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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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