Picturesque Christchurch in Dorset, long a favourite downsizer hotspot for older people, has been crowned the most expensive destination in the South West per square foot*.
A sum of £227,000 – equivalent to the average UK property value – buys only 687 sq. ft. of space in the coastal town, making it pricier than the prestigious historic town of Bath and only a little less costly than Bristol**.
Retirement provider Platinum Skies’ Monterey development has aimed to make living in Christchurch more affordable for retirees. However, only four of Monterey’s 35 apartments now remain.