As a high end Property Finder, I often find myself musing on what I would buy and where I would buy it if I stumbled across a large sum of money. It can be quite a fickle day dream of mine as I can never quite decide if I would spend my (imaginary) money on an airy flat in a red-brick Kensington mansion-block, a delightfully gothic house in Hampstead or a white stucco flat on a garden square in Pimlico (with access to the tennis courts, of course).
‘Property Porn’ is the nation’s past-time, and the Metro indulged commuters this morning with a story about a unique house, in Newquay, Cornwall, which comes with its own suspension bridge. I don’t think the 30 ft suspension bridge is part of the appeal, but rather something that you’d gladly put up with to live on Towan Island – a rock surrounded by the sea when the tide is in and a sandy beach when it’s out. Originally a tea-room, the 1930’s house has been lived in by the current owners for just over 10 years and has direct and un-spoilt sea-views. The extraordinary location and sea-views could be yours for £1million.
What will £1million buy you in London, Brighton or Sussex? Well that of course depends upon the location. In Knightsbridge, arguably the most prime of prime central London, £1million would buy you a one bedroom flat on the second floor of a very nice mansion block. In trendy Shad Thames, SE1, beloved by city folk who hate public transport, you could get a spacious two bedroom warehouse conversion with roof terrace and view of Tower Bridge for the same amount. In Sussex you could move in to a charming rectory with a beautiful cottage garden. In Brighton you can buy a luxury three bedroom apartment with roof terrace and direct sea views, or lots of family houses in good roads and still have a few hundred thousand in your back pocket.
As London and Sussex Property Finders we don’t know much about property in the South-West, but if you’re searching for a unique property in London, or sea views in Brighton or Sussex, call Manse & Garret Property Search, the UK’s Best Property Finders on 020 7923 7564 and let us find it for you.