Downsizing & Resizing in Northamptonshire

As the Telegraph wrote back in 2016, “South Northamptonshire is another new favourite among the baby boomers (for downsizing).”

It includes towns such as Silverstone and Brackley, is well connected by the M1 and is on the doorstep of Milton Keynes. Prices in South Northamptonshire are far cheaper than neighbouring Buckinghamshire.”* And Daventry was another Northamptonshire town listed in the top five places too!

Where do we start?

  • Bustling market towns are surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • Amenities are plentiful and quick to access
  • Travel links by rail, road, and air make it easy to reach families in far-flung places
  • House prices mean you get a lot for your money… and often some left over
  • There’s lots to keep you fit and occupied, from country pursuits, to motorsport, to craft-lovers’ get-togethers

The thing is, downsizing and resizing decisions tend to occur around important life changes. Retirement/semi-retirement, starting a family, or even dramatic shifts in career, all these exciting but daunting stages require careful consideration regarding where you live. People want to ensure:

  • The cost of living suits their budget
  • The style of living suits their interests and tastes
  • Family connections can be enjoyed and maintained

Northamptonshire offers superb options for meeting all the above considerations. House prices mean you can get a lot for your money, good news if you don’t actually want less space in this move!!   The cost of entertainment and eating out does not suffer from the ‘London effect’. The countryside offers a plethora of activities for those who enjoy the outdoors. And the hub bub of the market towns offers unique experiences including farmers’ markets and boutique style shopping.

With Northamptonshire being so centrally located, both the rail and road networks provide easy access to the rest of the country. Trains rattle through the county down to London, and up to Birmingham and further north. The M1 and the M40 are easily accessible. And with Luton Airport, East Midlands Airport, and Birmingham International Airport all less than an hour’s drive from Northampton, quick flits abroad are never a problem.

Whether you’re considering a move away from the city, a switch from one part of the county to another, or simply looking to find a different sized home, you’ll have concerns about the logistics of making a big change. Can you still easily keep in touch with your family? Will your budget work? Will you continue to enjoy a good quality of life? With Northamptonshire’s travel links, attractive house prices, and superb tranquillity (still spiced up with heaps of activities), we’d suggest it’s a county to put at the top of your list for consideration.

To find out more about what Northamptonshire can offer those downsizing and resizing, have a look at the pages listed below:

To think through whether it is time for a downsize or a resize, you may find this useful and there’s more on how a Buying Agent can support you in this life-change, there’s lots to read here.


If you’d like to discuss your plans for resizing or downsizing, or find out more to understand how Northamptonshire might just be the place for you, then give Rachel a call on 07502 406688.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Northamptonshire do for you?

Professional Expertise

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.

Finding a Property

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.

Saving you Money

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. 

Trouble Free Completion

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.

Call Rachel Johnston to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07502 406688

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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