It has almost been a year since the country was placed into national lockdown and over the last 12 months the value of having beautiful countryside on your doorstep has not gone unnoticed. According to Rightmove, searches for properties to buy in the Costwolds more than doubled in the second half of 2020*. This is as a result of people looking to escape to the countryside and avoid the hustle and bustle of urban living. In London alone, 4.5% of residents said they would definitely consider leaving the Capital within the next 12 months in search of bigger homes and greener pastures.
Chipping Norton, a charming market town overlooking the Cotswold Hills, saw the biggest annual growth in buyer searches with a whopping 109.5% increase! This isn’t surprising as the town is engulfed by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has plenty of local amenities at its disposal. The town is also home to an array of properties, such as cosy cottages and detached family homes, making it the perfect location for those wishing to leave city life behind. For those who still wish to commute to Oxford or London, both cities can be reached by rail in just over 25 minutes and 1.5 hours, respectively.
If you’re thinking of escaping to the countryside, let Chancellors help find you the perfect new home! Our fantastic team in Chipping Norton are well equipped to help with your search and have an abundance of knowledge about the local area. Click here to learn more about the Chipping Norton and our local team.