HOUSE prices are soaring, and with the average house price in England increasing by 9.8 per cent over the year to August 2021, it can be hard to house hunt. 

It may feel daunting to look for a new or forever home, especially as house prices continue to spike, but a home in Southampton offers a cost-effective solution.

This one bedroom detached house in Shirley is within walking distance of Bedford Place, a bustling and vibrant part of Southampton.

Daily Echo: The main bedroom. Photo: ZooplaThe main bedroom. Photo: Zoopla

The Burton Road property, listed on Zoopla, has a guide price of £160,000, well under the average UK house price of £264,000. 

The property benefits from off-road parking for one car, and there is full gas central heating and double glazing. 

Daily Echo: The house's kitchen. Photo: ZooplaThe house's kitchen. Photo: Zoopla

The ground floor comprises of one double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and bathroom with shower over bath.

On the first floor, the lounge is open plan to the kitchen with velux windows, and the kitchen is home to a gas hob, electric oven and white goods. 

This home could be the perfect solution to your house-hunting endeavours.