The most popular homes for sale as we move deeper into lockdown have been revealed and they throw up a few surprises.
Usually, these lists are dominated by multi-million pound homes that most people can only dream of owning.
But that aspirational window shopping seems to have been replaced amid the pandemic with far more realistic expectations.
Top of the most recent list of the most viewed homes on property website Zoopla and exclusively shared with MailOnline Property is a static caravan costing £45,000.
Most viewed: This static caravan holiday home in West Sussex is for sale for £44,995
While staycations have been the order of the day amid the pandemic, a static caravan is taking it a step further in securing a break.
Many people will have missed out on their annual summer holiday overseas and may have even struggled to secure a booking closer to home, with traditional British tourist spots – such as Cornwall – overrun during the summer.
A static caravan, however, can guarantee a getaway, often at the time of your choosing – and some you can even live in all year around.
Buyers need to look carefully at the restrictions on each individual caravan park as there can be big variations between them.
We recently looked at what to consider if tempted to buy a property like this.
This particular static caravan – the most viewed property for sale in Britain – is a holiday home at Bunn Leisure site in Selsey, West Sussex.
It is a 2015 model with two bedrooms and its 2021 site fees are included in the £44,995 price.
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Tony Taccone, of Myholidayparks.com, said: ‘With the lockdown restrictions, quarantine rules and lack of international flights, people who went on holiday this summer, especially those with young families, opted for holiday parks.
‘It explains the surge in occupancy levels on the holiday parks and the sky high prices.
‘With the ongoing pandemic, owning your own static caravan or lodge could prove to be a good investment as you can access it anytime of year when the park is open.’
Meanwhile, the pandemic has also encouraged homebuyers to look outside of cities and seek rural and coastal locations.
Included in the list of most viewed homes for sales is a two-bedroom cottage in Torquay, Devon, with an asking price of £259,000.
Tomer Aboody, of property lender MT Finance, said: ‘This trend was created by the impact of lockdown 1, with homebuyers looking for increased space – both inside and out – and gardens.
‘There is also a growing desire for local village environments where people can work from home, shop locally and travel into London, when they need to, with good rail access.’
The housing market has remained opened during the latest lockdown, unlike earlier this year, when it shut down for a couple of months.
Tom Parker, at Zoopla, said: ‘This second lockdown has brought with it a further boost to demand for property.’
Here, we reveal Zoopla’s top 10 most viewed homes for sale on its website during the past 30 days.
1. Two-bed static caravan, West Sussex, £44,995
This holiday home in Chichester’s Sisley in West Sussex, is the most viewed property for sale in Britain.
It is at the Bunn Leisure site in Selsey, West Sussex, and its 2021 site fees are included in price.
The caravan measures 13 ft wide by 39 ft long and includes two bedrooms. It is being sold via estate agents Hamilton Parkers.
The static caravan is situated on Bunn Leisure site in Selsey, West Sussex
Space to sit around the electric fire during lockdown: the caravan is 13 ft wide by 39 ft long
The static caravan is a 2015 model with two bedrooms, including this double bedroom
Fresh looking: There is a shower room with a white suite and a window
2. Four-bed house, West Midlands, £230,000
This terrace family home in Ross, Rowley Regis, boasts a garage, a garden and four bedrooms.
It is being sold via Purplebricks estate agents, and is seeking ‘offers over £230,000’.
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The kitchen is full of light and includes an appealing breakfast bar
Outside, you can choose between a patio area, a decked area and a lawned area
3. Two-bed house, Devon, £259,950
If you’re looking to escape the city and enjoy some spectacular sea views, this two-bedroom terrace house in Devon’s Torquay fits the bill.
The property in Livermead is on the market for £259,950 via Pincombe’s estate agents.
Spectacular sea views are waiting for buyers of this two-bedroom terrace house in Devon
Outside, there are spacious communal gardens and an allocated garage
The property in Devon is close to local shops and five minutes from the sea front
4. One-bed flat, Cardiff, £189,950
For less than £200,000, you can be the proud owner of this top floor one-bedroom flat in Cardiff Bay, Wales.
The flat is in a listed building and boasts a balcony with views across the city. It has an asking price of £189,950 and is on the market with estate agents Jeffrey Ross.
Take in the far-reaching view that are offered from the modern balcony
The large living area has patio doors that open out onto the balcony
Grand entrance: The top floor one-bedroom flat in Cardiff Bay is in a listed building
5. Two-bed flat, Tyne and Wear, £125,000
The appeal of this two-bedroom flat in Whitley Bay is not hard to understand. It is a two minute walk to the beautiful sea front and stunning coastline to Tynemouth and Northumberland.
The property has an asking price of £125,000 and is being sold by Pattinson estate agents.
The flat in Whitley Bay is being sold for £125,000 by Pattinson estate agents
The flat in Whitley Bay has two bedrooms – including this one with fitted wardrobes
The living room at the front of the property has a bay window and white walls
6. Two-bed house, Bedfordshire, £220,000
This two-bedroom terrace house in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, is in a cul-de-sac and comes with allocated parking and gas central heating.
It has good access to the A5 and M1, and is on the market for £220,000 via estate agents Connells.
This terrace house is in a cul-de-sac and has an allocated parking spot
The property is on the market for £220,000 via estate agents Connells
The two bedrooms include this one decorated in fifty shades of grey with an accent of yellow
7. Three-bed house, Kent, £409,995
This three-bedroom cottage in Northfleet, Gravesend, is understood to be around 300 years old.
It is less than two miles to Ebbsfleet Station and provides good access to both the M2 and M25, while also being within walking distance to Mayfield Grammar School.
It has an asking price of £409,995 and is available via estate agents Linda Matthews.
This three-bedroom cottage is understood to be around 300 years old
The cottage has seen some modern additions, including this spacious conservatory
Outside there is a pretty garden with some interesting planting alongside a lawn
8. Three-bed house, Middlesex, £700,000
This three-bedroom home offers buyers a chance to buy a family home in London’s Middlesex.
The semi-detached property in Stanmore has a ‘guide price’ of £700,000. It is minutes from schools, parks transport and shops.
The three-bedroom home offers buyers a chance to buy a family home in Middlesex
There is an open-plan living room that included a fireplace and dining area
There is a large garden at the rear of the property, which includes a lawn
9. Two-bed house, Durham, £69,000
The list of the most popular properties for sale includes this two-bedroom house with an asking price of less than £100,000.
The terrace home in Durham’s Darlington has been newly refurbished and is being sold by estate agents Venture Properties for offers over £69,000.
The terrace home in Durham’s Darlington is for sale for offers over £69,000
The house has been newly refurbished and is being sold by estate agents Venture Properties
The family home has two bedrooms (the other bedroom is currently used as an office)
10. Three-bed bungalow, Dorset, £315,000
This three-bedroom bungalow includes off-road parking for numerous vehicles, with enough space for a motorhome or boat.
The property in Parkstone, Poole, is being sold via estate agents Yopa for offers over £315,000.
This property in Poole is being sold via estate agents Yopa for offers over £315,000.
The bungalow has a large garden, where various vegetables are currently grown
There is also a lawn area with various points of interest, including some garden ornaments