House prices in BH21 7 (Holt)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Holt, Wimborne (BH21 7).

Defining 'BH21 7'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BH21 7", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Holt.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Holt 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. 17, Forest Way, Holt, Wimborne, sold for £415,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 85 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,882.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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. £5,250-£5,500, £5,500-£5,750, £5,750-£6,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 50 sales in Holt (BH21 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Holt, Wimborne
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Holt

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 Holt (BH21 7). Of the 50 transactions, half were sold for between £4,520 and £5,940 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BH21 7' is £5,460. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,940 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Holt, Wimborne

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 Wimborne. 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 Holt
House price heatmap for Holt, Wimborne

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BH21 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH21 4 Sturminster Marshall £3,690 sqm £4,320 sqm £5,000 sqm
BH21 2 Wimborne £3,940 sqm £4,580 sqm £5,280 sqm
BH21 3 Corfe Mullen £3,800 sqm £4,300 sqm £4,880 sqm
BH21 8 Woodlands £4,060 sqm £4,930 sqm £5,530 sqm
BH21 6 Three Legged Cross £3,690 sqm £4,320 sqm £4,800 sqm
BH21 1 Wimborne £3,780 sqm £4,470 sqm £5,220 sqm
BH21 5 Cranborne £3,800 sqm £4,250 sqm £5,500 sqm
BH21 7 Holt £4,520 sqm £5,460 sqm £5,940 sqm

Will Wimborne 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 chart below for BH21 7 (Holt) compared with both the wider area BH21 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Holt,Wimborne
House price trends for Holt

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BH21 7 sales
Recent trends for Holt

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Wimborne to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Wimborne 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Lonnen Road, Holt, BH21 7A 128 sqm £5,097 17
Forest View Drive, Holt, BH21 7N 75 sqm £4,856 14
Award Road, Holt, BH21 7N 134 sqm £5,106 8
Holt Lane, Holt, BH21 7D 173 sqm £4,835 7
Holt Wood, Holt, BH21 7D 175 sqm £4,455 7
Horton Heath, Holt, BH21 7J 150 sqm £4,659 5

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Raw data

Our analysis of Holt 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 sqm £/sqm
17, Forest Way, Holt, Wimborne £415,000
85 4,882
6, Ashbury Cottages, Holt, Wimborne £416,000
77 5,402
Sylvan House, Holt Lane, Holt, Wimborne £1,200,000
287 4,181

See the entire list of all sales in Holt (BH21 7) here.


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