Guildford and the Waitrose effect


Apparently, living near a supermarket can help boost the value of your home by an average of £22,000.


According to research carried out by Lloyds Bank*, the ‘Waitrose effect' could help to add more than £38,000 to the value of a home, while even discount chains such as Aldi and Lidl could boost your home but £1,333 to £3,926.


As proud owner of a Waitrose and an Aldi, Guildford is a pretty good place to own a home and here’s some of our picks of the market this week.


77 Lancaster Avenue




Located in the highly popular St Luke’s area of Guildford, just five minutes’ drive or15 minutes’ walk from Waitrose, this three/four-bedroom home benefits from a garage, additional parking space and a mature south-west facing garden. The property sits in an elevated position with views at the rear of the house over the Pewley Downs.


Bury Fields


This beautiful Arts & Crafts property, by renowned architect Hugh Thackeray Turner, is situated just moments from Guildford High Street (within a 10-minutes’walk of a Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer) in a stunning Grade ll Listed communal courtyard garden. The property retains many character features, including small paned windows, fireplaces and panelled doors.




50 Addison Road


Situated in the highly-regarded Charlotteville, on the edge of Pewley Downs and also just a five-minute drive to Waitrose 50 Addison Road is an attractive semi-detached Victorian town house with accommodation arranged over three floors. Also benefitting from a driveway and garage the home offers a good degree of flexibility with the third bedroom on the middle floor easily doubling as a study.




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