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Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Kent if you were absolutely minted?

Say you'd scooped the EuroMillions jackpot and were looking to upgrade your living arrangements to something more swanky.

We can dream... Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
We can dream... Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
One day son, all this could be yours. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
One day son, all this could be yours. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

Then these five properties would be top of your list.

They are the only homes worth £10m or more up for grabs across the county - with swimming pools, home cinemas, gyms and games rooms galore.

One has its own football pitch. Another has a lake. And one is a castle.

In no particular order, here are Kent's most mind-blowing properties now on the market...

Six-bed detached house in Forest Drive, Keston Park - price on application (POA)

It's the sort of house that could be home to a Premier League footballer or maybe even a Kardashian.

The palatial six-bed in Forest Drive, Keston Park. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The palatial six-bed in Forest Drive, Keston Park. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The back garden with hidden pool and tree-lined path. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The back garden with hidden pool and tree-lined path. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Even the front door will get heads turning. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Even the front door will get heads turning. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Not a bad first impression once you're inside... Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Not a bad first impression once you're inside... Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The spacious kitchen-dining area. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The spacious kitchen-dining area. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker

But this property within an exclusive gated community could be yours - as long as you've got at least £10 million in the bank.

Bordering Kent and the capital city, there's often debate about whether Bromley is part of our county or Greater London.

But there's no doubt this incredible six-bed home in the town's Keston Park is well worth a look.

That's quite the chandelier. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
That's quite the chandelier. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Inside the games room. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Inside the games room. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The nine-seat cinema room. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The nine-seat cinema room. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The lower ground floor - imagine having this in your own house! Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The lower ground floor - imagine having this in your own house! Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
One of the six bedrooms. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
One of the six bedrooms. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker

Its mind-boggling features include a 4G five-a-side football pitch, a "hidden" outdoor swimming pool, a lounge bar, cinema room, games room, hydrotherapy suite and gym.

Estate agents Strutt & Parker highlight how the second floor benefits from two bathroom suites, a kitchen and family room that can be "accessed from a side entrance - ideal for the extended family or nanny".

Perhaps with private aircraft in mind, they note that the property is "within 10 minutes drive of Biggin Hill Airport".

The hydrotherapy pool. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
The hydrotherapy pool. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
W for Wealth? Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
W for Wealth? Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Seating by the pool - with the 4G five-a-side football pitch in the distance. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker
Seating by the pool - with the 4G five-a-side football pitch in the distance. Picture: Zoopla / Strutt & Parker

The 18,000 sq ft new-build home is one of more than 200 properties within Keston Park.

The private estate extends over 140 acres of land, including two large swathes of woodland, with wide roads and leafy verges.

The properties range from the original 1920s homes to ultra-modern new-builds.

For more details on the house, click here.

Lympne Castle - £11m

They say an Englishman's home is his castle - and that would literally be the case if you invested in this historic country estate near Hythe.

The Grade I-listed Lympne Castle was put up for sale in August.

You could have great house parties. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
You could have great house parties. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The perfect spot for a medieval banquet. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The perfect spot for a medieval banquet. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

Property agent Will Peppitt says: "The opportunity to own your very own castle with views across the Channel to France doesn't come along very often."

With about 130 acres of woodland and pasture - including a swimming pool - the building itself boasts a great hall, spiral staircases and two towers.

The purchase also includes The Bistro restaurant and holiday cottages, according to Savills.

A look at the gardens. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A look at the gardens. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
That's quite the view. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
That's quite the view. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

The estate agents say the property has "evolved over the centuries to incorporate the splendour of its medieval heritage and the elegance of the arts and crafts movement of the early 20th Century".

The property is also described as a thriving wedding venue, which can host corporate entertainment events too.

The castle was Grade I-listed in December 1966. It is understood to date from the 13th century, with mid-14th and 15th century additions.

A look inside the Grade I-listed building. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A look inside the Grade I-listed building. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A place to relax within the castle walls. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A place to relax within the castle walls. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

A Saxon abbey once stood on the site of Lympne Castle, converted by Lanfranc (d. 1089), the first Norman Archbishop of Canterbury, into the Archdeacon's residence.

It later became a house and was developed over the centuries. Between 1906 and 1908 the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to restore and extend the property, adding the west wing.

Mick Jagger is reported to have paid a visit some time after the property was purchased in 1962 by Harry and Deidre Margary for £30,000.

For more details, click here.

14-bed country house near Sevenoaks - POA

With a stag's head mounted on the living room wall and half a swordfish on the table, visitors will have plenty to talk about if you snap up this imposing property.

Located about five miles south of Sevenoaks, the house itself extends to 15,907 sq ft.

The 14-bed country estate in Sevenoaks. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
The 14-bed country estate in Sevenoaks. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
A stag's head and swordfish are among the decorations in this room. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
A stag's head and swordfish are among the decorations in this room. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
A very inviting spot to stop for a drink. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
A very inviting spot to stop for a drink. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
Anyone for billiards? Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
Anyone for billiards? Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank

A billiard room, library, 6,000 sq ft terrace, indoor pool, steam room, gym, home cinema and wine cellar are among its lavish features.

Next to the house is a converted former coach house, divided into two self-contained homes with six/seven bedrooms in total.

The huge gardens and grounds include a lake with a pavilion - ideal for summer dining.

Not a bad place to work from home. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
Not a bad place to work from home. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
The spectacular indoor pool - wow! Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
The spectacular indoor pool - wow! Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
Bored indoors? You could always relax by the lake. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
Bored indoors? You could always relax by the lake. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
The house commands an imposing position. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank
The house commands an imposing position. Picture: Zoopla / Knight Frank

Meanwhile, a running track goes around the perimeter of the property, passing through beautiful mature bluebell woods with a stream.

For more details, click here.

Godden Green House, Sevenoaks - £10m

This six-bed country residence which dates from the Victoria era has been refurbished by the current owners and enhanced with "contemporary embellishments".

The house sits within 16.25 acres, with a swimming pool, pool house, tennis court, an avenue of trees flanking the drive and a large area of lawns.

The six-bed Godden Green House, near Sevenoaks, with swimming pool and tennis court. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The six-bed Godden Green House, near Sevenoaks, with swimming pool and tennis court. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
Opening out onto the garden. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
Opening out onto the garden. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The grounds cover 16.25 acres. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The grounds cover 16.25 acres. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The kitchen, complete with 'contemporary embellishments'. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The kitchen, complete with 'contemporary embellishments'. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

Inside there are high ceilings, deep sash windows and elegant fireplaces.

The house also has a study, sauna and wine store, as well as a guest suite with double doors opening out onto the garden.

The principal bedroom includes two dressing rooms and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and roll-top copper bath.

The current owners have refurbished the Victorian property. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The current owners have refurbished the Victorian property. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
One of the five bathrooms, with walk-in shower and roll-top copper bath. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
One of the five bathrooms, with walk-in shower and roll-top copper bath. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A cosy outdoor bar area. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
A cosy outdoor bar area. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The outdoor seating area next to the pool. Picture: Zoopla / Savills
The outdoor seating area next to the pool. Picture: Zoopla / Savills

The property also comes with a self-contained one-bed cottage.

For more details, click here.

Ashurst Manor - £10m

This nine-bed property near Tunbridge Wells was once owned by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Lord Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, and comes with 96 acres of land.

A long, discreet driveway leads you through park-like grounds to the door of the Grade II-listed country mansion house.

This nine-bedroom home for £10m in Fordcombe is up for sale with Savills
This nine-bedroom home for £10m in Fordcombe is up for sale with Savills
The games room Picture: Savills
The games room Picture: Savills
The kitchen Picture: Savills
The kitchen Picture: Savills
The grand entrance Picture: Savills
The grand entrance Picture: Savills

Located in Fordcombe, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty not far from Penshurst, it has a total of 11,532 sq ft of accommodation.

The property boasts period features, from fireplaces and cornices to coving, and includes four reception rooms, six bathrooms, a self-contained annexe, games room and two gyms.

There is also a Mark Wilson fitted kitchen, along with programmable lighting and a Creston smart home system.

Look out over the perfectly manicured and irrigated lawns Picture: Savills
Look out over the perfectly manicured and irrigated lawns Picture: Savills
The entrance hall and staircase Picture: Savills
The entrance hall and staircase Picture: Savills
You won't be overlooked if you live here Picture: Savills
You won't be overlooked if you live here Picture: Savills

The grounds feature parkland with grazing fields, a lake, tennis court and stabling.

For more detials, click here.

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