According to MoneySuperMarket, the average price of a one-bed flat in central London is now £1.13m. And there are plenty on the market that cost a lot more than that.
Here are five amazing properties in beautiful Dorset that you could buy for around the same figure (and if you’ve ever thought about moving to Dorset, here’s our fast track guide to becoming a local)…
1. A 17th century farmhouse in stunning countryside
Ridouts Farmhouse is set in 8.94 acres of land in the hamlet of Stoke Wake, surrounded by some of Dorset’s most beautiful countryside.
It has 5 bedrooms, a proper farmhouse kitchen, a kitchen garden, several outbuildings including a barn with stables, two pony paddocks and a double garage. And there’s also an extra, self-contained 2 bedroom cottage across the courtyard.
2. A ‘wow’ house by the sea
Over half of Dorset is consists of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and much of that is coastline.
Close by the Poole beaches and the shopping parade at Canford Cliffs is this architecturally stunning four-bedroom house with split-level open-plan living.
3. A six-bedroom family home for equestrians
Mad about horses? How about this magnificent 6 bedroom family home complete with stable block, tack room, sand school, three paddocks and 15 acres of land?
It’s at Buckhorn Weston, near Gillingham (which has a good Waitrose).
4. A 36-acre farm in Nyland
If you want even more land, how about this 36 acres of prime farming land? It has an 18th century three-bedroom farmhouse, complete with original features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor.
And the kitchen has a four-oven cream AGA for the perfect rural living idyll…
5. A five-bedroom house with a veranda and views
Or finally, why settle for one bedroom when you can have five double-bedrooms (four en-suite) in a smart detached home with a spacious hall, open-plan living and a large decked veranda opening onto views of beautiful Dorset countryside?
Thinking of moving to Dorset? Contact us for a safe, reliable move, whatever your budget.