Each fortnight, The Rettie Property Blog is going to take a look at a price point in the market to show you what you can expect for your money. Today, we are looking at the £450,000 bracket.

Hark back to 1998, when the BBC news website looked like this and three bedroom Notting Hill Flats went for £450,000 (as did, in Hartlepool apparently, “entire blocks of terraced homes”). These days, a three bed Notting Hill flat can set you back in the region of £3.5 million pounds, and incidentally, property prices in Hartlepool have risen 140% since April 2000 – but then, this is not why we’re here. Back to the present day.

So what can £450,000 buy you?
We look at a range of properties at this price point; from a spacious Edinburgh 3 bedroom flat, to a modern detached family home in a Glasgow commuter town.

Period Ground Floor Apartment
First up, we have this ground floor three bedroom apartment with private garden, double garage and two reception rooms. This is a period property, set in its own grounds consisting of an attractive well-maintained garden with double garage. The property is located in Helensburgh, a pleasant commuter town outside Glasgow. Offers over £395,000

Three Bedroom Country Cottage
If a house is a better fit for you, this former mill house in the small town of Haddington in East Lothian would be a good way to spend that £450,000. Built in 1832 and significantly refurbished since, the three-bedroom detached property has a private garden, off road parking and a garage. Its two reception rooms are tastefully finished, with exposed wooden beams and floors. Offers Over: £425,000

Country House With Four Acres of Woodland
This five bedroom detached country home also includes over 4 acres of woodland to go with its well-kept garden, pond, and double garage. And if it’s scenery you are after; the property’s location near Loch Lomond, with views of the Loch and Arrochar Alps beyond, cannot be beaten. Fixed Price: £450,000

Four Bedroom Victorian House
A Victorian detached house in the small town of Blairgowrie in Perthshire. With 4 bedrooms and a generous 4 reception rooms, well-maintained gardens and off-road parking. Offers Over £430,000

Modern, Spacious Family Home
A modern, five bedroom family home in the commuter town of Milngavie. With four reception rooms, 3000 sq feet, with a garden and double garage, this is a spacious property. Offers Over £410,000

Modern Rural House With Paddock
This rural property built in 1998 includes outbuildings and a paddock within its 0.8 acres. Located in a small village in Northumberland, this five bedroom home has excellent views over the surrounding countryside. Asking Price: £450,000

Attractive Ground Floor Edinburgh Flat
A three bedroom, period ground-floor flat in Edinburgh’s prosperous Merchiston area. This 1600+ square foot property with one reception room and one bathroom, offers a private garden that opens onto a shared lawn area. Offers Over £445,000