Market evaluation by property agent comparability website, GetAgent.co.uk, reveals that homebuyers should purchase a fort for a similar worth as a Kensington flat because the nation’s most unearthly and wacky houses present a real different to the capital’s equally wacky home costs.
GetAgent has analysed the altering worth of the UK’s most out of the peculiar dwelling sorts – from castles to houseboats – to see what extraordinary properties London patrons might afford in the event that they determined to depart the capital metropolis.
The analysis reveals that UK castles are managing to fend off a cooling property market by growing in worth by 27.8% previously 12 months.
The common worth for a fort is at present £2.1 million in comparison with £1.7 million final 12 months. This improve of just about half 1,000,000 means castles at the moment are 650% costlier than your common UK dwelling.
Anybody with terribly deep pockets would possibly wish to contemplate this £1.9m fort at present on the market in Wooler, Northumberland. Whereas wildly costly, that is nonetheless dramatically lower than you’d at present pay for a terraced dwelling in Kensington which averages £2.6 million.
However with castle-living out of attain for all however a handful of mega-wealthy patrons, it may be price having a look on the subsequent smartest thing – a fort.
The common worth of a fort has fallen by -19.3% previously 12 months to sit down at a present worth of £700,000. Whereas that is 143.5% above the typical UK home worth, it stays considerably lower than the typical worth of a flat in Prime Central London.
This £700K sea fort in Hampshire dates to the 1800s and comes at a snip in comparison with a flat in Kensington & Chelsea which at present prices a whopping £1.1m.
Consumers who wish to go away London for a style of nation dwelling might seize themselves a barn conversion for a mean of £470,723, though costs have climbed by 10.1% since final 12 months.
This implies, you possibly can choose up this 4-bed barn conversion in Yorkshire for less than barely greater than you’d at present pay for the typical flat in London.
Nonetheless, for a mean worth of £894,618, you possibly can forgo the barn conversion and absolutely decide to nation dwelling by buying a farm.
Farm costs have elevated by 14.1% previously 12 months, however you’ll be able to nonetheless get one thing like this seven-acre gem in Devon for a paltry £650,000 – lower than you’d pay for a semi-detached dwelling in London.
Probably the most reasonably priced kind of bizarre dwelling stays the houseboat, the worth of which has fallen by -10.9% previously 12 months to at present sit at a mean of £100,144.
This makes them the perfect buy for anybody who’s trying to get a foot on the property ladder with a finances too small for London’s market and is keen to take captaincy of a vessel like this 40-foot floating dwelling.
Co-founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, Colby Brief stated, “London’s housing market is uniquely costly, so why not break up from the capital and purchase one thing distinctive in a a lot better approach?
“These bizarre, great houses don’t play by the identical guidelines as the standard housing market as a result of the extra distinctive a property is, the much less its worth is tied to the ebb and circulate of the nation’s financial fortunes.
“Individuals must scrimp and save for many years to scrape collectively sufficient to purchase a modest London dwelling, so why not look additional afield and purchase one thing that really rewards all of these years of laborious work and sacrifice?”