Are you thinking of moving to Crewkerne? Maybe you’re moving for work – or perhaps you’d like to be closer to the countryside or the coast? Here is the lowdown on the town – and what you can expect to pay for a house in Crewkerne if you are renting or buying.

Situated just 7 miles East of Chard and 9 miles South West of Yeovil, Crewkerne is a charming market town which nestles in the rolling South Somerset hills that gave rise to its name. Just 15 miles from the sea at West Bay and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Crewkerne has a hell of a lot going for it but is often overlooked by people who want to relocate to the West. It is not renowned for specific industries (unlike Axminster and it’s carpets) but it does lay claim to one of the worlds smallest car companies. Ariel – producers of the Ariel Atom – has just seven employees, making around 100 cars per year.

There are two primary schools and a large secondary school in the town and if you’re looking for things to do locally there is a fascinating museum – plus the wonderful South West Deer Rescue Centre, which we wrote about in our recent article about Chard.

Travel links

If you’re thinking of commuting, the travel links to Crewkerne are great – there is a train station here 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 last year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £145,300. Semi-detached properties averaged around £180,300 and detached were around £275,950.

On average, properties in Crewkerne cost less than those in nearby Merriott, Hinton St George and South Petherton. In the past year house prices in Crewkerne have decreased by 3% compared to the year before and are down by 6% compared to the average house prices in that area in 2011.

If you’re thinking of renting in Crewkerne, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £725 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £450.

(Prices shown as of October 2017).

Useful Links

Crewkerne Antiques Bazaar: www.antiquesbazaar.co.uk
South West Deer Rescue Centre: www.facebook.com/southwestdeerrescue
Crewkerne Museum: www.crewkernemuseum.co.uk
Ariel Motors: www.arielmotor.co.uk