An Insider’s Guide to London’s Best Villages
In the past year, we have seen a huge surge in demand for homes in the country. In fact, at the end of 2020, prices in rural areas climbed to a staggering four-year high. Many Londoners, who don’t need to be tied to the city for work, are looking for a new life in the country.
But for some, being faced with a part time commute into London along with more time spent ferrying children around in the car, country living just doesn’t appeal. In essence, the convenience, culture and diversity of London is too good to leave behind.
There is a solution. Our Insider’s Guide to London’s Best Villages will help you to find a greener, quieter location whilst keeping all that London has to offer at your fingertips.
Having just returned from a glorious week exploring the magnificent Isles of Scilly, I thought it right to give you a little insight into why they could be the perfect place for more than just a holiday. If you’re needing a short break, taking a sabbatical or you’re looking for a complete lifestyle change you must consider the Isles of Scilly for rest, relaxation and, just maybe, relocation.
Why moving to Ealing changed my life
‘Why not move to Ealing?’ an old colleague of mine suggested when she knew that my husband and I were looking to buy our first family home. Having lived in Kensington & Chelsea for over 13 years I felt that I was moving into the middle of the countryside by comparison. Historically, Ealing is where the well-to-do sought refuge from the smoke and smells of the city. It wasn’t until the 1850s, with improved travel, that villages began to grow into towns and merged into the residential areas that we now know as Ealing. Read More