Swimming pools, bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, gyms, tennis courts and never-ending gardens are just some of the things we can only dream of having in our homes. But for some of Greater Manchester’s richest residents, this dream is their reality.
Just a quick scroll on Rightmove and Zoopla will show several stunning homes listed for sale for more than one million pounds. The majority of these are often found in Trafford in the affluent areas of Altrincham, Bowdon and Hale.
Here we take a peak inside five of the most expensive homes on the market to see how the other half live. These millionaire mansions each have their own desirable features with their prices ranging from £1,195,000 to £3,000,000.
Higher Fold Lane, Ramsbottom
This rural mansion in Ramsbottom is nestled in a private location amongst more than an acre of beautiful gardens. Bank Lane Farm has over 10,000 square foot of living space with seven bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Its elevated position on a hill means it has stunning panoramic views looking out over Holcombe Hill and the West Pennine Moors.
Inside the traditional home has a rustic feel with exposed wood, stone and brick features. Each room is extremely spacious, specifically the lounge and master bedroom with its grand feature fireplace, luxury en-suite and dressing room.
Some of the most impressive features of the home are the indoor swimming pool, gym and games room with a full sized snooker table. Surrounding the home are endless gardens with several grass, patio and seating areas, one with a garden day bed.
Ashley Road, Altrincham
In the heart of Ashley village in Altrincham is this gorgeous five-bed property, where each room has been designed with a stylish modern finish.
Across three floors the home is beautifully arranged with its extended kitchen living area with two roof lanterns, three bathrooms, four reception rooms and a stunning master bedroom with an en-suite, dressing room and balcony.
The home also has a garden of dreams which is south-facing and has the benefit of catching the most of the sun. The property is set in an idyllic location with countryside walks and Tatton park on its doorstep, yet is also a short distance from Hale village.
Stanhope Road, Bowdon
On the market for just short of £2 million is this Bowdon mansion which is just as eye-catching on the outside as it is within. The Georgian-style home is located on one of the area’s most prestigious roads with a gated entrance and grand doorway.
Inside there are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a sleek open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. Each of the bedrooms are extremely generous in size each with their own en-suite bathrooms, two with their own dressing rooms, and the top-floor bedroom with its own private lounge area.
Outside the vast garden has its own built-in play area, which is undoubtedly every child’s dream, with a climbing frame, swings, a slide, basketball hoop and a trampoline.
Hale Road, Hale
In Hale village, this gorgeous mansion is a one-of-a-kind. The Grade II listed building dates back to the 1900s and has four floors of vast living space.
The home has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and the most impressive part – an outdoor heated swimming pool which is 8ft deep at one end. This is set amongst half an acre of well maintained grounds and gardens.
Inside the home is currently vacant but it is clear just how big each room is. One of the largest rooms is master en-suite which is an entire space of its own with a jacuzzi bath and his and hers sinks.
There is a kitchen, a large lounge with a stone fireplace, separate dining room and a separate snug to the rear of the property overlooking the swimming pool. The basement has been converted into a playroom and there is also a detached garage with space for three cars and an office above.
Langham Road, Bowdon
The most expensive property on the list is this incredible Grade II listed stately home in Bowdon. Retaining many original features, the home has been redesigned with modern day living in mind.
With gardens that are around one and a half acres, the home boasts a historic tennis court area, an outdoor swimming pool and a summer house and a . The home is so unique that it looks completely different at the back that it does at the front, do to the areas being built at different times.
Across three floors the home has a classic library, drawing room and a games room as well as more modern styled kitchen, living and dining rooms. There are also seven bedrooms – with the master suite being exceptionally large with a large walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with a rainfall shower.