According to the latest House Price Index report from the Office for National Statistics, Northern Ireland’s average house price is the lowest of all four UK nations and has risen at the slowest pace over the last year. With the average price of a house in the province at around £165,000, Northern Ireland still reflects a healthy market.
So we found some of our most spectacular Guild Member listings in Northern Ireland and have compared these properties with offerings from some of our wonderful cosmopolitan English city-based Members at the same price, to see exactly what you can get for your money.
County Armagh, Northern Ireland, £1,600,000
This extensive Victorian period family residence is set in approximately 7 acres on the boundary of the City of Armagh. Umgola House has been carefully extended since it’s construction in 1891 whilst retaining many of the original features. A significant sympathetic extension was carried out in 1905 adding a conservatory, a large glasshouse and some additional internal layout changes. This splendid period residence offers tremendous privacy and is set within mature woodland and landscaped gardens. Within the garden there are multiple entertainment areas set around this stunning family home such as a lawn tennis court and spa facilities Including an indoor 17.5m swimming pool, steam room and changing facilities.
While a cool budget of £1.6 million will see you blessed with glorious acreage and wonderful original features in Northern Ireland, you could expect to find less space on offer in England's capital for instance. For the same amount of money, you could afford to purchase a modern two-bedroom apartment in a fabulous location, just like the property below;
London, England, £1,600,000
This high-specification, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, with a patio terrace, is situated just minutes from Marylebone High Street, featuring a large living room/kitchen, with underfloor heating and air conditioning. The master bedroom with en suite shower room has access to the patio, while there is also a second double bedroom with a separate guest bathroom. The location is superb with many excellent restaurants, boutique shops and supermarkets nearby.
County Armagh, Northern Ireland, £1,000,000
This substantial modern family home is in a tranquil and generous setting, 500 meters from the local village of Killylea. The property comprises a large grand living room, a magnificent study above the immaculate double garage, a cinema room, a spectacular impressive entrance hall, five bedrooms, three with dressing rooms and en-suites plus a swimming pool leisure suite with sauna and a steam room. The gardens are laid in lawns with a substantial amount of plants and trees.
Although £1 million can see a prospective buyer getting entertaining rooms aplenty in much of Northern Ireland, prices in London tell a different story when it comes to space. This property below in the iconic Jam Factory still offers a lot for your budget;
London, England, £1,000,000
This impressive luxury two-bedroom apartment is located in The Jam Factory; one of SE1's most sought after developments. This stunning fourth floor apartment was converted into high end apartments in 2003 by Ian Simpson Architects; the building originally dates from 1902 when it was constructed as a factory for Sir William Hartley's famous jam-making company.
County Down, Northern Ireland, £700,000
This recently-constructed detached family home has been finished to an exceptional standard throughout and offers bright, spacious and flexible accommodation providing a range of different layouts to suit the needs of the home owners. The home comprises a lounge, a living room and a superb modern fitted kitchen, with stylish high-gloss units, range of integrated appliances, island unit and bi-folding triple glazed doors to outside, which is open plan to a casual dining/family area.
For £700,000, a family can expect to find a spacious home to fulfill their needs in Northern Ireland. However, what if flexible and large accommodation isn't on your wishlist? Moving to the city of London could offer you just as much room to grow, but over a different layout, just like the property below;
London, England, £700,000
Arranged over three floors, this fantastic two-bedroom flat offers substantial living space, two bathrooms, a well maintained communal garden and plenty of built-in storage. Located in a beautiful Edwardian school conversion, the apartment has a unique mezzanine second bedroom, lower ground floor master bedroom and an allocated parking space in the gated parking lot. The immediate area is simply fantastic, with Catherine Grove being considered a very quiet street with hardly any through traffic and a lovely pocket park across the street. Greenwich mainline and DLR stations are both considered a few minutes on foot.
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, £400,000
This unique private family home is superbly situated on a prestigious site and has been built and maintained to the highest of standards throughout with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. This modern home comprising four spacious bedrooms and three reception rooms offers charm and character throughout.
Views seem to be abundant if you are playing with a £400,000 budget, which both the property above in Northern Ireland and the apartment below in bustling London offering differing, but inspiring outlooks;
London, England, £400,000
This splendid one-bedroom industrial conversion is perfectly placed within easy reach of the endless social attractions of Peckham and Camberwell. With ceiling heights of almost three metres and vast windows the sense of space and light is impressive throughout. The accommodation boasts a large double bedroom with en suite, cavernous living area with abundant lounging, cooking and entertaining space, a guest wc and of course that splendid private balcony.
Antrim, Northern Ireland, £180,000
This exceptional and contemporary detached family home offers two reception rooms with attractive wood flooring and a newly-fitted kitchen with a good range of integrated appliances. There are four spacious bedrooms including a master with en suite. Outside there is a detached garage and a large wooden decking area with a bar feature and a private driveway to the front and side.
With this property being on the market for just above Northern Ireland's average house price, you would be hard-pushed to find anything with quite as much 'bang for your buck' across the rest of the UK. Although a one-bedroom apartment in Birmingham will set you back the same price as the four-bedroom family home above, we still think it is woth every penny to be located in such a fantastic and eclectic city, take a look at the property below;
Birmingham, England, £180,000
This one-bedroom apartment on Camden Street in Birmingham has it's own balcony as well as secure allocated parking. The property comprises, an entrance hallway with doors to all rooms including the open plan iving area with laminate floor, and a door leading onto the private balcony and the kitchen with integrated appliances. There is also a double bedroom with a window to front and a fully-tiled bathroom suite with a panel bath shower.
The Guild offers a stunning range of properties across the UK for all budgets. So whatever your price-range and whichever nation, one of our Guild Members will be able to help you find the perfect property.