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Would you stump up an extra £116,500 for a national park property in England or Wales? Beauty spots like these come with a hefty 46% price premium, according to new research.

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  • National parks in New Forest, South Downs, Peak District and the Lake District have something more than beautiful open space in common: house prices within their borders are more than 60% higher than the average for their county.

    According to new research from Lloyds Bank, properties in these four parks attract a premium of more than £150,000, when compared to average prices in the surrounding area.

    Property prices across all 12 of the national parks in England and Wales surveyed by the bank were £116,500 above the average for their surrounding county – amounting to a house price premium of 46%.

    New Forest is the least affordable national park, the survey found, with an average house price of £581,448 while Snowdonia is most affordable with an average price of £180,000.

    Here are 12 examples of homes you could buy within national parks across England and Wales.

    Lake District National Park, Cumbria

    1. Three-bedroom detached house, Hawkeshead, Lake District, for £850,000

    Average national park house price: £364,193

    Premium compared to county price: £186,351

    New Forest National Park, Hampshire/Wiltshire

    2. Seven-bedroom equestrian property, Beaulieu, Hampshire, New Forest, for £2.5m

    Average national park house price: £581,448

    Premium compared to county price: £268,856

    Peak District, mostly Derbyshire 

    3. Four-bedroom property, Hathersage, Peak District, for £1.95m

    Average national park house price: £332,706

    Premium compared to county price: £151,969

    South Downs National Park, Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex

    4. Six-bedroom detached house, Bury, South Downs, for £1.79m

    Average national park house price: £536,208

    Premium compared to county price: £209,377

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire 

    5. Three-bedroom semi-detached house, Sandy Haven, Pembrokeshire Coast, for £185,000

    Average national park house price: £254,330

    Premium compared to county price: £85,962

    Dartmoor National Park, Devon

    6. Five-bedroom detached house, Chagford, Dartmore, for £1.15m

    Average national park house price: £309,154

    Premium compared to county price: £65,283

    Yorkshire Dales National Park, mostly in North Yorkshire

    7. Ten-bedroom detached house, Embsay, Yorkshire Dales, for £975,000

    Average national park house price: £277,557

    Premium compared to county price: £58,309

    The Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk

    8.  Four-bedroom detached house, St Olaves, The Broads, for £500,000

    Average national park house price: £311,314

    Premium compared to county price: £63,657

    Exmoor National Park, mostly in Somerset

    9. Five-bedroom detached house, Heale, Exmoor, for £900,000

    Average national park house price: £304,627

    Premium compared to county price: £61,085

    North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire

    10.  Seven-bedroom detached house, Bilsdale, North York Moors, for £1.15m

    Average national park house price: £298,936

    Premium compared to county price: £53,570

    Brecon Beacons National Park, Carmarthenshire, Powys and Monmouthshire

    11. Five-bedroom detached house, Trallong, Brecon Beacons, for £745,000

    Average national park house price: £222,631

    Premium compared to county price: £28,276

    Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd and Conwy

    12. Six-bedroom detached house, Dolgellau, Snowdonia, for £525,000

    Average national park house price: £180,126

    Premium compared to county price: £-4,936

    Which national park would YOU buy a property in? Tell us by posting a comment below...

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