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The Cheapest Rural Areas To Buy Property

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New research reveals the cheapest and most expensive rural areas to buy a house.

The 2021 Rural Property Report by Coulters Property reveals the areas with the biggest five-year price increase, the most expensive (& affordable) areas, as well as comparing the average rural property price against the average urban property price.

The most affordable rural areas

Rank

Local Authority

Average House Price

1

County Durham

£109,980

2

Copeland

£136,378

3

Wyre

£160,562

4

Bassetlaw

£163,570

5

Allerdale

£167,962

6

Northumberland

£177,394

7

West Lindsey

£180,769

8

East Lindsey

£184,366

9

Fenland

£196,835

10

East Riding of Yorkshire

£197,994

County Durham is the most affordable countryside location to purchase a property, with an average house price of £109,980. County Durham is home to a myriad of countryside towns and villages, surrounded by beautiful scenery from waterfalls to moors and even a coastline.

The district of Copeland in Western Cumbria is the second most affordable country location to buy a home, with property prices averaging at £136,378. Copeland is predominantly rural in nature as two-thirds of the area is situated within the Lake District National Park.

The third most affordable rural location to purchase a house is the Wyre district in Lancashire. The district is named after the River Wyre, which runs through many picturesque towns and villages, such as Fleetwood and Garstang. The area is filled with natural beauty, including an award-winning coastline and the Forest of Bowland.

The most expensive rural areas

Rank

Local Authority

Average House Price

1

Waverley

£473,536

2

Sevenoaks

£450,655

3

Winchester

£421,796

4

Chichester

£407,740

5

South Cambridgeshire

£397,134

6

Horsham

£382,627

7

Vale of White Horse

£378,022

8

Rother

£315,632

9

Central Bedfordshire

£309,535

10

Tewkesbury

£305,480

Waverly, nestled in the south-west corner of Surrey, is the most expensive countryside location to purchase a property, with an average property price of £473,536 (£363,556 more than County Durham). The area is home to beautiful countryside, dotted with notable towns such as Farnham and Haslemere.

To explore the 2021 Rural Property Report in full please click here.

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