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UK property: 15 most expensive houses sold in the last year

Abigail Fenton
·Writer
Photo: Right Move
This 11-bed mansion in Belgravia, London, was the most expensive property sold last year at £25.5m. Photo: Right Move

With the recent news that a Knightsbridge mansion overlooking Hyde Park is to be sold for a record-breaking £210m ($274m), some of the UK’s other priciest properties have been revealed.

Data from regulated property buyer Good Move found some of the most expensive house sales across the nation in the last 12 months.

1. 11-bedroom property in Belgravia, London (£25.5m)

Unsurprisingly, the capital was home to the most expensive house sold in the last year. Excluding the recent Knightsbridge sale, this sprawling Belgravia mansion (main picture), a stone's throw from Hyde Park, was among London’s priciest houses. Sold for a cool £25.5m, the property boasts 11 bedrooms, two roof terraces and lift access to all floors.

2. Eight-bedroom property in Edgbaston, Birmingham (£4.73m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

Not far from Birmingham’s city centre, this gorgeous mansion in Edgbaston sold for £4,725,000. Featuring eight bedrooms, a huge garden and an indoor swimming pool, it’s easy to see why.

3. Seven-bedroom property in Whitchurch, Bristol (£3.6m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

Selling for £3.6m, this property features a seven-bedroom main house, a separate coach house with two further bedrooms, as well as several other stables and outbuildings spread over seven acres of land.

4. Seven-bedroom property in Kirby Muxloe, Leicester (£3.2m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

With seven bedrooms, a home gym and a tennis court, this £3.2m property was the most expensive sale in Leicester in the last 12 months.

5. Five-bedroom property in Ringinglow, Sheffield (£3.05m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

A stunning five bedroom farmhouse with its own dedicated bar and games room, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and 48 acres of grounds, this home was Sheffield’s most expensive sale of the year, at £3,050,000.

6. Five-bedroom property in Gosforth, Newcastle (£2.76m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

Located in Gosforth, this mansion sold for £2,757,000, making it the most expensive Newcastle sale of the last year. With an all-weather tennis court, five bedrooms and a huge extension offering even more living space, its hefty price tag is perhaps no surprise.

7. Seven-bedroom property in Chilworth, Southampton (£2.2m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

Located in Chilworth, a village just outside Southampton, this luxurious property boasts seven bedrooms and a dedicated cinema room. Selling for £2.2m, it tops Southampton’s costliest sales of the last year.

8. Five-bedroom property in Woolton, Liverpool (£2.07m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

With five bedrooms, five reception rooms, a pool, a steam room, a gym and a spa, this house is worth every penny of its £2,070,000 price tag.

9. Seven-bedroom property in Bothwell, Glasgow (£1.85m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

Selling for a cool £1,850,000, this sprawling seven-bedroom stately mansion was the most expensive residence bought in Glasgow in the last 12 months.

10. Six-bedroom property in Worsley, Manchester (£1.4m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

With six bedrooms, this detached house sold for £1.4m. Located in the affluent suburb of Worsley, it was the most expensive property sold in Manchester last year.

11. Four-bedroom property in Ruddington, Nottingham (£1.2m)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

This four-bedroom bungalow features mid-century interior fixtures and boasts over two acres of grounds. In the sought-after location of Ruddington, it sold for £1.2m.

12. Five-bedroom property in Weetwood, Leeds (£990,000)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

On the outskirts of Leeds, this luxurious three-storey property fetched just shy of seven figures at £990,000.

13. Five-bedroom property in Bradford (£950,000)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

A grade I listed manor house with five bedrooms, this 17th century property was restored in the 1990s but keeps its traditional feel. Featuring two acres of grounds, it sold for £950,000.

14. Eight-bedroom property in Bilbrook, Wolverhampton (£940,000)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

The most expensive property to sell in Wolverhampton, this farmhouse boasts eight bedrooms and cost £940,000 when it was sold.

15. Five-bedroom property in Southsea, Portsmouth (£930,000)

Photo: Right Move
Photo: Right Move

A short walk from the beach, this four storey Portsmouth residence fetched £930,000 last summer.

“It’s always exciting to look at these luxurious properties but, no matter how big or small, we all need somewhere we can call home,” Ross Counsell, director at Good Move, said.

“What’s really interesting is noticing the price differences across the nation and seeing how much more, or how much less, similar properties might be worth, depending on where they are in the country.”