There are more than 3,500 homes priced within £50k of £1m currently listed for sale on Zoopla. Here are 10 examples of what a budget like that could buy.

1. Six-bedroom detached house, St Andrews, Scotland, for £1m

If you want to live among the film stars, celebrities and politicians who frequent St Andrews, you'll need a million-pound property to match. So how about this one?

The main house comes with four-bedrooms, but there's an additional two in a self-contained apartment, which can be used as a family annexe or let through the summer months for some additional income.

Available via Blackadders

2. Fourteen-bedroom country house, Gosforth village, Lake District, for £995,000

For a tad under £1m Steelfield Hall, an impressive Grade II-listed Georgian manor house, offers no shortage of living space. There's nine en suites, three self-contained flats, a snooker hall (pictured above) and five acres of gardens and woodland. Located within the heart of the Lake District, you can enjoy the great outdoors right from your doorstep.

Available via First Choice Move

3. Four-bedroom detached house, Lower Dunsforth, York, for £1m

Luxurious country living is on offer at this unique period property – a former school, in fact – which has been extensively improved by its current owners. But they've been careful to retain its original classroom features, such as the vaulted and beamed ceiling in the living room (pictured above). 

Available via Hunters  

4. Six-bedroom detached house, St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, for £995,000

Behind a secured gated entrance you’ll find this stunning Lancashire home, which includes a one-bedroom annexe, swimming pool and sunken hot tub – all for just shy of £1m. It's located in the attractive village of St Michael’s on Wyre, popular with anglers and outdoor lovers. 

Available via Dewhurst Homes

5. Six-bedroom property, Littleover, Derby, for £1m

Designed for its current owners in 2000, this opulent award-winning property, Qasr E Zahra (which roughly translates into Palace of Zahrah) remains one of Derby’s ‘most unique homes', according to the selling agent. But what do you get for your £1m?

A large farmhouse-style kitchen and heated swimming pool for a start, with some luxurious twists such as a private staircase to the master bedroom, which has front and rear balconies.

Available via Fine & Country 

6. Three-bedroom semi-detached house, East Molesey, Surrey, for £1m

Being close to the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace, £1m in East Molesy only stretches to a three-bedroom semi-detached. However, this Victorian home has undergone extensive modernisation including a contemporary open-plan kitchen/dining area (pictured above), underfloor heating and a large roof terrace which overlooks an immaculate rear garden.

Available via Hamptons International

7. Two-bedroom flat, Dickens Yard, Ealing, London, leasehold for £1m

This sixth floor, two-bedroom/two bathroom apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows which lead out to a private balcony, for views across west London's Ealing. The development, Dashwood Apartments, is a short journey to Westfield shopping centre, and benefits from a 24-hour concierge, residents’ gym and long 250-year lease.

Available via Hollyton 8. Four-bedroom detached house, Whitstable, Kent, for £950,000

This sea-facing property offers views across Whitstable bay that’ll make you feel more than a millionaire. But, in fact, the price tag is £50,000 below £1m. All living accommodation is set on the ground floor, with the open plan kitchen and galleried dining area (pictured above) on the first floor.

Available via Christopher Hodgson

9.  Four-bedroom maisonette, Bath, Somerset, for £995,000

This £995,000 maisonette is set on the upper floor of one of 11 terraced houses (pictured above) which were designed by architect John Pinch the Elder, who was responsible for many of the later Georgian buildings in Bath. The Grade II-listed home comes with four bedrooms, a prestigous Cavendish Crescent address and unrivalled views across the city.  

Available via Hamptons International

10. Four-bedroom townhouse, Brighton, Sussex, for £1m

The selling agent describes this property as a, ‘contemporary Victorian townhouse which has been comprehensively remodelled and upgraded throughout’. From the top floor you can enjoy views across nearby rooftops to South Downs, and the sea to the south.

Available via Hamptons International

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