Recreation - Do you crave somewhere with character but lack the imagination to do it yourself? We find the most eccentric homes on the market. Complete with murals, taxidermy and gold leaf galore.
Newmark, Nottinghamshire In the middle of a bathroom in Manor Court sits a free-standing tub covered in gold leaf.
Newmark, Nottinghamshire The rest of the four-bedroom house is just as indulgent, with stone walls, medieval-style arches, and a heavy wooden front door, which is flanked by torches of fire. In the hallway is a suit of armour to welcome residents to the richly-decorated home. Price: £1,100,000.00 (£1.1 Million)
Regent's Pak, London. Overlooking Regent's Park, this vast nine-bedroom lateral apartment has something of Versailles about it. Decked out with gold leaf, marble columns, fireplaces, ornate cornicing and marble/parquet floors, the flat has four receptions rooms. It comes with underground parking, and a concierge. It is laid out across the third floor of the building. Price: £15,950,000.00 (£15.95 Million)
Kew, London. Located in handy Kew Village, this five-bedroom family home is packed with quirky and colourful design features. Kew, London. The conservatory is a wall of glass, and connected to that is a dining room with a bright painting of cherubs on the ceiling. The sitting room walls boast a recreation of the Sistine Chapel, and a colourful chandelier. The bathroom is decorated with old clovers of Playboy magazine. Price: £2,000,000.00 (£2 Million)
Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This former Wesleyan Methodist chapel has been transformed into an unusual home, and has featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces. Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The Grade II-listed building was lovingly restored and is now a six-bedroom home decorated with taxidermy, rich colours and textures. It also has a drawing room with a 50ft-high ceiling with marble floors and the original pulpit. Price: £1,500,000.00 (£1.5 Million)
Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Nestled in the Cotswold's, this sustainable family home has five bedrooms, and bags of fun interior design. Traditional timber beams contrast with a walkway in the living room, which is clad in glass and metal, and evokes a spine. There is also an indoor swimming pool.
Clapham, London. This two-bedroom flat is in a grand Victorian house that has been carefully restored and decorated. Upstairs is a studio that can be converted into more bedrooms, and is accessed by a handsome wrought-iron spiral staircase. Heavy oak doors also feature. There is off-street parking, and it has access to a communal garden. Price: £1,050,000.00 (£1.05 million) Source: www.telegraph.co.uk