Five dream homes for under £500,000

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, here are five beautiful homes that you could buy with a budget of half a million pounds.

We’ve picked this budget as you may have heard that buyers in England and Northern Ireland won’t pay any stamp duty on homes up to £500,000 until 31st March next year.

In Scotland, a temporary cut to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) on house sales kicks in on Wednesday (15th July), which will also last until 31st March next year.

The Scottish government’s changes mean that the starting point for paying the tax on house purchases will rise from £145,000 to £250,000.

So join us as we explore five dream homes you could buy without paying stamp duty on them.

London

This stunning one-bedroom apartment is nestled in the heart of Canary Wharf and could be yours for just shy of £500,000.

You’ll find it 27th floor of The Wardian tower, with its luxuriousness epitomised by the east-facing garden terrace offering incredible views over the O2 and the River Thames.

What’s more, if you buy this city residence, you’ll also have exclusive access to a 25m pool, gym, and concierge service.

This property is listed for sale with Ernest-Brooks International.

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West Midlands

If sleek and stylish is your thing then you’ll absolutely love this charming three-bedroom terraced house on the outskirts of Birmingham.

The standout feature of this lovely family home is the loft conversion, which houses a spacious bedroom and en-suite – and the wooden beams up there are delightful.

Outside, French doors from the dining area open out onto raised timber decking with steps down to a second tier area and the lawn below, making it an ideal spot for weekend barbecues.

This property is listed for sale with Hadleigh.

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East Midlands

This beautiful stable conversion is a quintessential countryside property that boasts plenty of characterful original features.

On the market for £489,995, this cosy three-bedroom home has an impressive vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork in the kitchen, while there’s an elegant log burner in the living room.

Ashwell Hall Stables is tucked away in the quaint village of Ashwell, just a stone’s throw from the restaurants, café’s, and boutique stores you’ll find in the nearby market town of Oakham.

This property is listed for sale with Osprey Property.

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North East

It’s not often that you’ll stumble across a four-bedroom home with its own heated indoor swimming pool and sauna for under £500,000 – but that’s exactly what we have here.

The bungalow is located five miles southwest of Scarborough and is an absolute gem. It has spacious open-plan living areas, a walk-in wardrobe and one of the biggest conservatories we’ve seen.

But the magic is found in the exterior pool house, which is an incredible bonus. In this corner of the country, you’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic walks along the River Derwent and through picturesque Forge Valley.

This property is listed for sale with CPH Property Services.

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Scotland

This stylish two-bedroom apartment is part of a beautifully renovated period property that you’ll find around six miles west of Falkirk.

Situated on the first floor, this home has a gorgeous bay window in the open-plan living room and kitchen area, which is flooded with natural light and unrestricted views towards the River Carron below.

This property also comes with fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms, and an en-suite in the main bedroom.

This property is listed for sale with Mactaggart & Mickel.

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