The ideal lock-up-and-leave pad for jet-set­ters

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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:

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