Which ever way you look at it houses for sale in Windsor are pricey, but then for 900 years Royalty has considered it a good place to live
Windsor has many attractions notably the Castle and the Great Park, the riverside gardens and excellent shopping. Windsor also has two rail stations, one to Paddington and the other to Waterloo.
For the culture vultures there is the Theatre Royal, the Firestation Arts Centre and a music festival in late summer.
There are three prime locations for property in Windsor, the first known locally as the ‘Golden Triangle’ – bound by Osbourne Road, Frances Road and Kings Road whose houses back onto or overlook the Long Walk. The second area is St. Leonards Hill close by Legoland and thirdly across the river to Eton.
The most recent development in Kings Road has been the Regency Style Townhouses facing the Long walk offered at £2.5 million, but generally expect to pay around £800,000 to £1,300,000 in the Golden Triangle with rentable values at £2700 pcm to £3600 pcm. Last year sale prices indicated a rise in value of 17.0%.
Move out of town to St. Leonards Hill you can expect to pay around £1.5 million with rental values of around £4500 pcm. There are two main developments that spur off the ‘Hill’, Dower Park (with well spaced out houses around a green) and the later built Illingworth you would be looking at average £830,000 sale prices and rentals of £2750 pcm. The indications are that sale prices increased by 12.3% last year.
Now cross the river to Eton a number of houses in the High Street have been entirely rebuilt behind the old facades and are highly individualistic, they will mostly be £1.0 million plus, but down the side streets there are some lovely character cottages, say in Tangiers Lane that come to the market at about £400,000 and rent at around £1000 pcm. At the Tangier Court development of flats (some overlooking the river) 1 bed flats start at around £200,000 and rent from £650 pcm upwards. Indicated price increases last year were 16.4%.
But if you really want to get into central Windsor there is the 1960’s built development Ward Royal which has gardens and parking, it also has an overhead walkway direct into King Edward Court shopping precinct. This development won an Architectural Award and is well maintained, but not appreciated by some of the older residents for not being in keeping with the rest of Windsor. The two principal areas are known as Mountbatten Square and Christian Square, 1 bed flats come to the market at around £250,000 and rent for £870 pcm and 2 bed flats are around £296,000 and rent for £1150 pcm. Sales prices last year increased by 16.5%.
I must say though, the development is a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it.
Is there a downside to Windsor? – Of course there is, it can be teeming with tourists and of course the inevitable car parking problems. But, this is something we could guide you with, and we would be happy to have a chat 01753 622686.
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