Kunda Cottage in Whilton was bought in 1976 for £13,750. A pretty thatched building located in a village just on the edge of the Althorp estate, it has two bedrooms, a conservatory and a good-sized rear garden.

Jackson Stops & Staff in Northampton have just sold the property on behalf of the vendors who have been in residence for 34 years at a figure of £223,000. This represents a 1521% increase over 34 years.

‘While the property market fluctuates over the years this is a strong example that property remains a good investment over the long term,’ says Richard Jones (01604 632991)