What does £350k buy in your area?

(127 Posts)
Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 17:19:14

That is our current budget. Love the area we are in and we tied down to it for now but sometimes I feel frustrated with the size of our house. Its small.

So just been nosy (and sort of daydreaming where we could move to when we are older and freer) what would £350k get you were you live?

tilder Thu 03-Jan-13 17:22:30

We live in an odd area and you see houses up to around 280k but then not a lot until you hit the 500k mark. We were in the same situation price wise as you and ended up well below our budget with a project house.

Probably not very helpful!

PrincessOfChina Thu 03-Jan-13 17:22:58

3 beds. Maybe 4 but would probably need work. It's all terraces here though so not as much space as it would first seem.

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 17:25:18

Yes we found when we were looking in several areas in different counties the £350k houses seemed a lot rarer. We were lucky to find this! Most start £500k in this area. Even those aren't very big.

Wonder if we are in the same area? smile

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 17:26:46

What sort of areas are people roughly in? Any right-move links?

I ask as I suppose it would be nice to find an area like this but cheaper for the future!

peeriebear Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:10

You'd get something bloody big and lovely for that round here. Listed building, big garden, whatever you liked. I'm in Lincolnshire smile There was an article in the i a few months ago about our town being a commuter's paradise because the houses are cheap, the countryside's beautiful and we're a direct 1hr commute to to King's Cross.

Parisbanana Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:24

A 3 bed ex-local authority flat or a 1 or possibly 2 bed conversion in a Victorian house.

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:30:25

4 bed detached with lots of garden or newbuild.
This is what right thing, but it's stupidly over-priced. I think the owners live in London & have no idea of local prices. Should be advertised for about £400k, and then only because it has lots of "character". It was over £600k only last summer, they are slowly figuring things out.

hurricanewyn Thu 03-Jan-13 17:31:51

this is £350k near me

turkeyboots Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:18

4 or 5 bed detached in New build areas, 3 bed in old Victorian bit of town or 2 four beds in the 60's estates.

hurricanewyn Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:55

Grr that's just the homepage.

Anyway, it's 4 beds, 3 living rooms, seperate gym in garden, nice patio area & 1/3 of an acre.

Cheap in South Wales

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 17:36:17

Peeriebear that interesting. Which villages have train stations in Linconshire?

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 17:37:13

Grumpsod that house is huge! Oh , to have so much space.

weegiemum Thu 03-Jan-13 17:38:38

Well we bought our house in may. 4 bed, lounge, dining room, neat kitchen, en suite, downstairs loo. £167k in Glasgow.

onyx72 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:06

4-bed detached or big town house in Banbury.

LIZS Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:13

possibly a 3 bed, which was originally a 2 bed, Victorian terrace with converted loft room

peeriebear Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:50

I'm not sure but I'm in Grantham (birthplace of that Thatcher woman you may have heard of- no, there isn't a statue!) There are lots and lots of villages but I don't think many have their own train station.

Vagaceratops Thu 03-Jan-13 17:41:47
Viviennemary Thu 03-Jan-13 17:43:17

Here there is a lot up to around the 270,000 mark. And then if you want a better house there is not much under around £550,000 or even more. So that's probably not helpful. And why we haven't moved.

SpanielFace Thu 03-Jan-13 17:43:35

I'm also in lincolnshire. £350k would get you loads. Our 3 bed detached 1950s house with big garden cost £150k. It's hard to get to London from most of the county though! We're in Lincoln itself & I'd fully recommend it as somewhere to live. Grantham is on the main London line & there are nice villages around there but I suspect they are more expensive than here.

Runoutofideas Thu 03-Jan-13 17:43:42

Standard 3 bed semi price in this part of Bristol - other areas of the city are cheaper though and others more expensive....

RalphGnu Thu 03-Jan-13 17:44:47
Karbea Thu 03-Jan-13 17:44:50

2 bed apartment.
So it would be smaller.

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:46:04

That's funny, I don't think it is all that big, interior space is not that well laid out & small rooms. It's right in middle of town, next to the noisy 6th form college & has stress of town drunks & a busy one way system surround it. It's sweet but you'd have to be an urbanite to truly love it; urbanite is odd thing to be in a sleepy rural town in a sleepy rural county. I think my house has more interior space and we think it's only worth about £260k. But mine lacks character, has smaller garden, oil-fired heating.

This more like what's advertised for 350k.

This house has massive front garden but is personality less; sandwiched between busy roads & rail line. Lots of potential, I guess.

I live in a small enough community that I don't just know all the people, I get to know all the nice houses, too.

Karbea Thu 03-Jan-13 17:47:49

two bed.

one bed.

ChasingSquirrels Thu 03-Jan-13 17:48:30

my house probably - Cambridge commuter village, detached, 10-15 years old, 4 bed (ensuite to main), 3 reception rooms, kitchen + conservatory/breakfast room, utility. Detached garage & reasonable sized garden. Note on the market, but could be if I see anything I would like to move to.

or this

cantspel Thu 03-Jan-13 17:48:56
DrSeuss Thu 03-Jan-13 17:49:13
ChristmasIsAcumenin Thu 03-Jan-13 17:50:02

I don't live here yet, but will later this year. It's just darling.

the Old Hall, or maybe Nursery Cottage.

BigSpork Thu 03-Jan-13 17:55:22

Here, it would get you loads of space and greenery and completely residential.

Like this 4 beds, two with ensuites, massive big thing

Another but with 5 beds

idococktailshedoesbeer Thu 03-Jan-13 17:55:28

We're in a suburb of Manchester and you get a three bed for £350k here. You'd be looking at half a million for a nice four bed sadly. But I will console myself with the fact my London friend has just bought a one bedroom attic flat for exactly £350k in London. grin

idococktailshedoesbeer Thu 03-Jan-13 17:56:04

Dont know why I put London twice there... work has addled my brain.

Inclusionist Thu 03-Jan-13 17:56:55

This in my area.

Not very inspiring is it? Some of the things on here make me want to weep. The train station will be a Crossrail stop though so it would be a good time to buy it.

donnie Thu 03-Jan-13 17:58:30

only a 1 bed flat round my way !

MrsDeVere Thu 03-Jan-13 17:58:58

You can get a 2 bed- 3 bed property in the 'Village'
You can get a 5-6 bed if you move a 15 min walk from the tube.

I live in Walthamstow.

Piemistress Thu 03-Jan-13 18:00:53

In the city probably a done up 3 bed semi or terrace or a bigger doer upper, in the community belt a nice detached 4/5 bed house in immaculate condition (NE Scotland)

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 18:01:39

Thanks for all the links so far! Im swinging between thinking "my goodness you fit our entire house into that on 1 and half times" to "thats tiny, our house is a palace compared to that! "

ScaredySquirrel Thu 03-Jan-13 18:03:30
Festivedidi Thu 03-Jan-13 18:03:55

this is £350 here. Or this.

cassell Thu 03-Jan-13 18:04:39

this flat in south east london

Vagaceratops Thu 03-Jan-13 18:05:06

That second one is lovely Festive

ScaredySquirrel Thu 03-Jan-13 18:05:41

I grew up there Vagaceratops!

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 18:07:14

Christmas if your buying that "old hall" I be very happy to visit you this Christmas smile

Chopstheduck Thu 03-Jan-13 18:10:20

2 bed flat here in ascot - which is why we have to rent! I do often look wistfully at properties near my friend up north that seem to have 5 beds and room to swing a cat for less.

JanuaryJunes Thu 03-Jan-13 18:13:58
Hulababy Thu 03-Jan-13 18:14:38

On our estate there is the middle gap too.
3 bed townhouses for £250-300 depending on location/size
Then the next jump is to the smaller 4 bed detached houses which would be about £450.

DancingInTheMoonlight Thu 03-Jan-13 18:19:44
poshfrock Thu 03-Jan-13 18:19:46
ChristmasIsAcumenin Thu 03-Jan-13 18:20:03

Hahah, isn't it marvellous? If only!

No, we'll be over the road a bit. Or we will be, when there's a roof and floors and all those other tiresome requirements.

DancingInTheMoonlight Thu 03-Jan-13 18:20:13

Advantages of being up north!

forevergreek Thu 03-Jan-13 18:21:05

A small 1 bed flat

MrsSchadenfreude Thu 03-Jan-13 18:22:07
MrsSchadenfreude Thu 03-Jan-13 18:22:40

Are we neighbours, Forevergreek? grin

castlesintheair Thu 03-Jan-13 18:27:11

A tiny 1 bed flat/studio. Possibly.

EddieIzzardIsOrange Thu 03-Jan-13 18:27:28
closerthanclose Thu 03-Jan-13 18:28:57

One bed flat here, 440 sq ft and above a shop but 5 mins to a zone 1 station in London. Could also get a 2 bed if willing to go ex-council. No garden, no good schools, but great for getting into central London, nightlife, fringe/arty events and quirky shopping!

GinghamChic Thu 03-Jan-13 18:29:37

4 beds but small garden.
North east. Good area. wink

amck5700 Thu 03-Jan-13 18:29:44
BeaWheesht Thu 03-Jan-13 18:32:22

A 4 bed detached house if going for a non new build - if you want a new build probbly a 5/6 bed detached.

TuttoRhino Thu 03-Jan-13 18:38:12

Generally a two bed or a small three bed. If the road is particularly nice then only a one bed. We're moving slightly further out in order to buy a 4 bed house.


or this www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/27222135?search_identifier=8853f07a8bad5e832c241b996c6786d8

the listing for this is hilarious.

ChristmasIsAcumenin Thu 03-Jan-13 18:38:39

I love that Georgian townhouse.

forevergreek Thu 03-Jan-13 18:40:33

Mrs- I'm not sure, but we are London, zone 1. We live in a cardboard box equivalent

BackforGood Thu 03-Jan-13 18:44:30

Here you go.
It really is in a "much sought after area" - that's not just EA speak grin

lalalonglegs Thu 03-Jan-13 18:44:38

One bedroom flat, possibly some garden or outside space hmm.

lynniep Thu 03-Jan-13 18:46:13

4 bed detached with conservatory and garage, possibly double garage. Decent sized garden. Simple enough commute to London but not much fun.

BackforGood Thu 03-Jan-13 18:47:32

Or www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37787450.htmlHere. elegantly done, but on a busy road, although convenient for everywhere

Or www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-38079251.html?premiumA=true here - bit more 'lived in' inside, but a quieter road, and masses of space.

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 19:11:05

Interesting to see the huge amount of differences in floorspace. Having seen these maybe ours isn't so small after all, more average really for the price.

Still, it feels too small!

Delayingtactic Thu 03-Jan-13 19:12:13

Ah in the beautiful Peak District

nothing apparently! the closest you'd get is

RalphGnu Thu 03-Jan-13 19:57:05

We're practically neighbours it seems, EddieIzzard! Is that guesthouse the one on Caton Rd?

EddieIzzardIsOrange Thu 03-Jan-13 20:09:58

<waves to fellow Lancastrian RalphGnu smile >

Yea, I think it is, on the way out of town past the TA grounds?

this is nearest to me for that price. Our house was 190k less than that though.

MrsPnut Thu 03-Jan-13 20:22:14

This is Newark, which is 1hr 15m direct to kings cross and has a waitrose. www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36607921.html

This is Collingham which is a village about 5 miles from Newark station www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35323681.html?premiumA=true

This is the village I live in which is about a 20 min drive from Newark, 40 min drive from Nottingham and 5 miles from Lincoln there is this which is not to my taste www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-22603092.html or this which is much better www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-22603092.html but quite small.

MrsPnut Thu 03-Jan-13 20:23:25
Mandy21 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:24:19

We're in South Manchester - you'd get a 3 bed semi for that budget.

AfterEightMintyy Thu 03-Jan-13 20:26:27

Two bed conversion flat, possibly with garden.

Katz Thu 03-Jan-13 20:26:50

You can have a soft play centre near me


funnymum71 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:27:26

It would buy you This.

tilder Thu 03-Jan-13 20:28:35

I definitely live in the wrong part of the country. Interesting that it seems to be common to get a big price jump between 280kish and 500k elsewhere. I thought they just didn't build 400k houses round here.

I did look on rightmove but there was nothing for 350k or anything near.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 03-Jan-13 20:29:11

I could get a high spec 3-bed apartment, or a detached 4 bed farmhouse, or a 3 bed Georgian townhouse like this.

MamaGeekChic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:30:11

Central Scotland- 5bed detached with a decent garden.

racingheart Thu 03-Jan-13 20:32:53

Cute two bed Victorian terrace in nice part of town or 3 bed ex council or 3-4 bed semi in nearby less naice area.

MamaGeekChic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:35:45
Ponders Thu 03-Jan-13 20:37:56

a vast range in Lancashire

some places nicer than others but still some lovely houses in good locations

timidviper Thu 03-Jan-13 20:40:00

Very variable here depending on the location. You could have this overlooking the golf course, or this if you fancy a bit of a project.

[http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35210632.html This]] looks amazing until you check the location and see it is sandwiched between an industrial estate and a housing estate of very dubious reputation![

timidviper Thu 03-Jan-13 20:40:55

This should have been the last link on my post above!

ravenAK Thu 03-Jan-13 20:41:44

Goes quite far in this next of the woods!

[http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-24505854.html this]

or [http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-20793585.html this].

ravenAK Thu 03-Jan-13 20:43:22
scarlettsmummy2 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:45:09

5 bed detached, big site, luxury. Northern Ireland.

edam Thu 03-Jan-13 20:45:49
Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 21:26:02

<moves to Netherden>

edam Thu 03-Jan-13 21:31:21

<barges Angel out of the way> It's near where I grew up, I'd love to a. move home and b. live in a stone house!

Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 21:36:18

Its mine all mine! mwah ha ha!

Seriously what a great house. Perfect mix of character and modern. Loads of natural light too.

Well, If you buy it I will visit. Thats a promise!

<sees back of Edam head and a cloud of dust>

irregularegular Thu 03-Jan-13 21:44:21

Not a lot. This is just round the corner from us. Teeny 3 bed terrace with almost no garden terrace

Or if you want a larger garden you can buy a small, grotty bungalow that needs a lot or work bungalow

digerd Thu 03-Jan-13 21:48:40

I liked the thatched cottage and loved the gardens of the Old Cottage. All the others were yuck to me. But then I was spoiled by living in Germany in the country.
But there was a place in a village outside Hertford that stole my heart, but was £750.00, and I couldn't afford it - boo hoo!!
And a 3 bed detached bungalow near me, in the best area ( always loved it>, but was £450.000, and still could not afford it. <sad face>

iseenodust Thu 03-Jan-13 21:53:39
Angelfootprints Thu 03-Jan-13 21:53:54

I think it is a bit sad what "only" £350k will get you in some parts of the UK now, especially those connected to (or in )London.

When I think what my parents paid 20 years ago... But thats a whole different thread!

BrusselSproutsFartyPants Thu 03-Jan-13 22:06:33

According to rightmove you could get a four bed detached house

House 1

House 2

House 3

edam Thu 03-Jan-13 22:44:44

<gazes wistfully at naice villages near Huddersfield>

Angel, sadly that lovely stone house is all yours, no prospect of relocation for the edams...

BunFagFreddie Thu 03-Jan-13 23:01:33

You can get this for £350K

or this.

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Thu 03-Jan-13 23:03:23

These two are both very local to me. [[http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36404497.html This one if you like a property with character.
[[http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-24400800.html This one if you prefer modern or maximum bedrooms for your money.

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Thu 03-Jan-13 23:03:58

Oh bollocks - hang on, I'll try again grin.

sleepdodger Thu 03-Jan-13 23:04:20

This was our budget in mids
Under 200k loads of choice
375k and above loads of choice
Inbetween not alot, bun fights over what there is
It's not what I thought it would be- I imagined house hinting with 300k to be a dream, not pouncing on right move daily at 9am

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Thu 03-Jan-13 23:05:43
Sushiqueen Fri 04-Jan-13 13:25:39
fussychica Fri 04-Jan-13 15:02:30

You'd get a two bed flat (SW14).

Sushiqueen Fri 04-Jan-13 17:15:19

BunFagFreddie - you almost made me miss my home area. Almost smile

usualsuspect Fri 04-Jan-13 17:18:12

4 bedroomed detached.

Iggly Fri 04-Jan-13 17:40:45

3 bed semi detached or 3 bed flats (generally large conversions)

Tanyaaah Fri 04-Jan-13 20:13:10

I want this house! near me

Tanyaaah Fri 04-Jan-13 20:13:54

Could be amazing (with lots of cash spent)

CockBollocks Fri 04-Jan-13 20:18:25
edam Fri 04-Jan-13 22:04:15

Tanya, that house shrieks potential and could indeed be gorgeous but what's with all the bars on the windows? Those would seriously worry me..

rubyrubyruby Fri 04-Jan-13 22:07:21

My house!

We want to move - do you want it?

bureni Fri 04-Jan-13 23:17:29

350k would but me a very large 5/6 bedroom house with a fair bit of land overlooking the sea with change to spare, I live in north down.

allchangeplease Sun 06-Jan-13 13:22:52

never mind 350K, look what you can get in Grantham for 259K asking price shock shock!


What is the catch with Grantham if it's only 1hr commute to London? there must be one - no amenities? crime?

btw how do you make a link clickable on here?

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Jan-13 20:57:48

In Newbury currently you can get up to five beds! Was surprised myself when I looked.

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:54

According to Rightmove, a price of exactly 350k would get a 4 bed detached house on an estate. Currently there are two for sale:

house a: reception hallway plus cloakroom off, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen and family room, four double bedrooms one with en-suite shower room, in a semi rural area

house b: reception hallway plus cloakroom off, drawing room with dining area, study, sitting room, kitchen,utility room, four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room, large gardens to all sides with a coppice area at the end of the garden (good reason to mention that!!) Right next to the motorway and near a very large council estate. Has a double garage with an apartment over the garage. It says it is in an elevated position, that tells me that it is elevated because the back garden backs right onto the motorway embankment as the only houses in that area that are like that are next to the motorway.

Sushiqueen Mon 07-Jan-13 20:24:07

allchangeplease the price of the season ticket if you commute is one factor. Costs over £ 8k a year if you need the tube as well. The town has struggled a bit as have lot of towns but they are trying to prove it.
Crime not really an issue, I have no qualms in walking through the ten on my own late at night.
If you want decent shopping then Nottingham is not that far away.
I find it a really friendly area. And despite the cost if the commute am glad we moved here
The house you linked to us on a pretty busy main road and one that connects to A1 so get a far but of traffic. Not the prettiest of areas.

LifeofPo Mon 07-Jan-13 20:27:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MarshaBrady Mon 07-Jan-13 20:29:11

A nice one bedroom flat, possibly two bedroom.

mrspink27 Mon 07-Jan-13 20:31:29

Any number of new builds or this or bungalow all much of a muchness on Right Move

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