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Two for one - what can £600,000 buy you in Clapham and Canterbury?

One budget, two postcodes; we look at the purchasing options in the city and in the countryside with our area price comparison of Clapham and Canterbury.

From a polished one-bed for young professionals to an ideal investment piece, there is a lot you can do with £600,000. We apply one budget to two sought-after postcodes: the spirited south London neighbourhood, Clapham, and the culturally dynamic hotspot that is Canterbury.

 

Clapham

Clapham attracts visitors and potential home-owners from all over for its well-balanced nature: lively with bars and restaurants but laid back with cafes and the Common. Neighbouring Brixton and just across the river from Kensington and Chelsea, many young professionals choose to make this area their home, but that doesn’t stop families relocating here too. Primary schools in the area are especially good and it’s fairly common for families to relocate to be in a certain catchment area. Green spaces are plenty in Clapham, most notable being Clapham Common, but also nearby are Brockwell Park with its lido Wandsworth Common. The wider area is serviced by three underground stations, and the place has a constant buzz due in large part to the area’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Most of the sales in Clapham over the past year were flats which on average sold for £557,366, while the overall average price of £790,462 was more expensive than nearby Brixton (£550,134) and South Lambeth (£704,804).

Trinity Close, SW4
1 bedroom flat in London
£595,000

Property prices in Clapham can be fairly steep but for £600,000 will stand you in good stead to find your dream home. Right on the common and with one spacious bedroom, this flat is perfect for a young professional seeking independence. They’ll no doubt benefit from the close proximity to Clapham Common tube station and nearby cinema, shops and restaurants. Other highlights include a private garden and garage, storage, modern kitchen and bathroom and large reception room.

Contact Winkworth Clapham or call 0 20 7498 8600 for more information.

 

Canterbury

With three universities, a rich history and an impressive townscape, this quaint city has a lot to offer both residents and visitors. Situated close to the outstandingly beautiful Kent Downs, Canterbury seamlessly combines picturesque countryside landscapes with all the amenities of a small city, which makes modern living easy. Boasting a section of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools, and convenient trains to St Pancras in less than an hour, Canterbury makes the ideal place for London families to relocate. The average house price in Canterbury in the past year was £338,228, so with a budget of £600,000 you could near enough buy two homes. However there is also a selection of beautiful period properties priced slightly higher but with historical touches that more than make up for it.

Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury, CT3
4 bedroom house
£630,000

Slightly over-budget is this spacious four bedroom home, set on the edge of this popular hamlet just outside of Canterbury. Offering modern accommodation which has been finished to a high standard, it sits on a pretty plot and would make a lovely family home.

Contact Winkworth Canterbury or call 01227 456645 for more information.

 

Or why not get 2 for the price of 1?

Bramble Lane, Wye, TN25
2 bedroom flat/apartment
£230,000 Leasehold

This two-bedroom apartment takes advantage of a prime location just minutes from the main railway station in the popular village of Wye. It’s unique in that it is set out like a penthouse, spanning a series of garages with a private ground floor entrance. Buyers will also benefit from the many amenities of Wye Village, including a doctor’s surgery, three pubs, a dentist, good schools and a supermarket. 

Contact Winkworth Canterbury or call 01227 456645 for more information.

 

Orient Place, Canterbury, CT2
2 bedroom house
£300,000

Just minutes from Canterbury West Station and a walk away from the city centre, this two-bedroom home is perfect for investors. 55 minutes from London St Pancras and with nearby facilities including restaurants, a supermarket and a highly popular bakery nearby, it’ll easily garner interest on the rental market. The property was originally built in the nineties but comes well-presented with a modern finish.

Contact Winkworth Canterbury or call 01227 456645 for more information.

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