Quintessential market towns, a host of cultural delights, and the convenient location have made this region of England popular among families and those looking to commute to major cities
Head of Central sales
The rural residential sales market in the Cotswolds and Central region of England in 2020 was nothing short of extraordinary. The pace of the market, the weight of demand and the desire to get on and buy has not been seen since before the 2008/9 recession. With the desire and ability to re-balance lifestyle choices thanks to remote working opportunities, this significant socioeconomic shift presents enormous opportunity for people to live in more rural locations without the sacrifices that previously had to be made. The Cotswolds and Central England remain some of the most beautiful, well connected and sociable areas of rural England to live – it is with good reason that demand for country houses in this area is so strong.
The number of offers accepted in Central England for properties above £2m increased by 28% (2020 vs 2019)
Schools / nurseries rated ofsted outstanding
The average size of a property sold by Knight Frank in the central region valued between £2 million and £7 million IS 6,248 sq ft (2020)
Average age of buyers in the Central Region in 2020 (£2m+)
71% of buyers in the central region work in professional services (£2m+)
Where did buyers in the Central area come from? (£2m+ sales, 2020)
The amount of new instructions for sale in central England for properties above £2m has risen by 18% (2020 vs 2019)
The Central region has 21 Michelin star/ Bib gourmand restaurants
The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank above £2 million, in 2020.
Data provided by Chris Druce, Senior Analyst, Residential Research