Warwickshire Property Finders

House searching in this old market town 8 miles west of Stratford benefits from being located close to four main “A” roads. Originating from Roman times this town offers a mix of traditional and modern in its housing style, yet they coexist harmoniously, meaning that the town still embodies a community feel.

A large village just west of Coventry straddling the A452 from Birmingham. Balsall Common has become more urbanised in recent years due to the influences from the surrounding towns and cities such as Warwick, Leamington Spa and obviously Birmingham. Most of the houses were built in the 20th century meaning that the village has a very modern feel compared to some of the more traditional towns and villages in the Warwickshire area.

Situated on the River Avon, Bidford is west of Stratford on the A46. The town remains rural and under modernised despite its close proximity to good communications with the A46 running north to Birmingham and South to Cheltenham. The surrounding villages contain typical types of rural properties that make such good homes that have made Warwickshire such a desirable place to live.

A large village just north of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, Bishops Cleeve lies at the foot of Cleeve Hill the highest point in the Cotswolds and overlooks the famous Cheltenham Racecourse. With houses still in use from the 12th century, Bishops Cleeve is full of lovely period properties as well as containing a new development of 450 contemporary houses in 2010.

Separated from Birmingham in the north by a green belt area, Dorridge is just south of the M42 and Solihull. This northern Warwickshire village is a more peaceful area whilst being in close proximity to Birmingham, and with its own rail line to the city access couldn’t be easier.

This beautiful north Warwickshire town is a real treasure between the historical Warwick and the more urban Redditch. The town consists of traditional Warwickshire buildings, and many local shops and restaurants as well as a prized art gallery, meaning that the town has a real community feel yet is still close to the more urban areas in the north as well as being just south of the M40. This small town is a commuter town for Birmingham.

Located in central Warwickshire, Kenilworth is 6 miles north of Warwick and 6 miles south of Coventry. Kenilworth offers a more rural setting between some more urban areas. Currently undergoing a facelift with new retail shopping areas, Kenilworth is being influenced by the urban areas in the north, however it still maintains its traditional aspects such as a castle and two local theatres. Warwick station is just down the road for commuting south or north.

Just of junction 5 of the M42 Knowle benefits from sitting on a green belt separating it from the hustle and bustle of Solihull and Birmingham. Practically now attached to neighbour Dorridge due to development in recent years, Knowle has benefitted by gaining a large range of shops and amenities yet still retains its traditional facade with plenty of timber buildings.

Named after the River Leam that flows through the centre of the town, Leamington offers the slightly more metropolitan country dwellers a chance to be in a vibrant, busy town, full of high street shops, bars and restaurants. Located in close proximity to the more traditional Warwick, and with a good mainline station, and frequent bus services Leamington is easily accessible from most areas of Warwickshire and the rest of the country. Part of Warwick University is in the town so student flats are a big business. Jaguar Landrover in Gaydon and Coventry has also caused a problem for house buyers due to lack of stock.

Only 15 miles south of Birmingham, Redditch is an easily accessible town in the north of Worcestershire. Being south of the urban area of the West midlands, Redditch does suffer from a confusing road system, however once mastered it means that navigating yourself around the area is quick and easy.

This traditional rural town in the south of Warwickshire optimises country living. Thriving on local businesses with a butcher, a greengrocers and fishmongers, Shipston really provides a community rural experience. The recently added Bower House provides that eating experience that had been lacking from the 5 pubs. Located on a direct route to Stratford and Oxford means that the town is in easy reach when needing something slightly more exotic than what the local producers can offer. The surrounding villages are perfect pictures of rural life. Often being voted into the top 10 market towns in the country.

Southam is a small market town in the centre of Warwickshire, close to the amenities of Leamington Spa. Located on the River Stowe, the town does still maintain some traditional aspects.

Most famously known for the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford offers a wide range of activities and events to suit all interests. Located in Warwickshire the town has easy links to Warwick in the north and Oxford and the Cotswolds in the south, it is also surrounded by a collection of quaint villages and smaller market towns. Stratford not only offers the famous RSC theatre but also has a wide collection of shops and restaurants and has the added bonus of the racecourse perfect for a family day out. West of the M40 and with its own train station, Stratford offers easy access to both the north and the south of the country yet remains a traditional, amicable town with a strong local community.

4 miles south east of Redditch, Studley is on the edge of the Warwickshire boarder with Worcestershire. Being north of the Cotswold are and closer to Birmingham means that the village has become modernised in comparison to some of the traditional villages to the south, however Studley does give great links into Birmingham via its proximity to the M40. The village does support its very own castle which injects some traditional Warwickshire into the village.

Lying upon the rover Avon, and with the impressive Warwick castle imposing itself onto the backdrop on the town centre, Warwick is a truly beautiful tradition market town in the heart of Warwickshire. With two train stations, simple access to the M40 and its proximity to the fashionable shopping of Leamington Spa, Warwick offers its residence a perfect slice of country living without appearing too remote. Seeped in history, the surrounding areas are comprised of idyllic villages and rolling countryside. As with Leamington Spa the housing market has had the Jaguar Landrover effect and there is a shortage of good properties in certain price ranges.

Often referred to as a small commuter town, due to its proximity to Stratford, Warwick, Banbury and Leamington Spa, Wellesbourne has undergone some modern development in the last two decades yet still retains some its old Warwickshire charm. Close to the M40 means this town in the centre of Warwickshire provides a country haven whilst being conveniently located for businessmen and women.  There is a weekly market on the airfield. The owners of the airfield have developed parts of the property and are trying to develop it all which would mean losing the airfield with the flying schools having to relocate. Due to position of Wellesbourne there is quite a lot of new developments being built on the outskirts.


The proposed route for the new high speed rail train does cut through some of this beautiful area in the midlands. The line will affect the northern Warwickshire towns more, being directed through the gap between Kenilworth and Coventry. However the benefits this line will bring include getting to London in under an hour, and the trains will be designed to carry more passengers meaning that trains should be less cramp and more comfortable.

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What will a Stacks buying agent in North Oxfordshire, North Cotswolds and Warwickshire do for you?

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We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

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We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

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We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

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We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

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