What is your ideal home?

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When 3,500 homeowners were asked to choose what would make up their ideal home if money was no object, they didn't pick a mansion or modern ecobuild. Instead most of us aspire to have a detached Victorian house in the country.

We should take the results with a pinch of salt, of course, but the Primelocation.com research reveals perhaps an interesting lack of bling in the average homeowner's dreams.

The most popular desire was for a large garden, with two-thirds of those asked saying that it was an essential part of an ideal home. A multi-car garage and walk-in wardrobes would also be must-haves, while four to five bedrooms would be the ideal size, even if money was not a factor.

The preferred architectural style was Victorian or Edwardian, and more people chose the South-west – 30 per cent – than the South-east, with 25 per cent. By contrast, just 1.3 per cent chose the North-east.

Lawrence Hall of Primelocation.com, said: "Typical British reserve and understatement shines through in selecting of their ideal property. A quiet rural retreat is preferred to city life and with numerous chocolate-box villages spread across the South-west it's little wonder the majority of Brits would position their ideal home there."

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