All sold on just ONE day - the 33 houses which went for at least £1million as the property boom spreads throughout Britain
By Gwyneth Rees
Gone are the days when million-pound properties were the preserve of the super-rich.
With house prices booming, the Land Registry has revealed that, in January, 1,011 homes went for more than £1 million.
Many were in London, but more and more provincial towns and suburbs have become millionaire hotspots.
GWYNETH REES traces 33 homes sold for more than £1 million on just one day: January 31.
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire: A new development, with six bedrooms and a 30ft-long back garden. Local celebrity residents include former Chelsea footballer Dennis Wise and entertainer Des O'Connor
Compton, Winchester, Hampshire: A detached house with five bedrooms and views over surrounding farmland
Upper Castle Road, St. Mawes, Cornwall: A detached house in sailing hotspot of St Mawes, with four en-suite bedrooms, sun terrace, landscaped gardens, spa and pool. Went for £1.48million in 2007
Docking, King's Lynn, Norfolk: A seven-bed former rectory built in 1873. Five-acre grounds with an orchard, stable, paddock and tennis court. Sold for £1.5million in 2009
Left, Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: A detached Victorian villa covering more than 4,200 sq ft, with four bedrooms and a half-acre garden. Right, Sandown, Isle of Wight: An historic five-bedroom manor. Its six acres boast a paddock, lake, gazebo and large playground
Fairmile Park Road, Cobham, Surrey: A detached house with eight bedrooms set in one acre of land. Aviation pioneer Thomas Sopwith lived here between 1914 and 1920. Sold for £3.85million in 2006
Left, Marius Road, London SW17: A Victorian home set over 2,885 sq ft and three storeys, with five double bedrooms, garden and roof terrace. Right, Christchurch Avenue, London NW6: Three storeys, six bedrooms and a 100ft garden. Locals include singer Lily Allen and actor Hugh Laurie
Osborne Villas, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Victorian three-storey villa with sun terrace, six bedrooms, a walled garden and cellars
Bedford Road, London W4: This Grade II-listed, semi-detached home, with six bedrooms and a separate coach house, is close to the home of actor Colin Firth
Left, Pembroke Gardens, Kensington: A semi-detached townhouse in an area where neighbours include David and Victoria Beckham. Right, Eaton Square, Belgravia: Flats where average prices top £2.5 million. Former locals include Roger Moore and Jose Mourinho
Hall Hill, Oxted, Surrey: A detached home built in 1997, with five bedrooms and an acre of land. Ex-Harrods and Fulham FC owner Mohamed Al-Fayed used to live locally
Left, Lincoln Street, Chelsea: A Grade II-listed townhouse with four bedrooms, a stone's throw from the famous Kings Road. Went for £800,000 in 1997. Right, Esher, Greater London KT10: A modern, detached house with five bedrooms, inside a five-property gated development. Sold for £1 million in 2005
Gerald Road, London SW1W: A terraced townhouse five minutes' walk from Sloane Square's designer shops
Stormont Road, London N6: This three-storey, five-bedroom semi is set in a quarter of an acre. It's close to Highgate cemetery, burial place of Karl Marx
Left, Richmond Park Road, London SW14: A bay-fronted semi with six bedrooms and 50ft long garden. Near Richmond Park. Sold for £1.1 million in 2011. Right, Bosham, Chichester, west Sussex: A detached four-bedroom house overlooking Chichester Harbour. Includes a private jetty, hard tennis court and 230ft of direct harbour frontage
Roydon, Harlow, Essex: This detached country house on a two-acre plot has four double bedrooms and an outdoor swimming pool
Redington Road, Hampstead, London NW3: A detached six-bedroom house with its own art studio. Neighbours on this exclusive street near Hampstead Heath include footballer Thierry Henry and actor Tom Conti
Lutterworth, Leicestershire: A Grade II-listed manor house with seven bedrooms, set in mature landscaped gardens with stabling, outbuildings and paddock
Left, Hampton Hill, Hampton: A Victorian house with 130ft garden, five bedrooms and off-street parking, near Bushy Park. Fetched £495,000 in 2001. Right, Brondesbury Park, London NW2: Three floors and a cinema. Often used for adverts, bringing in up to £50,000 a year. In 2006 it sold for £970,000
Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire: A detached six-bedroom house within walking distance of Sunningdale Golf Club and four miles from Ascot Racecourse. In 2006 it was bought for £1.63million
Prince Albert Road, London NW8: A three-bedroom, two-reception apartment which boasts views over Regent's Park. Porters are on hand to look after the building's residents. In 2012 it sold for £2.15million
Abingdon Villas, Kensington: A terraced house near Kensington Palace Gardens - Britain's priciest street, home to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich. Sold in 2004 for £1.85million
Westbourne Park Road, London W11: A five-bedroom Victorian house with private garden and roof terrace. Locals include film director Richard Curtis and singer Annie Lennox. Sold for £1.52million in 2005
Left, Ledbury Road, London W11: A contemporary two-bedroom maisonette featured in the classic romcom Notting Hill. Former England cricket captain Mike Atherton previously owned a house here and The Ledbury, a two-Michelin star restaurant, is on the same street. Right, Franklins Row, London SW3: A two-bedroom apartment overlooking Burton's Court, Chelsea's famous park and tennis academy. Local residents include the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton and brother James
Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol: A Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse with six bedrooms, near graffiti artist Banksy's haunts and where chef Keith Floyd ran Floyd's Restaurant. Sold for £1.1million in 2010
Wolsey Road, East Molesey, Surrey: A detached, five-bed Victorian home with Aga and landscaped garden, near Hampton Court Palace