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Britain's most viewed homes: From a £1.7m castle to a £685,000 seaside escape

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A castle in Auchencairn is one of the most viewed homes on Rigthmove, on the market for £1.7m. Photo: Rightmove
A castle in Auchencairn is one of the most viewed homes on Rigthmove, on the market for £1.7m. Photo: Rightmove

From a lavish castle to a cottage overlooking the sea, this month’s five most viewed homes on property site Rightmove (RMV.L) are filled with history and character.

Contemporary home, Rainford, £2.25m

5. A contemporary home in Rainford, Merseyside - £2,250,000. Photo: Rightmove
A contemporary home in Rainford, Merseyside, on the market for £2,250,000, is the fifth most viewed property on Rightmove. Photo: Rightmove

In fifth spot is a contemporary home in Rainford worth £2,250,000. The Merseyside modern home features "immaculately designed living areas" and a large open plan dining room.

The property boasts four bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, and comes fully furnished with brands including Versace, Bentley Home, Aston Martin by Formitalia and Hermes of Paris (RMS.PA).

Office Rainford. Photo: Rightmove
The home comes equipped with an 'on-trend' home office space, ideal for days working from home. Photo: Rightmove

The home comes equipped with an "on-trend" home office space, ideal for days working from home and a cinema room for at-home entertainment.

There is also a separate purpose-built apartment with a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Orchardton Castle, Auchencairn, £1.7m

Orchardton Castle. Photo: Rightmove
Orchardton Castle is set among five acres of 'stunning' grounds. Photo: Rightmove

At number four, is a Grade B listed Scottish Castle located on the Solway Coast, fit for a royal, with over 40 rooms over four floors, including 20 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

Orchardon castle, comes with a £1.7m price tag, and is said to be "filled with history" and is set among five acres of "stunning" grounds.

Photo: Rightmove
Orchardon castle is full of character and comes with a £1.7m price tag. Photo: Rightmove

The property was originally constructed in the late 18th century and extensively renovated in 2011.

The castle is full of character with over 30 working fireplaces and a 32ft drawing room.

Whyte Cottage and Boat House, Bucks Mills, £685,000

The third most viewed is a £685,000 seaside escape in Bucks Mills. The Whyte Cottage and Boat House are located just above the beach, with views across the bay.

3. A seaside escape in Bucks Mills - £695,000. Photo: Rightmove
3. A seaside escape in Bucks Mills - £695,000. Photo: Rightmove

For those interested in history, the property was named after Sir Winston Churchill’s niece Lady Maud Whyte who is believed to have owned the two cottages.

The open plan living room and lovely modern kitchen are just two of the "standout features" inside, according to Rightmove.

Minstrels Oast, Whitstable, £895,000

2. An oast-style house in Whitstable - £895,000. Photo: Rightmove
2. An oast-style house in Whitstable - £895,000. Photo: Rightmove

The second most visited property on Rightmove is a quintessentially British oast-style family home set in two-thirds of an acre of land in Whitstable, Kent.

With an asking price of £895,000, it comes with several outbuildings, and boasts sweeping views across the countryside.

Minstrels Oast, Whitstable. Photo: Rightmove
Minstrels Oast in Whitstable, Kent features a mezzanine floor with a bedroom, overlooking the open plan living space and with views outside. Photo: Rightmove

Having a clever use of the space, the property features a mezzanine floor with a bedroom, overlooking the open plan living space and with views outside.

One of the four double bedrooms and the home office are circular rooms located in the "kiln" area of the house.

Collingham Road, Besthorpe, £750,000

1. An elegant pad in Besthorpe - £750,000. Photo: Rightmove
1. An elegant pad in Besthorpe - £750,000. Photo: Rightmove

Coming in at number one is a modern pad fit for those looking for a "perfect" blend between period features and modern styling.

This £750,000 former Victorian farmhouse in the Nottinghamshire village of Besthorpe sits in an acre of grounds, and provides glorious views of the region's countryside.

The six-bedroom property was built around 1890 and still retains period features such as Victorian fireplaces and decorative brick detailing on the façade.

Collingham Rd. Photo: Rightmove
This property has the 'perfect' blend between period features and modern styling. Photo: Rightmove

But the farmhouse has been extensively remodelled and refurbished to include a bespoke handmade fitted kitchen, 8ft high ceilings on the top floor and a formal, Victorian-inspired garden at the rear of the property.

Additionally, the home comes with its own separate summerhouse.

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