House prices in CO7 9 (Wivenhoe)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea (CO7 9).

Defining 'CO7 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CO7 9", 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 Wivenhoe.

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 Wivenhoe 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. 18, The Avenue, Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea, sold for £275,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 103 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,669.

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. £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 198 sales in Wivenhoe (CO7 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Wivenhoe

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 Wivenhoe (CO7 9). Of the 198 transactions, half were sold for between £3,750 and £4,800 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CO7 9' is £4,210. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,800 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 Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea

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 Brightlingsea. 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 Wivenhoe
House price heatmap for Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CO7 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CO7 7 Elmstead £3,230 sqm £3,940 sqm £4,420 sqm
CO7 8 Alresford £3,260 sqm £3,750 sqm £4,340 sqm
CO7 6 East Bergholt £3,710 sqm £4,200 sqm £4,870 sqm
CO7 9 Wivenhoe £3,750 sqm £4,210 sqm £4,800 sqm
CO7 0 Brightlingsea £2,750 sqm £3,270 sqm £3,870 sqm

Will Brightlingsea 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 CO7 9 (Wivenhoe) compared with both the wider area CO7 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 Wivenhoe,Brightlingsea
House price trends for Wivenhoe

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 CO7 9 sales
Recent trends for Wivenhoe

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 Brightlingsea 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 Brightlingsea 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
High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9A 117 sqm £3,902 15
Belle Vue Road, Wivenhoe, CO7 9L 111 sqm £4,080 15
The Cross, Wivenhoe, CO7 9Q 77 sqm £3,862 11
Britannia Crescent, Wivenhoe, CO7 9P 83 sqm £3,419 11
Bobbits Way, Wivenhoe, CO7 9N 81 sqm £4,027 11
Heath Road, Wivenhoe, CO7 9P 88 sqm £4,177 11
Broome Grove, Wivenhoe, CO7 9Q 95 sqm £3,136 11
Ernest Road, Wivenhoe, CO7 9L 96 sqm £4,814 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Wivenhoe 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
18, The Avenue, Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea £275,000
103 2,669
6, Feedhams Close, Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea £340,000
83 4,096
26, Parkwood Avenue, Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea £425,000
108 3,935

See the entire list of all sales in Wivenhoe (CO7 9) here.


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