Plush W2 terrace in a very fine garden square
Lifechanger of the week They’ll pay to tickle the trout in your idyllic rural fishery
£1.05 million: there’s something decidedly fishy — in a good way — about this three-bedroom lodge on the edge of pretty Sutton Scotney near Winchester. It comes with five watery acres that include a trout pond, lakes and streams, and planning consent to run a fishery.
The house sits on an island and is completely secluded. Beyond it, the water is flanked by open fields on all sides. Ample space can be found in a generous-sized kitchen/ dining and family room with doors to the gardens, and there’s a separate sitting room. If you’re angling for further income, you could rent out the self-contained flat above the garage. Through Winkworth (01962 460052). £5.95 million: this grand Bayswater maisonette in one of W2’s finest garden squares is a short stroll from the restored Italian Gardens on the north side of Kensington Gardens.
You won’t be joining the local gym because you have one of your own, with a swimming pool and sauna set next to a skylit reception room on the lower ground floor. A fine double reception room with high ceilings lit by huge Murano chandeliers is upstairs, next to an elegant openplan dining space. The kitchen is vast, guests have the choice of three bedroom suites, while the master bedroom has plush en suite and dressing areas. For sale with a share of the freehold through Hamptons International (020 3151 7631).