An en-suite bathroom trumps luxuries like a home cinema or swimming pool when it comes to the ‘dream home’ wish list, researchers have found.
En-suites topped the list of what we would have in our ‘money-no-object home’, with walk in wardrobes coming in second.
Simply having more natural light was third on the list, followed by a summer house in the garden and a bigger kitchen.
Just one in three adults would opt for a swimming pool – indoors or outdoors – in their dream home.
And only 22 per cent would want it to come equipped with a state-of-the-art gym.
The research was commissioned by The Grand Draw, which is offering Brits the chance to win a £1.1 million mansion – Orleton House – in a raffle.
A spokesperson for The Grand Draw said: “Daydreaming about the perfect house is how millions of Brits while away a quiet hour.
“We were surprised that a lot of things that people would really like aren’t things you’d only find in a mega-mansion.
“It turns out that many people have fairly modest requirements for what they consider to be their dream property.”
Despite having low expectations, only 18 per cent of respondents believe they currently live in their ‘dream home’.
Another 64 per cent don’t think they’ll ever make it to dream home status, as 75 per cent blame a lack of money and 13 per cent simply don’t think they’d ever find the perfect property.
But three in 10 say fantasising about their dream home is one of their ‘go to’ daydreams, spending an average of 14 minutes a day imagining an upgraded living space.
Three quarters fear they’ll never be able to live in their perfect residence without a lottery win, according to the OnePoll research.
But if the unlikely did happen and Brits won big, 43 per cent would up sticks to a new area – while 35 per cent would stay in the same location, just in a better house.
The Grand Draw’s spokesperson added: “There’s a lot to be said for trying to make the best of what you have, and if you can do that, you may already be in your dream home.
“However, our competition means you could end up with a dream home for a lot less than the £2.7m Brits say they expect their dream house would cost.
“Tickets for the raffle are 10 for £5, and if £1.7m worth of entries have been bought by June 30th, the winner will become the proud new owner of Orleton House near Ludlow, Shropshire – and two charities, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Beacon, will also split £100,000.”
What Brits want in their dream home
- An en-suite bathroom
- Walk-in wardrobes
- More natural light
- A summer house
- A bigger kitchen for baking/cooking
- A state-of-the-art kitchen
- A place in the countryside/further from the city
- More kitchen cupboard space for stocking up food
- A home within walking distance to local food shops
- More separate rooms for things such as a separate dining room and living room
- A huge patio/decking for BBQs
- Indoor/covered pool
- A bigger living space for indoor activities
- Numerous spare bedrooms
- Window seat
- Rooftop terrace
- A home closer to a park or green space
- A space for a massive TV
- Outdoor hot tub
- A home cinema space
- ‘Grounds’ rather than a garden
- A ‘cave’ or games room with pool tables, arcade machines and a bar
- Outdoor swimming pool
- A state-of-the-art gym
- Indoor Jacuzzi
- A built-in wine cooler/drinks fridge
- A place with kind neighbours
- A home mini-bar with beer taps or drinks fridge
- A house on a quiet street for children to play in safely