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Why We Love... Langport

Tucked away in the heart of the Somerset levels is one of the smallest towns in the UK. Famous locally for the critical Battle of Langport in 1645, which effectively led to the defeat of the Royalists in the Civil War, its plucky spirit lives on to this day. We have a real soft-spot for Langport and we’d like to tell you why.

It may be small, but you have the benefit of a thriving market town centre that’s bursting with excellent independent shops and cafes, as well as easy access to the beautiful River Parrett to give you all the breathing space you need.

Accessibility is also a key factor, with the A303, Taunton and the M5 all within a short distance. If you’re relocating from an urban environment, Langport offers the ideal balance of countryside with the convenience of excellent amenities on your doorstep.

The truth is, over the last year the pandemic has caused some smaller towns to suffer. High streets have become quieter due to the restrictions we’ve faced and while the demand is very high for people to relocate, some are hesitant or unable to enjoy all of the local amenities on offer.

Langport, however, has proven how resilient it is, recently featuring in a BBC news article about how the community has galvanised to support local businesses through this tough time. The high street is seeing more traffic and lunch time rushes with home workers now able to frequent their local cafes, instead of having to grab a quick bite near their office in larger towns nearby.

So, how is the property marketing faring in Langport?

Owen Setter, Residential Manager in our Langport office, has this to say, “Property-wise, demand has never been so high here. Prices have been on the rise for the whole of the past year.”

“We’re all familiar with how working from home during the pandemic has led to more people having the opportunity to move to the South West, but it’s towns like Langport and the surrounding areas that are seeing a huge rise in popularity.”

“Buyers and sellers alike are looking for that quieter pace of life, with the benefits of accessibility on their doorstep, and that’s exactly what we have to offer.”

Contact Owen and his team today for your FREE market appraisal. Alternatively, you can view the houses we have to offer in Langport here.

Read the full BBC article here.

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