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TV Town – here’s the cost of securing famous on-screen houses in today’s market

Leading property finance specialist, One77 Mortgages, has looked at the position buyers would have to find themselves in to secure a purchase on some of our best-loved TV and film homes.

Based on the average deposit of 10% of property value and a required income of 4.5 times the required mortgage sum, One77 has looked at the most affordable and unaffordable homes on TV.

Peaky Blinders

Property: The Shelby Parlour, Birmingham

Property Price: £157,000

Deposit Required: £15,700

Income Required: £31,400

The Shelby Parlour is the most affordable property in TV town, with a three-bed terraced in the B10 district of Birmingham costing £157,000 on average. That would require a deposit of £15,700 and an annual income of £31,400 to qualify for a mortgage on the property.

Gavin and Stacey

Property: Trinity Street, Barry

Property Price: £173,788

Deposit Required: £17,379

Income Required: £34,758 

A two-bed terraced in Barry, South Wales, like the one Stacey resides in would currently set you back £173,788, requiring a deposit of over £17k and an annual salary of £34,758 to secure the property.  

Harry Potter

Property: 4 Privet Drive, Bracknell

Property Price: £347,786

Deposit Required: £34,779

Income Required: £69,557

Only Fools and Horses

Property: Nelson Mandela House, Peckham

Property Price: £395,778

Deposit Required: £39,578

Income Required: £79,156

While you don’t have to be a miwlionaire to buy a three-bed flat in Peckham, the luxury of a penthouse in Nelson Mandela House would require a £40k deposit and an £80k salary.

Poirot

Property: Charterhouse Square, London

Property Price: £773,235

Deposit Required: £77,324

Income Required: £154,657 

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Property: Borough Market Flat, London

Property Price: £1,489,655

Deposit Required: £148,966

Income Required: £297,931

James Bond

Property: Skyfall Manor, Glencoe, Scotland

Property Price: £2,200,000

Deposit Required: £220,000

Income Required: £440,000

To get your hands on the Bond family home in Glencoe at around £2,200,000 you’d need a deposit of £220k and a hefty annual salary of £440,000!

Absolutely Fabulous

Property: Holland Park, London

Property Price: £2,250,000

Deposit Required: £225,000

Income Required: £450,000

Fans of Ab Fab looking to secure a flat in London’s Holland Park would have to be raking in £450,000 a year before they could even think about saving a deposit.

Sherlock

Property: 221b Baker Street, London

Property Price: £2,703,857

Deposit Required: £270,386

Income Required: £540,771

Downton Abbey

Property: Crawley Family Home

Property Price: £137,000,000

Deposit Required: £13,700,000

Income Required: £27,400,000 

While one of the nation’s best-loved TV homes, the chances of buying Downton Abbey today are more than slim for the majority of us. With an estimated value of £137.7m, you would need to earn over £27m a year and tuck away nearly £14m for a deposit alone.

Managing Director of One77 Mortgages, Alastair McKee, commented:

“Even in the current slower market conditions, some of our best-loved on-screen homes would require some quite notable levels of income and a large deposit if you were to try and buy them today.

That said, with interest rates staying put for the time being at least, now is probably the best opportunity in years to get that TV home where the cost of borrowing is concerned.

Of course, you can use combined incomes in order to meet eligibility thresholds so if these costs are out of reach, going all in with another super fan might help you meet the financial requirements when securing a mortgage.”

Film / TV Show
Location
Property Type
House Price
Deposit required at 10%
Mortgage loan required
Annual Income Required for Mortgage – at x4.5 salary
Downton Abbey
Berkshire
Stately Home
£13,700,000
£123,300,000
£27,400,000
Sherlock
221b Baker Street, London
Terraced House
£2,703,857
£270,386
£2,433,471
£540,771
Absolutely Fabulous
Holland Park, London
Terraced House
£2,250,000
£225,000
£2,025,000
£450,000
James Bond Skyfall
Skyfall Manor, Glencoe, Scotland
Lodge
£220,000
£1,980,000
£440,000
Bridget Jones Diary
Borough Market, London
Flat
£1,489,655
£148,966
£1,340,690
£297,931
Poirot
Charter House Square, London
Flat
£773,235
£77,324
£695,912
£154,647
Only Fools & Horses
Nelson Mandela House, Peckham, London
Flat
£395,778
£39,578
£356,200
£79,156
Harry Potter
4 Privet Drive, Bracknell
Detached House
£347,786
£34,779
£313,007
£69,557
Gavin and Stacey
Trinity Street, Barry, South Wales
Terraced House
£173,788
£17,379
£156,409
£34,758
Peaky Blinders
The Shelby Parlour, Birmingham
Terraced House
£157,000
£15,700
£141,300
£31,400

 

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