Nottingham may not be among the places most people would think of when asked about expensive properties. But there are definitely areas away from the city centre where family houses can be had for five figures. Prices have risen quite steeply in the last few months, perhaps as people with properties to sell somewhere else have relocated to places which have more space for their money. These houses are places to put down roots, to raise families and pets, nurture business dreams and spend a long retirement enjoying.

5. Beeston – NG9

Close to the top of the list for the last few years has been property in the NG9 postcode area. The most expensive houses here have recently sold for over £1.35 million and the prices are still rising. It’s currently outshone by other places in the county, but still has plenty of property to choose from. Some of the houses either back on to or are close to Beeston Fields Golf Club, which will inevitably make them more expensive, as they are less likely to see development close by.

4. Retford – DN22

There is a selection of large houses for sale in Retford, available for between £1.2 million and £1.5 million. Some of the period properties in this area would be suitable for multi-generational living or home businesses, as they feature fully contained annexes which can be independently accessed without having to go through the main house.

3. Ruddington – NG11

5 or 6 bedroom detached houses with electric gates and large gardens are the norm here. The owners’ house can indeed be their castle, their sanctuary and their bolthole as long as they can rustle up £1.5 million or more. These are family homes, which often stay in the same hands for decades, and are therefore highly prized when they do come to market.

2. Papplewick, Ravenshead, Linby – NG15

Houses here regularly start at £1.1 million and can rise to £1.7 million. Many of these older houses are investment properties for long term family ownership, with multiple bedrooms and large gardens plus plenty of space for home businesses and growing families.

1. Edwalton, Plumtree, Widmerpool, Tollerton – NG12

If you want to live somewhere exclusive in Nottinghamshire, the NG12 postcode is currently that place. Four of the most expensive locations to own property in the county fall within the NG12 area. Prices for family homes start at £1.1 million, and Edwalton recently saw the sale of a property for cash for almost £1.25 million which was on the market for the first time in five decades. Several streets in this premier location can command similar price tags, however, so it’s more of a trend than a one-off. Architect-designed property can sell for several million here though, especially when the location has countryside views and where the house comes with extras such as onsite leisure facilities, home office and multi-car garage space.

For anyone looking to make working from home a permanent option, a large house near Nottingham could be a possible choice. Many villages and estates are within easy reach of main line train stations, and the large detached homes are designed to accommodate families and all their changing needs through the decades.

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