JANUARY is the time when we all start thinking about our goals and ambitions.

And if you've been thinking about investing in a new home, you could do a lot worse than these stunning abodes in and around Bolton.

The average price for a Bolton house currently stands at £163,978, according to online property experts Zoopla, which is around a 23 per cent increase over the last ten years.

But this set of high-end properties blows that figure away.

From a multi-million pound abode with its own cinema to a stunning base with a heated driveway to ensure you never get snowed in - these dwellings have it all.

1. Five bedroom detached house - The Hetlands, Markland Mill - £2million

Known as ‘The Hetlands’, this exclusive gated community is still being built but once completed, will comprise of just four homes on a private cul-de-sac.

Each house will have five bedrooms arranged over four floors and is described as ‘the epitome of sheer opulence & luxury’.

Features include a cinema and play room and a James Bond-esque turn-table garage.

Plus, heated driveways will mean you never get snowed in again.

The location has been chosen for its proximity to numerous health, tennis and golf clubs as well as it’s desirable open woodland setting.

It is being marketed by PLM Sales, Churchgate, Bolton. 

2. Five bedroom detached house - Old Hall Lane, Lostock - £1.85million

Set in breathtaking mature woodland on the edge of the desirable area of Lostock, this mansion is just one of five homes in an exclusive gated community.

Inside are a host of goodies including a custom 3D cinema room.

If you're a fan of music and wandering around your many, many rooms, a bespoke audio system lets music play across the house simultaneously.

And if security is your concern, this £1.85 million fortress is protected by CCTV and a hi-tech alarm system.

It is being marketed by Miller Metcalfe, Bradshawgate, Bolton. 

3. Five bedroom detached house - Regent Road, Lostock - £1.8million

This enormous four floor, 10,400 sq ft residence is packed full of fun spaces to entertain friends.

Over the last few years, the current owners have embarked on a ‘no expense spared’ campaign to kit this house out with as many amazing features as possible.

Within its walls you’ll find a cinema and entertainment room with a bar and seating area, a hot tub jacuzzi and swim spa, a games room and a home gym.

For those with a taste for fine fashion there's also his and hers walk-in wardrobes.

How the other half live.

It is being marketed by PLM Sales, Churchgate, Bolton.