National Parks increase property prices

Research from Lloyds  has shown that properties in National Parks have a premium of around 58% compared to the average for the UK.

The largest premium is for properties in The New Forest at £259,066 (101%), followed by the Peak District (94%) and the Lake District (84%).

Snowdonia has the smallest premium, with property prices five per cent above the average for the surrounding area. The average house price here is £173, 779, the only National Park where the figure is under £200,000.

Marc Page, Mortgages Director, Lloyds Bank said: "The high quality of life associated with living in some of the country's most beautiful areas attracts many homebuyers to our National Parks. They are also increasingly popular with those purchasing a second property. These factors mean that homes in National Parks typically trade at a significant premium to properties in surrounding areas.”

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