A cool £30m means you need never go out
Lifechanger of the week Equestrian business is a good bet in this rural idyll
£945,000: Rowlestone on the Welsh borders near Hereford provides the most romantic of rustic locations for this historic collection of buildings, including a 16th-century farmhouse and a fabulous studio barn with an open-plan living/kitchen and dining space.
Other outbuildings include stables that come with five paddocks, all designed to run a lively equestrian business.
The farmhouse has a generous living room with a flagstone floor, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, slate tiles and a Rayburn oven in the kitchen/breakfast room, while upstairs has three/four bedrooms that soak up the glorious views across some 20-plus acres of land to ramble or canter across.
Through Knight Frank (01905 939053).
so you’ve sold the little business and made a mint. Now, where to live? This stucco-fronted 10bedroom Kensington mansion, on the exclusive Phillimore Estate between Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens, has been remodelled to an über-luxurious remit. Sumptuous reception, dining and drawing rooms have French windows to a landscaped garden, and the sleek kitchen/ breakfast room is lit by huge southfacing windows. There’s a pool, gym, cinema, wine cellar and staff living space across the lower floors, while the upper floors house the plush bedroom suites and a decked roof terrace, reached either by lift or an elegant winding staircase. Through John D Wood (020 8012 1762).