Buying a house with a garden is a dream come true for many people as it provides private outside space where you can dine, entertain, and grow beautiful flowers. Here, we share some tips for buying a house with a garden to help you to find the perfect outdoor space for you.
Find out which direction the garden faces
Although it might not have been something you’d have considered, there is actually quite a difference between north and south facing gardens.
South facing gardens get more sun which means that they’re warmer and benefit from more natural light than north facing gardens, which is why they’re always a popular choice with buyers.
East and west facing gardens are also a good option, with east facing gardens being light in the morning and west facing gardens getting the sun in the evening.
Consider maintenance costs
If you have green fingers and can’t wait to spend loads of time maintaining your garden you don’t need to worry as much about this one, as long as you’ll have the budget required to do all that you have in mind.
However, those who aren’t wannabe gardeners should consider how much upkeep a garden will require and whether they are happy to cover the necessary costs.
For example, gardens with loads of grass will require regular mowing and strimming, whereas a garden that’s mostly patio or decking won’t require much maintenance at all.
Check how the garden is accessed
Being able to easily access a garden is an absolute must, so checking how you can get in and out is integral when buying a property. For example, if you want to be able to store bikes in the garden shed you probably won’t want a garden that can only be accessed by walking through the house and will require a side or back gate instead.
We hope that these tips for buying a house with a garden come in useful during your property search, and don’t hesitate to contact us should you be looking for a property in the Whitchurch and Andover area.