03 February 2016

Posted by Discount Insurance on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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Towns in the country may be misunderstood by many of us to be quiet, lifeless areas where not a lot happens, but how wrong we are!

There are towns in the country that are full of life all year around! They are able to offer cosy pubs, beautiful walks and above all, are more affordable than any city.

Here are our top five villages to consider for a house move:

Dunster, Somerset

This medieval village is perfect for riding on Exmoor and there is plenty more to do! The National Trust owned Dunster Castle puts on a folk dance and holds a Mozart concert in early February. At nearby Wheddon Cross, Snowdrop Valley is in full bloom from the end of January. The average house price in Dunster is £225,948.

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Marlborough’s choral society performs two concerts a year and in January, there is a high society ball and a folk-roots concert. The average house price is £358,889 and larger properties with views lie on the outskirts of the town, while the side streets are lined with pretty cottages.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

A short train journey from Leeds and only 90 minutes from Manchester, Ilkley has much to offer.
A 57 seat cinema has recently opened and there are two popular yearly events – the Literature Festival and the Ilkley Art Trail. During the latter, the town is turned into a huge art gallery which welcomes the public into artists’ homes and studios for free. Among the famous Bettys Tea Rooms, other favourite eateries include Michelin star restaurants The Box Tree and Emporio Italia. The average house price here is £358,349.

Lytham, Lancashire

In Lytham, you are never far from a cosy café or buzzing wine bar and Clifton Street has designer boutiques and homeware shops with Stringers department store, meaning there is something for everyone. The Lowther Pavilion provides theatre, comedy and quiz nights all year around. The average house price in Lytham is £252,056 for a property on tree lined streets of smart Edwardian and Victorian terraces.

Narberth, Pembrokeshire

The average house price in this foodie town is £164,863. Narberth has excellent eateries such as Spanish Ultracomida and Caffle Brewery, in addition to hosting a not-for-profit food festival. The multi-coloured houses are sprinkled among boutiques, antique shops and independent retailers selling locally sourced meat and fish.

If you decide to pack up and move to the country, be sure to protect your new property with great value home insurance from Discount Insurance! Call 0800 294 4522 today!