Biggin Hill, where Annington is refurbishing ex-MOD houses, is one of the most sought-after areas in South East London and North Kent according to Land Registry figures, which reveal that house prices in the area has increased far above average in the past year.
While the annual increase for the whole area was 5% in 12 months, property in Biggin Hill, in the London Borough of Bromley, has soared by 12.6%; while looking at a five-year period, the area has climbed in price by 22% compared to the average in the local area of 13.6%1.
Annington will be bringing a total of 18 homes on to the market in phases, with the first three properties – two four-bedroom and a single three-bedroom detached house - available from Friday 9 December. The homes have been lightly refurbished, with scope for further enhancements, and represent a good investment in the area. The properties are set in a mature leafy setting, each house sitting on a good-sized plot with their own driveways and garages. Further phases will include a mixture of three- and four-bedroom houses, both detached and semi-detached.
Ian Beagley, partner at selling agent Ibbett Mosely, said that the three homes located in Westerham on the outskirts of Biggin Hill town were ideally situated, close to open park space and slightly away from the main bustle of Biggin Hill. “The houses are set in a private estate, in a slightly more exclusive location outside the main area of the town,” he said. “They will come freshly decorated and with new floor coverings, and as they date from the 1940/50s they have more spacious rooms and bigger gardens than most of the 1960s houses in the nearby area, so buyers will be getting more for their money.”
Louise Saunders, Sales and Marketing Manager at Annington, commented: “These spacious family homes are ready to move into, but also offer a great opportunity to buy a property that can be shaped and improved to suit the owner. They feature good-sized rooms and gardens, and we are expecting keen interest from buyers.”
The homes have been given a new lease of life by Annington. With their spacious gardens and traditional interiors, the houses offer fantastic accommodation for growing families – and parents will also appreciate the fact that the three nearest schools, Oaklands Primary School and Biggin Hill Primary School and the secondary Charles Darwin School are all rated as Good by Ofsted. There is plenty of green space in the area, including Biggin Hill Recreation Ground, with sporting pitches and a skate bowl, and nearby Saltbox Hill, a Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the London Wildlife Trust.
Meanwhile, fans of history will find plenty to enjoy in the area, as Biggin Hill is famous for its rich aviation past. Its former RAF base played a significant role in defence during the Second World War, and the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum is a popular attraction, while Spitfires can often be seen flying from the airfield.
Biggin Hill town has a good selection of local shops, including a supermarket, butcher and greengrocer, as well as a leisure centre and a library, and there are plenty of places to eat, with a good collection of pubs, restaurants and takeaways, including the Aperfield Inn, known for its Sunday roasts.
The area, which is one of the highest points in Greater London, is well-served by public transport. Access to Central London is just 1hr 20mins via train from nearby Orpington, Hayes or Bromley.
Prices start from £675,000 for a three-bedroom detached home. For more information about the homes for sale at Biggin Hill, please contact the selling agent at www.ibbettmosely.co.uk or call 01959 563265.