Throughout the pandemic, many Londoners made the move to luxury properties outside of the city.
If you’re looking to step away from the hustle and bustle and invest in property outside of London, there are plenty of amazing places to choose from, whatever your needs. Whether you want a touch of the city life or total countryside immersion, there’ll be something for you.
In this article, we’ll give you the lowdown on some of the best places you can invest in luxury property in the UK. Read on to find out more.
The perfect commuter settlement, Surrey is as close as you’ll get to the best of both worlds: nature and the city.
Situated just outside of London, it’s no wonder that many London commuters choose to invest their money here.
A particularly beautiful part of Surrey is Cobham, where there are plenty of good schools, broadband speeds are fast, and the history is rich. With the RHS Gardens of Painshill Park and Holmbury Hill nearby, Cobham has always been, and will remain, a precious green gem.
More than half of the homes in Cobham are priced at over £1 million, and its residents enjoy luxurious properties that are well situated for commuting and travelling abroad (with Gatwick close by).
In fact, Surrey Hills consistently makes the cut on lists of the best places to live in the UK.
Just take a look at some of the property commissions we’ve worked on in Surrey:
If you want historic market towns, picturesque landscapes, a view of the Thames, and access to the city, Oxfordshire is the place to be.
Buying here costs 43% less on average than it does in London, and you can get your hands on some gorgeous luxury properties. The average property price sits at around £750,000, so you’ll be investing in Oxfordshire’s great reputation.
Despite being a fairly rural county, London and Birmingham are only a short drive or train journey away, and Oxfordshire boasts two world-renowned universities.
Be it watching significant rowing events, shopping in Bicester Village, or experiencing Oxfordshire’s heritage at Greys Court Gardens, whatever you do, you can rest assured that this county is an excellent place to invest outside of London.
Hampshire offers both coastal and countryside scenery and is regarded by many as a highly desirable place to live.
Consider Winchester, with its three primary schools rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, frequent fast trains, and vibrant history. Winchester’s array of famed and independent shops makes it a perfect location for retail therapy, and it takes just 90 minutes to drive to London if you feel the call of the capital.
Hampshire has a high employment rate, enjoys great average incomes, and house prices are only set to rise – making this an ideal investment county.
With its array of picturesque towns, Buckinghamshire can feel a million miles from London – and yet the train journey only takes about an hour.
Its many historic houses, market towns and excellent schools make Buckinghamshire an ideal place to invest in luxury property. Take your pick of bustling villages like Marlow and countryside escapes like Brill. Whatever your preferences, there’s a place for you in ‘Bucks’!
What’s more, property prices in Buckinghamshire are on the rise, with a 10.7% annual growth, meaning the time to invest is now.
Here at Aspire, we have over 13 years of experience in conceptualising and developing luxury properties in the South East. Take a look at some of our favourite recent developments or find out more about how we do it.
Whatever we create, we pride ourselves on making it extraordinary, so do get in touch if you’re interested in bespoke craftsmanship and a luxury home that works for you.