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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck look at $165MILLION mansion after deal for Bel-Air home falls through

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wasted no time returning to the hunt for a luxury mansion after their previous real estate deal fell through as they were seen viewing one of the most iconic properties in Southern California – built by television mogul Aaron Spelling and wife Candy.

The newly-engaged couple was spotted on Tuesday at the massive $165million property, which was once called ‘Spelling Manor’, in the Los Angeles suburb of Holmby Hills – with famous residents including Kylie Jenner.

They visited multiple properties as they continued their search for a new home, just days after the multihyphenate, 52, shared news of her second engagement to the actor, 49, in her On the JLo newsletter written to her fans.

The search continues: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted together in Los Angeles on Tuesday as they continued their search for a new home

Moving along: The outing- comes just days after the multihyphenate shared news of their second engagement in her On the JLo newsletter written to her fans

The search continues: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted together in Los Angeles on Tuesday as they continued their search for a new home

Extravagant: The soon-to-be husband and wife checked out a home in Holmby Hills that costs a whopping $165,000,000 - and was built by television mogul Aaron Spelling and wife Candy - triple the price of their last deal

Extravagant: The soon-to-be husband and wife checked out a home in Holmby Hills that costs a whopping $165,000,000 – and was built by television mogul Aaron Spelling and wife Candy – triple the price of their last deal

The 14-bedroom property, now referred to as The Manor, is triple the asking price of the $55million estate in Bel-Air the couple were in escrow for, before the deal fell through.

The sprawling home was built over several years by late TV showrunner Aaron Spelling and his socialite wife Candy Spelling and was completed in 1990.

In 2011, Candy sold the home to British heiress Petra Ecclestone for a whopping $85million, before the model, 33, spent a reported $20million in lavish renovations.

Then in 2019, Ecclestone sold the famous property for just under $120million to an anonymous Saudi Arabian buyer.

Amazing: The sprawling property, which sits on 4.6 acres, features 100 garage spaces, fourteen bedrooms, and 27 full bathrooms

Amazing: The sprawling property, which sits on 4.6 acres, features 100 garage spaces, fourteen bedrooms, and 27 full bathrooms

Variety: Amenities at The Manor include a bowling alley, a plush movie theater, tennis court, hair salon, and a pool and jacuzzi combo

Variety: Amenities at The Manor include a bowling alley, a plush movie theater, tennis court, hair salon, and a pool and jacuzzi combo

Trailblazers: The massive property, once called 'Spelling Manor', was built over several years by late TV showrunner Aaron Spelling and his socialite wife Candy Spelling (seen in April 2005) and was completed in 1990

Trailblazers: The massive property, once called ‘Spelling Manor’, was built over several years by late TV showrunner Aaron Spelling and his socialite wife Candy Spelling (seen in April 2005) and was completed in 1990

Hot property: In 2011, Candy sold the home to British heiress and model Petra Ecclestone (pictured in November 2018) for a whopping $85million before spending a reported $20million in renovations

Hot property: In 2011, Candy sold the home to British heiress and model Petra Ecclestone (pictured in November 2018) for a whopping $85million before spending a reported $20million in renovations

The massive 56,000 sq ft property, which sits on a generous 4.6 acres, houses an impressive 100 garage spaces, fourteen bedrooms, a spacious dining area and 27 full bathrooms.

The lavish home boasts a traditional architectural style and features luxurious amenities including a bowling alley, a plush movie theater, tennis court, hair salon, and a pool and jacuzzi combo.

During the house viewings, the On the 6 music artist wore a cream, cropped, cable knit sweater and showed off a bit of her toned tummy in the ensemble, which had an asymmetrical hem. 

Jennifer added a pair of loose-fitting, olive green, belted trousers with a round silver buckle. They gathered at her waist and she added a pair of large, silver-toned hoop earrings. 

Offerings: The space has high ceilings and a built-in aquarium next to a custom bar

Offerings: The space has high ceilings and a built-in aquarium next to a custom bar

Classic: The total square footage of the mega mansion is 56,000 and the home boasts a traditional architectural style

Classic: The total square footage of the mega mansion is 56,000 and the home boasts a traditional architectural style

Continued search: After their deal on a $55million estate in Bel-Air fell through, according to TMZ, they were back to house hunting over the weekend. Pictured: The crushed velvet style cinema at the $165million home the couple viewed on Tuesday

Continued search: After their deal on a $55million estate in Bel-Air fell through, according to TMZ, they were back to house hunting over the weekend. Pictured: The crushed velvet style cinema at the $165million home the couple viewed on Tuesday

She showed off her natural beauty as she went makeup-free for the day out and about with her rekindled love.

The mother-of-two wore her honey blonde hair loose and arranged in a center part as it fell down her back and was windblown in a straight style.

Jen matched a pair of work boots to her sweater and effortlessly brought the elegant ensemble together with a large, cream Hermés bag. 

She rocked a classic short and nude manicure as she carried a case-free phone in her hand. Meanwhile, her beau Ben was dressed in a black crewneck sweater with the sleeves rolled up. 

Possible new home: The two actors are keeping their options open as they scout a new abode following their engagement

Possible new home: The two actors are keeping their options open as they scout a new abode following their engagement 

Family process: Prior to Tuesday's search, an eyewitness reported that the couple spent about two hours checking out three different homes on Sunday. Pictured: The pool at the $165million home they viewed on Tuesday

Sprawling: A huge tennis court is one of the features of the $165 millon mega mansion in Holmby Hills

Family process: Prior to Tuesday’s search, an eyewitness said the couple spent about two hours checking out three homes on Sunday with Affleck’s two youngest kids, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, ten, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner

Cute: One of the 27 full bathrooms at the luxurious Holmby Hills property featured a large heart-shaped mirror and a freestanding tub in the center of the room

Cute: One of the 27 full bathrooms at the luxurious Holmby Hills property featured a large heart-shaped mirror and a freestanding tub in the center of the room

Former deal: The musical sensation and the Academy Award winner were in escrow on a $50m massive mansion, being sold by Texas billionaire Todd Lemkin. Pictured: The stunning modern hallway at the Holmby Hills $165m property

Former deal: The musical sensation and the Academy Award winner were in escrow on a $50m massive mansion, being sold by Texas billionaire Todd Lemkin. Pictured: The stunning modern hallway at the Holmby Hills $165m property

Full steam: The power couple have continued going from strength to strength in their relationship since then, attending red carpet events and spending time together around the world. Pictured: Grey bedroom at The Manor

Unexpected: JLo and Ben shocked fans when they were spotted together in May 2021. Pictured: Hair salon at The Manor

Full steam: The power couple have continued going from strength to strength in their relationship since then, attending red carpet events and spending time together around the world. Pictured: The bedroom (left) and hair salon at the $165m home

Official: The couple went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honor of her 52nd birthday. Pictured: The exterior of The Manor, which the couple viewed on Tuesday

Official: The couple went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honor of her 52nd birthday. Pictured: The exterior of The Manor, which the couple viewed on Tuesday

The Batman star sported his well-recognized tussled and scruffy beard as he cut a casual figure in khaki-colored pants and a black sweatshirt.

The smitten couple traveled in a dark-colored Mercedes as they house-hopped around the city of angels.

On the same day, the power couple were seen checking out a different home in the same neighborhood which was owned by the ex-wife of famed restauranteur Mr. Chow.

The nine-bedroom property, which features 14 bathrooms, was considerably smaller at 30,000-square-feet while the asking price is a much more modest $65million. 

Always stylish: As she stepped out for viewings, the On the 6 music artist wore a cream, cropped, cable knit sweater. She showed off a bit of her toned tummy in the piece, which had an asymmetrical hem

Always stylish: As she stepped out for viewings, the On the 6 music artist wore a cream, cropped, cable knit sweater. She showed off a bit of her toned tummy in the piece, which had an asymmetrical hem

Laidback look: Meanwhile Ben was dressed in a black crewneck sweater with the sleeves rolled up

Laidback look: Meanwhile Ben was dressed in a black crewneck sweater with the sleeves rolled up

The luxurious home is filled with art with perhaps the most interesting decor being the 400-year-old Moorish columns at the entryway.

Prior to Tuesday’s search, an eyewitness reported that the couple spent about two hours checking out three different homes on Sunday with Affleck’s two youngest kids, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, ten, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Affleck’s eldest Violet, 16, did not appear to be present during the outing, nor did Lopez’s 14-year-old twins Emme and Max, who she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

The couple’s return to house hunting comes after their deal on a $55million estate in Bel-Air fell through, according to TMZ.  

Bling bling: Her new engagement ring was proudly put on display as she looked for a dream home with her new fiancé

Bling bling: Her new engagement ring was proudly put on display as she looked for a dream home with her new fiancé 

Punching it in: Jen looked the picture of elegance as she was seen driving up to one of the properties on Tuesday

Punching it in: Jen looked the picture of elegance as she was seen driving up to one of the properties on Tuesday

While it is unknown what caused the stars to back out of buying the last property, they have since been touring much more expensive homes in the same area.

The spectacular $50m mansion, which was being sold by Texas billionaire Todd Lemkin, boasts ten bedrooms and 17 bathrooms as well as a theatre, gym, multiple kitchens, an infinity edge pool, and a stunning view of a golf course and the city.

Since the deal fell through, they have toured a $75million property, in the heart of Holmby Hills, with 17 beds and 25 bathrooms.

The stunning home boasts a Japanese Garden and teahouse, French Courtyard, and a romantic greenhouse.

According to the listing, there is also a tranquil waterfall that lead to a glass-walled tennis court perched aside a Moroccan bathhouse and an authentic hammam and a blue tiled swimming pool.

Options: On the same day, the power couple were also seen checking out a different home (pictured) in the same neighborhood which was owned by the ex-wife of famed restauranteur Mr. Chow

Options: On the same day, the power couple were also seen checking out a different home (pictured) in the same neighborhood which was owned by the ex-wife of famed restauranteur Mr. Chow

Decadent: The additional property (living area pictured) was considerably smaller at 30,000-square-feet while the asking price is a much more modest $65million

Decadent: The additional property (living area pictured) was considerably smaller at 30,000-square-feet while the asking price is a much more modest $65million

Splashing the cash? The lavish home features nine bedrooms and 14 bathrooms (one of the bathrooms is pictured)

Splashing the cash? The lavish home features nine bedrooms and 14 bathrooms (one of the bathrooms is pictured)

Their house hunting comes after Jennifer and Ben announced their second engagement, after they were previously engaged 18 years ago in 2004.

Their rekindled relationship came as a shock to fans as they reunited in May 2021 – 17 years after their failed engagement.

In April 2021, Jennifer confirmed the end of her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, a former New York Yankee after the pair dated for four years and were engaged for two years.

In mid-May, Jennifer spent some time in Los Angeles with Ben, igniting initial rumors they had in fact reunited.

‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days,’ a source told People at the time. ‘She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip.’

The couple then went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honor of her 52nd birthday.

Home theater: The $65million home is equipped with a personal theater (pictured)

Perfect! The filmmakers would be able to watch movies in their own private space

Home theater: The $65million home is equipped with a personal theater (pictured left and right)

Their history: Ben and Jen initially dated in early 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They became engaged in November of that year. Pictured: Stunning living area with wood paneling at the $65million home viewed by the couple

Their history: Ben and Jen initially dated in early 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They became engaged in November of that year. Pictured: Stunning living area with wood paneling at the $65million home viewed by the couple

Timeline: They were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004. Pictured: The $65million home, owned by Mr Chow's ex-wife, features a traditional wood-burning fireplace

Timeline: They were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004. Pictured: The $65million home, owned by Mr Chow’s ex-wife, features a traditional wood-burning fireplace

Spacious: There's no shortage of space in the $65million they viewed and it is also filled with art (pictured in one bedroom), with perhaps the most interesting decor being 400-year-old Moorish columns

Spacious: There’s no shortage of space in the $65million they viewed and it is also filled with art (pictured in one bedroom), with perhaps the most interesting decor being 400-year-old Moorish columns

The power couple have continued going from strength to strength in their relationship since then, attending red carpet events and spending time together around the world.

Ben and Jen initially dated in early 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They became engaged in November of that year, with Ben proposing to her with a 6.1 carat radiant cut pink diamond ring with two trapezoid white diamonds, mounted on 18K pink gold and platinum band from Harry Winston.

The ring is now worth an estimated $12million, with it costing Ben at the time (November 2002) a reported $1.2million.

The huge increase in worth stems from the price of the rare colored diamond, which has soared.

They were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004.

Wine cellar: The $65million home, which was owned by the ex-wife of restaurateur Mr Chow, boasts an onsite wine cellar

Wine cellar: The $65million home, which was owned by the ex-wife of restaurateur Mr Chow, boasts an onsite wine cellar 

Scenic: A serene pool at the $65million property offers a relaxing escape to future homeowners

Scenic: A serene pool at the $65million property offers a relaxing escape to future homeowners

Impeccable: The $65million home features multiple fireplaces with much of the traditional decor still in place, as well as modern touches

Impeccable: The $65million home features multiple fireplaces with much of the traditional decor still in place, as well as modern touches

But they have now got engaged for a second time, with the Hustlers actress sharing details of the intimate engagement in a newsletter shared to her website on Tuesday.

‘Did you ever imagine your biggest dream could come true?’ she wrote in her post. ‘Saturday night while at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed.

‘I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again, I was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’ I said YES of course that’s a YES.’

‘I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole.

‘It was nothing fancy at all, but it was the most romantic thing I could’ve ever imagined…just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other. Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.

‘Green has always been my lucky color and now, for sure, it always will be.’

 

Paradise: Palm trees lined the 4.6 acre $65million property while there are no shortage of serene green spaces

Paradise: Palm trees lined the 4.6 acre $65million property while there are no shortage of serene green spaces

A study: The list of offerings was extensive at the $65million property as it boasted a sophisticated study

A study: The list of offerings was extensive at the $65million property as it boasted a sophisticated study

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Living in a surfer’s paradise! Chic townhouse with incredible floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking beach in Cornwall goes on the market for £2.75million

A chic townhouse with breathtaking views over a surfer’s paradise has gone on the market for £2.75m.

Gwel Tresla has incredible floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the surf mecca of Polzeath, Cornwall, and even has a sky hammock to take full advantage of the panoramic views.

The five-bedroom home is one of three striking contemporary townhouses completed in 2020 with high specifications and smart technology throughout and has been a successful holiday let with Latitude 50.

The property is arranged over four storeys with reversed living accommodation to make the most of its incredible beachfront and west-facing position, which means the owners will get to enjoy spectacular sunsets.

It has 2,863 sq ft of accommodation with the entrance lobby and a double bedroom with en suite on the ground floor, and four bedrooms and four bathrooms on the first floor.

Gwel Tresla in Polzeath, Cornwall is on the housing market for £2.75million

Gwel Tresla in Polzeath, Cornwall is on the housing market for £2.75million

The property is located in the small seaside resort village overlooking the beach that is popular with surfers

The property is located in the small seaside resort village overlooking the beach that is popular with surfers

The property is arranged over four storeys with reversed living accommodation to make the most of its incredible beachfront and west-facing position

The property is arranged over four storeys with reversed living accommodation to make the most of its incredible beachfront and west-facing position

On the second floor there is an impressive open plan living space with a kitchen/dining area

On the second floor there is an impressive open plan living space with a kitchen/dining area

The kitchen has a breakfast bar where the owners can enjoy a meal as daylight shines in through the floor-to-ceiling windows

The kitchen has a breakfast bar where the owners can enjoy a meal as daylight shines in through the floor-to-ceiling windows

There is a built-in-bar on the other side of the kitchen which is perfect when hosting guests

There is a built-in-bar on the other side of the kitchen which is perfect when hosting guests

On the second floor there is an impressive open plan living space with a kitchen/dining area with built-in bar at one end and a living area with a vaulted ceiling and a sea-facing balcony at the other.

The top floor has another living area/TV room with the sky hammock looking out over the beach and a bathroom. There is also a large covered terrace with built-in outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

Outside there is secure underground parking for two cars, a lockable surf and equipment store and outdoor hot and cold showers.

The house is just 25 yards from Polzeath Beach, a popular holiday spot with safe bathing and surfing and a vast expanse of beach.

Polzeath is close to the other popular resorts of Rock and Padstow and has a number of excellent restaurants and pubs nearby, great watersports opportunities and walking and golf.

The reversed living accommodation allows the owners to enjoy beautiful sunsets from the living room

The reversed living accommodation allows the owners to enjoy beautiful sunsets from the living room

The top floor has another living area that leads out onto a large covered terrace

The top floor has another living area that leads out onto a large covered terrace

There is a sky hammock on the top floor looking out over the beach

There is a sky hammock on the top floor looking out over the beach

The covered terrace has built-in outdoor kitchen, barbecue and seating

The covered terrace has built-in outdoor kitchen, barbecue and seating

Josephine Ashby from John Bray Estates said: ‘This striking architectural design, by Studio Arc Architects, delivers on all fronts, with breath-taking coastal views from all the principal rooms, and high specifications and smart technology throughout.

‘Completed in 2020, Gwel Trelsa is the dream beachfront property, offering comfortable and spacious accommodation that seamlessly blends comfort and luxury, resulting in a highly desirable family home or holiday home.

‘Situated in a prime frontline position at Polzeath, Gwel Trelsa commands front line views across the beach and over the surrounding coastline.’

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The 11 things that make your garden look tacky, revealed by a top expert – including the flower colour that just screams cheap

A well-maintained garden may be a relaxing retreat – but it can also boost the kerb appeal and even the value of your home.

But, if done the wrong way, efforts to enhance your outside space can leave it looking cheap.

From choosing the wrong plant pots to – counterintuitively – being too tidy, the Mail’s gardening editor looks at the 11 common errors that can cheapen your garden, rather than helping it thrive. 

When tidy is too tidy

Many of us were brought up with strict ideas about well-kept gardens, with lawns neatly mown and weeds all pulled up. But that is no longer the prevailing aesthetic.

Letting go a little and being slightly untidy can lead to a more expensive looking haven. And leaving self-sown plants in summer and seed heads over winter will make your garden look more expensively abundant. Phew!

Wildflower beds with self-sown plants are now the prevailing aesthetic

Wildflower beds with self-sown plants are now the prevailing aesthetic 

Yellow’s not mellow

Don’t get me wrong, I have a soft spot for bright yellow flowers such as daffodils and sunflowers. But such garish flowers must be used in the right context.

Expansive garden beds the colour of a hi-vis vest? It’s a no. Yellow is difficult to match with other colours and should be used sparingly.

The perils of artificial grass

The quickest way to make your garden look cheap is to lay artificial turf. Used widely in sporting venues, fake grass became popular because it doesn’t need to be mowed or watered so is seen as low-maintenance and hard-wearing. But it almost always looks naff.

Plus, the disadvantages far outweigh the benefits. It is ruinous for wildlife and adds to global warming by absorbing more radiation than living grass, which acts as a carbon sink. Natural lawns allow rainwater to be soaked up, whereas artificial grass can cause run-off after heavy rainfall leading to flooding.

In hot weather, it can reach dangerous temperatures, especially for pets who might burn their paws. Plus, it only has a lifespan of ten to 20 years, after which time it is difficult to recycle.

 Soulless bare fences

Fences without greenery can make your garden look boxy and cheap. There are plenty of easy climbers you can plant to soften the feel and make your garden look more high-end.

Star Jasmine is a lovely evergreen with pretty white flowers, while climbing hydrangea is good for a shady corner.

If you want privacy, remember evergreen hedges can’t be more than 2m high, according to the High Hedges Act. Instead try planting deciduous silver birch trees with attractive white trunks and green foliage in summer when you are out in the garden.

Don’t settle for plastic furniture

Moulded plastic chairs are unsightly and should be avoided at all costs. Plus, they’re uncomfortable and topple if you lean too far back, or slice into any bare flesh unfortunate enough to touch the seat.

If your budget won’t stretch to buying new wood, rattan or metal alternatives, search local online groups to see if anyone has second hand deck chairs or outdoor dining sets on offer.

If you are willing to buy something preloved and weathered, it can often cost less but look more expensive.

Thin borders, a thing of the past

Narrow flower beds around the edge of a rectangular lawn used to be thought of as the ideal garden design, but these days it just looks scrimping.

Borders should be at least a metre deep to allow for multi-layered planting. Don’t just put them around the perimeter of your garden. Flower beds used to divide up a space add a touch of mystery and look much classier.

Gadgets and gazebos

Barbecues, fire pits, corner sofas, gazebos, over-sized paddling pools – its easy for your outdoor space to become cluttered with so many garden gadgets you can’t move around without tripping over them.

Decide what you really need and use often, then recycle the rest. Or store them away neatly in the shed until you want to use them.

Plastic plant pot horror

It is tricky to keep plants looking good in plastic containers, even the ones that attempt to imitate terracotta.

As well as the lack of sustainability, the trouble with plastic is that unlike materials such as wood and stone, it provides no protection for plants against drying out in summer and freezing in winter, and it is not breathable.

If you do have plastic pots, reuse them for propagating and save your best non-plastic containers for display purposes.

Paving the way to disaster  

Every gardener needs somewhere to sit, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of losing too much of your lawn.

Ideally there should be a ratio of at least two-thirds planting and grass to one-third hard surface. If you are putting in a new patio, consider leaving gaps between the pavers for low plants such as creeping thyme and Mind-Your-Own-Business which will also help with drainage. 

If you want to park your car in your front garden, choose a permeable surface with planting around the edges.

Fly-away greenhouses

I must confess I own one of these mini shelving units covered in a zip-up, see-through plastic smock. But after it fell over outside one too many times in windy weather, despite being tied to the wall, I have brought it in to our lean-to where I now use it as a propagating unit. A pile of overturned seed trays and spilled soil does nothing to add to kerb appeal.

Do away with dead pot plants 

Well-tended container planting can add a cheerful welcome to a garden or balcony, but there is little as off-putting as being greeted by a collection of unidentifiable shrivelled dead plants in pots.

Avoid this by doing your research and choosing plants you love which will encourage you to water and feed them regularly. Having a water butt nearby makes this task much easier.

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Assessing Property Size: What Square Footage Can You Get With The Average UK House Price In Your Area?

Assessing Property Size In The UK

In the United Kingdom, there is a prevailing tendency to gauge the size of residences based on the number of bedrooms rather than square footage. In fact, research indicates that three out of five individuals are unaware of the square footage of their property.

However, a comprehensive analysis conducted by Savills reveals significant variations in property sizes throughout the country. For instance, with the average property price standing at £340,837, this amount would typically afford a studio flat spanning 551 square feet in London, according to the prominent estate agency.

Conversely, in the North East region, the same sum would secure a spacious five-bedroom house measuring 1,955 square feet, nearly four times the size of a comparable property in London.

Best value: Heading to the North East of England is where buyers will get the most from their money

In Scotland, the median house price equates to a sizable investment capable of procuring a generous four-bedroom residence spanning 1,743 square feet. Conversely, in Wales, Yorkshire & The Humber, and the North West, this sum affords a slightly smaller four-bedroom dwelling of approximately 1,500 square feet, while in the East and West Midlands, it accommodates a 1,300 square foot home. In stark contrast, within the South West, £340,837 secures a modest 1,000 square foot property, and in the East, an even more confined 928 square feet.

London presents the most challenging market, where this budget offers the least purchasing power. Following closely, the South East allows for 825 square feet of space or a medium-sized two-bedroom dwelling. Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills, emphasizes the profound disparity in purchasing potential across Britain, ranging from compact studio flats in London to spacious four or five-bedroom residences in parts of North East England.

While square footage serves as a critical metric, with a significant portion of Britons unfamiliar with their property’s dimensions, the number of bedrooms remains a traditional indicator of size. Personal preferences, such as a preference for larger kitchens, may influence property selection. For those prioritizing ample space, Easington, County Durham, offers a substantial 2,858 square foot, five-bedroom home, while Rhondda, Wales, and Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, provide 2,625 and 2,551 square feet, respectively. Conversely, in St Albans, Hertfordshire, £340,837 secures a mere 547 square feet, equivalent to a one-bedroom flat.

The disparity continues in central London, where purchasing power diminishes considerably. In Kensington, the budget accommodates a mere 220 square feet, contrasting with the slightly more spacious 236 square feet in Westminster. Conversely, in Dagenham, the same investment translates to 770 square feet. Three properties currently listed on Rightmove exemplify the diversity within this price range across the UK market.

South of the river: This semi-detached house is located near to three different train stations

South of the river: This semi-detached house is located near to three different train stations

2. Lewisham: One-bed house, £345,000

This one-bedroom property in Lewisham, South London, is on the market for £345,000.

The semi-detached house is set over two floors, and has a private patio.

The property is located near to bus links and amenities, as well as Catford train station.

Edinburgh fringe: This three-bed property is located on the edge of the city, near to the town of Musselburgh

Edinburgh fringe: This three-bed property is located on the edge of the city, near to the town of Musselburgh

3. Edinburgh: Three-bed house, £350,000

This three-bedroom detached house in Edinburgh could be yours for £350,000.

The house, which has a two-car driveway, boasts a large kitchen diner, and is within easy reach of Newcriaghall train station.


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