Demand for properties has never been higher and Zoopla has seen some unusual homes making it into its top ten most popular properties for March.
From period gems and the homes of the rich and famous, to bargain renovation projects that would require serious stamina, there are homes to suit every style and budget.
From a house with incredible views of the rugged Scottish coastline, to a six-bed renovation project in Wales, or a modern eco-house the list is proof that us Brits have an eclectic taste when it comes to our houses.
1. Five-bed detached house in Carmarthenshire, Wales, £585,000
Taking top spot is this stunning contemporary home perfect for a family with young children. It features bi-folding doors off the open-plan kitchen/family room, along with two separate reception rooms.
It also has en-suite facilities to three bedrooms, a family bathroom, ground floor cloakroom and shower room. It has a large garden and is opposite the Saron wildlife park, making it a great location for walkers.
2. Six-bed semi-detached house in Highgate, London. (POA)
This beautiful 17th century Grade II* listed period property is situated on The Grove which some regard as the most highly sought after residential location in North London.
The house was constructed in 1688 and over the last 300 years some of the notable safe custodians of the house have included such luminaries as The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Francis Pemberton, The Right Honourable Sir Edward Fry, Lord Justice of Appeal, the great British and Russian Naval Architect Samuel Benthan, as well as a host of artists and musicians.
The property has been refurbished and enhanced by its current owners over the last 15 years but still retains much of its original character and features, with wonderful pine window shutters, flooring, wall paneling and reputably has one of the finest examples of a Georgian open balustrade staircase, in London today.
3. Six-bed detached house, Swansea, Wales. (£225,000)
This 6-bedroom 2,500 sq. ft. detached property is in need of complete renovation. It comes with a static caravan and log cabin set in 1.34 acre grounds in a quiet valley setting with wonderful views of Cwm Dulais.
Plum Tree Cottage also has three reception rooms and would make a great family home for someone wanting to put their own stamp on a property.
4. Three-bed semi-detached, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (Guide price £30,000)
This house may look like a total bargain, but whoever snaps it up at auction will have their work cut out as it needs a complete renovation.
The property stands back from the road, has a driveway and front garden, and benefits from gas-fired central heating and double glazing.
But the new owners will be sure to want to do a complete refurb to bring the house back to its full potential.
5. Four-bed detached in Stanley, County Durham. (£325,000)
This house is beautifully presented throughout and ideally suited to those looking for their forever home. There is substantial living accommodation throughout including several reception areas, a large cottage-style kitchen and four generously sized bedrooms. The property also benefits from a large double garage which includes a workshop area, off-street parking for several vehicles and a private garden.
6. Three-bed semi-detached in Swansea, Wales. (£265,000)
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive property situated in a sought after location. The house has three bedrooms, three reception rooms, double glazing and gas central heating. It benefits from a private driveway and large south-facing back garden.
7. Six-bed detached house in Thornhill, Scotland. (£400,000)
Old Bank House, is a Grade II listed Georgian town house set amidst extensive gardens in the heart of the conservation village of Moniaive. A local store is a short walk away and more substantial facilities are available in Thornhill some eight miles to the north west and Dumfries 18 miles to the south east.
There are key original features of the era throughout including original fireplaces, high ceilings with moulded ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, sash windows with surrounding panels, panelled doors with architraves and inset wall arches. The house has a private walled back garden.
8. Two-bed cottage in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. (£105,000)
Dating back to circa 1800, this two-bedroom cottage may look traditional, but inside the cottage boasts modern interiors, contemporary fixtures and fittings, desirable open-plan living, and a usable loft space, whilst a charming courtyard garden is enviably southwest-facing and on-street parking is available in front of the home.
9. Three-bed flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. (£400,000)
For fans of history and culture the views from Inverleith Place are hard to beat. From the back of the property you can see Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh Castle and the city's Botanical Gardens.
The second-floor property is an elegant Victorian end-terraced stone villa in a popular residential area. It has huge potential and stylish period features.
There's a bright spacious hallway with a window overlooking the staircase, a large living room with a raised platform to take in views from the south-facing windows, two further bedrooms with original features and roof top views, a kitchen with a dining recess and a dining room to the front with a dormer window and handy additional storage room.
10. Five-bed detached clifftop house in Lybster, Scotland. (£325,000)
If you a fancy a home with breathtaking views that could also double up as a business opportunity then this could be perfect.
The unique property is situated above the Whaligoe Steps and boasts panoramic views of the sea and on to the rugged rocks of the coastline both below and beyond.
Dating back to 1860 the B-listed property was originally a Herring Station with a cooperage and stables. Part of the ground floor was, until recently, a restaurant with a commercial kitchen, reception room and customer toilets. A new owner could continue with a similar venture or run Airbnb in the upper wings.
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