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Brighton has been revealed as the place in England with the best odds of finding a soul mate this Valentine’s Day, according to research by Zoopla.
Zoopla examined data from across the country to find the areas with the highest proportion of single adults and the largest number of property enquiries for studios and one-bedroom flats, typically sought after by singletons.
Brighton, where the average asking price for a studio or one-bed flat is currently £168,616, topped the list of places with the best combination of the single adults searching for singleton pads.
Manchester came a close second in the ‘single adult seeking property’ stakes, with an average asking price of £101,348.
At the other end of the spectrum, the combination of a very low proportion of single adults and lower interest in studio and one-bedroom flats makes Woking and Luton potentially a disappointing target for those on the lookout for ‘the one’ this Valentine’s Day.
Within London, Croydon has the best Valentine’s combination while Isleworth is best avoided if you are looking for the best chance of finding romance.
There are several streets across Britain where romance is always in the air. Streets with Love or Kissing in the name are among the most valuable “Valentine” streets in the country, with average property values of £305,338 and £287,015 respectively, above the UK wide average property value of £214,003.
Meanwhile, loved-up house-hunters looking for a bargain can find properties with an average value of £169,413 on a street with Passion in the name.
When Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett moved to Brighton a few years ago, she had to close off a whole street in order to have her enormous stone bath winched into the house.
Blanchett later sold the Grade I Listed Regency townhouse to songwriter Richard Stannard, who has worked with U2, Kylie Minogue, Will Young and Little Boots.
He added to the property by building a sound-proof music studio and recording booth in the basement, but is now selling up with an asking price of £3.1 million.
Blanchett’s famous bathtub is still here, as is the funky red metal staircase she installed.
Other features include suede covered walls in the master bedroom (!); a top-notch home cinema; and a tunnel under the seafront road to seven acres of private gardens.
You’ll be wanting a peek inside, we know, so here are some pictures. Not bad, is it?!
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The mortgage computer has said “Yes” to Little Britain laydeez-man, David Walliams, who’s just had an offer accepted on a beachside property in the exclusive Western Esplanade in Hove.
Known locally as Millionaires’ Row, David’s new neighbours in the street include an impressive cast of celebs, among them Norman Cook and Zoe Ball, Heather Mills and Nick Berry.
Fortunately, these upmarket homes are safely tucked away in a private access road, meaning the risk of a media kerfuffle from prying paparazzi is minimal.
But we reckon an even bigger draw for Walliams – who famously swam the English Channel a few years ago – is that all of the properties have their own stretch of beach, so keeping up his training will be a doddle.
Here are a few pics of David Walliams’ new house in Hove: