With the effects of lockdown easing, Estate Agents have reported a surge in people moving to the countryside to escape city life. With its cliches of fresh air and unlimited access to nature, there is no surprise Rightmove saw an increase of 120% more people looking to move to the countryside. Especially with an increase of remote working meaning employees no longer need to live in the city to commute. If you’re here you are probably wondering how do I move to the countryside? Well here are our top tips to help you move with ease.
The first step, and most important to moving to the country, is to find the perfect location. Research and travel reviews will be important here if you are psychically unable to travel to a location. Think about the key aspects you would want if you did move to the countryside and does the location you’re looking to cover all those points.
So where are the best places to live in the countryside? Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire is one of the country’s most scenic rural landscapes and also the most sought after Cambridgeshire postcode. The location does boast a hefty price tag on houses starting at an average of £410,000 but with an award-winning pub, sports facilities and a small cinema we can understand why.
Similarly, Guildford in Surrey is home to cobbled high streets and historical architecture making it the ideal location to escape the metropolitan lifestyle. Guildford location also offers three shopping centres nearby most notably the Friary Centre which has a reputation as Surrey’s best shopping centre.
Now we’re not saying go out and buy a new wardrobe, the majority of your clothes will still be wearable in the country but there are some key essential pieces we recommend investing in. With the UK’s unpredictable weather a good wax jacket will be important. As the saying goes, there is no such thing as wrong weather, just the wrong clothes. Wellies will become a wardrobe staple especially in the rainier seasons and you’ll thank yourself for warm socks and jumpers.
Again, this step isn’t necessary but it can make a big difference in getting around the countryside with ease especially if your location is lacking public transport. Having a vehicle that is reliable and suitable for all road and weather conditions will make getting around much easier. Mud, floods, icy roads and potholes are some conditions you expect so a four-wheeled drive would be a better investment.
Moving to the countryside is an enjoyable adventure but can be a big change if you’re used to the bustling city life. Accepting these changes as a positive will help ease yourself into it. You will experience the serenity and peace of a rural environment as well as making new friends and meeting new people. We hope with our help you’ll find the perfect country location.
We hope you’ve found our tips helpful and if you are looking to move to the countryside and need any moval or storage you can get in touch with us and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.