See inside the most-viewed homes of the month


We love seeing which properties have captivated the nation’s home-hunters each month. And as usual, February’s most-viewed rundown features some truly showstopping homes.

We even saw the renovation project from the hit BBC TV show, Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, clinch the top spot. Our property expert, Tim Bannister, says: “Amanda Holden and Alan Carr’s recent Tuscany renovation tops the list of most viewed homes this month, which speaks volumes about our interest in restoration projects. We also saw a spike in searches for the areas where it was filmed, as people imagined what living in Tuscany or perhaps taking on their own renovation project might be like.”

1. Amanda and Alan’s Tuscan townhouse renovation

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr bought a derelict 3-storey townhouse in the hamlet of Fornovolasco for just €1, with the stunning result of their renovation project now for sale on Rightmove. And since the TV series documenting their renovation aired, we’ve seen searches for Tuscany jump by 40%, while searches for the nearby city of Lucca soared by 60%. Take a look at the top-to-toe makeover, complete with plush cinema room, wine cellar, and lots of one-off pieces from local markets and artisan Italian makers.

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A 2-bed townhouse in Italy
Gallicano, Lucca, Tuscany
£187,777 (€220,000)

Dimore Toscane SRL, Lucca

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2. A jaw-dropping estate on the Isle of Man

Enjoying spellbinding panoramic views over the ocean, this truly unique residence is set within almost 300 sprawling acres. Extraordinary features include a galleried atrium and a secret staircase, along with enchanting gardens and terraces.

Take a look inside:

An Isle of Man estate
Old Castletown Road, Santon, Isle of Man, IM4
Offers over £30 million

Savills, Wilmslow

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3. A moated country house in Norfolk

Brimming with history, Stanfield Hall has played host to countless notable figures, including 16th-century gentry. Set within 35 acres of parkland, the main house mixes Gothic original features with sleek modern additions, including an indoor pool, sauna and gym. Along with a moat-side terrace for summertime al fresco entertaining.

Take a look inside:

An 8-bedroom house set in 35 acres
Stanfield, Wymondham, Norfolk
£5 million

Strutt & Parker, Norwich

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4. A 22-bedroom castle in the Eden Valley

Perched on the edge of the Lake District, this majestic castle dates as far back as the 12th century. And, having undergone a meticulous renovation at the hand of the current owners, a host of original period features have been restored to their former glory. There is a Norman keep, a round tower and soaring-ceilinged dining room, as well as a hot tub and sauna room.

Take a look inside:

A restored castle on the edge of the Lake District
Appleby Castle, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16
£9.5 million

Sotheby’s International Realty, Mayfair

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5. A luxurious 5-bedroom house in Nottinghamshire

This immaculate detached home is filled with contemporary design, complete with sky-lit, open-plan living space, a glass-enveloped wine fridge, walk-in closets, a home gym, and cinema room. The outdoor space includes an impressive turning-circle driveway, sun-soaked Juliet balconies, and a south-facing garden.

Take a look inside:

A detached house with a south-facing garden
Church Drive, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9FG
£1.2 million

HoldenCopley, Arnold

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