Where you should live in Somerset
Somerset is the place of rural delight, with its green pastures, gentle hills, picturesque villages and charming cottages. It is a popular go-to escape for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Expect dramatic landscapes, a rich variety of outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking, and some well-deserved relax along the coastline. If you’re moving to the South West for the first time and have chosen Somerset as the place to be, we’ve picked some of the best areas to live in.
Lying on the River Tone, in the Vale of Taunton, Taunton is a town in Somerset boasting a thousand-year history. It is the first garden town in the South West, and has always revolved around taking care of the environment and its community. It was voted as “happiest place to live in the South West” in 2014 thanks to its tranquility and slow pace of life. Don’t miss our excellent Nerrols Grange development for a great collection of 3 bedroom homes.
Despite being England’s smallest city, Wells became more and more a touristic destination over the years. It hosts literary festivals, theatrical performances and offers a great variety of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. It is found in the Mendip district of Somerset, just outside of Mendip Hills. Wells is also a brilliant place to call home if you have children, as many of its schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted’s reports and local league tables.
Ranked as one of the most pleasant places to live, and listed as the “UK’s most family friendly site”, the World Heritage City of Bath is a real gem. From the Roman baths, the famous Royal Crescent and the rich variety of museums and art galleries, Bath is a wonderful city for your move. If you’re interested in buying a house here, check out our popular Hunters Wood development for a collection of modern 4 bedroom homes In Melksham, just 14 miles to the east.
To enjoy some of the best rural landscapes in the UK, don’t miss the picturesque town of Frome, 14 miles north of Bath. With the best street market in the South West, artisan Indy businesses and cafes and an excellent selection of local amenities, Frome knows it all. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and welcoming, don’t miss our wonderful collection of 3 and 4 bedroom on Birds Marsh View development in Chippenham, 23 miles to the north.
Located on the south-western outskirts of Bristol, Barrow Gurney offers a rural way of life while being very close to Bristol city centre. With a wide array of local parks, golf courses and country clubs on your doorstep, browse our Nant Y Castell development in Caldicot, ideal if you’re looking for 4 bedroom homes.
Buying a new house is an exciting moment and knowing your priorities and lifestyle can help you decide where to move. Somerset is a beautiful area that includes stunning countryside, spectacular stretches of coastline and vast nature reserves to practice your favourite activities. Give us a call today and one of our Sales Advisers will be in touch soon.