Midhurst is a ‘hidden jewel’ with award-winning shops and charming places to eat.
Described by English Heritage as a hidden jewel, Midhurst is a vibrant market town which ticks all the boxes for those looking for quality of life.
Featured area: GU29
Closest primary school: Midhurst CofE Primary
Distance: 700m, 9 min walk
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Midhurst Rother College
Distance: 800m, 10 min walk
Ofsted rating: Outstanding
Family rating: 64% (Good)
Accroding to Property Detective research, this area scores 41 out of a possible 100 for family friendliness. While few in number, the good local schools and proximity to other key facilities mean this area is still ‘quite popular’ with families
Nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, it has a real country village feel to it, and there is plenty to see and do in and around this beautiful area.
It’s also a great place to take a stroll, with an abundance of quirky independent shops, specialist food stores and dozens of charming cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Despite its compact size, Midhurst has a very lively atmosphere, with a whole host of events and festivals running throughout the year, making it a great place to both live and visit.
Last year, most property sales in Midhurst involved terraced houses, which sold for an average price of £340,000. Flats averaged £225,000, bungalows £360,000, semi-detached houses £375,000, and detached houses £625,000.
Francis Martin, partner at Henry Adams Midhurst, says: “The house styles are mixed with period properties and properties from the 60s and 70s, with a large development called ‘Little Midhurst’ built in the 80s and designed to reflect the diverse styles of property in the local area.
“More recently, the former site of St Margaret Convent School has been developed and Henry Adams has just announced a new development of two and three bedroom houses by Oakfield Homes on the site of the old Midhurst Grammar School. Prices start at £329,000.
“The kind of people we see moving to the area are the retired looking for rural idyll, young families, and professionals who do not commute daily but can work from home with super-fast broadband available.
“Another thing that makes the area attractive to buyers is the excellent primary schools in Midhurst and Easebourne and a high-performing Academy School at Midhurst Rother College.
“Local amenities are also very good, with a recently-built leisure centre, a good choice of independent shops, and an award-winning farm shop.
“Its beautiful setting in the heart of the South Downs National Park between the coast and the capital make it a highly desirable place to live.”
Featured property (pictured) UNDER OFFFER
- 6 Cowdray Court, North Street, Midhurst, GU29
- Henry Adams, 01730 817370 www.henryadams.co.uk