Other desired options include a large kitchen-breakfast room and a conservatory. Picture: Eurofit Kitchens and Cupboards

London - Our dream home that is so perfect we want to live in it forever is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country – and just down the road from mother.

We also hanker after a drive, a play room – and somewhere to hang the washing, a survey found.

Other desired options include a large kitchen-breakfast room and a conservatory. With them on the wish list is a location close to the office and a pub within a mile and a half.

The survey of 2 000 homeowners was carried out by Origin, a door and window maker. Ben Brocklesby, of Origin, said: "We wanted to find out more about the concept of the forever home and whether it still existed."

Of those polled, a third said they already live in their forever home, and another third are saving for one.