South East England is not just all about seaside towns, kiss-me-quick bowler hats and sticks of rock! Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire also come under the South East England banner, meaning that the range of properties available to buy overall in the region is wonderfully diverse.
Property in the South East is the most expensive in the UK, outside London.
As well as the aforementioned counties, Berkshire, Surrey and Kent are officially recognised as South East England counties, and also East and West Sussex, of course. Across the counties, property prices can differ greatly.
House prices in the South East often make property hunters based in the North reluctant to extend their portfolios to 'down south'. This is a shame, as in the southern region you can come across some amazing property bargains. A homeowner seeking a quick sale may hugely slash their price, for example.
Yes, in the South East, there are coastal properties with sea views to die for, but further inland many of the available properties are equally stunning. Houses, flats, bungalows, maisonettes, townhouses, waterside apartments, mansions, cottages, converted barns and granaries...
Families looking to relocate to the prosperous south will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do and see there. Visits to Blenheim Palace, Chessington World of Adventures, Canterbury and Winchester Cathedrals, and LEGOLAND® will be great days out you'll want to repeat.
England's south east can boast some of the best eateries and pubs in the country, if not the world. Choose from traditional English fayre, European and Asian cuisine, coal-grilled American steaks, and also exquisite culinary delights savoured in the most sumptuous surrounds.
Finally, many urban locations in the South East can be categorised as "ideal London commutes", but new home buyers should not ignore all that rural southern England can offer. There are country properties galore in the pretty villages there. So, before parting with your cash, be sure to take a look - you might be pleasantly surprised!