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The water is blue (well, almost), yachts cruise past the full-height windows and, if you so wished, you could step straight from the house onto a souped up power boat whilst fending off a hulking giant snapping at you with iron teeth.

Yes, my friends, if James Bond was Welsh (and there’s a thought) he’d definitely live here – in this amazing glass-fronted house carved out of rocks on the banks of the Menai Straits.

"I could swear I left the house around here somewhere..."

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Ozzy

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It was built in the 1840s, was once the home of the great Victorian Diva Madam Adelina Juana Maria Patti, and is said to be one of the most haunted places in Wales.

Craig y Nos Castle, a 40-bed gothic extravaganza in the Brecon Beacons, is for sale with an asking price of £1.5 million (which wouldn’t get you a semi in some parts of London.)

Craig y Nos Castle as used in Dr Who

The castle was used as a location for the 2005 episode of Dr Who (the Victorian werewolf pastiche  Tooth And Claw)  – and you can see why.

The scenery is ruggedly beautiful, the interiors are lavishly ornate and the place comes with its own opera house – a 150 seat theatre with a panelled ceiling, fluted Corinthian columns and a floor that can be tilted downwards towards the stage to form a raked auditorium.

An opera stage. Every home should have one.

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This week the Telegraph claimed that former justice secretary Jack Straw rejected more than £10,000 of ‘Tory blue’ furniture, insisting that it was replaced with identical furniture in dark red.

Green ... the new blue (allegedly)

 

Whatever next? Well, paps get ready because Planet Property has it on good authority that SamCam will soon be seen filling a skip outside number ten with furniture in hues of Brown.

But Nick Clegg may be disappointed – textile scientists are yet to come up with a range of heat-sensitive furniture that will change colour according to the weather.

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Phil Neville has had a less favourable result in the property market: the asking price of his triplex penthouse apartment on top of Beetham Tower, Manchester, has been slashed by £250,000 (to £3,750,000).

Phil Neville .. don't jump!

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Anna Kournikova

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Attention horror fans: we hear through the grapevine that the house used for several key scenes in cult classic The Wicker Man (1973) is for sale.

The Wicker Man

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