A new study has found that the dream property would be worth £370,082 and would feature a driveway, a play room and somewhere to hang the washing.
Other must-haves include a large kitchen and breakfast room, an ample lounge, utility room and dining room. A double garage and conservatory are also essential, as is a study and cloakroom.
Ideally, we want to live just down the road from the kids and in a location just 9.8 miles from the office.
Good transport links and a pub within a mile and a half are also vital elements.
The research by Origin asked 2000 homeowners to describe their “forever home”.
Spokesman Ben Brocklesby said: “We wanted to find out more about the concept of the forever home and whether it still existed. Years ago it was not unusual for people to live in the same house for their entire lives, but we’ve certainly seen a shift in this trend as we now live in an average of seven homes throughout our lifetimes.
“Interestingly, more than three quarters of people in the region still believe in the concept of a forever home.
“We carried out the research to find out exactly what people want from their forever homes, and if any of the features on their wish list could be added to their existing properties. Among the most sought after elements were a power shower, big windows, a bath and bi-fold or sliding doors – all of which can be incorporated into any home, without the need to move.”
Other components in the perfect pad include two bathrooms, two en-suites and two reception rooms; plenty of natural light; friendly neighbours; a 1000 sq foot garden; and shops within three miles.
The dream view would be of the sea, followed by rolling hills or a field of shows. However, the least chosen view would be of a football stadium.
And while a third of people are actively putting savings aside for their forever home, a third already reside in theirs – with the age at which we believe we’ll own our forever home emerged as 53
To find out more, visit www.origin-global.com/forever-home