What can £300,000 buy across Britain?

Are you looking for a new home right now and wondering how far your budget can stretch?

One of our favourite things to do is to head off on a property hunt across Britain to compare what you can buy in lots of different locations on a similar budget.

This week, we’ve taken a look at the different types of houses you can buy for £300,000 or less.

Why? Well, first of all, it’s less than the national asking price for a home right now, which, because the housing market is so busy, has reached a record high of £336,073. But you can still buy some pretty great houses with plenty of space and glorious gardens for a lot less than this.

Also, if you’re a first-time buyer in England or Northern Ireland, you won’t pay any stamp duty on homes priced at £300,000 or less. In Scotland and Wales, there is an equivalent tax for first-time buyers to pay, which works out at less than £5,000 for properties priced at this level.

So, we’ve uncovered everything from countryside homes in idyllic villages, to big, detached houses and riverside cottages. Take a look.

Papcastle, Cumbria

You can get four bedrooms for your budget at this maisonette-style property set in one of the most scenic spots in Cumbria. Image a work-from-home office with these views! This incredible home, converted from a historic Georgian pump house, also has a private roof terrace, so you can take in the views of Western Fells and the River Derwent all day long.

A four-bedroom Georgian pump house conversion

Capel Curig, Conwy

Here’s another waterside retreat with a decked balcony positioned perfectly for taking in the views of the rushing river below. The detached, three-bedroom stone cottage overlooks the River Llugwy in the popular village of Capel Curig, within Snowdonia National Park, so it’s also in a great location for hiking, climbing and canoeing.

A three-bedroom stone cottage with views on to the River Llugwy

Grassington, Yorkshire Dales

At Scala Glen, a stone-built cottage set within a peaceful Yorkshire Dales village, you will be living just a few minutes’ walk away from the waterfall the house has been named after. Inside, you’ll find two double bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen and an inglenook-style fireplace.

A two-bedroom stone-built cottage in the Yorkshire Dales

Alphington, Devon

This tall and elegant Georgian cottage is set over four separate floors and offers 1,000sq ft of living space. There’s a kitchen/dining room on the lower ground floor, with a sitting room upstairs. The two bedrooms are each of the upper floors. Exeter Central Station is just under two miles away.

A two-bedroom, 19th-century Georgian cottage

Driffield, Yorkshire

This detached house in Nafferton is two miles from the Yorkshire market town of Driffield. Inside you’ll find three double bedrooms (one en-suite), an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining space, a utility room and a family bathroom.

A three-bedroom detached house with a big garden

Northolt, London

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, this one-bedroom, mid-terraced home is within walking distance of Northolt and Northolt Park, in Zone 5 and on the Central Line Tube. The reception room and kitchen are on the ground floor, with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs.

A one-bedroom, mid-terraced house

Sittingbourne, Kent

This pretty Victorian cottage is in the village of Newnham, which is about five miles away from Sittingbourne. Downstairs there is an open-plan lounge and kitchen/breakfast area. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a bath and shower room and a useful loft area. Plus, there’s also a lovely cottage garden.

A two-bedroom Victorian cottage


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