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Written by Carly O'Brien 13th February 2015

Five Bedrooms to Make Anastasia Steele Weak at the Knees

As Valentine’s Day and the imminent film release of Fifty Shades of Grey whips the nation into a frisky frenzy, we thought it was time to talk bedrooms. Sumptuous or serene, cosy or conservative, the bedroom often plays second fiddle to bathrooms and kitchens when it comes to selling homes. But considering the many hours we spend in our bedrooms it’s high time we woke up to their importance…

  1. If a roaring fire is your ideal way to ignite passion, take a look at Highlands Farm, in Bedfordshire. The master bedroom of this Grade-II listed Georgian home has an impressive marble fireplace that when in use bestows a seductive glow and warmth through the room. When the weather heats up and there’s no need for real flames, it’s also the perfect focal point for presenting flowers – especially those from a romantic gesture.
  2. If you’re inclined towards cosy nights in, then you’ll need a bedroom with a rustic, welcoming charm. Cue Journeys End. This Buckinghamshire barn conversion features four cosy bedrooms – two of them en suite – and the master room bedecked with beams, warming wood panels and nods to the rural life.
  3. Seeking a sleeker sanctuary? Then Sycamore Heights, in the pretty village of Aspley Guise, is just the ticket. A contemporary, individual home, the master suite of this four-bedroom property reflects the style throughout: spacious, chic, stylish and elegant.
  4. Does pampering and prettifying feature highly in your dream bedroom requirements? Then consider Bugbrooke Downes House, in Northamptonshire. A Grade-II listed converted stone farmhouse, its master bedroom occupies the entire second floor, featuring a luxurious roll-top cast iron bath, with space for every treatment, tonic and toiletry one desires.
  5. Would a Valentine’s-inspired theme set your pulse racing? If so, consider Broughton House and its magnificent master suite. With its own balcony for evening serenades and moonlit moments, this bedroom offers a open fire, an adjoining sauna, dressing room and en suite. In making the room your own, you may of course change the colour scheme from its current earthy plum and red tones, but the overall design and features will remain ever-romantic.

Have you been swept away by Mr Grey? Or is it all a flash in the pan with no bearing on your bedroom habits? Let us know by social media… and please keep it clean…