HOUSE prices in Salisbury, Amesbury and Tidworth were found to be below the average in Wiltshire, according to figures released.

This is in comparison with Marlborough, Bradford on Avon and Malmesbury which were above the average for the county.

The figures have been put together by estate agent Savills using data from the Land Registry and compare the cost of a home in various regional towns and cities.

Second hand sale prices for properties in locations such as Salisbury (-0.4%), Amesbury (-19.7%), Warminster (-21.1%) and Tidworth (-36.3%) were found to be under the county average.

The average second hand sale price for Salisbury was £324,955 compared to the county average of £326,188.

While in Amesbury it was £261,943 compared to Wiltshire average of £326,188.

In neighbouring Tidworth it was £207,694 with the county average sale price being £326,188.

According to the data, the average cost of a home in Marlborough sits at £432,279 – compared to an average of £326,188 for wider Wiltshire.

James McKillop, pictured, who leads the residential sales team at Savills in Salisbury, said buyers planning for the ‘new normal’ are keeping demand high, despite supply being low.

He also says Salisbury remains "incredibly popular" with homebuyers.

“As life has slowly returned to normal, with bars, shops and restaurants open again, the accessibility and convenience of being close to these amenities is at the forefront of people’s minds when searching for their next home,” he said.

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“Attractive towns and cities that are well connected, have an array of good family housing stock and a choice of high-performing schools appeal to a broad profile of affluent buyers. The likes of Salisbury – with an abundance of countryside and green space also on the doorstep – is no exception. It is a city that remains incredibly popular.

“There are also other areas where, relatively speaking, the cost of property may be more affordable – the likes of Amesbury, Warminster, Trowbridge and Devizes for example.

"Young, wealthy families understandably see the appeal of urban living, while an increasing number of empty nesters looking to downsize are also searching for access to good restaurants, shops and leisure facilities."

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Mr McKillop added: “Looking forward, those villages seen as ‘best in class’ – with a pub, a local shop and a good sense of community alongside quality housing stock, access to schools and a decent broadband connection – will always be highly sought after.

"If anything that’s only increased over the last 18 months. Since the pandemic we have seen a significant and sustained rise in the number of buyers who want to experience village life throughout the county.

"Recent experiences have caused many people to reassess all manner of things and for some that includes the definition of an acceptable commute – with many now willing to travel that little bit further because they are visiting the office less.

"Larger family homes with outside space have been the top performers and, more generally, with demand outweighing supply, conditions are very good for sellers and buyers alike, with competitive bidding on those properties that are available being registered throughout Wiltshire.”


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