Want a rock solid property? Head to the spa

Sarah Coles
Bath Royal Crescent
Bath Royal Crescent

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While property prices around the country continue to fluctuate between the mildly alarming and the downright terrifying, there are many of us who would give our eye teeth for a resilient property in a reliable location.

A study from Lloyds TSB has found locations which hold their value far better than elsewhere in the country - and indeed have grown by an average of over £1,000 a month since 2001 - and they all have something in common. So what's the magic ingredient?