Removals in Crewkerne – As the country eases out of lockdown and begins to return to normal many of us have had plenty of time to think about the types of changes we would like to make, after stepping off the work/life treadmill for a few months and getting some time to reflect on what is really important in our lives. For some of us this means moving house – either to a better building or a better location. We have had more time for walking and gardening and many of us want a home where we can continue to pursue these new-found passions. Many people are considering moving to the countryside of Dorset, Devon or Somerset – either full time or commuting, which is why we are writing about these places on the blog – focusing on the towns in our local area to give a better insight for someone who is looking into moving to a different place. This week we are looking at Crewkerne in Somerset.
Close to Chard and Yeovil, Crewkerne is a charming market town situated in the charming South Somerset hills. It is also close to our HQ here in Dorset – 15 miles from the sea at West Bay. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Crewkerne is often overlooked by people who relocate to the West Country but it has an awful lot going for it and is really worth considering if you are planning your very own escape to the country!
If you’e relocating with children, then there are several great schools here both in Crewkerne and the surrounding villages of West Chinnock and Haselbury Plucknett. If you’re looking for things to do with kids nearby there is a great museum in Crewkerne – plus lot of local attractions including the South West Deer Rescue Centre, the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton and several family-friendly National trust houses including Barrington Court and Montacute House.
If you’re thinking of commuting, the travel links to Crewkerne are great – the train station sits on the main line to London which means you can be in Waterloo in just two and a half hours. The A30 runs through the town linking it by road to Exeter (less than an hour away) and London via the A303 (less than 3 hours).
House prices in Crewkerne
The majority of houses sold in Crewkerne over the past year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £160,275. Semi-detached properties averaged around £202,150 and detached were around £356,175.
In the past year house prices in Crewkerne have increased by 9% compared to the year before and are up by 15% from the peak prices reached in this area in 2011.
If you’re thinking of renting in Crewkerne, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £750 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £525.
(Prices shown as of June 2020).
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