Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Willaston (CW5 6)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Willaston (CW5 6).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Willaston 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. 34, Penlington Court, Willaston, Nantwich, sold for £272,500 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 84 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,244.

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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 231 sales in Willaston (CW5 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Willaston (CW5 6)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Willaston

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Willaston (CW5 6). Of the 231 transactions, half were sold for between £2,450 and £3,400 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,400m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CW5 6' is £2,870. The table below shows how 'CW5 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW5 5 Nantwich £2,130m2 £2,540m2 £3,130m2
CW5 6 Willaston £2,450m2 £2,870m2 £3,400m2
CW5 7 Stapeley £2,400m2 £2,850m2 £3,260m2
CW5 8 Wrenbury £2,610m2 £3,140m2 £3,620m2

Will Willaston 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 CW5 6 (Willaston). 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 CW5 6 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Willaston (CW5 6) over time
House price trends for Willaston

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Willaston 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 Willaston data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Willaston

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Willaston. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Willaston
House price heatmap for Willaston

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
London Road, Willaston, CW5 6L 81m2 £2,477 25
Wistaston Road, Willaston, CW5 6Q 91m2 £2,209 19
Richmond Village, Willaston, CW5 6T 62m2 £4,233 18
Crewe Road, Willaston, CW5 6N 129m2 £2,609 18
Hastings Road, Willaston, CW5 6G 89m2 £2,021 17
Coppice Road, Willaston, CW5 6Q 100m2 £2,519 17
Colleys Lane, Willaston, CW5 6N 148m2 £2,978 17
London Road, Willaston, CW5 6S 54m2 £1,942 15

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Heald Way, Willaston, CW5 6S 98m2 £2,487 19
Hurleston Way, Willaston, CW5 6X 91m2 £2,595 16
Cubitt Close, Willaston, CW5 6S 71m2 £2,332 13

Heald Way, Willaston, CW5 6S has seen 19 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £297,330). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 98 m2, with an average price of £2,487 m2. This £sqm average is £-383 below the average for CW5 6. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Heald Way the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Willaston 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
34, Penlington Court, Willaston, Nantwich £272,500
84 3,244
7, Stapeley Terrace, Willaston, Nantwich £165,000
55 3,000
36, Penlington Court, Willaston, Nantwich £377,000
107 3,523

See the entire list of all sales in Willaston (CW5 6) 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.