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Top 10 trophy homes

For some it's a French chateau, for others it an Italianate villa and for those who prefer the good life, a quintessential country cottage ticks all the boxes.   Here are 10 homes for sale that won't fail to impress. If money was no object, a trophy mansion is the answer. They are some of our best properties on the market from Paris to the Pyrenees and Lincolnshire to Laughton in East Sussex. [slideshow_deploy id='4427'] Click here to start the search for your own trophy home or click here to find your nearest Winkworth office.

For some it's a French chateau, for others it an Italianate villa and for those who prefer the good life, a quintessential country cottage ticks all the boxes.

  Here are 10 homes for sale that won't fail to impress. If money was no object, a trophy mansion is the answer. They are some of our best properties on the market from Paris to the Pyrenees and Lincolnshire to Laughton in East Sussex.

Etchilhampton, Wiltshire £2.35m

This tiny village is off the beaten track, and Etchilhampton House is hidden away even within the village. Although it?s a large house, with nine bedrooms and several well-proportioned reception rooms, it is a comfortable family home. And if the family is sporty, all the better, for there is a pool, croquet lawn, tennis courts, pony paddock and stables. The attached lodge house is for sale, too, for £700,000. Call Winkworth?s Devizes office on 01380 729777 www.winkworth.co.uk/devizes

Roedean, Brighton £3.25m

If Italianate villas are your style, you have plenty of choice at the moment. This one occupies an elevated position overlooking the yachts at Brighton Marina and out to the open sea. It was built in the 1950s by a film director in the style of Shirley Maclaine?s Hollywood mansion and has been remodelled by a previous owner. If you don?t fancy a daily dip in the chilly Channel, there?s a heated pool. And, of course, there?s a good school nearby. Call Winkworth?s Hove office on 01273 772175 www.winkworth.co.uk/brighton-hove

St Germain des Pres, Paris £10.2m (£12.5m)

They say you can?t buy glamour, but this Parisian apartment can provide it in spades. Just off Place Saint Sulpice in the Latin Quarter of the 6th arrondissement, this property is spread across three floors overlooking its own tranquil courtyard dotted with magnolias and azaleas. Call Winkworth?s international sales on 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Estepona, Spain £10.8m (£15m)

This is not your average finca. Here we have a grand Spanish villa on a 50-acre estate just a couple of miles from the sea. It has astonishing views of the coast and mountains, as well as fabulous gardens and elaborate Moorish de'cor. There?s even room for a helipad. Call Winkworth?s international sales on 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth.es

Fulbeck, Lincolnshire £2.25m

Fulbeck Place is a grand, stone Victorian mansion situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Cliff. You thought the county was flat? It has an escarpment that runs for 50 miles and this gives the property striking views over the Trent valley. With 12 acres of lawns, paddocks, woodland and a private lake, there?s plenty to show off outside. If you prefer indoor entertainment, there?s a dedicated complex with billiards room, home cinema, gym, office and wine cellar. There?s also a coach house for the numerous guests who would want to visit. Call Winkworth?s Grantham office on 01476 578888 www.winkworth.co.uk/grantham

Shepperton, Middlesex £2.25m

In an enviable position on the Thames, with its own mooring, Creek House is a real mix of styles and eras, the predominant one being Arts and Crafts. Bursting with period features and with a lovely garden reaching down to the river, this is nevertheless within easy reach of central London. Call Winkworth?s Weybridge office on 01932 854400 www.winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

Ashby de la Lounde, Lincolnshire £1.85m

Ashby Hall dates back to Norman times, but was a country club in the 1980s, so there?s a flat-roofed extension that housed a stage, bar and gaming tables. This could also explain the 15 reception rooms, but just eight bedrooms. The current owner runs a security company and so the property is ultra-secure, as well as having high-speed broadband and extensive Wi-Fi. It could make a great headquarters if you run your business from home. Call Winkworth?s Grantham office on 01476 578888 www.winkworth.co.uk/grantham

Laughton, East Sussex £3.85m

This detached English manor house has a definite Italianate twist, with its tower, cornicing and arched windows. Once through the stone portico, your guests will be enchanted by the mosaic floor of the vestibule, then the magnificent oak staircase lit by a grand cupola in the reception hall. The property comes with 12 acres of land, including a helipad, a cottage and two one-bed apartments. Call Winkworth?s Lewes office on 01271 471471 www.winkworth.co.uk/lewes

Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire £1.95m

The de'cor at Winthorpe Hall might not be quite to your taste at present. Room schemes include shades of pink, blue and green. But the period features have largely escaped the property?s incarnation as a care home and are crying out for a Farrow and Ball makeover. The hall is a classic Palladian mansion with three acres of land, including a large car park. It would need some work to become the perfect home, but the price reflects that. Call Winkworth?s Newark office on 01636 611666 www.winkworth.co.uk/newark

Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France £2.76m (£3.4m)

What could be more of a trophy home than your very own castle? This 16th century chateau offers 21st century comforts within its ancient portal. It has 20 bedrooms and nearly 100 acres of land, with an option to buy more. You could be king of your own domain. Call Winkworth?s international sales on 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Click here to start the search for your own trophy home or click here to find your nearest Winkworth office.

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