The ideal lock-up-and-leave pad for jet-setters
deliciously rural yet only 10 minutes from Gatwick airport is this substantial 14thcentury country home near the lovely village of Rusper, on the West Sussex/Surrey border.
A glorious plot of about 11 acres means you have plenty of space to horse around in, incorporating a three-acre wraparound garden, outbuildings including stables in a gated courtyard and two fouracre paddocks — perfect for equestrian income potential.
Inside has some 4,877sq ft of space and would equally lend itself to a B&B, making use of the two huge reception rooms, both with oak floors and fireplaces, a separate dining room, five bedrooms and a versatile annexe that you could either let or live in, away from your paying guests.
Through property agents James Dean (01293 263059).
it’s new and it’s in Hampstead — but the real appeal of this fivebedroom house to the mega-rich will be that it’s a perfect “lock up and leaver”. Having bought it they can jet off round the world, safe in the knowledge that there’s a London base waiting for them whenever they return. And what a base it is. There are five floors, starting in the basement with a swimming pool, spa, gym and cinema, then it’s up to a chic kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, games room and a huge reception room, with the master bedroom, dressing room and en suite on the next level. Two terraces allow you to soak up the views, with Hampstead Village, Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park all close by. Through Savills (020 8012 3124).
£1,375,000: £8.95 million: