Houses in Winchester
Here’s why houses in Winchester are in hot demand
Want a quainter way of life? Winchester seems to be the perfect place to be.
The Telegraph once crowned Winchester as the overall winner of Best Places to Live in 2016. This is rather fitting, considering the great pride Wintonians have for their most famous son, Alfred “the Great” King of Wessex. Yet gone are the days of bloody battles with Danish Vikings. The houses of Winchester now host peaceful folks who frequent the bustling fortnightly Farmers’ market. To make the idea of living here even more idyllic, in a survey conducted by Halifax, Winchester came out on top yet again. This was in regards to the average earnings, health and crime rates in towns and cities all over the world.
Whilst this sounds favourable, the city already has a population of around 125,000 – meaning houses in Winchester are in hot demand. To be honest, it doesn’t take a property expert such as us to guess why. The city is steeped in scintillating history. Simply traipsing down its cobbled streets is enough to send you journeying back to the days of yore. Although perhaps the stand out feature of Winchester is its homely atmosphere. Because Winchester is such a small city, the chances of bumping into the friendly faces of people you might know are high. Gone are the days of isolation. Reconnect and socialise with like-minded folk at a time and place that suits you.
However, this is where this affluent area hits a snag for some. Whether it be due to pandemics or politics, housing has seen a steady rise. With many folks uprooting from the capital for a quainter way of life, houses in Winchester seem to be the perfect place to be. The city shares great commuter routes to many local cities – including London and Southampton – as well as an active arts scene too. Plus, the pubs aren’t too bad either, with the Royal Oak having stood at the heart of Winchester since 1002 – making it one of the oldest pubs in Britain. This, along with period restaurants mean that foodies have their fair share of sumptuous hideaways. So, whether you take interest in its literary or architectural roots, history might not even be the central appeal. After all, we’re living in the here and now and many of us simply care for a lively and modern atmosphere.
How we choose our houses in Winchester
The quality of the properties we list is valued far more than the quantity.
Busy enough to thrive, quiet enough to relax, houses in Winchester offer the best of both worlds. With its amazing architecture, countryside trails and delicious dining – there is plenty to do both in and around the city. However, with great commuter links and low unemployment rates, Winchester is a highly desirable place to live. This demand has considerably hiked the prices up in the area. So, for those strapped for cash, you might find yourself priced out of renting or buying houses in Winchester. This has made the city quite a polarising place – but you wouldn’t know it. The friendliness of the cities tight-knit residents gives off a relaxed and homely atmosphere that few would turn away. With warm welcoming pubs and a variety of bold businesses and cutting-edge craftspeople, Winchester is the place to be.
At Saxe Coburg, our team of skilled property consultants know the local area better than anyone. It’s because of this that we often see an opportunity when others might not. Our team have little interest in dominating the market or even competing with agents in the Winchester area. We are simply interested in providing the most stunning and unique houses in Winchester for our clients to call home. For us, the quality of the properties we list is valued far more than the quantity. People are always looking to move – this we know – so houses in Winchester are never few and far between. What is, however, is whether it’s worth signing on the dotted line. It’s this fateful decision that leads our clients to recommend us to friends, families or familiars. That’s how we choose our houses in Winchester.
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In the birthplace of the modern game of cricket and resting place of author, Jane Austen.
Once known as the ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great, Winchester is situated just one hour from London. Combining the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside, it has a thriving contemporary arts scene. Thanks, in part, to the many craft-makers and artists who help keep the bustling city alive during all seasons. It’s also home to the country’s largest farmers’ market and fine architecture – making Winchester an inspiration to all who live here.
Our Winchester branch serves the city centre itself, along with the surrounding country villages. Such as Hursley, Itchen Abbas and Alresford. South of the city, we also sell and let properties in the highly desirable areas of Shawford, Otterbourne and Chandlers Ford. Each of which is renowned for its high-end property and outstanding schools. Our Winchester team is hard-working and live by the philosophy that client satisfaction is the key to success. At Saxe Coburg, clients feel comfortable discussing their requirements in detail. This is because we are not only proficient in the marketing, selling and letting of properties but are known for our friendly atmosphere too.
If you would like any further information on our Winchester branch or the surrounding property market, please do not hesitate to contact us.