Warwickshire

Warwickshire is an amazing county located in the heart of England, just south of Birmingham and north of Oxfordshire. The county has an area of approximately 900 square miles and a population of around half a million people. It is well known for its beautiful countryside and historic towns and villages. If you are thinking of buying a home in Warwickshire, here is some information about the area that may be helpful to you.

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Best places to live in Warwickshire

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Where is Warwickshire?

Warwickshire is an English county located in the central part of England. It covers 600 square miles and has a population of 490,000 people. Warwickshire borders Staffordshire to the north-east, West Midlands to the east, Leicestershire to the south-east, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west and Gloucestershire to the northwest.

Areas in Warwickshire

The county is divided into six districts: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon and South Warwickshire. Each district has its own unique character, with villages nestled in the rolling hills of the countryside and a thriving metropolitan hub in the town of Warwick. Some of the most popular areas for homebuyers include Warwick, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa.

Warwick

The largest town in Warwickshire, Warwick is located on the River Avon. It is home to Warwick Castle, which was originally built in 1070 and has since been used as a fortress during times of conflict including both World Wars. The castle now operates as a tourist attraction complete with restaurants, shops and medieval reenactments throughout the year.

Leamington Spa

Situated in Warwickshire’s south-east corner, Leamington Spa is perhaps best known for its Victorian architecture and spa waters which were said to have healing properties. Today, Leamington Spa is a vibrant town with a lively arts scene and plenty of restaurants and bars.

Warwick Castle

Rugby

Located just northwest of Coventry, Rugby’s history dates back to 1567 when it became an important market town for local wool merchants due to its location along major trading routes between London and Scotland. Today, Rugby is known for rugby football (hence the name) and the Warwickshire County Cricket Club also calls this area home.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Just 20 miles west of Birmingham lies the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, most famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The town is home to a number of theatres, museums and art galleries as well as the popular Royal Shakespeare Company.

Universities in Warwickshire

Warwick University is located in Warwickshire and is one of the UK’s top universities. It has been voted number one for student satisfaction by the Times Higher Education Supplement for six years in a row and is home to over 24,000 students.

The university offers a wide range of courses in a number of subject areas, including business, law, engineering and the sciences and specialises in subjects such as international relations, security studies and war studies.

Shakespeare's house in Stratford-upon-Avon

Top Schools in Warwickshire

There are several excellent schools in Warwickshire, both state and private. In Rugby, Oakham School is highly regarded for its outstanding sporting facilities and excellent academic results. Coventry also has several top schools such as Bablake Junior School which was awarded the status of a National Teaching School in 2011.

There are many great state primary schools across Warwickshire with some achieving high scores through national assessment tests (SATs). Parents looking to educate their children privately may want to consider Southam College or Princethorpe College in Rugby.

Population of Warwickshire

The population of Warwickshire was estimated at just over half a million in 2011, making it the seventh most populous county in England. Birmingham is the nearest major city, located around 25 miles away. The M40 motorway runs through Warwickshire and connects to London and other cities in the south of England.

Reviews in Warwickshire

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A pleasant housing estate near main routes and amenities.

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Review Date Sep 2022

A well-situated rural setting. LSL are excellent landlords who attend to repair requirements and the annual gas certificate promptly. Having moved here during construction and shortly prior to the 1st lock down, I have experienced many changes. There is insufficient visitor parking unfortunately. Most houses have 2 parking spaces and all have fenced gardens. The care of verges varies and needs attention by the housing associations, landlords and council, where applicable. In the 2,5 years my garden has progressed well with hard work and tge necessary attention, having arrived here with weed bound lawn and some soggy areas. It is what you make of it. Once all the roads are tarred, the relevant markings and hopefully, gentle ramps included, it should improve matters.

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The houses are fairly well designed but my 3 bed has a very small main room with a decent ensuite. It would have been better to enlarge the main room or have the en suite where the main bathroom is. Construction seems to be good. Insulation is very good but it is a pity storage in the attic was not considered as lack of storage is a weakness. The downstairs plan is perfect and opens into the spacious garden area. LSL are good property managers. No solar panels were fitted which is a shame. Although the kiddies Park is lovely, it would be nice to have a roller blading/cycling area for the pre-teens and teens. They deserve it.

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A very mixed neighbourhood so some unfortunate and stressful situations have arisen. Police presence has been good but some ill treatment of pets has not always received the necessary attention.

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Linden homes did respond but sometimes a bit slow. The pandemic may have had an impact in all fairness.

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Not Houlton

Review Date Sep 2022

No good about living on this site. It is not Houlton. They block access to Houlton with a fence going across the road. Basically you are cut off from any facilities such as co op, school, park. It’s more like a prison.

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Terrible development with a big fence across the road. Have lived here nearly two years and progress is slow. Facilities for residents are none exsistent. It is not a development just a never ending building site, Bellway are able to give no dates of when access will be given to houlton

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That they would keep us locked in for two years with no access to any of the stuff Houlton has to offer

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None the laminate is poor and all fixtures are poor

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Generally a good development

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Review Date Aug 2022

There’s a good selection of shops nearby providing you drive. There’s no litter bins on our development yet but maybe that will be sorted. The man I deal with if I have any problems is prompt with chasing up any issues

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As I said in the previous response the management of development is prompt and picks up the issues and chases up any issues. Only thing I would say is there’s no bins for litter on-site or anywhere to put dog poop

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I love the countryside. The area is nice and quiet

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They have responded quickly and issues are dealt with promptly

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Hi Jan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for your recommendation of Simple Life.

The idea of litter and dog waste bins on-site is great! As this would fall under the remit of the wider-site management company, we will pass this feedback on to them.

All good and organised, with some great community events

Review Date Aug 2022

Good location in between schools local villages and 15 minutes from town centre.

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Few little snags with any new builds but all fixed quickly and all followed up, design of plot is great and we love our kitchen

Houses all look great, if move in early expect big pot holes in roads before builders are finished but overall love it here

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Maybe be able to few house before committing as would have probably chose another plot but still happy

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All quickly responded too and organised, we had a hole in ceiling for a while but all sorted

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Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear you’re overall happy with your home with us!