What Does £250,000 Buy You These Days?

Property in Liverpool, Cheshire and Merseyside can be as diverse as the areas themselves and, of course, that is often reflected in the price.

If you want to live in the city centre you’ll have to pay a premium while move out into the country and you’re likely to get a little bit more for your money.

It’s also worth remembering that prices are affected by factors such as transport links, how close a property is to good schools, whether it’s in a conservation area or is close to parkland or other attractions - take a look at our Viewing Checklist when it comes to what we recomend you look out for when buying a home.

So we’ve visited, just one of many online property sites available, to see just what you can get for £250,000* and you might just be surprised by what we found. *Prices as of July 2018

Heswall, Wirral

Situated on the Wirral, Heswall is one of the more expensive areas of the North West thanks to a combination of high-quality properties and location, yet that doesn’t mean it’s beyond your budget as this charming character property shows.

SAMPLE: 3 bedroom end of terrace house

Key Features

  • A quaint and charming character property
  • Sought after location in the heart of vibrant Heswall
  • Two reception rooms & breakfast kitchen
  • Downstairs W.C

What You Get For Your Money
A quaint and charming character property in a much sought after location within easy walking distance of Heswall, a vibrant town centre with a vast array of shops, restaurants and cafe bars.

Hoole, Cheshire

Hoole is a residential area to the north of Chester consisting of mainly Victorian terraced houses and 1930s semi-detached houses, which can be on the pricey side due to the proximity of the area to Chester city centre, Chester railway station and the M53 motorway.

SAMPLE: 3 bedroom terraced house

Key Features

  • Victorian terraced home
  • Popular location within walking distance of the train station and local amenities
  • Lounge with feature fireplace
  • Dining room with french doors to the rear courtyard
  • Recently re-fitted kitchen
  • Three good sized bedrooms

What You Get For Your Money

This fully renovated home is suitable for many buyers. With the train station just a short stroll away and a wide variety of local amenities within a stone’s throw, you can leave the car at home.

Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool has undergone a huge transformation in the past decade or so and though some suburban properties are still on the affordable side inner city regeneration has meant that city centre dwellings can come at a premium.

SAMPLE: 2 bedroom apartment

Key Features

  • Liverpool Waterfront
  • Experienced Management Company
  • Onsite Concierge
  • Low-Carbon Technologies

What You Get For Your Money

These apartments are located in a prime spot on Liverpool’s waterfront where the flagship regeneration project, Liverpool Waters, will redefine the iconic waterfront in a £5.6 billion scheme. Features such as solid wood floors, high-glossed kitchens and contemporary bathrooms are accompanied by indulgent extras such as mood lighting.

Bebington, Wirral

A 2015 study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, commissioned by the Royal Mail, found Bebington, in Wirral, to be the most desirable postcode in England, but despite this property remains relatively affordable.

SAMPLE: 3 bedroom house

Key Features

  • Three Bedroom Semi Detached Property
  • Two Separate Reception Rooms
  • Modern Fitted Kitchen

What You Get For Your Money

This three bedroom semi-detached property offers excellent family accommodation. Close to all amenities, including Spital Railway Station while Bebington Village is within walking distance and the M53 motorway is within a short driving distance.

Widnes, Cheshire

If you’re willing to commute, it could be comparatively cheaper to live in Widnes, a short drive from both Liverpool and Warrington, which boasts a number of affordable properties on the northern bank of the River Mersey.

SAMPLE: 3 bedroom semi-detached house

Key Features

  • Well Presented Semi-Detached House
  • Three Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Diner

What You Get For Your Money

Located in the much sought after area of Farnworth this well presented semi-detached house is close to local shops, the motorway and rail networks and is also within one of the area’s most desirable locations while also being in the catchment area of well respected and reputable schools.

(…and a little further afield)

In nearby Greater Manchester, £250,000 will still get you a decent property though higher prices mean there is slightly less choice; whereas in London your options are severely limited.

Chorlton, Manchester

Popular with both families and young professionals Chortlon is one of the most sought-after properties in Manchester with great transport links to the city centre, something which is very much reflected in the property prices.

SAMPLE: 3 bedroom terraced house


Key Features

  • Three bedrooms
  • Two reception rooms
  • Off road parking

SAMPLE: What You Get For Your Money

Located near to Chorlton Water Park and the metro link station at Hardy Lane this property, complete with mature rear garden, would be ideal for a young couple or family.

Tottenham, North London

High unemployment and more than its share of social problems, Tottenham is trying hard to shake off the negative press after the 2011 riots and has seen signs of regeneration in recent years.

SAMPLE: 1 bedroom flat

Key Features

  • One bedroom flat
  • Own front garden
  • Own front door
  • Fully double glazed

What You Get For Your Money

A one bedroom ground floor flat located in the heart of Tottenham the property is offered on a chain free basis, has its own front door,  own front garden, is fully double-glazed and uses gas central heating which is listed as “untested.”

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