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The Daily Telegraph - Property - - Markets - Swin­don, Wilt­shire

one-bed­room homes start at £99,995 at The Vi­sion, with £225,000 fetch­ing four-bed­rooms. Three-bed­room Vic­to­rian ter­race houses can go for less than £200,000. “It is the most af­ford­able place in the re­gion and so easy to get to Lon­don,” says Bran­don Neal of Tay­lors. “The jour­ney to Lon­don Padding­ton will soon be cut to 35 min­utes.” The rental mar­ket is also strong, so in­vestors are mov­ing in to get six to seven per cent re­turns.

In the Fifties, 14,000 peo­ple ar­rived in a sin­gle decade. Now thou­sands more are com­ing. To the east, around 8,000 houses are go­ing up; in the cen­tre, a £750 mil­lion re­gen­er­a­tion pro­gramme is im­prov­ing the cen­tral squares and the leisure cen­tre, open­ing a new cin­ema and at­tract­ing restau­rants.

rail ser­vice to Padding­ton (50 min­utes) or Bris­tol (43 min­utes). Plans are in place for a £20 mil­lion mu­seum and art gallery.

£300,000 for a fourbed­room de­tached in west Swin­don; three-bed­room semis cost £210,000 to £250,000; two bed­rooms go for £140,000 to £150,000.

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