From a Manchester mansion to a Maldives getaway: 2018's most viewed properties on Rightmove revealed

11 December 2018

Aspirant homebuyers and the just-plain-curious have been looking at some of the most expensive and luxurious properties listed on website Rightmove.

Here are the top 10 most-viewed properties on the Rightmove website in 2018. 

UK properties

1. Barrow Lane, Hale - £5 million

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This four-floor and six-bed mansion on the outskirts of Manchester looks quite simply palacial. Comes with outdoor grilling area for all those sunny north-western days. 

The property has been listed on Rightmove since August 2017. 

2. Glenborrodale Castle, Scotland - offers over £3.75 million

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This castle, nestled in the coastal forest of the Scottish Highlands, is perfect for a reclusive millionaire with 15 children. The house boasts 16 bedrooms, staff accommodation, a boathouse and jetty, gate lodge and coach house. 

Listed on Rightmove since July 2017, the mansion fit for a laird boasts 132.99 acres of land and a small island. 

3. Cappers Lane, Cheshire - £5.95 million (SOLD)

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For the homeowner who likes a grand entrance, this property in South-east Cheshire comes with a long tree-lined drive, an orangery, six bedrooms, a jacuzzi and a media room.

The property, listed on Rightmove in November 2017, has now been sold for £5.95 million.

4. The Park, St Albans - Price on application

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One for the discerning commuter who likes a wipe-clean surface, this house in commuter-belt St Albans is so exclusive you have to ask directly for the price. 

Lawns that are manicured to perfection juxtapose perfectly with surfaces so shiny and reflective, you can use them to pick the poppy seeds from your teeth after your morning salmon and cream cheese bagel.

First listed in June 2017. 

5. The College, Devon - £7 million

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Are you a poet with £7 million lying around? If so, this majestic property in Ottery St. Mary, Devon might be just the place for you. The former home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author of Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Comes with 10 bedrooms, the largest library west of Salisbury (designed to hold Lord Coleridge's 18,000 books), 21 acres of parkland and an indoor pool.

 International properties

6. Kunfunadhoo Island, Maldives - £11.36 million

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If you've ever thought you'd like to buy a small water park with nine bedrooms and a sea view, then this might be the place for you. 

Comes with a short walk to the beach, butler service, a spa, gym and ipods in each villa pre-loaded with music and films. 

7. Marbella, Andalusia - €40 million

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Fans of boy band sensation One Direction will like this one. Used as the location for Simon Cowell's judge's house in the 2010 X-Factor, it was used a training base for the boy band's march to stardom.

According to Rightmove, regular guests at this villa include royalty, presidents, billionaires, sheikhs and more. So it might be a good purchase if you're looking to exude power. 

Comes with 12 bedrooms, and sea views all the way to Africa. 

8. West Hollywood, Los Angeles - $8.7 million

Film stars looking to set up shop in Beverley Hills can nab this spot for a cool $8.7 million.

Comes with five bedrooms, wine room, and custom-made furniture imported from Italy. 

9. Monaco - €75 million

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Mediterranean playboys who need to keep an eye on their yachts will love this apartment with harbour views. 

The eye-watering price will get you six bedrooms, bespoke furniture, a cinema, and a view of the port of Monaco. 

10. Medhufaru Island, Maldives - £2.27 million

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A one-bedroom detached house, literally detached on a tiny island is located by a five-star resort called Soneva Javi. 

Fully customisable to the owners needs and can have a slide from the first floor into the ocean, and accessible via wooden walkway from the mainland. 

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