House prices in CB24 8 (Cottenham)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Cottenham (CB24 8).

Defining 'CB24 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CB24 8", 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 Cottenham.

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 Cottenham 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. 13, Racecourse View, Cottenham, sold for £155,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 77 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,012.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 116 sales in Cottenham (CB24 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Cottenham
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Cottenham

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 Cottenham (CB24 8). Of the 116 transactions, half were sold for between £3,700 and £4,660 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CB24 8' is £4,280. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,660 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 Cottenham

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 Cottenham. 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 Cottenham
House price heatmap for Cottenham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CB24 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CB24 3 Longstanton £3,530 sqm £4,010 sqm £4,510 sqm
CB24 8 Cottenham £3,700 sqm £4,280 sqm £4,660 sqm
CB24 6 Milton £4,510 sqm £5,070 sqm £5,490 sqm
CB24 4 Swavesey £3,250 sqm £3,630 sqm £4,320 sqm
CB24 5 Willingham £3,330 sqm £3,770 sqm £4,260 sqm
CB24 1 Northstowe £3,630 sqm £4,170 sqm £4,620 sqm
CB24 9 Histon £4,700 sqm £5,250 sqm £5,830 sqm

Will Cottenham 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 CB24 8 (Cottenham) compared with both the wider area CB24 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 Cottenham,Cottenham
House price trends for Cottenham

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 CB24 8 sales
Recent trends for Cottenham

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 Cottenham 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 Cottenham 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
Rooks Street, Cottenham, CB24 8R 87 sqm £4,337 13
Racecourse View, Cottenham, CB24 8A 92 sqm £3,728 13
Lambs Lane, Cottenham, CB24 8T 113 sqm £4,042 13
High Street, Cottenham, CB24 8S 111 sqm £3,997 12
Histon Road, Cottenham, CB24 8U 121 sqm £4,781 12
Rampton Road, Cottenham, CB24 8T 119 sqm £4,085 11
Brenda Gautrey Way, Cottenham, CB24 8X 84 sqm £3,911 11
Corbett Street, Cottenham, CB24 8Q 85 sqm £4,469 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Cottenham 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
13, Racecourse View, Cottenham £155,000
77 2,012
17, Lambs Lane, Cottenham £280,000
92 3,043
71a, Lambs Lane, Cottenham £415,000
99 4,191

See the entire list of all sales in Cottenham (CB24 8) here.


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