3-bed property for sale in Cornwall for £55k

The 3-bed property in the popular Cornish coastal town of Looe comes with stunning views of the harbour, and a guide price of just £55,000. The house is made of non-standard construction materials, meaning it can only be considered by cash buyers as it is normally not possible to get a mortgage.

Chemical tycoon Jim Ratcliffe, 64, who is worth £5.75bn and co-owns Grangemouth oil refinery, was heavily criticised over plans to expand his New Forst bungalow into a luxury family house.

New research found that 45% of 18 to 25 year-olds want to buy their first property with their 'BAE' - the fashionable acronym that is used to describe a boyfriend or girlfriend.

The Serpentine overlooks Whitsand Bay in Cornwall and is the ultimate luxury eco-home. It costs nearly £5,000 a week in peak season tucked away bolthole, nestled into the cliff overlooking the sea.

Zoopla lists converted public toilet in Surrey for sale

The semi-detached house in posh Surrey's Ewell Village was sold last year after being marketed for sale with an asking price of £285k. The buyer has now put it back on the market with an increased asking price of £330k. If the property sells at the latest £330k price, it is the equivalent of a 16% rise compared to a year ago.

Scottish six-bed country house for sale at £200k

If you've thought that owning a sprawling country house is out of your price range, it's time to look again. The price of this six-bed house in Scotland's Fife is the same as a London studio flat. It comes with more than three acres of land, including a walled garden and some detached garages. But it needs renovating throughout.

Blue and white is a classic combination for interiors but it needn't be boring. You can't really go wrong either, so mix it up and enjoy yourself.

There are many misconceptions about natural swimming pools, but nature-lovers are embracing them as a chemical-free alternative providing a water feature all year-round.

Can you guess the price of the bungalows for sale?

Bungalows appear to be having a turnaround in fortunes as they're now commanding house prices of more than £1million in sought-after areas. And one of the properties in our quiz costs an eye-watering £3million - but can you guess which one?

Sarah Beeny finds a £900k London four bed house for sale

For some, the £900,000 price tag isn't synonymous with the word 'bargain'. However, Sarah defends her decision by describing the property as a 'rarity', claiming it is unusual to find such a four-bedroom character property in London for less than £1million.

If you're considering buying a second home in the country, you'll need to work out how to structure your new living arrangements and check out your finances before making the move.

Properties in the £2million-plus bracket are being sold at £296,000 less than their asking price on average, a drop of 10 per cent, according to data from EstateAgent4Me.

Amazing Grace vicarage for sale for £1.4million

The hymn Amazing Grace was written by the Reverend John Newton, who lived at this pretty Buckinghamshire property from 1764 to 1780. The former slave trader and born-again Christian wrote the iconic hymn - which has been embraced by the African American community - after acknowledging how despicable his earlier profession had been.

Work has ground to halt on Beckhams' £6m country mansion 

New aerial shots show mechanical diggers standing abandoned at the plush £6million Cotswolds home owned by David and Victoria Beckham as renovation work lags months behind schedule. The lavish country pile was purchased by the couple from an old Etonian pal of David Cameron, and they had hoped to move in over the summer. But bureaucratic red tape has seen the project grind to a halt, and it now looks unlikely the family (pictured, top inset) will be able to move in this year. They have spent recent weeks at their home in Los Angeles while the long-running saga rumbles on after planners from West Oxfordshire District Council blocked elaborate work on the property, meaning a new application had to be lodged. On the country estate, huge heaps of gravel give little indication that work on the grounds will be completed anytime soon.

Homeowners on a Barratt development claim they paid £8,250 for their freehold at the point of sale. After moving in, they discovered their neighbours had paid only £5k just four months later.

The 45-year-old entrepreneur gave MailOnline a glimpse inside the opulent Isle of Man mansion she shares with partner Doug Barrowman - and she kitted it all out herself.

Your Move puts idyllic Grade-II listed windmill for sale 

The Black Mill has been a landmark in the village of Brant Broughton in Lincolnshire since it was first built in 1840 and is now up for sale with a price tag of £1.2million. It is spread across six floors, offering a unique family home for the price of a one-bedroom flat in a fashionable part of central London.

The least affordable place to buy a property if you're a first-time buyer is not London despite sky-high house prices in the capital - because salaries are higher too.

Rightmove's most expensive homes for sale

Imagine having an unlimited budget to buy a property anywhere in the world. What house would you pick? These homes revealed in exclusive research by property website Rightmove could be yours if money really was no object, including, clockwise from top left, a six-bed house in Australia, a seven-bed villa in Thailand, a nine-bed villa in Italy, a 10-bed villa in Morrocco, a six-bed house in Brazil, and an 11-bed house in California, USA.

A-listed Breachacha Castle on the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides boasts amazing views of the Atlantic and is on the market for £450,000, the price of a one-bedroom flat in Chelsea.

Would you pay £9k for coffee on tap? We review the latest high-tech coffee machine - and two cheaper alternatives

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke and actor Alexis Conran check out the £8,995 coffee machine that operates using an App in Dave's new TV series, The Joy of Techs. We take a look at where you can buy such a designer piece of kitchen gear and suggest some cheaper alternatives - including a table top coffee maker from Nespresso.

Smell is a powerful sense and there are myriad fragrances that remind us of home. So which scent should you pick?

The seven-bed detached house is worth £1,749,000 and is in an affluent village in West Sussex. It boasts seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and five reception rooms.

We live a ten minute walk to a very sought after primary school and one of our children already attends it. However, the council is set to move the catchment area.

Investors buy the properties with no intention of renting them out. Instead, they keep them empty with the aim of selling them on in pristine condition for a higher price.

Can you guess the prices of these beach huts for sale?

Beach huts have become highly desirable properties with asking prices to match. In fact, one of the beach huts in our quiz below costs £60,000 - although another is a comparative bargain at just £12,000. So, can you spot the hut that costs more than a quarter of the price of the average home?

Burglary victims in the city of Lichfield in Staffordshire had the highest value of possessions stolen in the last year at an average of £5,180.61, new claims data reveals.

The Derbyshire town of Belper, pictured, on the River Derwent, has seen house prices rise by 7.43% since the beginning of the year, according to property website Zoopla.

Consumer watchdog Citizens Advice has slammed banks and building societies for not being upfront with homeowners about how much money they could save by remortgaging.

Top interior design tips revealed in three home makeovers

See how three homes were transformed into luxury pads with designer touches such as over-sized lamps and co-ordinating ornaments added to previously bland interiors. We got top designers at Alexander James Interior Design to give their advice on how to achieve a sophisticated designer look.

Britain's most popular homes for sale

All 10 of the most viewed properties for sale can be found on property website Zoopla. Pictured (clockwise from top left) is a five-bed house in Surrey's Kingston-Upon-Thames, an eight-bed house in Surrey's Oxshott, a seven-bed house in South Yorkshire's Barnsley and a four-bed house in London's Belgravia.

Flats with £2.3m Banksy mural to rent for £1,000 a week

The three-storey building on the fashionable Portobello Road in Notting Hill is being fully renovated to include two luxury flats above a restaurant. The exterior of the building shows the Banksy mural known as 'The Painter', which is said to be worth £2.3million.

More than a fifth of sellers would accept an offer that was five per cent lower than the asking price if their buyer was chain free and a mortgage agreed

It's hard to keep up with English colloquialisms in the estate agent world, but here's our guide covering everything from 'flipping' to 'gazanging'.

The leasehold 'studio' in East London's Bethnal Green measures just 16.4 square metres and comes with a separate shower room and a separate toilet. We met the neighbours.

eMoov lists the least affordable places to buy a house

The findings by estate agent eMoov found that the average house price across the country is 6.05 times the average wage. It leaves some buyers wondering how they will ever buy a property as lenders typically only lend up to 4.5 times your salary. The report suggested that the gap between the current average wage and the wage required for a general mortgage approval of 4.5 times salary is £6,111. However, there are huge regional differences with the majority of the least affordable homes in London. The capital is the worst region in the country, with the average house price being 12.05 times the average wage. The exception is Purbeck in Dorset, which as an average earnings price ratio of 14.12. Other areas listed in the 10 least affordable areas include Oxford at 13.18 times, South Bucks in Buckinghamshire at 13.08 and Hertsmere in Hertfordshire at 12.95. Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Hames in Devon, Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Christchurch in Dorset, Surrey's Epsom & Ewell, and Brighton & Hove in East Sussex also feature in the list.

With its city centre set within historic castle walls, and the River Ouse running through it, it is no wonder that York is a much sought-after location. We take a quick tour.

A 32-year-old Londoner has won a competition to live in the capital rent-free for the next year, but tells the MailOnline that he may still struggle to afford to buy a home with his wife next year.

Zoopla reveals what you can buy in Britain for £1m

What do you get for your money if you have £1million to spend on a property? That depends very much on where you want to live, as our top ten reveals. We find £1million homes around the country that include (clockwise from top left) a five-bedroom house in Teignmouth in Devon, a five-bedroom terrace house in Clifton in Bristol, a seven-bedroom house in Looe in Cornwall and a two-bedroom flat in London's Warwick Square.

We have found mobile homes that are priced between £250,000 for a two bedroom version and £499,950 for such a property with three bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms.

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 restaurant's interior has won hearts too. We reveal where to buy similar lights.

This Welsh property has been nicknamed 'The Hobbit House' by local estate agents, and comes with a turf roof and uniquely-shaped windows.

Luxury Mayfair student accommodation costing £67,000 each

The spotless student flats are available to rent in in the prestigious London neighbourhood of Mayfair (pictured top left), one of the most expensive places to live in the country. The spacious flats, which look out over the city's skyline (pictured bottom left), cost the equivalent of £67,600 - more than twice the average annual salary in the UK. The bedrooms (pictured bottom right) have an ensuite marble bathroom and a high-tech control panel that allows you to alter lighting and underfloor heating at a touch of a button. And don't expect to have to worry about cleaning the spotless student pad (pictured top right). The pads include a weekday daily housekeeping service in the price.

Grand Designs eco home for sale in Cambridgeshire

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.




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