Houses with home entertainment rooms
Fom an award-winning contemporary property with a 15-seat cinema in Warwickshire, to a neo-classical castle with a private bar in Longniddry, East Lothian, eight of the best houses with home entertainment rooms .
The Ghost House, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire. An award-winning contemporary house with a subterranean courtyard and lighting and water features designed to create an ethereal appearance. It has a black steel front door and a 15-seat cinema, 3 beds, 3 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area. £2.5m Savills 01295-228000.
High Trees, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. A Grade II-listed, 1870s property with gardens believed to have been designed by Gertrude Jekyll. It has a home cinema, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a one-bedroom annexe. 9 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, conservatory, tennis court, 20 acres. £4.25m Knight Frank 01494-675368.
Street House Farm, Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham. A newly constructed house with a leisure centre that includes an indoor pool, cinema, games room and a bowling alley with bi-fold doors leading onto a balcony. It has floor-to-ceiling windows and vaulted ceilings. 4 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, dining room, home office, 2-bed cottage, stables, gardens, 9.59 acres. £2.5m Finest Properties 01434-622234.
Erkinholme House, Langholm, Dumfriesshire. A Victorian house overlooking Langholm and the surrounding countryside. It has a domed cupola over a galleried landing, period fireplaces, a Victorian conservatory, a home cinema and two games rooms. 9 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, kitchen with Aga, outbuildings, gardens, wooded grounds, 5.06 acres. £699,000+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.
Seton Castle, Longniddry, East Lothian. A refurbished, neoclassical castle designed by Robert Adam in large, private grounds close to Edinburgh. The castle comes with two three-bedroom cottages, a coach house and has a cinema room and a private bar in the renovated tack room of the original stable block. Kitchen, billiard room, vaulted playroom and original wine cellar, estate office, stream, parkland, helipad, 13.4 acres. £8m+ Savills 0131-247 3738.
Granary Barn, Elm, Cambridgeshire. A converted, 200-year-old grain store in the village conservation area. It has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a home cinema, snooker room and an indoor pool and sauna. 4 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, dining kitchen, study, walled garden, 1 acre. £900,000+ Fine & Country 01780-750200.
Deepdene, Barnet, Hertfordshire. A four-storey, detached house a mile from the centre of Barnet and within easy reach of central London. The house has a 68-ft garden room with its own bar, games area and bi-fold doors leading onto the garden, a kitchen with French doors opening onto a balcony and a drawing room, dining room and sitting room that flow into one another to form one large, open-plan area. 9 beds, 7 baths, 6 receps. £5m Strutt & Parker 07458-127282.
The Stables, Newton Garth, East Boldon, Tyne & Wear. This large, family property has been converted from two separate cottages. It comes with its own sewage-treatment plants, air-source heating and a smallholding that includes livestock pens and a small aviary. It has a gym, a cocktail bar and a raised, professional DJ’s dais in the entertainment lounge. 6 beds, 3 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, study, vegetable garden, workshop, 1.4 acres. £1.195m Sanderson Young 0191-223 3500.