Where would you choose?

If money was no object, what would be your ideal home? A recent property survey has thrown up some interesting results and the ideal home location for most Brits might surprise you. Here are the most common types of houses found in the UK:

  • Bungalow
  • Cottage
  • Detached
  • End of terrace
  • Flat
  • Semi-detached
  • Terrace


It’s easy to think that Bungalows and Cottages are the same, but not so as the difference is seen in the style, history and price tag. Bungalows are generally cheaper than cottages. The word ‘bungalow’ originates from the Indian word ‘bangla’, which in the 19th century referred to houses built in a Bengali style.

Bungalows were created when British colonial administrators adapted the classic Indian style low roofs and porches built around them and can be either detached or semi-detached. Maybe a bungalow has always been your idea of a dream home. They are especially useful for the elderly or those with limited mobility.


With thick walls, small windows, structural pillars, low ceilings and most iconically, a thatched roof. These are the typical characteristics of cottages. Originally located in rural or semi-rural location and in the middle ages, they were used to house agricultural workers and their families. The term cottage denoted the dwelling of a ‘cotter’ meaning peasant. However, that stereotype has since been washed away, as the traditional cottage look is now sort after, making them an expensive purchase.

Cottages usually come with one and half storeys. The top floor is much smaller than the ground floor, as the pillars used to hold up the structure takes up a lot of the living space. The thick, dark timber pillars are usually what characterises a cottage. They’re a huge focal point of the property, as they’re located throughout the property, on display to give a classic ‘rustic’ look. Have you always dreamed of living in a quaint, picture postcard rustic cottage?

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Maybe your idea of a perfect abode is an ultra-modern, high-tech flat or penthouse? A flat is a living area that is self-contained with in only part of a building. Usually, a flat is situated in a building that is split up into multiple living areas for different residents.

Flats are generally the primary housing solution in inner cities and metropolitan areas, because of the obvious space saving advantages of building vertically. If you have no desire for a garden and would prefer amazing views and modern living then a city flat could be your ideal location. For all the latest mod cons, consider looking into Home Automation Companies

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Detached housing is a single standing property that doesn’t share any walls with any other structure. Due to the isolation of the property, they’re usually more private and as such are more expensive than any other type of house. Maybe a beautiful Victorian detached home with four or five bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes and a large garden is your cup of tea? Well, this was the most desired home in the property survey. The majority of people didn’t dream of vast mansions or chic dockland apartment space but a quiet, rural home in a well-connected village!