If you’re looking to move house in the coming months, we bet that right now you’re feeling a combination of nerves, excitement and probably a little trepidation. This is entirely understandable. It’s often said that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences you’re ever likely to have. This is especially true if you’re moving to a different city or unfamiliar location.
But there is another way of looking at things. Moving away to somewhere new can be a little daunting. But it is also a chance for a fresh start, and an opportunity to have new experiences and meet new people. So, if you’re soon to be building a new life in a new location, but you’ve not yet decided on where that location will be, just read on. Because we’ve picked three places in the UK that anyone would be proud to call home.
Grassington is a historic market town in North Yorkshire. It’s one of those little pockets of the United Kingdom where it seems that very little has changed over the last hundred years. It’s a village that offers much to young families, and older people alike, with a thriving community, and oodles of eccentricity and English charm. Grassington is characterised by beautiful Georgian-style stone-built houses and tiny cobbled streets. The village was even once mentioned in the Domesday Book! So, if you’re looking to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in an idyllic location, you’d be hard-pushed to find a more picturesque town than this.
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Kilmarnock is the fifteenth most populated place in Scotland, and for anyone who’s visited the town, it’s not hard to see why. It’s a place that has something for everyone. It boasts a huge number of listed buildings, a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants, and even its very own football team! With good links to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the city continues to attract both tourists and new residents alike. There are lots of nice homes in the Kilmarnock area. So, whether you’re looking for a character property or a more contemporary home, there’s something in Kilmarnock to suit even the most eclectic of tastes.
Stroud is situated in Gloucestershire, and we’ve picked it as it’s a place that can offer the best of both worlds. So, if you’re looking to move to the country, but don’t want to give up all the convenience of city living, Stroud could be the place for you. It has a really welcoming community-feel and plenty of good schools and employment opportunities. You won’t be short of things to do either, with a shopping centre, cinema, museum and even an arboretum to keep you occupied! But if you do feel the need to see the bright lights of the city, you can be in the bustling city of Bristol in less than an hour.
The UK has so many beautiful places to live in, so don’t rush into making any decisions right away. Take all the time you need to ensure that you end up finding the property and location that’s right for you.