THE average price of a detached property has risen by more than £125,000 in a decade, a survey says.

According to online estate agents Housesimple, a detached home in the UK cost an average £252,473 in January 2009.

However, the popularity of detached living has seen the average price soar by £125,472 or 50 per cent in a decade. Today, this type of property would set buyers back an average £377,945.

In the North West, the average cost ten years ago was £218,132 compared to £277,072 today - an overall rise of 27 per cent.

Not surprisingly, London was the most expensive location, where prices shot up by 87 per cent to today's £906,825.

“Detached houses are seen by many as not just aspirational but also their forever home," said Sam Mitchell, Housesimple's CEO. "However, our research seems to support the view that while many aspire to own a detached property, the reality is that affordability is a barrier to ownership."