Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bournemouth (BH1 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bournemouth (BH1 3).

Defining 'BH1 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BH1 3", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bournemouth is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Flat 17 Knyveton Hall, 34, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, sold for £242,500 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 56 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,330.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. ;-) They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 219 sales in Bournemouth (BH1 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bournemouth (BH1 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bournemouth

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bournemouth (BH1 3). Of the 219 transactions, half were sold for between £2,970 and £3,990 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BH1 3' is £3,430. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,990m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Bournemouth

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Bournemouth. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

Property price heatmap for Bournemouth
House price heatmap for Bournemouth

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BH1 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH1 3 Bournemouth £2,970m2 £3,430m2 £3,990m2
BH1 1 Bournemouth £2,830m2 £3,380m2 £3,790m2
BH1 4 Bournemouth £2,700m2 £3,250m2 £3,740m2
BH1 2 Bournemouth £2,640m2 £3,030m2 £3,500m2

Will Bournemouth house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BH1 3 (Bournemouth). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BH1 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bournemouth (BH1 3) over time
House price trends for Bournemouth

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bournemouth and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Bournemouth data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3E 109m2 £3,513 71
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3Q 72m2 £3,144 68
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3H 81m2 £3,293 49
Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3P 68m2 £3,111 41
Grove Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3D 82m2 £3,711 33
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3J 74m2 £3,842 30
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3B 113m2 £3,850 17
Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3N 63m2 £2,887 16

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3F 55m2 £3,678 17

Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3F has seen 17 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £196,179). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 55 m2, with an average price of £3,678 m2. This £sqm average is £248 above the average for BH1 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bournemouth is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
Flat 17 Knyveton Hall, 34, Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth £242,500
56 4,330
Flat 27 Sandykeld, 26, Manor Rd, Bournemouth £396,500
126 3,146
Flat 22 Crag Head, 77, Manor Rd, Bournemouth £275,000
61 4,508

See the entire list of all sales in Bournemouth (BH1 3) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.