WIn April 2016, the stamp duty on additional houses was increased and the wind was taken from the sails of both the second homes and the buy-to-let markets when a premium of 3 percent was levied on the purchase of additional homes. Since then, demand has remained in the doldrums.

Few people want to pay the extra tax for another house, and many opt to rent instead.

But near Dorset's picturesque Jurassic Coast, there is another option – and it comes with a decent tax savings. Six miles inland, the Silverlake Estate is made up of elegant second homes that surround a beautiful lake.

The difference is that buyers simply buy the property, resulting in a much lower …

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