Go East: Property prices climb faster in the East of England than the rest of the UK

Analysts suggest property market "action" has moved out of London as prices soar in the East

Forget the Big Smoke, the hottest part of the UK is officially the East of England according to the latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics.

Figures published by the ONS show that property prices in the East rose 8.3% in the past year, while London only grew by 5.5%.

Overall, UK house prices have increased by 5.2% from July 2014 to July 2015.

Analysts say that more and more people are moving out of London to places such as Cambridge and Colchester in search of affordable properties.

So what kind of property can you find in these areas?

From purpose-built barns to Georgian homes, take a look at our pick of the best.

Built in the early 19th Century, North End Place is a Grade II Georgian villa located in Dunmow neat Braintree. This 5-bed country house features a swimming pool, walled and formal gardens, tennis courts and a Victorian greenhouse. At 2.5million it's not cheap, but it's certainly got the wow-factor! Visit Zoopla to see more images of this posh pad

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Visit Zoopla to see more images of this posh pad

This modern barn, located on the famous Norfolk boards has been built with several unique features including double height windows, a zinc roof, four bedrooms, an acre of land and even a potential mooring opportunity. Wowser! It's on the market for £960,000.

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Want to look around this new build barn? Check out Zoopla for more pictures.

This 1920s mansion is located on the outskirts of Cambridge. On the market for £1.9 million the house features 5 large bedrooms, a huge

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enclosed garden, plenty of storage and a large attic

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Find more details on this Cambridge mansion at Zoopla