The typical UK home is now worth £170,514, according to August statistics from the country’s second biggest lender, and while this might not stretch far in desirable parts of the UK, it gets you a lot if you’re shopping for a new home in Turkey.
A studio or one-bedroom flat in the more affordable London boroughs, such as Lambeth or Lewisham, or a three-bedroom semi-detached home in the Midlands is what £170,514 will typically get you these days. Or if you were searching for a second home in a popular British holiday resort, that amount will buy you a two-bedroom flat in Newquay or a three-bedroom terraced house in Torquay or Weymouth – or a flat if you want a waterside location.
By comparison, near Belek, Turkey’s golfing centre 30 minutes east of Antalya’s international airport and with a selection of championship golf courses, Spot Blue is selling a four-bedroom, three-bathroom resale villa for £168,950. The property is on a small development in a rural setting and comes with a fitted kitchen, double glazing and air conditioning. Outside are a garden, garage and parking, while communal facilities include swimming pools, a gym and bar.
Further east in Kalkan, a chic resort known for its picturesque bay setting and old town with acclaimed roof terrace restaurants, £158,995 will buy a three-bedroom resale villa with spectacular sea views and a five-minute walk to the beach. The property, which has its own pool, also has a self-contained studio apartment.
Meanwhile, in one of the booming Istanbul suburbs, for well under the price of a one-bedroom flat in any London borough, Spot Blue is selling two-bedroom apartments on a brand new development in the Beylikduzu district, with excellent access to the centre of the city. The development includes shops, a spa and fitness centre and facilities for children.