Detached Houses for Sale in Liverpool

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Whatever the budget, there are lots of detached houses for sale in Liverpool. If you’re looking for something imposing and impressive, there are Victorian detached properties across Greater Liverpool, some of the most impressive in Sefton Park, Cressington Park and Crosby. Purpose-built detached houses could be more budget-friendly, like those in Knowsley, Anfield or West Derby.

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Whatever the budget, there are lots of detached houses for sale in Liverpool. If you’re looking for something imposing and impressive, there are Victorian detached properties across Greater Liverpool, some of the most impressive in Sefton Park, Cressington Park and Crosby. Purpose-built detached houses could be more budget-friendly, like those in Knowsley, Anfield or West Derby.

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Though they tend to be more expensive than the average house, detached properties come with plenty of perks; not only are you guaranteed more privacy and space than with a semi-detached or terraced property, you tend to get more land too. Great for growing families, detached homes tend to be outside of the city centre, though many suburbs of Liverpool are extremely well connected for commuting buyers.

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A detached house is a property with no shared external walls. So basically a house that stands alone. Basically - anything that looks similar to a gingerbread house? Yeah, that's a detached house. Some examples of detached houses in Liverpool include bungalows, cottages, manors and mansions (lucky you) and the classic staple of the British architectural landscape, the mid century detached houses.
You'll find detached houses in less populated areas; in Liverpool this means the more suburban and rural areas (i.e. not in the centre). The suburbs tend to be very well connected to the city centre though, so you'd probably be investing in a property with excellent city links and a rural feel (best of both worlds). Detached houses are the 3rd most popular type of house in the UK, with only flats being less popular, and semi detached and terrace houses being the most popular. With this in mind, then, detached houses don't have as much guarantee of demand compared to something like a terraced property. Another downside to investing in a detached house in Liverpool would be that they tend to crop up for sale in more established areas - like Allerton, for example - so you'd be paying a premium for that. Having said that, there are likely to be a lot of fairly old fashioned detached houses in Liverpool, which could be modernised and made into very desirable family homes for a good profit.
You can buy all kinds of detached houses in Liverpool: mid-century homes, with fairly recognisable red brick or plaster exterior is probably the most common. Bungalows are fairly hard to come by in the UK, but there does seem to be a concentration of them on the market in L19. In the more idyllic village-y areas like Woolton you could find older detached properties like a cottage with charming original features like wooden beams and farm doors.
The most popular type of property in the UK is a 3 bedroom house, and detached properties tend to have 3 beds (or more) - this would suggest you'll have a lot of demand for your detached house. There are some drawbacks though. Firstly, detached houses are the most expensive type of house in the UK, so you'd have to be renting the house out at a premium price in order to be turning a profit. Secondly, detached houses tend to be quite expensive to maintain, because of the size. They're hard to heat too, because of the lack of shared exterior walls. There's a lot of food for thought, so it's worth exploring the market and researching nearby rental prices and doing some calculations before jumping in head first.
You wouldn't get a detached house in central Liverpool, but you don't have to go far out at all to get to more suburban feeling areas, and the kind of detached properties that come as part and parcel of these neighbourhoods. You might look somewhere within easy reach of the city centre (but still feeling very rural), like Aigburth, Allerton or Mossley Hill. There are also lots of unique detached properties slightly further out, like in the gorgeous seaside town of Formby (L37). For more affordable detached houses, you might look somewhere like Dovecot or Knotty Ash.
Yes, as with everywhere in the UK, detached houses in Liverpool are the most expensive type of property. This is because of the level of benefits a detached house offers you: more interior space, more outdoor space (usually a garden), room to extend and privacy away from neighbours to name a few. Data collected in 2021-22 showed detached houses are significantly more expensive than other types of property, with the average detached home in Liverpool sitting at £386k, compared to a semi which is just £216k, and a terraced house which is £140k (according to Plumplot). It's worth remembering though that Liverpool is significantly cheaper than most other UK cities, so even though detached houses are much more expensive than other houses, it will still be cheaper than most locations nation-wide. Also, expensive homes tend to appreciate in value more (get more expensive), which is obviously always a good thing for an investment property! This data shows that detached houses are increasing in value faster than any other type of home, largely due to their desirability.
Most detached houses in Liverpool won't be new builds, but they're not impossible to find. There are new builds available, for example, in “Earlsfield Park” near Huyton (L36), built by the developer Bellway.
Not only are detached houses more expensive to buy, they also cost more to run. For one thing, this is down to the fact that they are harder to heat, with warmth more easily escaping because of the lack of any shared walls, and the larger floor space. Older houses also struggle to keep their warmth if they are poorly insulated. It's worth looking at the EPC (energy performance certificate) of a property to assess their efficiency, and to gauge how much your bills might be.
There are several benefits to living in a detached home, some more obvious than others. Firstly, detached houses tend to have more floor space - bigger house = more rooms, more space for kids to run around, more room for your relatives to come and stay (read: babysit). Basically, more room to play around with. Secondly, you're likely to have a plot of land on which your home sits - this will be your garden. Outdoor space is particularly desirable following the pandemic, when people thought more about what they really wanted in a home and concluded that it was some kind of garden. Detached houses also come with some little hidden benefits, like more storage (around the house, but also in attics or basements) and even the potential to extend should your family grow. Another thing detached home owners value is privacy: away from the prying eyes of those classically British curtain-twitchers we can really kick back, free from worrying about our disorganised rubbish bin system, or penchant for nude gardening (each to their own).

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