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Top 20 Christmas party pads for sale

A far-flung destination may be tempting. A five-star hotel may tick all the boxes. But there is no place like home to spend Christmas. We have rounded-up 20 properties with perfect entertaining spaces to enjoy the festive season. Some are traditional, while others are more modern. There are dining rooms to celebrate the big day, kitchens to impress and a converted church that would make the ultimate party pad.

Notting Hill, London W11 £4.95m

This is just the place for your friends to congregate this Christmas. A former church, in all its Victorian Gothic splendour, has been converted to apartments. This two-bedroom property comes with double-height ceilings, an open-plan living space opening onto a smart roof terrace, and a second galleried reception area. Come in and take a pew.

Call Winkworth’s Notting Hill office on 020 7727 3227 www.winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

Covent Garden, London WC2R £4.5m

This penthouse apartment right in the heart of London will be a magnet to your friends as it’s near the shops and theatres. The high-spec kitchen complemented by the open-plan reception room and large roof terrace, make it ideal for family get-togethers. The current owners use soft rugs to define the different areas of the living space. The building has a lift, security and cycle storage.

Call Winkworth’s West End office on 020 7240 3322 www.winkworth.co.uk/west-end

Epsom, Surrey £2.495m

The kitchen/diner in this house is nothing short of stunning with huge bi-folding doors opening onto the immaculate terrace. It also flows from the reception space, creating the perfect entertaining area. There are three to five bedrooms in this house, and two more reception rooms, but these could all be changed around to suit your circumstances if you prefer more living space and fewer bedrooms.

Call Winkworth’s Tooting office on 020 8767 5221 www.winkworth.co.uk/tooting

London W3 £1.95m

The unusual black façade of this Edwardian terraced house might give you a clue that all is not as you might expect. Inside, this four-bedroom property has been subject to a meticulous overhaul making it very different from its neighbours. The period features have been retained, but incorporated into a modern and elegant interior for Christmas. The kitchen, in particular, is impressive, opening onto a minimalist terrace with seating for outdoor revelries.

Call Winkworth’s Chiswick office on 020 8994 7096 www.winkworth.co.uk/chiswick

Bayswater, London W2 £4.75m

As an entertaining space, a lateral flat is always going to be a good bet and this one is no exception. The dual aspect reception room has views over Hyde Park and opens onto a large, south-facing, decked terrace. The kitchen is beautifully formed with access to another balcony. And the central location means you’ll never be short of guests whether they visit for Christmas or a New Year’s Eve party.

Call Winkworth’s Marylebone office on 020 7467 5770 www.winkworth.co.uk/marylebone

Seer Green, Buckinghamshire £749,950

Here’s a way to impress your friends without breaking the bank. This three-bedroom home is part of a converted country house, so you benefit from the proportions of a much grander place. The reception room has an enormous bay window with views to the well-kept communal gardens. The bedrooms are set over the upper two floors and there’s a separate garage. Ideal for Christmas entertaining.

Call Winkworth’s Beaconsfield office on 01494 677978 www.winkworth.co.uk/beaconsfield

Barnes, London SW3 £5.4m

This double-fronted Victorian villa in leafy Barnes offers a much more traditional way to entertain for December 25. The entrance hall is open and grand, quietly boasting period details in a very understated, English way. The double-size drawing room opens into a lovely conservatory. This is also open to the kitchen, so eating, drinking and mingling are simple – just go with the flow. There’s another reception room if you want to tuck yourself away.

Call Winkworth’s Barnes office 020 8255 0088 www.winkworth.co.uk/barnes

Leatherhead, Surrey £4.75m

From its magnificent entrance hall to its state-of-the-art kitchen, this modern mansion is ready to entertain on a grand scale. Clever use of lighting gives the kitchen work surface a space-age feel. The house has seven reception rooms which flow effortlessly, and six en-suite bedrooms in case your guests stay over. There’s also staff accommodation and a heated pool. All within easy access of London.

Call Winkworth’s Guildford office on 01483 339977 www.winkworth.co.uk/guildford

Newark, Nottinghamshire £535,000

It’s the best of both worlds in the Shires. Newark is a charming market town 80 minutes by train from King’s Cross and just off the A1. And this elegant, six-bedroom Georgian town house is full of character for Christmas. The décor is clean and contemporary and there are several party areas to choose from on the lower and upper ground floors and the first floor, too. Currently it is run as a B&B and the owners are prepared to sell some of the contents to go with the business.

Call Winkworth’s Newark office on 01636 611666 www.winkworth.co.uk/newark

East Dulwich, London SE22 £1.85m

With a double length reception room on one side and the kitchen/dining room running the length of the house on the other, this double-fronted Victorian property will suit families alike. The current owners have chosen an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furniture, retaining many period features and bringing others up to date. There are six bedrooms and a lovely long garden.

Call Winkworth’s Dulwich office on 020 8299 2722 www.winkworth.co.uk/dulwich

Notting Hill, London W11 £8.5m

At the beating heart of Notting Hill, this spectacular penthouse apartment spans the top of the two buildings that make up Lansdowne Court. There’s a luxurious master suite atop one building and four bedrooms on the other. Up another level, the breathtaking glass-walled eating and living space includes a bar area, just ready for your first Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.

Call Winkworth’s Notting Hill office on 020 7727 3227 www.winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

Woking, Surrey £2.5m

Totally remodelled and reworked, this house begins with an outstanding hallway featuring a floating staircase and entering into a vast living/dining/kitchen space. This in turn opens into an orangery which leads to the manicured garden with an impressive outside living area. Whether indoors or out, you’d certainly be able to entertain in style here.

Call Winkworth’s Guildford office on 01483 339977 www.winkworth.co.uk/guildford

Barnes, London SW14 £2.495m

Period features come with a modern twist in this Victorian villa. The kitchen flows into a bright conservatory and the main reception room runs the full length of the house. Many of the rooms have their own individual features – an elaborate fireplace here, a turret-like nook there. There are five bedrooms and a long, mature garden full of shrubbery.

Call Winkworth’s Barnes office 020 8255 0088 www.winkworth.co.uk/barnes

Appleford, Abingdon, OX14

This house is much bigger than it looks and its downstairs space offers lots of flexibility. Currently, three of the six bedrooms are on the ground floor, yet there’s still plenty of reception space. You could even divide it up to form an annexe. The dining area is double height, with doors to the garden. The sitting room flows into a garden room and has an area set aside as a reading area. Endless possibilities and just 10 miles from Oxford.

Call Winkworth’s Oxford office on 01865 511333 www.winkworth.co.uk/oxford

Bloomsbury, London WC1N £5.999m

This lovely Georgian town house in Great Ormond Street has reception rooms on both the ground and first floor, as well as a family room on the lower ground floor, and a pretty courtyard garden. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, plus a gym with a sauna in the cellar. This gives plenty of scope to have a grown-up, stylish drawing room as well as an idiosyncratic approach to décor in the living/dining room and even more informality in the family room after your Christmas lunch.

Call Winkworth’s West End office on 020 7240 3322 www.winkworth.co.uk/west-end

Tunstall, Kent £1.25m

Here is a Tudor farmhouse encased in a Georgian shell. Mixing high-ceilinged elegance with cosy beams and secret nooks, this property has plenty of living space. The kitchen and dining area is open plan. There’s also a music room, a living room, a family room and a separate dining room for Christmas lunch. There’s a wine cellar to stock your favourite and vintage bottles for New Year and a coach house, as well as a thatched buttery ready to convert.

Call Winkworth’s Canterbury office on 01227 456645 www.winkworth.co.uk/canterbury

Courchevel, France £8.4m

Where better to spend Christmas with a party of family or friends than a chalet in the Alps? All that snow, winter sunshine and mulled wine. This one has three en-suite bedrooms and a separate one-bedroom apartment. More importantly, it has a designer living room with a huge, futuristic fireplace and a spankingly modern, fully-equipped kitchen. The mountain views are magnificent, but with a chalet as cool as this one, your gaze will remain indoors.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Paris, France £4.66m

How could we resist the lure of Paris as the prime location for a sophisticated soirée? This enchanting apartment in the 8ème district, close to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées, really fits the bill. The kitchen is small, but the double-size salon is all elegance, while the grand entrance hall - one’s first impression - is nothing if not opulent. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s also an elevator, so your guests will arrive with plenty of energy to enjoy Christmas.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Shepperton, Surrey £1.65m

Built on stilts, this four-bedroom chalet-style home has elevated views of the Thames. The single-storey property offers open-plan living with terraces around two sides to make the most of its riverside position. You can even moor your own boat at the bottom of the garden.

Call Winkworth’s Weybridge office on 01932 854400 www.winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

Poole, Dorset £995,000

The key feature of this refurbished property is its enormous open-plan living area with bi-fold doors opening on to the garden. If you need a space for entertaining, you have it here. There are also four bedrooms, spread over two upper floors, and two luxury bathrooms. Lower Parkstone is a leafy area of Poole, close to the golf course and the harbour.

Call Winkworth’s Poole office on 01202 733000 www.winkworth.co.uk/poole