Working in London has its perks, however, as many of you will be aware house prices in the capital are nearly double the UK average. So it’ll come as no surprise that the number of people buying property around the peripherals of the city and its surrounding commute belt is increasing.
There are a number of places with rail links that will get you into the capital in an hour or under. According to our latest commuter hotspots index the top four places for commuters to live are as follows; Bicester, Milton Keynes, Dicot and Maidstone. To read the full report click here.
So if you’re looking to maximize your property potential outside of the capital here’s four different properties that are on the market with us at the moment, all located in one of our top four hotspots.
Elderfield Road, Bicester
First up on the list is Bicester. On the market with us for £289,000, is this semi-detached three-bedroom home.
This house boasts three great size double bedrooms, large living area and a wonderful garden at the rear. The kitchen and bathroom have been newly refitted and there is even off street parking for two cars.
Because of its size and convenient location near to main transport links (with a commute into central London of under an hour) this home is top on the list for a young family who work in the capital and want to get on the property ladder but can’t afford to in London.
Mount Pleasant, Milton Keynes
Next up we have this beautiful three-bedroom terrace house in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on the market with us for £374,995.
Located in the popular and sought after village of Aspley Guise, this property is just moments away from the M1 and both Wolverton or Milton Keynes Central stations, with direct links to London in under 40 minutes.
Believed to date back to 1918, the building itself is deceptively spacious and has original features throughout. The house boasts a beautiful bespoke fitted kitchen which opens out onto a dining room overlooking the pretty garden.
The oak flooring throughout and bare brick fireplaces, help emphasise this home’s rustic yet modern feel.
Combe House, Huntercombe End
Just a short drive outside of Dicot but still with amazing transport links, is this spectacular property currently listed for £1,595,000. Combe House is a five-bed detached family home and barn, located in the grounds of the expansive 1.6 acre garden and optional 3.2-acre paddock.
Included in the price of this magnificent home is a large brick and timber barn, with a large living space at the top. The building also has the capacity to be converted into extra accommodation, offering even more property potential, whilst making the most of the rural setting by embracing the great views over the surrounding farmland.
Cotswold Gardens, Maidstone
Last but certainly not least is this extremely attractive detached family home in the popular location of Downswood. The property itself backs onto the Len Valley Nature Reserve giving a beautiful, peaceful, secluded outlook. Something that’s unheard of in London.
It’s within easy walking distance of a popular primary school; a range of shops and takeaways, Mallards Park and children’s playground. Mote Park – a 400-acre country park, which was recently voted the nation’s third favourite park, is also close by making this property ideal for a young family.
The building itself was constructed in the late 1980s and includes four great size bedrooms, a larger than average secluded garden and an integral garage complete with a large driveway providing off-road parking for three to four cars.
This lovely property can be yours for just £419,950.