WHETHER you are in the market for a new home or simply want a nosy at what's in the area, there is nothing like a peek at some of the most luxurious properties on your doorstep.

Here are five that could be yours if you have between £1.5million and £2.15million.

1. Brookfield House, Church Road, Lymm – £2,150,000

Key or unique features: Cinema room, original period features, wine cellar

Warrington Guardian:

This Grade II listed Victorian property, built in 1865, combines historic grandeur with contemporary living.

The seven-bedroom detached Brookfield House is located in Church Road just a short distance from the village centre of Lymm.

Period features including marble fireplaces, sash windows, ornate plasterwork, timberwork, stonework and an original staircase with a stained glass window have been fully restored by the previous owner.

But there are also a great number of stylish and modern touches such as the newly fitted bespoke kitchen, cinema room, bar, gym, plant room and snooker room.

Further features include an integrated sound system that works around the whole house, Lutron dynamic lighting, a wine cellar and a ‘turret room’ which gives 360-degree views of the surrounding area.

There is also a one-acre garden plot, space on the drive for at least 12 vehicles accessed via double timber electric gates and a separate coach house with potential to be converted into office space or a gym.

Call the Lymm branch of Gascoigne Halman on 878084.

2. Merricourt, Windmill Lane, Appleton – £2,000,000

Key or unique features: Eight bedrooms including four doubles and a master, landscaped gardens

Warrington Guardian:

This historic property was built at the beginning of the last century when Windmill Lane was home to a number of region's wealthy industrialists.

Known as Merricourt, the house in Appleton has eight bedrooms and plenty of living space with a floor area of about 5,800sq ft.

That includes four large double bedrooms and a master bedroom with a luxury en-suite while a separate wing on the first floor has a further three rooms suitable as bedrooms, offices or a separate suite.

The drawing room and dining room are of suitable size for entertaining with views over the garden.

Set back from the road, the property also offers privacy from all directions with an acre of land.

There are landscaped gardens on three sides and features include a York stone terrace, a gazebo and a large pond with koi carp.

Electronic gates and high shrubbery protect the borders of the property and there is plenty of room for cars on the block-paved driveway and in the substantial garages.

Call the Lymm branch of Admove on 878142.

3. Six bed in Higher Lane, Lymm – £1,750,000

Key or unique features: Victorian features, south facing landscaped gardens

Warrington Guardian:

This Lymm house is described as a 'handsome and substantial Victorian villa' with period features and offers 5,000sq ft of space over four floors.

There are four reception rooms and six bedrooms including a master with a dressing room and ensuite and four double bedrooms. The final bedroom is suitable as a study.

The ground floor has a porch, entrance hall, family room, dining room, lounge, kitchen, further living space, utility room, cloakroom and toilet.

There is also a cellar with two large chambers, suitable as a wine cellar and wood store.

The 'immaculate' landscaped gardens are south facing and overlook open fields and there is a private driveway accessed via electric gates.

Call Stuart Rushton on 01565 365009.

4. Brantwood, London Road, Appleton – £1,500,000

Key or unique features: Arts and Craft style, five double bedrooms

Warrington Guardian:

'One of the finest homes' in the area, Brantwood was built in 1910 in a William Morris 'Arts and Crafts' style and provides 4,500sq ft of space plus a 'leisure suite', brick outbuildings and a double garage.

The Arts and Crafts movement was when the design and decoration of properties was being reinvented in 19th century Britain.

The property includes entrance porch and hall, cloakroom/toilet, study, three large reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility space, five double double bedrooms with two ensuites, shower room and family bathroom. Outside there is gated driveway parking for multiple vehicles and a south facing garden.

Call Adams on 878181.

5. Thelwall Heys, Cliff Lane, Grappenhall – £1,500,000

Key or unique features: Grade II listed Victorian property plus other buildings set within 2.84-acre grounds

Warrington Guardian:

This 2.84-acre site in a 'beautiful parkland setting' comprises a Grade II listed main property, dating back to 1864, and two cottages.

Sellers Jackson Stops said: "Thelwall Heys is a stunning, Victorian, gothic gentleman’s residence of outstanding proportions, only one of two designed by Alfred Waterhouse set in a beautiful parkland setting.

"Constructed of brick elevations under a slate roof, the house enjoys many fine details, both internally and externally. Some of the features include high ceilings, deep skirting boards, sash windows, fireplaces and panelled doors, to mention but a few, the roof has also been completely renovated in recent years .

"Set at the end of a long driveway, the properties stand within grounds of 2.84 acres and include a range of brick and slate outbuildings, which have previously had planning permission for conversion to form a three bedroom property. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with many mature shrubs, trees and hedging, along with a large terrace and ample parking facilities."

Call 0161 468 0433