boast about. 

Built of Flemish bond brick, this property is understood to date from the late 17th century with the earliest record of people living on the site from 1649. 

This house dates back to the 1600s. Photo: Rightmove
This house dates back to the 1600s. Photo: Rightmove

There are two date stones to the South original façade of the property; one from 1698 when the Potter/Harris quaker family were originally thought to have built the oldest part of the house, and another dated 1847 when the house was significantly remodelled.

In addition to period features, this seven-bedroom home has also had a modern update with features such as a high-tech security and sound system. 

Dining room. Photo: Rightmove
Dining room. Photo: Rightmove

As well as a swimming pool and tennis court on the property, the sprawling surroundings of North Wessex Downs and Newbury are the perfect location for a trek or even a horse ride. 

4. A doer-upper in the Cotswolds for £7.5m

On the market for the first time since 1949, this house has a long history, and has been called perfect for a renovation project.

Estate agents said the £7.5m house could be a 'renovation project'. Photo: Rightmove
Estate agents said the £7.5m house could be a 'renovation project'. Photo: Rightmove

The site was gifted to a Benedictine monastery in the 12th century and is now the site of the current impressive 11-bedroom Grade II listed house. The estate also includes a separate annex, lodge cottage and farmhouse, with potential to be incorporated into the main house. 

The house itself is Elizabethan-style, built by William Brookes in 1844.

A reception room. Photo: Rightmove
A reception room. Photo: Rightmove

In about 1870 the house was acquired by Francis Henry who built a connecting wing between the main house and cottage in 1884 and made further large additions on the north-west in 1900. 

5. A Scandinavian style home in Littlehampton for £765,000

This Scandinavian style home was designed by Italian architect Antonio Parella, and is one of only three in the UK. 

The scyld is one of only three in the UK. Photo: Rightmove
The scyld is one of only three in the UK. Photo: Rightmove

Known as "Scyld", the triangular shape gives the property an Anglo-Saxon vibe, and due to this architectural construction, the rooms all have individual shapes. 

The property boasts floor to ceiling windows. Photo: Rightmove
The property boasts floor to ceiling windows. Photo: Rightmove

Features of the five-bedroom property include floor to ceiling windows, pine walls and woodburning stoves.

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