Noak Hill has a ‘des res’ that is worth £2million

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 August 2013

Widdrington Place in Noak Hill

Widdrington Place in Noak Hill


Forget properties in Bayswater, Kensington and Knightsbridge. If you want to live in one of London’s most exclusive homes, it’s the little village of Noak Hill you want to get to.

The sitting room of Widdrington PlaceThe sitting room of Widdrington Place

Widdrington Place, a five-bedroom 7,000 sq ft mansion in Noak Hill, has been snapped up for just above its guide price at £2,145,000 – making it the second most expensive residential lot sold at auction in the UK this year.

Auctioneer Andrew Binstock said: “We are delighted at achieving our personal sale record; but to have sold the second most expensive auction property this year in the UK is an added bonus.”

The house – which has its own three-bedroom detached bungalow in its four-acre grounds – was sold on Thursday last week at the Everyman Cinema in Belsize Park, north London, by auctioneers Auction House London.

The sale fell just £75,000 short of equalling the amount reached for the single most expensive auction property this year – a 13-room house in Clapham, which went under the hammer in May for £2,220,000.

The main hall hallway at Widdrington PlaceThe main hall hallway at Widdrington Place

The property is about ten times more expensive than the average house sold in Havering, which normally goes for £253,057.

However, the borough does have its fair share of mega-pricey pads.

In May, a house in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, went for £2,000,000.

In March, a property was sold in Latham Place, Upminster, for £1,550,000. In the same month another house, in the same road, went for £1,420,000.

The next most expensive home sold in the borough this year was in The Fairway, Upminster, at £1,340,000 followed by a property in Freeman Way, Emerson Park, at £1,250,000.

In April, an end-of-terrace house in central London was set to become the most expensive property ever sold in the UK after it was put on the market for an eye-watering £250,000,000.

The six-storey grade I listed regency mansion is a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and contains 50,000 sq ft of living space.

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