Eltham Area guide

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A large suburban district located within the London Borough of Greenwich. Eltham is a bustling and cosmopolitan town, with a High Street dominating the town which offers an array of brand name shops, restaurants and cafes. The area boasts fine educational and recreational facilities, and has a long and rich history with connections associated with Eltham Palace, once the former home of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Eltham has excellent road and public transport links just moments from the A2, A20 and A205 (South Circular). A mainline rail station is approximately 20 minutes journey time into central London.

The property market in Eltham has always been seen as being exceptionally active with high prices being achieved. In the main, demand continues to exceed the supply. One bedroom flats tend to sell in the region of £165,000, with two beds around £200,000. Two bedroom freehold properties sell at around £250,000 and a typical 1930's three bedroom semi -detached house in the region of £350,000 - £400,000. Four to five bedroom detached properties, one would be looking at £550,00 up towards 1.5million. The Conservation area of 'Eltham Heights' and period 'Corbett' houses around the Eltham Park area, will always have a queue of buyers ready and waiting. We have seen good quality period properties rise dramatically in value recently and have just agreed a sale for an Edwardian semi-detached house in excess of £700,000 which has surprised many!

Eltham, with its selection of excellent schools, open parkland, transport links and array of shops has always been a most sought after location. There is a regeneration program with new homes in the area, with talk of a proposed extension to the DLR. The area has a selection of properties attracting young professionals, couples and families. Schools and transport links being a key attraction, and buyers and sellers are often either upsizing or downsizing but remaining in the area

Eltham is famous for its Royal connections with Eltham Palace, being a huge local attraction. Eltham Palace is one of the few important medieval royal palaces in England to survive with substantial remains intact. Initially a moated manor house with vast parkland, it was acquired by the future Edward II in 1305 who subsequently passed it on to his queen, Isabella. Henry VIII was the last monarch to spend substantial amounts of money or time at Eltham and in the 16th century the Palace was eclipsed by Greenwich Palace. Bob Hope was also born in the area, and a theatre was built and named after the famous film star which is in current operation today.

The Progress estate at Eltham was completed in December 1915 to house workers engaged on First World War munitions work at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. The uniquely designed estate of houses and flats lies on either side of Well Hall Road and when built was surrounded by much open space and farmland. There were no shops, churches, community facilities, or schools but they did exist within the nearby Corbett estate to the south and southeast where iron hutted classrooms were installed in playgrounds at Deansfield and Gordon schools to cope with the influx of children. Many 1930's properties located around Eltham Park were built by a building firm called 'Bilton', typically with two reception rooms, two double bedrooms and a box room, with surrounding roads being slightly older 'Corbett' Edwardian properties.

Your Move has a great choice of property for sale in Eltham and the surrounding town of Mottingham. With the largest and recently refurbished offices in Eltham we offer a friendly and effective customer service. As a chosen representative for the Berkeley homes 'Kidbrooke Village and Galliard Homes Grove Place developments due for completion in and after 2016, Your Move have always a fantastic selection available of stock to offer. Many properties are attracting investment buyers looking for a good yield return in an area with excellent growth potential.

Among the most sought after addresses is North Park, with substantial detached properties backing onto The 'Royal Blackheath Golf Club' and the Eltham Park area with many beautiful double fronted period properties, ideally located for the mainline rail station and local schools.

The price of property to rent starts at about £800pcm for a one bedroom apartment. Two bedroom apartments are in the region of £1000pcm, with a typical three bedroom house starting at £1300pcm. A selection of shared accommodation with single/double rooms are also available attracting many students with Avery Hill campus located within the area.

The Eltham area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and Sainsburys. There are many other local shops, restaurants and bars, with chains such as Prezzo located in the High Street.

The Bob Hope Theatre has many productions throughout the year providing entertainment for all age groups. The exclusive Royal Blackheath Golf Club is located at the heart of Eltham which also has a modern council run sports centre with swimming pool. Eltham Palace is a historical attraction often with events and Eltham Park is a wonderful spacious park with tennis courts and children’s play area.

The area is well-known for its excellent transport links, with Kent bound, and London destinations easily accessible. The M25, South Circular, Blackwall Tunnel and Dartford Crossing are between 15 and 30 minutes away.

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