Market Towns Are Attracting Buyers

24th September 2020 posted in SELLERS BUYERS

Given the changes in the housing market of late, most people will benefit from an update on what is driving demand and interest in homes. The stamp duty holiday has invigorated the housing market, ensuring the initial wave of activity when the market re-opened has been sustained.

Of course, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed what prospective buyers are looking for in a home. At Country Properties, we have long believed some of the leading market towns in Hertfordshire have offered the best of both worlds to buyers.

Market towns in Hertfordshire, such as Baldock, are located close to cities like London and Cambridge. The commuter belt provides families with the chance to raise children in a great location, offering a safer, secure and more friendly environment.

Easy commute to major cities of London & Cambridge if you can’t work from home

Anyone driving between Baldock and the heart of London will find the journey can take around one hour and 15 minutes, travelling via the A1 (M1). Of course, travel times might be affected by the current situation, but if there is less traffic on the road, this might make the journey pass faster.

Commuting by train to the centre of London is even faster with journey times of 41 and 54 minutes available when travelling between Baldock and St Pancras International or Baldock and King’s Cross respectively.

For those travelling between Baldock and Cambridge, the drive time is around 40 minutes when going via A505 and A603. Again, the train is even faster with journey times of 24 minutes and 31 minutes on offer between the two locations.

If you do have to travel for work or pleasure, you should find Baldock is a suitable base when it comes to heading towards Cambridge or the capital.

Of course, if you plan on selling your Baldock home, the simplicity of the commute to major locations is a strong selling point. Anyone who is keen to sell their Baldock home should contact Country Properties. We will be more than happy to arrange a property valuation for you, ensuring you connect with buyers in the most effective manner.

Your kids will love school in and around Baldock

The local schools in Baldock are well-regarded, and have a strong track record in delivering results. Also, as befitting the community spirit you would associate with a market town, there is a communal spirit to local schools, with extra-curricular activities encouraged. If you are keen for your children to enjoy a well-rounded educational process, Baldock is the ideal place for your family.

If you want to learn more about what Baldock has to offer, get in touch. If you plan on selling your Baldock home, and you want to ensure you connect with buyers in the most effective manner, we are here for you. We can help you connect with buyers, and with a realistic property valuation, you can enter the local housing market with confidence.

In line with Government guidelines, our Baldock Branch has reopened and is again staffed with our experienced team.  To clients old and new, if you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01462 895061 or 01462 742077, or you could email  or