Pancake UK property market topped with above average house prices

Our latest research here at Benham and Reeves, has found that pancake related street names have largely left a sweet taste in the mouth of the nation’s home sellers over the last year!

With Shrove Tuesday almost here, our research team analysed sold price property records from the Land Registry, to find out how much home sellers in England and Wales have been flipping their homes for on streets with pancake related names.

The research shows that rather fittingly, street names with Pancake in them sit on top of the stack. Over the last year, pancake related properties have sold for an average of £430,000, 64% higher than the current average of £261,897 across England and Wales.

With Shrove Tuesday traditionally acting as a feast day ahead of Lent, it’s again fitting that road names with Lent in them rank as the second most prestigious pancake property pockets of the nation, with an average sold price of £362,500 over the last year.

You can’t have pancakes without a pan and Pan related road names also saw homes sell for 34% higher than the national average over the last year, with Milk (+32%), Sweet (9%) and Tuesday (7%) also ranking with above average pancake property prices.

Unfortunately, some pancake related property sales have left a sour taste in the mouths of home sellers. Lemon related street names have seen property prices average just £215,000 in the last year, -18% below the national average.

Butter (-19%), Shrove (-41%) and Sugar (-44%) have also failed to leave a sweet taste when compared to the national average.

It’s fair to say that the property market has been crazy since last Pancake Day with average property values topping new records, largely as a result of the current stamp duty holiday. Of course, while a love for pancakes is unlikely to cause a buyer to offer above the odds, breaking the property market down in this manner does reveal the drastically different ingredients that combine to create the overall national property market.

While Lemon, Butter, Shrove and Sugar house sales may go for below the national average, they’re just as important to add to the mix as those selling at the dizzying heights of the market on Pancake related road names.

Street name Median Sold Price Difference vs National Average
Pancake £430,000 64%
Lent £362,500 38%
Pan £350,000 34%
Milk £345,000 32%
Sweet £285,000 9%
Tuesday £280,000 7%
Lemon £215,000 -18%
Butter £212,000 -19%
Shrove £154,000 -41%
Sugar £146,500 -44%
England and Wales £261,897 N/A
Source: Land Registry Sold Price Records


We are not advocating ‘flipping’ (pardon the pun) but if we can help you sell your property or if you are looking for a free valuation, get in touch with our Sales team


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A board director since 2001, Marc oversees the company’s London rentals operation as well as marketing and developing strategies for new business. He has been instrumental in the company’s expansion, working closely with managing director Anita Mehra to develop its core services and frequently co-hosts property seminars for investors in many international locations. Read more about Marc von Grundherr here - Read full profile