House Prices In The North Vs House Prices In London

It's cheap up north. Relatively speaking.

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£2,500,000.

£2.5m will get you a five-bedroom detached house in Starcroft, near Leeds. It boasts 6,200 sq ft of living space, two garages, a cinema room, and private landscaped gardens. Or you could buy this significantly less swanky three-bed mews house in Bayswater.

£1,500,000.

Up north, that kind of money will get you this seven-bedroom manor house, "one of the principal residences of the Saddleworth area." It has a side wing that could be converted into a separate property, as well as a 1.6 acre paddock. The London equivalent? A "light and airy" two-bed flat in Earls Court. And yes, this is the nicest photo of it we could find.

£350,000.

In Hayfield High Peak, near Stockport, £350k gets you four bedrooms and immediate access to the stunning Peak District countryside. The same amount in London gets you a 338 sq.ft studio quite near Victoria station.

£250,000.

This kind of cash gets you four bedrooms in pretty Bedale, described as "the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales". For the same amount, you could buy a one-bed flat in not-so-leafy Harlesden, gateway to the North Circular.

£100,000.

At the £100k level, up north you're looking at something like this two-bedroom house in Shipley. In London, meanwhile, that kind of money gets you a 10ft by 8ft studio flat. That's about the size of a snooker table. There is no room for a bed. Estate agent Matthew Vine said: "I can stand in the middle of the room and touch the walls! This is, however, a great little buy." Hmm.