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What can £300,000 buy across Britain?

The new year housing market has started out busier than ever, with even more people looking to move this year than this time 12 months ago.

Huge demand from buyers has pushed the average national asking price for a home to £341,019. But you can still buy some great houses for a lot less than this.

And if you’re a first-time buyer in England or Northern Ireland, you won’t pay any stamp duty on homes priced at £300,000 or less.

In Scotland and Wales, there is an equivalent tax for first-time buyers to pay, which works out at less than £5,000 for properties priced within this budget.

So, want to know what sort of homes you can buy across Britain for £300,000 or less? We’ve uncovered everything from character cottages in idyllic villages, to big, detached houses and waterside retreats. Take a look below.

Bridlington, East Yorkshire

If you’re looking for space, and plenty of it, then it’s definitely worth taking a peek inside this elegant four-storey, Grade II-listed house in the East Yorkshire coastal resort town of Bridlington. On the ground floor, you’ll find a living room, dining room and kitchen, which leads out to a courtyard garden. There’s another living room on the first floor, which could also be used as a bedroom, three more bedrooms on the second floor and storage space on the top floor.

Telford, Shropshire

This four-bedroom home is within a terraced, modern development on the edge of the village of Horsehay, on the fringe of Telford. Set across two floors, the kitchen and open-plan living/dining room are on the ground level, with four bedrooms upstairs, including a main bedroom with a balcony.

Tursdale, Durham

Where else can offer plenty of wfh space than a converted school building? This four-bedroom home has big open-plan living spaces on the ground floor, and four separate bedrooms upstairs. The farmhouse-style kitchen with central island is another highlight, along with the handy utility room.

Victoria Park, Cardiff

This two-bedroom cottage has been beautifully modernised, with cool, contemporary design features throughout. The kitchen, bathroom and paved courtyard garden, which gets the sun all day, have all been recently renovated, so this home is move-in ready.

Blidworth, Nottinghamshire

This charming chocolate box cottage is located in the heart of Old Blidworth village, with the idyllic Nottinghamshire countryside right on the doorstep. Inside you’ll find a wealth of period features, including exposed beams and brickwork, and internal latch doors, and a contemporary country cottage-style kitchen which overlooks the courtyard garden.

Salisbury, Wiltshire

This three-bedroom period townhouse is in the heart of Salisbury’s city centre. The home is spread across three floors, with a period fireplace in the living room, exposed timber beams in the kitchen, plus there’s an 18ft conservatory overlooking the garden.

East Winch, Norfolk

Originally built in 1852, this character cottage is cosy and bright, with an open fireplace in the cosy living room, a large conservatory with a pitched roof opening out to the garden and three bedrooms upstairs. It’s located in the Norfolk village of East Winch, close to the Queen’s much-loved Sandringham Estate, and just a few miles from the market town of King’s Lynn.

Crystal Palace, London

In London, where the average asking price for a home is around £630,000, we’ve found a one-bedroom flat close to the vibrant Crystal Palace Triangle and Park. Set on the lower-ground floor of a Victorian building, the home has an open-plan kitchen/living room, a separate bedroom and access to a communal garden.

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