AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE 2023: £681,455 (2.2% annual growth, 37.1% five year
To Southampton, 36 mins / £11.10
To London, 122 mins / £51.50
is the Hampshire seaside town that feels like the one everyone wants to live in
– with the Marina a major drawing point. Lymington Yacht Haven is a mecca on
the south coast for boat-owners – from sail boats to super yachts – and is one
of the largest on the Solent. “There’s usually a waiting list for people
looking for a berth which gives an indication of just how popular it is. And
because the boating fraternity never want to be too far from their boat (or the
water), Lymington is often top choice for people relocating to the coast”
explains Annabel Blackett, associate in our Country House Department.
For people wanting to move here, many properties have been split into flats and
apartments that cost anything from £150,000 up to £500,000 for a terraced
cottage. Semi-detached homes sell for anything between £500,000 and £1,000,000
depending on size and finish. And for more generous sized family homes, be
prepared to pay at least £2,000,000, especially for sought-after streets in the
centre of town such as St Thomas Street, Waterford Lane, Church Lane and
Daniell’s Walk. For a coastal town, it’s very well connected with two railway stations
and trains to London via Brockenhurst. “Many who’ve relocated here are
fortunate to be able to work from home on a part-time basis, making trips into
the capital a couple of days a week,” says Annabel.
from the sailing, Lymington has a thriving community and arts culture with the
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Sea Water swimming baths, Walhampton Golf Club
and miles of coastal and New Forest walking routes. Annabel says that many
relocating here are after a mix of coast and country, with the villages
surrounding Lymington also in high demand. She says that stock is particularly
low around Lymington as the National Park has prevented any sprawl, with buyers
typically looking towards Bodlre, New Milton, Brockenhurst and South Baddesley.
“One of the other big draws to this part of the New Forest is the hotel and
dining offered at Limewood Hotel, and the first of the Pig Hotels at The Pig at
Brockenhurst” she adds.