There are two hills in Windsor, Castle Hill, perhaps better known as Windsor Castle and St. Leonards Hill, often referred to as millionaire’s row.
However, each location has its downsides – Windsor Castle teems with visitors year round and St. Leonards Hill situated next door to Legoland has to cope with peak traffic particularly in school holidays along Winkfield road.
Not many people know that it is possible to live within Windsor Castle grounds in one of the ‘grace and favour’ homes. To do so you would have had to have connections with the castle or to have served your country. For the rest of us then consider St.Leonards Hill, a good location, a bit pricey, but would it be a good investment?
What is the potential for capital gain, what would you expect of a rental ROI?
Over the years I have seen many older houses on large plots sold off, demolished and two or more built on the plot. A developers dream. The above property is just one example. 40 years a go Freddie Star (notorious comedian) lived in the house called ‘My Way’ which just so happened to be the home of Billy Smart Jr. (circus fame). 1 2months ago it was demolished and two rather splendid houses built in its place, a definite improvement on what was an untidy plot.
We now have ‘My Way House’ pictured above for sale at £2.5 million by Aston Mead.
What are the prospects for capital gain in this area, I would say excellent. Last year a row of new build regency style town houses in Kings Road facing the Long Walk sold well at £2.0 m.
Historically property prices based on an average price of £1.5m have increased by 17% over the last 5 years.
St.Leonards Hill has a considerable diversity in the style and number of bedrooms with 4/5 bedroom properties attracting rents of £2500 pcm to £4000 pcm and some of the 6/7 bedroom properties attracting rents up to £8000 pcm to £10000 pcm.
Who would you expect to pay rents at this £2.5m property level? Well CEO’s earning not less than £250,000 pa and probably paid by the company into the bargain.
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