Few places are as quintessentially English as Ascot. As well as its famous racecourse, its picturesque location and excellent schools make it a property-seekers dream. Bewley Homes have raised the stakes with two fabulous properties. Byways is a mansion with six bedrooms, a self-contained annexe and landscaped gardens – perfect for large families. If you’d prefer a penthouse, then Montrose Court provides plenty of space for those seeking to live the high life. Bewley Homes: 0845-686 8600.
This detached, double-fronted Georgian house is located on Hamilton Terrace, one of St John’s Wood’s finest roads. Lovingly restored and refurbished, this Grade II-listed house has five bedrooms and a 90-foot landscaped garden. For details, call 020-7586 1000
One of the most romantic jewels of the Caribbean is now on the market. Set in two acres of tropical gardens filled with palms, bougainvillea and jasmine, Manderley House in St Lucia is a stunning hideaway with spectacular views. Designed in the traditional gingerbread style of Island plantation houses, the story behind Manderley House is as captivating as its antique-filled interiors. To find out more about this property, telephone 00-1758-285 0921
Stylishly designed with masses of space, this 3,300-square-foot penthouse brings loft-style living to the heart of Birmingham. At £725,000, the apartment on Water Street has three bedrooms, a cinema room, and an open-plan kitchen and living area. 0121-634 1520;