The Bournemouth housing market has seen a huge shift since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. 

During the first national lockdown in March the property market was put on ice for three months, but it opened again with the celebration of Rishi Sunak's announcement of a stamp duty tax holiday until March 31, 2021. 

After months of staying inside we all had a lot of time to re-evaluate what we wanted from our homes. 

As a result, people have been racing to get on the property ladder or put their home on the market and move elsewhere in Bournemouth

James Scollard from Clifftons Independent Estate Agents in Bournemouth gave us an insight into what people in the region are after when moving home since the first lockdown.

He said: "People were feeling claustrophobic and cramped together, whilst others after being stuck indoors, craved outside space. The result was a flurry, add to the mix a concession in Stamp Duty, we could barely keep up.

"Garden space was in high demand and sales were up 50% in October 2020, based on the same period last year.

"In the second lockdown, the Housing Minister advised for agents to stay open to allow the housing market to continue to operate, and its remained a busy period.”

Here are some of the most in-demand properties in Bournemouth offering potential home office space and a garden under £500,000: 

Four bed semi-detached house 

Mandale Road, Bournemouth BH11


Bournemouth Echo:

This semi-detached family home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a large lounge and fitted kitchen.

There is plenty of outdoor with this property which features a beautifully landscaped garden and even boasts a conservatory - ideal for making the most of the outdoors all year round. 

For those working from home there is even a walk-in-wardrobe which would make an ideal office space. 

Three bed semi-detached house

Stillmore Road, Bournemouth BH11


Bournemouth Echo:

Offered with no forward chain this lovely family home is perfectly proportioned to offer both comfortable living and a home office.

The property has recently had new flooring fitted throughout and has been fully redecorated to is ready to move in. 

There are three bedrooms, two good-sized reception rooms plus a sun room and lawned garden. 

Three bed flat 

Browning Avenue, Pokesdown, Bournemouth BH5


Bournemouth Echo:

This three double bedroom ground floor flat has its own private entrance situated in the sought after Boscombe Manor location.

The property boasts a modern fitted kitchen, lounge diner and an en-suite shower room plus a family bathroom.

There is also a garage, parking and a well-maintained communal garden.

Three bed terraced house

Littlemoor Avenue, Bournemouth BH11


Bournemouth Echo:

This gorgeous mid-terrace in Bearwood has two double bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen/diner with ample space for a home office. 

The home is well-presented throughout with a covered patio area in the rear garden with a summer house/studio which could also be used as office space.

Additionally the property benefits from its own separate garage in a block.

Three bed detached house

Huntfield Road, Bournemouth BH9


Bournemouth Echo:

A great example of a modern family home this detached property boasts three bedrooms, a bay fronted living room as well as a fitted kitchen and separate dining room. 

This property has a long driveway and well-maintained rear garden with a decking area which is ideal for alfresco dining.

Have you thought about moving since lockdown? Let us know in the comments.