Detached properties 'popular in the UK'

Househunters looking to buy a house in Scotland may be interested to learn that detached properties make up a fifth of houses bought in the UK.

Houses without adjoining neighbours make up 22 per cent of the house purchases in the UK, according to new figures from Nationwide.

Detached houses have also seen a price increase of some 41 per cent over the past five years, which may be good news for people hoping to buy such a Scottish property.

The report stated: "Detached houses are, on average, bigger than other property types and, with an average floor area of around 1,542 sq ft (143m²), a third bigger than a typical semi and twice as big as a typical terraced property."

Nationwide recently released statistics which suggested that the UK’s house prices had slowed to their lowest level in 12 years.