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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Houlton Meadows is a great place to live.

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Review Date Feb 2022

There are 2 pubs/bars within walking distance and both are disappointing. There is a co-op close by but no other local shops so not much variety. Transport links are good, the planned new station will make it even better. We love living on our street, parking is fine, there’s no antisocial behaviour and very little traffic noise.

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Houlton Meadows is a great place to live. It’s safe and friendly and is in a good location. Although it is still under development, Bellway keep it clean and tidy and the builders aren’t intrusive. There are planned green spaces and it’s close to another new community with a shop, park and local communal events. A good local pub would be a great addition though!!

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The patio doors leading from the kitchen to the garden.

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Beautiful site

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Review Date Feb 2022

Bishop’s Itchington in a lovely village, parking around the co op can be a little tight. But the people are very friendly and local pub is wonderful.

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A beautiful site, because of the design you the houses feel very spacious and such Beautiful views. The plot sizes are very good however some larger garden size on the smaller 3 beds would be an improvement. Would of been nice of the sales team had been a little more truthful with the promised installation of a “pond and orchard”

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That there was not going to be a pond or orchard installed like promised

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Space between plots and the views from our side of the estate

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Poor quality.

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Review Date Feb 2022

Nice quiet village. The development is spacious

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Bovis home are useless at fixing faults to our property. We have been living here for nearly 2 years and still fighting to get jobs done that should have been done before completion. We won’t ever buy a new bovis home again.

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I wish we know about the poor quality is work.

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Design is good. Spacious development

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Review Date Feb 2022

Good local shop and pub. Lovely area, in semi rural location. The transport links are adequate. Nice walks.

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Badly designed frontage meaning the arches above the top windows fall out and the bricks cut in above to nothing fall out. We have a “pond” opposite our house that has had the asbestos removed but the piles of rubble, debris and who knows what else remain.

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I had an emergency meeting with the site manager the week before we moved in after already exchanging contracts. On knowing that they had no chance of completing the property prior to us moving in. I was asked by him “well it doesnt sound like you want to live here” i said i dont, he said “its a bit late now then”

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The local area thats all i can think of the new home has none.

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