House prices increased by 0.5% – more than the average for the South West – in Teignbridge in March, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 0.4% over the last year.

The average Teignbridge house price in March was £312,084. Land Registry figures show a 0.5% increase on February.

Over the month, the picture was similar to that across the South West, where prices increased 0.2%, but Teignbridge was lower than the 0.7% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Teignbridge rose by £1,300 – putting the area 12th among the South West’s 26 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Stroud, where property prices increased on average by 9.8%, to £357,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in the Forest of Dean lost 5.5% of their value, giving an average price of £290,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Teignbridge spent an average of £254,700 on their property – £2,600 more than a year ago, and £59,300 more than in March 2019.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £349,100 on average in March – 37.1% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Teignbridge in March – they increased 0.8%, to £315,544 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 2.2%.

Among other types of property:

  • Detached: up 0.3% monthly; down 0.4% annually; £463,094 average
  • Terraced: up 0.4% monthly; up 1.3% annually; £246,226 average
  • Flats: up 0.4% monthly; down 1.8% annually; £167,849 average

How do property prices in Teignbridge compare?

Buyers paid 1.3% less than the average price in the South West (£316,000) in March for a property in Teignbridge. Across the South West, property prices are higher than those across the UK, where the average cost is £283,000.

The most expensive properties in the South West were in Cotswold – £496,000 on average, and 1.6 times the price as in Teignbridge. Cotswold properties cost 2.2 times the price as homes in Plymouth (£221,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.


Average property price in March

  • Teignbridge: £312,084
  • The South West: £316,262
  • UK: £282,776

Annual growth to March

  • Teignbridge: +0.4%
  • The South West: +0.5%
  • UK: +1.8%

Highest and lowest annual growth in the South West

  • Stroud: +9.8%
  • The Forest of Dean: -5.5%