Wednesday 05 February 2014

What are the advantages of buying a Victorian property?

Homes from the Victorian era appeal to a wide range of buyers and boast a number of unique features that can help them stand out from the property crowd. This can include anything from feature fireplaces to timber Victorian doors.

For those buyers looking to invest in a period property, there a number of advantages to snapping up a Victorian home, including those below:

Curb appeal

With their external cornicing, porticos and traditional sash windows, Victorian properties have enduring curb appeal. As well as offering homeowners a welcoming entrance to their property, such an imposing exterior is bound to capture the attention of would-be buyers when it comes to a sale.


Space is often at a premium when it comes to family homes, so having any additional outside space is always welcome. Many Victorian homes feature full or Juliette balconies that are the perfect place to get a dose of fresh morning air whatever the season.


For many buyers, especially those with small children, gardens are a ‘must-have’ feature in their property search. The great news is that Victorian properties often have large, mature gardens with fully-grown trees and an abundance of plants – perfect for those who have green fingers.


Victorian homes are known for their spacious proportions, meaning that each part of a Victorian home should have space for furniture, storage and more. Recent research has shown that the average British home has shrunk by two square metres in just a decade – yet another reason to consider a Victorian property!

Victorian properties are popular

A survey conducted by BBC News Magazine found that Victorian properties were the second most popular type of property, with 26% of Brits giving them the thumbs up. Features such as patterned brick-work and bay windows mean that Victorian properties continue to earn a place in homeowner’s hearts.

If you are looking to overhaul your Victorian home, The Sash Window Workshop can help with repairing or replacing your timber windows and doors. Contact us today on 01344 868 668 for a free, no obligation quotation.