Your Move Wigton Local Area Guide

How is the Wigton property market performing?

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Average property price in Wigton

£219,289
+26.8%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Wigton covers.
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Average rental price in Wigton

£563
pcm
+13.4%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Wigton in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Wigton?

Wigton is a historic market town situated approximately ten miles from the border city of Carlisle and approximately nine miles to the north of the Lake District National Park. Wigton is the bustling and thriving centre of the Solway Plain, situated between the Caldbeck Fells and the Solway coast.

 

Local market

The property market in Wigton has seen a significant increase in property sales and residential lettings in recent years. Property prices in the Wigton can range from £40,000 for a traditional two bedroom terrace house to around £500,000 for a substantial detached property.

Wigton is a popular place for first time buyers and families. There are exciting new residential estates in Wigton which are attracting new families to the town.

 

History

Notable people from Wigton are Lord Melvyn Bragg who is a writer and broadcaster who lived in the town then took the title 'Lord Bragg of Wigton' as his title and is best known for his work as editor and presenter of "The South Bank Show". Sheila Fell was an English artist who was born at Aspatria which is approximately nine miles from Wigton.

 

Location

The Branch Manager of Your Move Wigton, Clare Townley says that the town of Wigton is one the friendliest towns in Cumbria to live in. Wigton offers a range of Georgian, Victorian, traditional and modern properties and within the town is there is a varied range of social and retail and leisure facilities.

 

Property

As a popular residential area, there is a good range of property types in Wigton including beautiful Georgian and Victorian town houses in the town centre and in contrast there are a number of contemporary estates within one mile from the town offering a varied range of properties from two bedroom starter homes to luxury four bedroom detached houses.

As Wigton's popular estate agent, Your Move enjoys market share in Wigton and surrounding area. A typical two bedroom period house in Wigton can be purchased for around £60,000 whilst a modern detached family house on one of the popular estates can be bought for around £240,000. A detached house with land and stabling can cost upwards of £250,000 and a substantial detached house will sell for around £500,000.

The price for a property to rent in Wigton starts at about £350 a month for a one or two bedroom flat. A three bedroom house with a garage and garden on a popular estate will cost around £600 per calender month and for larger detached properties, tenants can expect to pay around £900 per calendar month.

 

Shopping and hospitality

Wigton benefits from a selection of shops and supermarkets. For the weekly grocery shop there is the Co-op, Lidl and Spar and for fresh meat there are quality butchers Paisleys, Harrisons and Foxes. Gallery Fountain, Half Moon Interiors and Out Of The Blue have beautiful gifts for all occasions. For the bargain shop there is B&M Bargains and The Original Factory Shop. Gifts and cards for all occasions are available from Croft House Cards. Eating out in Wigton is an enjoyable experience with many people visiting the Greenhill Hotel, The Barista and The Granary.

 

Countryside

Being so close to the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast which are both areas of outstanding natural beauty makes Wigton and the surrounding area popular and a desirable place to live and raise a family or to retire to.