Places you'd recommend. We moved to Chandler's Ford just over a year ago, and whilst we love it, I don't think we can really afford to live here. So looking for some suggestions of places we can afford. Thanks.
I'm in Banbury - so the top of the south, and rent a 3 bed place for £640 a month - so thats another place that also is not glam, but affordable with great transport links between birmingham and london. Water rates and council tax are very cheap round here too - compared to my earlier suggestion of cornwall etc.
Marne - I was in Totnes and then Truro for a bit, and rented 3 bed places for under £650 but didn't have gardens with either house - so you're probably right. I had forgotten about the south west water rates too. a lot of places in Cornwall are very cheap, Redruth for example, but unemployment is also very high - which is why we moved further up north.
I live in a town near Brighton and we pay well over £1000 per month for just 3 beds. Places like Hastings, Bexhill, Hailsham are quite a bit cheaper. Eastbourne is also nice and you can get some cheaper houses there.
Fareham (20 minutes down M27) - Andover (30 Mins other direction) - IOW (Might not be convenient for work) - Some parts of the New Forest - Hythe - Romsey - Eastleigh (at a push). Don't know if you can go further out for work, but I would live in any of those locations (have a house in Eastleigh) apart from IOW and that would be because of the travel to the main land.