The gap between the average price of a home in the countryside and in towns and cities has grown, new research has revealed.
A study by Halifax has found that in the past 12 months the typical rural home has seen its price dip by 13 per cent to £203,535, compared with an 18 per cent fall to £168,376 for urban dwellings.
This has led to the gap in average price rising from 15 per cent to 21 per cent during that time.
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However, prices in London have held up better than most areas, according to the Land Registry.
The capital has seen a price drop of 10.2 per cent in the past year, equal to the West Midlands and bettered only by Wales, where the drop was just 8.3 per cent.