If you’ve ever dreamed of relocating to somewhere quieter, more rural and more peaceful, then Somerset could be just what you’re looking for. This county boasts some of the prettiest towns and villages in the UK, with an ideal mix of bustling town life and countryside retreats. Here are just some of the many reasons to consider Somerset as a great place to live and work:


There is a bit of something to suit everyone in Somerset. You’ll find the beautiful expanse of Exmoor National Park, the fascinating Cheddar Gorge and the unique magic of Wookey Hole Caves. Coastline and beaches are found at Weston-Super-Mare and Brean, and there are many other well-known attractive towns to choose from as a destination to work and live or visit for a day.

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Somerset is an historical county with more than 10,000 listed buildings. If you’ve always hankered after a period property, then you’ll be sure to find the perfect abode here. There are some interesting benefits to living in a period property. The air circulation is often better, with traditional materials offering more breathability than modern synthetic materials. Steeped in history, imagine living in a home with a fascinating story that’s totally unique and unlike any other home.  For all types of homes in the area, contact an Estate Agents Bath. Bath Estate Agents Pritchards can assist you with expert knowledge of living in Bath and the surrounding area.


You won’t have to travel far to be in other areas of outstanding natural beauty. The neighbouring counties, which include Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon and Dorset are some of the most visited and desirable destinations in the country. Cornwall is also only 2.5 hours away by car.


Any cheese lovers will love living in the county that gave the world Cheddar! A visit to Cheddar Gorge is a must to learn about the origins of the cave maturing process for the first batches of the world-famous Cheddar. The gorge is also the biggest in Britain and home to the oldest intact human skeleton in the world at 9,000 years of age.


Horse lovers will be drawn to the Exmoor ponies, who are thought to have lived on the moors for many thousands of years. They are a native breed and very rare, with only about 800 known living worldwide. Exmoor National Park is the perfect place for letting your hair down, breathing in the fine fresh air and experiencing the joy of the galloping of wild horses! Somerset is the perfect county for getting back in touch with nature.


Of course, we couldn’t talk about the south west without mention of another of its world-famous exports – Cider!  If you’re fond of this alcoholic beverage, then Somerset is the home of cider. There are over 400 different types to try, so this should keep you busy for a while and is yet another great reason for making that move to Somerset.