Ever wondered what Downtown Abbey, Wolf Hall and Sherlock's London pad would go for on today's property market? We found out...
Ever wondered how much a house in your favourite television show would cost in real life? Well wonder no more. A recent study found four million Britons take their home-buying inspiration from television programmes ranging from period dramas to reality shows. So, real estate website Onthemarket.com polled 1000 people to find out exactly which TV home they liked the most and applied a value to each one using the expertise of estate agents.
Click through to find out much it would cost to take your favourite TV home off the market…
Montague Place, London
Holmes Baker Street apartment has been the backdrop to many of the gripping storylines which have hooked 10 million viewers. The Georgian first floor, two bedroom apartment comprises of an open plan kitchen, dining room, lounge and bathroom.
To purchase a similar property one street away, a buyer would need at least £1.1 million today compared to £925,000 when the show kicked off in 2010.
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With 8.7 million viewers, Coronation Street is the most watched soap opera on British television. A two bedroom, two reception room terraced house with small kitchen and outside yard in Manchester, just like the one the Barlows live in, costs £160,000 in today’s market.
Back when the popular soap started in 1960, the value would have been a lot lower. Ken Barlow would have paid as little as £2,000 for his house back then, showing a 7900% rise in its value today.
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The real 17th century stately home, Highclere Castle, is situated in 1,000 acres of leafy Hampshire parkland but is fictionally set in quant North Yorkshire. The popular family drama which pulls in 8.43 million viewers boasts three floors, 6 state rooms, 11 bedrooms and a generous basement kitchen. It could be yours for £15 million.
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6.6 million viewers tuned in to watch 10 business candidates battle it out to be crowned Lord Sugar’s apprentice in the most recent series.
The Victorian property in Highgate London, which housed the contestants boasts 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a large garden. It currently sits on the market at £15 million – the exact same cost as Downton Abbey. Which one would you choose?
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Hooked on new period drama Wolf Hall? Then you are one of 4 million viewers which tune in week after week. The 16th Century four storey stately home, is set in 300 acres of Wiltshire parkland and comprises 30 bedrooms – enough for all your nearest and dearest. It could be yours for £12 million.