It’s a new decade and the perfect time to make some serious changes in your life. For the 1%, that usually means its an excuse to find new ways of spending the piles of money they have – and what better thing to buy than extravagant property? These are some of the most lavish properties on sale in Yorkshire right now which give us an envy-inducing glimpse into how the other half really live, from indoor pools to sweeping balconies, these jammy bastards really have it all.
6 bedroom mansion, Boston Spa – £2.8M
Formerly famed for being one of Yorkshire’s luxurious spa towns, Boston Spa sits close by to both Leeds and Wetherby. This traditional estate describes itself as one of the finest in the village, and its easy to see why.
Featuring five reception rooms, six bedrooms and four bathrooms, the premises also includes a completely separate cottage and a flat… You know, for your staff and servants to live for your convenience. After all, someone’s gotta bring that 7am cuppa before embarking on a long day of being posh.
The property is fairly remote, located over 6 miles away from the nearest train station – so people with actual jobs are probably best off not bothering.
The mansion is a Grade II listed building, built during the Georgian era and has some incredible south facing gardens, perfect for those who love an opportunity to crack out the fine china. The property was built way back in 1807 and was last updated in the 90’s, so you never know, your kids might come across a lovely little ghostly Georgian friend wearing a frilly get-up to keep them company while your staff serve you a fabulous al fresco meal in the gardens. Check out the full listing here.
7 bedroom house, Alwoodley – £2.8M
One of the most affluent suburbs in West Yorkshire, you won’t be short of mutually posh neighbours in Alwoodley. Kinda like living in an episode of 90210 but with way less sun and way more Yorkshire.
This 7 bedroom property is incredibly spacious, with far-stretching well-groomed gardens to enjoy. Located close to lots of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the absolutely massive house features a huge reception hall, library and cinema room, formal sitting room, pen plan dining, sitting and kitchen room, indoor lobby, leisure space with an indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an impressive outdoor entertaining space. Kinda makes my poxy flat look like a cupboard…
The house as actually built and designed 22 years ago by the current owners, so features some really unique features that i’m sure the upper class would understand much more than myself – someone who filters properties to rent with price low-high and only really asks that the toilet and kitchen aren’t in the same room. The properties decor features some beautiful traditional touches, such as arched windows, bay windows and some elaborate ceiling coving – cos nothing says posh more than some coving and picture railing. Oh, and did we mention the tennis court and 1 1/2 acre grounds?
Read more about this extravagant property here.
7 bedroom house, North Cave – £2.8M
Located in quaint East Yorkshire village North Cave, this 7 bedroom mansion named The Croft is advertised as “one of the most important houses in East Yorkshire” due to it previously hosting royalty and having been the seat of members of parliament. There’s even a plaque commemorating it.
The property itself is pretty grand, featuring perfectly looked after gardens and almost 9,000 sq ft of land in total. Even the garage is a Grade II listed building.
The main house sounds like something you could really get lost in while looking for the nearest toilet, with an entrance reception, drawing room with original period features, dining room, inner hall with cellar access, a snug, sitting room, dining kitchen, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a study and a leisure complex boasting its own gym.
The leisure complex also features room for entertaining (currently featuring some arcade games to unwind with, and there’s even an outdoor pool and plenty of areas to dine and entertain guests in their back garden that’s big enough to be a public park.
Read more about he property here.
5 bedroom house, Wetherby – £2.9M
If any property on this list screams “I’ve got shit loads of money”, it’s this one. Built in a traditional style with one of those super sophisticated balconies at both the front and back of the property overlooking the nearby golf club and a pillared entrance, it’s swarve to say the least.
The house features 5 bedrooms and was built 15 years go by the current owners, who really wanted a family living and entertaining focus for the property. The interiors are incredibly luxurious and ornate, with gold painted features even in the kitchen to remind you just how much money the owners have. Nothing says “loaded” like a bitta gold after all.
We imagine the man of the house lost in a fight with his wife on what decor they were gonna go for (or simply wasn’t arsed), because the entertainment room looks like the perfect traditional man cave with darts, a snooker table and a bar. The second floor also features a gym and a study, so i really is perfect for sending a husband to the dog house.
The outdoor area features landscaped gardens, a sun terrace, ponds, a fountain and a pergola area with a hot tub. Lavish. Check out of the listing here.
7 bedroom manor, Alwoodley – £3.9M
7 bedrooms? Check. Up-market neighbourhood? Check. 10,000 sq ft? Check. The most expensive property on the list, this Alwoodley manor has everything.
The manor features a grand reception hall, elliptical staircase, formal dining room, drawing room, sitting room with a cinema, two further reception rooms, a living kitchen with a dining area, 7 bedrooms, multiple bathrooms and a leisure suite.
But that’s not all… It even features a luxury open plan apartment equipped with a kitchen area and luxury bedroom and bathroom suite, you know, for the nanny. Additionally, there’s a guest apartment above the garage that’s perfect for sticking the relatives when they feel like drinking all your wine and swimming in your pool.
The leisure suite is armed with a variety of facilities, such as a heated mosaic pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a gym. Like a spa trip in your very own home. Read more here.
5 bedroom equestrian house, Tadcaster – £2.6M
Last but not least is this beautiful 5 bedroom equestrian house set in North Yorkshire market town, Tadcaster. Just 10 miles from history city York, the property has a real farm house feel to it, with all the perfect facilities for horse riders and owners.
Featuring five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 8 acres of land, three reception rooms and two self-contained annexes – this one comes in at a whopping 2.6 million smackeroonies.
The place doesn’t lack when it comes to entertaining guests either, with a bar room, outdoor patio, and a gym room. The two annexes are self-contained cottages – both with two double bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen and bathroom facilities. The perfect premises for hosting. Check it out here.