SOMERSET PROPERTY SEARCH AGENTS
Somerset is the seventh largest county in the UK for size and sits to the south west of Bristol with the north coastal area facing the Bristol Channel an area with the second highest tidal reach in the world.
Somerset is far from being over populated meaning there are vast expanses of open, unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored from the famous Somerset levels with 32 sites of Special Scientific Interest, of which 12 are also Special Protection Areas to the magnificent city of Bath a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its Georgian architecture.
In fact Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, levels and a National Park, Exmoor.
Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton was found in the caves at Cheddar Gorge and one of the oldest manmade tracks in Europe, the Sweet Track, ran across the Somerset Levels.
The county has a good road network with the A303 to the south of the county running to London & the M5 to the north giving access to Birmingham & the north & via M4 London & the south east.
Property prices outside of Bath tend to be around the UK average with some fine examples of Victorian manor houses with a couple of hundred acres of land achieving anything up to £6M.
Bath property prices sit at a higher level due in part to it being less than 100 miles from London & with electrification of the railway by 2017 journey times will fall to just over an hour.
Bath has some of the most beautiful properties in the UK with the Royal Crescent being perhaps the most well known. This world famous Georgian crescent with fine properties built in local Bath stone are highly sought after but other areas of Bath can offer better value and without the hordes of tourists including Newbridge & Widcombe.