An article in the Sunday Times yesterday highlighted The Meon Valley as a perfect location to live in. The article stated that ‘With chalk streams, rolling open countryside, thatched cottages, country pubs, ancient churches, lavender farms, vineyards and wineries, not to mention Hambledon, ‘the cradle of cricket’, this is vintage English countryside.’
We are well aware of the delights and practicalities of living in this area but it is clearly recognised as such by a much wider audience. Towards the end of 2020 we were still letting and selling houses within days of them coming to the market and in a world where the future still appears to be uncertain one thing is constant, the demand for properties in the South.
Before the Covid pandemic dominated our lives, there was already a growing trend for a more rural lifestyle. Advances in technology had made communications and working from home easy. The constant improvements to road, rail and air networks had made commuting to the cities easier when necessary. Plus, there had been for some time growing publicity on the importance of fresh air, exercise, home work life balance and a healthy lifestyle.
The South offers the perfect destination with its stunning countryside, expansive coast line and proximity to London and mainland Europe and as our lives have become influenced by the pandemic so all the reasons to move to a rural location have been reinforced.
The exodus from the cities is likely to continue into 2021 and with popular media promoting the area, now could be the perfect time to ensure the asset that your property represents, either as a sales or rental opportunity, is fully achieved.
To discuss this potential, contact either Kate Porter, Head of sales or Kate Morton, Head of Lettings on 02392 632275