A lucky few of us will one day move into our 'dream home', complete with those features we always wanted. Then again, not all the features of our dream homes are all that unusual - as new research shows.

Research by Ocean Mortgages, who provide this article, found that the most commonly desired feature of a 'dream home' is an indoor swimming pool - with 36% of respondents to a survey saying they'd like one.

But not all the features are as 'out there' as you might think - this was closely followed by an en-suite bathroom (33%) and a summer house/ conservatory (32%).

Meanwhile 25% would like a bigger garden, 17% would like a cinema room and 10% would like a wine cellar.

What do you aspire to in your dream home?

%

Indoor swimming pool

36%

Ensuite bathroom

33%

Summer house/garden room/conservatory

32%

Walk-in wardrobe(s)

27%

Bigger garden

25%

Jacuzzi/hot tub

23%

Gym

21%

Open fire/ log burner

18%

Cinema room

17%

Office/study

17%

Snooker/games room

16%

Kitchen garden (to grow own food)

15%

Garage

15%

Library

13%

Bar

12%

Outdoor swimming pool

12%

Wine cellar

10%

Sauna

8%

Other

6%

Pond

6%

Paddock

5%

Tennis court

5%

Shed

5%

Sit-on mower

4%

A moat

2%

Football pitch

1%

Panic room

1%

Practice golf hole

1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the more unusual features of people's dream homes include a tennis court (5%), a moat (2%) and a panic room (1%).

There were some differences between the dream home features for men and women. 39% of women want an ensuite bathroom, compared with 25% of men. And while 37% of women would like a walk-in wardrobe, just 12% of men agree.

Ian Williams from Ocean Finance said: "It's fun to think about dream home features but actually, they don’t have to just be in the imagination.

"Many of our aspirations are actually quite modest - adding an ensuite or a shed, for example, can often be quite achievable.

"It's nice to see Brits are quite humble when it comes to thinking up what makes a dream home."

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    Nick Marr

    I am an internet entrepreneur with a passion for driving big audiences and a love for real estate. I have had plenty of ups and downs which has given me the experience to help others launch their own businesses. I enjoy projects that save consumers time and money, challenge convention and add real value to peoples lives.