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These are the top UK properties people are viewing virtually in lockdown



Chalfont Manor makes the top ten most virtually viewed properties in lockdown (Picture: Sotheby’s International Realty via OnTheMarket)

Being cooped up in our tiny flats all day has really given us a bit of a property obsession.

Stuck in a home without a garden or with limited space for our remote-working desks, all the properties we wish we could afford become even more attention-grabbing.

No wonder we’ve given up hours to gazing at the dreamiest house listings around, so we can imagine we live in massive mansions with pools rather than spending lockdown in an apartment that’s nowhere near as impressive.

Facilitating this new way of whiling away the hours is property website OnTheMarket, which offers virtual 3D tours to allow people to look around homes without breaching social distancing measures.

They’ve rounded up the top 10 most virtually toured properties people have been gazing at in lockdown. Surprise, surprise: the majority are massive, super pricey builds with plenty of room to lounge around.

Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, says: ‘It’s interesting, although unsurprising, that consumer engagement with virtual tours has risen considerably since the beginning of lockdown.

‘OnTheMarket is still receiving millions of visits each week and we believe millions of people are still seriously searching for their next home.

‘While many people will fancy a glimpse through the keyhole at a luxury townhouse, virtual tours have become invaluable to serious buyers.’

Let’s take a look at the homes people have been lusting over in lockdown.

This six-bedroom townhouse in Belgravia has a swimming pool, a gym, and a cinema room (Picture: Rokstone, Marylebone via OnTheMarket)
Just look at those double sinks (Picture: Rokstone, Marylebone via OnTheMarket)
There’s a large garden, too (Picture: Rokstone, Marylebone via OnTheMarket)
A Tudor style manor you’d need loads of friends to fill up (Picture: Sotheby’s International Realty via OnTheMarket)
There are 12 bedrooms, multiple dining and living areas, and a home theatre (Picture: Sotheby’s International Realty via OnTheMarket)
And of course there’s a pool (Picture: Sotheby’s International Realty via OnTheMarket
This one’s on the cheaper end of the list, but it’s still lovely (Picture: Wards, Rainham via OnTheMarket)
Yes, we are jealous of that kitchen (Picture: Wards, Rainham via OnTheMarket )
A detached farmhouse ideal for anyone who likes the feel of a cosy country cottage, but with some upgraded featrues (Picture: James Du Pavey Estate Agents, Natwich via OnTheMarket)
Peek through the windows and you’ll get lovely countryside views (Picture: James Du Pavey Estate Agents, Natwich via OnTheMarket)
A classic kitchen (Picture: James Du Pavey Estate Agents, Natwich via OnTheMarket)
Head up to the roof terrace for incredible views (Picture: Move Revolution via OnTheMarket)
The Colgate home once served as a water tower (Picture: Move Revolution via OnTheMarket)
The spiral staircases and cosy fireplaces offer lots of charm (Picture: Move Revolution via OnTheMarket)
Take your pick from four bedrooms (Picture: Move Revolution via OnTheMarket)
This living area is at the top of the home (Picture: Move Revolution via OnTheMarket)
A lovely country cottage with more than six acres of land (Picture: Helmores, Crediton via OnTheMarket)
There’s a detached ‘pod’ that would work brilliantly as a home office (Picture: Helmores, Crediton via OnTheMarket)
A lovely kitchen (Picture: Helmores, Crediton via OnTheMarket)
This converted mill would make a brilliant family home (Picture: Town & Country)
The ultimate luxury London pad (Picture: Strutt & Parker via OnTheMarket)
There’s a concierge service, obviously (Picture: Strutt & Parker via OnTheMarket)
Spy brilliant views of the city skyline (Picture: Strutt & Parker via OnTheMarket)
If you want to live by the sea and go out for forest walks, this is your dream home (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)
The home is walking distance from the beach (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket )
And the interiors are pretty lovely too (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)
Pretend you’re royalty in this countryside kingdom (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)
16.46 acres are all yours for exploring (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)
You need to check out the library (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)
A lovely conservatory, too (Picture: Galbraith via OnTheMarket)

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