Focus on: Bexley

NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT

Despite lying on the southeast outer edge of Greater London, Bexley is proving popular with commuters due to excellent transport links into central London.

Despite living further out, residents get a lot for their money; house prices are significantly lower than in prime central London but houses are considerably bigger.

There are two main parts of the area: Old Bexley, which still has the appearance of a village, and a more suburban side of the town, which houses the main town centre.

The area is known for its top performing grammar schools, which makes it an attractive location for families with young children who want to be within the catchment area.

“Bexley is a quiet and tranquil place with quality restaurants and village pubs,” says Alan de Maid Chislehurst branch manager Peter Batty. “The town attracts buyers who are migrating from more central London areas for the abundance of good primary and secondary schools, in particular those which follow the grammar system.”

Bexley also benefits from being surrounded by parkland and historic houses. Residential properties in the area are predominately thirties semi-detached or detached houses but there are also a few Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in Old Bexley. Since the sixties, a variety of modern flats have been created too.

“The majority of people who move into the area are professional couples and those with young families taking their second step on the property ladder and once they settle there, they don’t tend to leave.”

WANSUNT ROAD, DA5
Price: £625,000

Both Bexley and Crayford station are close to this four-bedroom property. The lounge features a marble fireplace and herringbone wood block flooring; the kitchen has double-glazed doors leading out to a large garden; and the master bedroom has a large en-suite shower room. For more information contact Village Estates on 01322 680 069 or visit village-estates.com

THE COPPICE, DA5
Price: £700,000

This bright and spacious five-bedroom, three-reception room family house benefits from a fully-fitted kitchen with integral appliances, two en-suite bathrooms, a detached double garage and a landscaped rear garden. For more information contact Alan de Maid on 020 7129 7009 or visit alandemaid.co.uk

THE CRESCENT, DA5
Price: £599,995

Located in a secluded cul-de-sac is this four bedroom detached home. While this property will require modernisation and maintenance work, it’s ideal for someone looking for a project. It features a dining room, study and a landscaped rear garden with a large patio area. For more information contact Christopher Russell on 020 3324 6872 or visit christopher-russell.co.uk

PARKHILL ROAD, DA5
Price: £1.4m
Located near Bexley station is this attractive seven-bedroom family home. The property features four reception rooms, two en-suite bathrooms, a sun lounge, an outbuilding and a fitted kitchen. For more information contact Village Estates on
01322 680 069 or visit village-estates.com

HILL CRESCENT, DA5
Price: £500,000

This superb art deco period property sits on a corner plot on a highly sought after road close to Bexley village. Rooms in the property are spacious and offer plenty of natural light. It comes with four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a cloakroom and off-street parking. For more information contact Your Move Premier on
020 8303 3531 or visit your-move.co.uk

BROOK LANE, DA5
Price: £399,995

This property is comprised of four bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom along with a utility room, cloakroom and a decent sized rear garden. Bexleyheath is the closest station and the M25 and Dartford Crossing are all within easy reach. For more information contact Your Move Premier on 020 8303 3531 or visit your-move.co.uk

BOURNE ROAD, DA5
Price: £259,000

This two-bedroom apartment is located in Heritage Gate, a new development created by Linden Homes. Prospective buyers can choose between different styles of kitchen before moving in and the property also benefits from modern features throughout and en-suite bathrooms in both bedrooms. For more information contact Linden Homes on 01322 329 451 or visit lindenhomes.co.uk

BEXLEY HIGH STREET, DA5
Price: £459,950

Bexley station and the amenities in the town centre are close to this property. It comes with four bedrooms, a large lounge, a fitted kitchen and two bathrooms along with double-glazing throughout and a large garden. For more information contact Village Estates on 01322 680 069 or visit village-estates.com