A County Durham town has been named the 'cheapest place in England' after houses are appearing for as little as £45,000. 

When looking for a house, a budget could be the biggest factor - and, according to recent data, getting a house on a budget is most possible in the North of England, which is no shock at all. 

However, the County Durham location of Shildon has been named the 'cheapest place in England'.

According to housing agency Zoopla, it's Shildon where you will get more house for your money. 

Shildon holds the title of Britain’s budget capital. It has consistently received awards for being the most cost-effective place to live over the years.

Situated just 13 miles from Durham, Shildon is close to Bishop Auckland and has several local amenities nearby. 

Even according to Rightmove, properties in Shildon had an overall average price of £83,345 over the last year.


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However, after doing a trawl of Rightmove and Zoopla, houses can be as cheap as £45,000.

The majority of sales in Shildon during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £67,277.

Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £92,019, with detached properties fetching £216,325.

From the housing listings, here's the cheapest properties in Shildon:

Bouch Street, Shildon


The Northern Echo:

2 bedroom terrace property situated in Shildon, briefly comprising lounge, dining room, 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property would suit First time buyers or investors.

Walter Street, Shildon


The Northern Echo:

Exciting opportunity to purchase this Two two-bedroom terraced property, situated in Shildon, close to local amenities and transport links, this property is sold with a sitting tenant and makes the ideal investment!

Comprising of; Reception Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen.
On the first floor, there are two bedrooms and a large family bathroom.

George Street, Shildon



The Northern Echo:

The accommodation briefly comprises of a good size lounge/dining room, superb modern kitchen, modern bathroom suite with separate shower and bath, two excellent size bedrooms, on street parking to the front and courtyard garden to the rear.