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House Prices In The North Vs House Prices In London

It's cheap up north. Relatively speaking.

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£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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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