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Father’s Day: the perfect pads for papas

As Father’s Day approaches, we find homes that will make dad’s dreams come true. Whether he’d be happy with a shed in the garden, aspires to a chateau in France, or a fully-fitted cinema room, there’s scope to make him a very happy man.

As Father’s Day approaches, we find homes that will make dad’s dreams come true. Whether he’d be happy with a shed in the garden, aspires to a chateau in France, or a fully-fitted cinema room, there’s scope to make him a very happy man. Here is our pick of the best homes for sale around the world to celebrate Father’s Day on June 19.

Cazals, France £1,100,000

This elegant 19th century chateau has 10 acres of land for dads to play with. A river runs through the grounds and there’s a ruin to add romance. The house itself has five bedrooms and has been renovated. But there’s an enormous attic space for DIY dads, who are looking for their next project.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181

Fulham, London, SW6 £2,850,000

Here is the perfect pad for Father’s Day. It ticks all the boxes. It has a pool table with old vinyl album covers on the wall (David Bowie and The Pretenders). There is a Sonos surround-sound system for playing the latest tunes or a wine storage plus separate mini-bar. This five-bedroom property is located in family-friendly SW6, where dad can take the children to the local “Clip n’ Climb”, just off the King’s Road or head over to Queen’s Club in West Kensington for some tennis.

Call Winkworth’s Fulham office on 020 7731 3388

Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11 £8,500,000

Penthouse living must be most dads idea of luxury. This five-bedroom property would suit a movie dad. The interior is light, bright and spacious with modern touches. The master bedroom stretches across the entire top floor of one building (the property spans two buildings) and is connected by an enclosed glass walkway. Oh, there is a bar and private lift, too. If money is no object, then this could be a dream home.    

Call Winkworth’s Notting Hill office 020 7727 3227

Lancaster Gate, London W2 £35,000,000

There is bit of George Clarke or Kevin McCloud in most of us. And here is a project for developer dads. This beautiful white stucco-fronted building was a hotel in the Thirties. It has classical detailing and portico entrances on the outside. On the inside, you will find original cornices, elaborate ceilings and 25,000 sq. ft. of internal space.  The building needs modernising, but an adventurous owner could recreate something truly special in W2.  

Call Winkworth’s Marylebone and Mayfair office 020 7467 5770

Edington, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire £750,000

This lovely traditional village house will please all the family. For him, there’s a games room, a cellar and an outbuilding. Or for culinary dads, you will find a large kitchen, Aga and a kitchen island. The kids will love their bedrooms in the attic and everybody will enjoy the four acres or so of gardens.

Call Winkworth’s Devizes office 01380 729777

Sotogrande, Spain £3.9m

This nine-bedroom villa near Cadiz, to the far south of the Costa del Sol, has a central courtyard in the Moorish style and a heated infinity pool. After you sweep along the imposing driveway, you’ll come to a four-car garage which has stairs to an area ready to be fitted out as a gym or party room. Space for a sauna and Turkish bath has been defined – the rest is up to you!

Call Winkworth’s international sales 0208 299 2722

Putney, London SW15 £6.5m

This eight-bedroom Victorian property really has enough space for everything. There’s plenty of room for parking in the driveway at the front, and plenty of lawn at the back. You might even have enough space for a mini-ride on mower – most dad’s dream. The lower ground floor has been made into an airy family space which leads into a gym, media room and games room. The raised ground floor offers a more formal reception space, including a drawing room, dining room and study.

Call Winkworth’s Putney office 020 8788 9295


East Dulwich, London SE22 £1.45m

Basement living is all the range and this contemporary, architect-designed property has a large, open-plan family living space that includes the kitchen, plus access to another room that could be a media room, gym or playroom. There are four double bedrooms and the location is first class. This is definitely a home for cool dads.

Call Winkworth’s Dulwich office 020 8299 2722

Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset £1.5m

This elegant executive house in a popular area on the south coast comes complete with its own detached snooker room. There’s also a hot tub for you to relax in after doing the gardening. More practically, there are five bedrooms, and a triple garage.

Call Winkworth’s Poole office 01202 733000

Farnham, Hampshire £2.25m

Build your own house in this spectacular location. Planning permission has been granted for a replacement house on this plot of almost five acres. Even a helipad has been suggested, although further planning permission would be needed for that. The proposed property would have six bedrooms, six bathrooms and no less than six reception rooms. A media room, gym, sauna, pool and wine room complete the dream.

Call Winkworth’s Farnham office 01252 733042

Baughurst, Hampshire £1.2m

This rambling country house not only offers a study and a games room, it has an enormous pool room complex, including a sauna, and a separate cottage. There’s nearly an acre of land and plenty of room to lose the rest of the family.

Call Winkworth’s Basingstoke office 01256 811730

Wimbledon, London SW20 £5.65m

If you hanker after your own cinema room, this property on the new Wimbledon Hill Park development is the one for you. There’s a vast lower floor offering open plan family living as well as the cinema room, while the elegant ground floor rooms are perfect for entertaining.

Call Winkworth’s Wimbledon office 020 8946 2930

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