Prices of countryside houses in the UK have shot up by £600 a month in the last decade.

Countryside houses have touched £576 a month on average from 2001 to 2011 to reach an average of £196,316 while urban houses reached £519 a month in the same period to be worth an average of £169,353.

The South West consists eight of the 10 costly rural regions in comparison with local earnings, reports Yorkshire Post.

West Dorset was termed as the least inexpensive rural district with houses priced at £256,332, which is eight times more than the local gross average earning of £31,992.

Copeland in Cumbria has been found to be the most affordable with the normal house cost being £122,635, which is 3.3 times more than the average earnings of £37,280.

However, in larger cities and regions, the house prices have seen an increase by 58 percent over the last 10 years, while rural houses rose 54 percent.

The rural properties have seen a fall by 22 percent in comparison with 23 percent in urban areas since the 2007 housing recession, says Halifax.