The five perfect homes we dreamed of this Christmas

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·5-min read
Rightmove have revealed their most popular properties over Christmas and this house in Paisley is included. (Rightmove)
Rightmove have revealed their most popular properties over Christmas and this house in Paisley is included. (Rightmove)

Rightmove has revealed the properties we've all been lusting after over Christmas.

Whether you’re actually thinking of moving or you just enjoy a bit of property porn, checking out homes for sale become one of our favourite things to do over the festive period.

Recently, property website Rightmove revealed the properties we'd scrolled most through 2021, but the homes we were dreaming of over the holidays were an entirely different bag.

Turns out the most-viewed properties are spread across England and Scotland, with locations featured including Plymouth, Lancashire, Loch Lomond, Sheffield and Paisley.

Surprisingly, it isn’t just luxury homes inspiring us, with prices of Rightmove’s top festive views starting at £300,000 and going all the way up to a whopping £2.5million.

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Featured properties range from an award-winning designer pad in Lytham St Annes to a cute cottage with picturesque views in Loch Lomond.

“The festive season is always a great time for property-lovers across Great Britain to browse some of the most amazing homes on the market, often in anticipation of their own new year move," says Rightmove’s property expert Tim Bannister.

"The most viewed homes over this year’s Christmas holidays are filled with both character and modern features, from the impressive Balgonie House in Paisley to a contemporary place in Plymouth.”

1. Award-winning home in Lytham St Annes – £2,500,000

This award winning home topped Rightmove's most scrolled list over Christmas. (Rightmove)
How impressive is this(Rightmove)
How impressive is this living space? And check out those crittall style doors! (Rightmove)

This incredible home in the Lancashire town of Lytham St Annesscooped a coveted award for the best residential conversion of an existing home.

With unique features throughout, included an entirely handmade fitted kitchen, wood panelling, parquet flooring and a concrete spiral staircase this six-bedroom, two-bathroom property gives total dream house vibes.

What's more, with its own cinema room and bar, it is the perfect home for hosting Christmas 2022 in a pretty epic way.

Property porn right there. (Rightmove)
How's that for a bathroom? (Rightmove)

2. A home full of character in Paisley – £995,000

This grand home is on the market for £995,000. (Rightmove)
Talk about making an entrance. (Rightmove)

Described by the agents as "one of the finest residences to come to market in Scotland in recent years" Balgonie House is a total dream for wannabe house hunters looking for character and comes in at under £1m.

From the original wood panelling to the decadent fireplaces and stunning sweeping staircase, this nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom property, comprising of 16 apartments, is grand with a capital G.

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Built for one of the sons of the Coates family, whose nearby thread mill was famed for creating the iconic Paisley pattern and textiles, Balgonie House retains every bit of its heritage but has all the mod cons for 2022 family living.

And if the inside isn't a big enough wow, the two acres of land with gardens, trees, summer house and unique stone-built garden room with its own fireplace sure will be.

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The super modern kitchen contrasts with the original features of the house. (Rightmove)
The house is packed with traditional features. (Rightmove)

3. Stylish pad in Sheffield – £480,000

This modern home was one of Rightmove's most scrolled over Christmas. (Rightmove)
The modern house has impressive bi-fold doors opening out onto the garden. (Rightmove)

If modern places are more your property bag, this sleek home in Sheffield with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a whole slew of standout features will have you dreaming of a city move.

Conveniently located near woodland walks and the countryside of North Sheffield, as well as shops and restaurants, the home has been totally transformed by the current owners to offer the ultimate in 21st century family living.

From its impressive open-plan kitchen and living room, stylish (and enormous) bathrooms, gated driveway and covetable hot tub, it is easy to see why this bright, colourful home is one of the most scrolled.

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Wannabe homeowners were impressed with the home's stylish bathroom. (Rightmove)
The house has been completely transformed by the home's current owners. (Rightmove)

4. Modern masterpiece in Plymouth – £675,000

This immaculate house has been incredibly designed. (Rightmove)
A kitchen Instagram would be proud of. (Rightmove)

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom, modern home in Plymouth oozes contemporary luxury and style and is described by the agents as "more than magnificent".

From the Instagrammable kitchen to the chic designer bathroom and the master bedroom with a roll top bath in the corner, each design feature has been carefully considered by the current owners to create an immaculate dream home that's perfect for entertaining.

Nice bathroom!


Bath before bed? (Rightmove)

5. Idyllic cottage in Loch Lomond – £300,000

This cute cottage made the most scrolled list. (Rightmove)
Cosy! (Rightmove)

This picturesque cottage in the village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond, is the dream home for anyone dreaming about getting away from it all.

Packed with original features including a large open fireplace and spacious kitchen, the cosy cottage offers the perfect rural retreat with incredible countryside views.

Surrounded by large private gardens, the land behind the house also leads to plenty of rambling paths.

Meanwhile in the village there is the popular Loch Lomond Faerie trail, shops, cafes and the new village play park.

The kitchen in this cute cottage mixes original features and modern fittings. (Rightmove)
The view across nearby Loch Lomond. (Rightmove)

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