Online agency eMoov says it is has been instructed to sell its most expensive property to date, prompting speculation that the company is making a move into the prime country market.
The house in question is a £4.5 million Huf house in West Sussex built by businessman and investor Tim Virdee that comes with its own helipad, helicopter garage and five bedrooms.
The vast and grandiose property comes with bags of eco credentials and is the most expensive home eMoov has listed to date by a country mile, the next one down being £2 million less.
Of the 1,338 properties the agency is currently marketing, only 35 are listed for more than £1 million.
eMoov has taken on a challenge with the West Sussex Huf house. The property has been on the market for at least two years and appears to have originally been marketed independently by Virdee and his family at £5 million through an article in The Daily Telegraph.
The property also originally came with the Virdees’ family helicopter worth £225,000, but eMoov says this is no longer included in the deal.
The property’s online listing includes details of its 21 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows and a trout lake.
Virdee bought the site in 2002 and then spent £3 million knocking down an old bungalow and commissioning one of the largest Huff houses to be built in the UK, completing the project in 2006.
Lake House is also being marketed unconventionally by eMoov as “commutable by helicopter” to London’s Battersea Heliport.