On the face of it, canal living makes economic sense. A 30 ft-long vessel is £20,000, up to £30,000 for 70 ft. But what’s it like to be one of the estimated 15,000 people who live on a boat in the UK? Nick Corble, the author of A Beginner’s Guide To Living On The Waterways, gives us the inside track on life on the water.
The cheapest countries to buy a holiday home revealed: Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece top value spots for bargain-hunting Britons
The best value places for Britons to buy a holiday home overseas have been revealed in a new list, with Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece topping the rankings. The prospect of a £91,000 Bulgarian bolthole tops a list that feels like a throwback to the days when daytime TV was awash with programmes featuring far-flung holiday homes.
Cost of a semi-detached home hits £240,000 - but we reveal the places where average prices top £1MILLION (and two are outside of London)
The average price of a semi-detached property has soared in some parts of the country, including areas of Winchester and Bristol where typical values have reached more than £1million. The exclusive report by estate agents Savills found that average values of such properties have climbed 20.9 per cent during the past five years, up from £199,000.
This hexagonal Grand Designs eco home with an 800-year-old TREE TRUNK for a staircase was built for £300K ten years ago - but how much is it on the market for today?
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud described the Hexagon House in the Cambridgeshire Fens as a success 'despite all its quirks' - which included an 800-year-tree trunk as a central staircase. It was built by carpenter Kelly Neville and his wife Masoko for £300,000, including the cost of the land.
Britain's most popular homes for sale: From a mansion with a bowling alley, to a luxury £4m house in footballer territory
All of the 10 most viewed homes on property website Zoopla last month are detached homes with at least five bedrooms, but the cost varies widely, from £350,000 to £4million. The list contains some lavish homes, including, a substantial six-bedroom house in Cobham, Surrey, top left, a home with a cinema and gym, in Kingswood, Surrey, top right and bottom left, and a house with an astro-turfed playroom in Southampton, bottom right.
Mobile homes were once considered unslightly blots on the landscape. But it seems they're undergoing something of a renaissance if some of the current asking prices are anything to go by. We have found a handful of such properties around the country with price tags higher than the average home in Britain - and in some cases significantly more. Pictured: A three bedroom property in Sandhurst, Berkshire has an asking price of £499,950. A home is in St Neots, Cambridgeshire is on the market for £250,000. One home in Bracknell has an asking price of £299,950 and a two bedroom mobile home in Denham, Buckinghamshire costs £275,000.
In love with the on-trend lighting on TV's First Dates? How to create the look, from a designer fitting to a budget choice
It's not only the love matches and the maitre d's Fred Sirieix that have made TV's First Dates such a success. The interior of the restaurant next to St Paul's Cathedral adds to the mix and has won hearts too. Here, we reveal where you can buy similar lights for your home with the help of expert interior designer Sarah Ward,
REVEALED: The hidden secrets of a modern Welsh castle that costs £2.8M and looks like it was built centuries ago
With its stone turrets and black cannons, this Welsh castle looks as though it was built centuries ago. But the reality is that it was only built 22 years old and includes hidden stair cases, state-of-the-art invisible wall speakers and an electronic triple garage.
You may be under the impression that it's impossible to buy a property for £50,000 given the average British house price is four times that amount, but it can still be done. We've found five houses that cost less than £50,000, such as the property pictured in Bishop Auckland, which could be bought on 95% mortgage with a £2,500 deposit and a £10,500 salary.
Do you live in one of the 50 best places in the UK? A pretty part of Hampshire that's steeped in history and includes a Cathedral city takes the top slot
The district of Winchester - which includes the Cathedral city of the same name - received the accolade after scoring highly on a range of issues, including health and life expectancy, personal wellbeing, crime rates and weather. It also has good access to leisure facilities for socialising and downtime.