As a place to live, you can’t get much better than Wimbledon. But there can many reasons why you want – or need – to move out of the area, and out of London.
Given that house prices in Wimbledon average around £815,000, if you want to make the move to the Home Counties, you should be able to find your dream property in a preferred location.
Where to move to?
You might be ready to sell your Wimbledon home and move away, but that doesn’t mean you want to move far. To have the best of both worlds, more space and proximity to the capital, the Home Counties are ideal.
To help with your move, we’ve listed five property hotspots in the Home Counties where you can enjoy living in the country while still living within easy reach of London.
Farnham is a historic town situated 35 miles from London. It is noted for its historic buildings and Georgian streets. As a market town, Farnham boasts a thriving weekly market, a monthly farmer’s market, and an annual fair.
There is a thriving high street where independent shops, boutiques pubs, and restaurants sit alongside more familiar chain shops.
In Farnham, house prices average around £665,000.
Lindfield, West Sussex
The village of Lindfield in West Sussex lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has won the Best Kept Village in Sussex award so often they’ve had to stop entering the competition to give other villages a chance. Lindfield contains many attractive historic buildings and a picturesque village pond.
The history of the village goes back as far as 1098, and Church House is one of the oldest buildings in the village. London is only 40 miles away, with access via the A23 and M23.
House prices in Lindfield average around £667,000.
Westerham was mentioned by its Norman name, Oisteham, in the Domesday Book, and its roots go back to the days of the Romans and Vikings.
The town is situated in the Darent Valley River and is considered by its residents as the gateway to the ‘Garden of England’ where people can enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside. Westerham is a market town and attracts visitors from all over the UK, though it manages to retain its quiet atmosphere. London is 30 miles away via the M20 and M25, so the capital is within reach.
Westerham house prices average around £490,000.
Saffron Walden, Essex
Saffron Walden is a charming medieval market town situated just 15 miles from Cambridge and 43 miles from London. The town boasts of many impressive buildings and one of the most beautiful and largest parish churches in Essex; St Marys and Victorian garden with a yew hedge maze and sunken Dutch Garden.
Saffron Walden has been a market town since 1141 and people are able to buy and browse from a wide range of market stalls. This lively market is held every Tuesday and Saturday
House prices in Saffron Walden average around £480,000.
Although primarily a commuter town, Broxbourne is very close to the River Lea and the historic towns of Ware and Hertford, as well as being minutes away from some of Hertfordshire and Essex’s lush green countryside.
London’s Charing Cross is only 18 miles away, and Broxbourne has excellent transport links into the capital. A mainline train can take you to Liverpool Street in the heart of the city, and a link to the Victoria line at Tottenham Hale will whisk you into the West End and beyond.
In the future, these links may be vastly improved, as Broxbourne Station is to be one of the main stations on the proposed Crossrail 2 route. This will link Hertfordshire with Surrey.
House prices in the area average around £500,000.
We will help you sell your house
The towns and villages we have listed above are only some of the places close to London you can move to. The prices we have mentioned are only average estimates. But, if you are planning to move from the Wimbledon area, call us now and we can help you to sell your Wimbledon home.