Av­er­age sale price £607,465 280% more than UK av­er­age £320 per sq ft

Country Life Every Week - - Property Comment -

Whether thatched, wis­te­ria-cov­ered or adorably crooked, the coun­try cot­tage’s pop­u­lar­ity fore­tells its av­er­age square-foot price of £320, sec­ond only to the barn con­ver­sion and con­sid­er­ably higher than the much grander manor house. How­ever, al­though 2.8 times above the cost of the av­er­age UK home, the coun­try cot­tage is the least ex­pen­sive of English vil­lage homes and, of­ten, the most de­sir­able.

‘Cot­tages are an iconic part of Bri­tish hous­ing stock,’ says Dawn Car­ritt, direc­tor of coun­try houses at Jack­son-stops & Staff. ‘In fact, many of the fea­tures that would of­ten be neg­a­tives in an­other prop­erty, such as smaller rooms or low head heights and beams, are the most at­trac­tive parts of a cot­tage. They also suit a va­ri­ety of needs, from mak­ing great sec­ond homes for fam­i­lies seek­ing week­end es­capes or an at­trac­tive op­tion for down­siz­ing re­tirees.’

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