North East Wiltshire Property Finder

The small area which makes up North East Wiltshire is a continuation west from Berkshire along the M4 and A4 corridor. Although moving from the South East region of England to the South West the villages and countryside have a similar feel and appearance from there until you reach Swindon. Here the landscape is dominated by the chalk hills of the Wiltshire Downs to the south and east. The area includes the Marlborough Downs which are classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

South of the market town of Marlborough lies Savernake Forest. At well over 1000 years old this is one of the oldest woodlands in England and is where Henry Vlllth met Jane Seymour.

The Kennet & Avon canal runs through North East Wiltshire from Honey Street to Little Bedwyn.

Swindon is the largest town in North East Wiltshire with the next largest being the market town of  Marlborough. Pewsey, by some, is classed as a small town but is actually a large village. Other villages include Ramsbury, Aldbourne, Shalbourne, Avebury, Burbage and Great and Little Bedwyn.

Air
Heathrow,  Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton are all easily accessible from this area.

Road
The M4 cuts through North East Wiltshire from London to Swansea and the A4 (which used to be the main route from London to the west of England) runs parallel.

Rail
First Great Western trains run frequently from Swindon into London Paddington with a journey time of about 60 minutes. There is also a station at Bedwyn with a slightly longer journey time into Paddington of between 75 and 90 minutes.

There are period properties a plenty in the area ranging from small brick and flint cottages to large country estates. Many of these properties will be listed. Thatch is still fairly common. There are ever more new build estates springing up around Swindon but not much land free for new build developments in the villages. The prices of property are generally above the national average.

The economic focus in the area is of course Swindon. Many blue chip companies are based here. They include; Honda, BMW/Mini, Motorola, W.H. Smith, Nationwide Building Society and Intel to name but a few. The location of Swindon is key to its success due to the proximity to London and good road and rail links to the rest of the country. There is a low rate of unemployment in the area.
Farming plays a large part in the economy in the rural parts of North East Wiltshire and the prices of farmland continue to rise.

State Education – is available from small village primary schools to large sixth form colleges. Details can be found on the local authority website Wiltshire Council

Independent Education

Marlborough College (senior, sixth form)
Pinewood (nursery, pre-prep, prep)
St Francis School (nursery, pre-prep, prep)

For those who like history there is plenty to see in North East Wiltshire. Starting in the west of the area one can visit the world heritage site of Avebury famous for its stone circle. Not far from here is the prehistoric chalk mound; Silbury Hill and also West Kennet Long Barrow; a Neolithic tomb.

Wiltshire is also known for its ‘White Horses’. These are the chalk figures cut into hillsides across the county and the first to appear was in 878AD. There were originally 13 but only 8 can be seen today.
Savernake Forest, south of Marlborough, is privately owned by the Earl of Cardigan but run by the Forestry Commission. As such there is access for the public to enjoy much of its 4500acres.

It is most famous for its connections with Henry VIII and Jane Seymour but also for its concentration of ancient trees. Some of the trees have even been given names such as Big Bellied Oak, Queen Oak and Spider Oak.

The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the area from Honey Street to Little Bedwyn and it is pleasant to walk along the tow paths. The Kennet and Avon cycle route is one of Britain’s most popular long-distance waterside cycle routes and covers the whole length.

In Swindon train enthusiasts can visit the Steam Museum which tells the story of the Great Western Railway. Close by, and for those who prefer some retail therapy, bargains can be found at the Swindon Designer Outlet. Set in the historic old railway buildings you will find over 100 shops selling discounted brand names.

What will a Stacks buying agent in The Cotswolds (South Gloucestershire), Cheltenham, South Oxfordshire, Bath, Wiltshire & Cheltenham do for you?

Professional Expertise

Craig Fuller is the buying agent covering all of Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Bath and South Oxfordshire. Craig has an great knowledge of the whole area – with an intimate knowledge for the areas around the South Cotswolds and North Wiltshire. 

Finding a Property

Craig can help you find your perfect property by using his relationships to your advantage. Estate Agents will inform him of property they have valued or that is being marketed quietly and allow him an early viewing or details, immediately giving you a head start and putting you ahead of the competition.

Saving you Money

Time is money. Craig can save you considerable time during the search process only showing you a selection of properties that match your requirements. From Craig’s evaluation of the property he can give you his professional opinion on its true value in the current market and submit a serious offer accordingly.

Trouble Free Completion

A price agreed does not necessarily mean a property secured. Craig is there to steer the purchase as smoothly as possible through to Exchange and Completion by liaising closely and maintaining a constant dialogue with the solicitors and estate agents to overcome any problems along the way.

Call  Craig Fuller for free advice or to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel:  +44(0) 7767211707

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

 
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