RESEARCH by the estate agent comparison site,, has found that The Lake District has seen the second highest house price rise among national parks.

While some parks have seen home values rise significantly, some have seen them fall by as much as -9.5 per cent.

According to HM Land Registry, UK house prices have risen by an average of 10 per cent in the last year and while there is general consensus that homes in more rural, countryside locations have risen more than those in cities, the new data shows that this rule is not universal.

GetAgent’s analysis monitors national park asking price growth based on property values within their respective postcodes.

The most significant national park price growth has occurred along the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales where an average of £35,108 has been added to house prices in the past year alone, with a 15.4 per cent pushing the current average house price to £262,814.

The Lake District in Cumbria ranks second where house prices have risen from £287,486 to £320,208 in the last year, an 11.4 per cent increase.

Founder and CEO of, Colby Short, commented: “There’s no denying that many rural areas of the UK property market have seen a boost in buyer demand due to the great urban exodus spurred by a lengthy stint under lockdown restrictions.

"But just because you own a home in an area of incredible natural beauty, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve seen a boost in the value of your home and in some cases, quite the opposite is actually true.

"Of course, while a healthy level of house price appreciation is always a bonus, those looking to relocate to more rural climbs are less likely to be driven by a return on their investment and with such beautiful surroundings on their doorstep, who would be?”