A County Durham location has been described as the UK's 'most affordable market town' - with houses available for £15,000.

In a housing list, Ferryhill has been branded as one of the most affordable spots across the UK, while also revealing it as the most affordable market town. 

The former mining community, which is located seven miles away from Durham City, might have some houses available for around £450,000 and £350,000 - other houses are around £40,000 - and, according to data, have some of the cheapest average prices.

According to research by Halifax Bank, Ferryhill in County Durham is consistently the UK’s “most affordable market town” – with one house by auction for just £15,000.

After looking online, we have rounded up four of the cheapest houses that are available currently online:

Newton Street, Ferryhill - £34,000

The Northern Echo:

This two-bedroom mid-terrace family home is located on Newton Street, Ferryhill, Durham.
Offering spacious living throughout, there are two large reception rooms, a modern fitted kitchen leading to an inner hallway and a contemporary family bathroom.

On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms. Externally there is a private walled courtyard.

Newton Street, Ferryhill - £40,000

The Northern Echo:

These are two one-bedroom apartments. On the listing, it says: "Selling with one apartment, tenant in situ and the other Vacant. The Apartments briefly comprise a living room, kitchen, bathroom, one bedroom, ground floor & first floor. Private courtyard to the rear with ground-floor apartments.


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"Both apartments have a potential rental value of £300 PCM (£600 together/ £7200 per annum) holding a yield of 16 per cent.

"Freehold to be sold with the property."

Stephenson Street, Ferryhill - £45,000

The Northern Echo:

Equipped with gas central heating and UPVC double glazing, the property is offered for sale with no onward chain and with a tenant in situ.

The listing reads: "The property briefly comprises: entrance vestibule, lounge with window to front elevation, cupboard housing gas combi boiler, dining room with stairs to first floor, picture window to rear, kitchen with fitted base and wall units, stainless steel sink, fitted three piece bathroom/WC.

"The first floor has a landing with access to all bedrooms. Bedrooms one and three overlook the front of the property, while bedroom two overlooks the rear. All bedroom windows benefit from being double-glazed."

Darlington Road, Ferryhill - £45,000

The Northern Echo:

A fantastic opportunity to purchase this two-bedroom end-terraced property in Ferryhill. Ideal investor opportunity, starter home or someone looking to downsize.

Close to the town centre, local shops and schools. the property benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, a fitted kitchen, white bathroom suite and is available with no onward chain.

The seller has advised that the property has gained letting licensing from Durham County Council.

The listing notes these as the biggest benefits:

  • Completely Rewired,
  • Has full certified central heating
  • Damp Proof Course to external walls