Bruton may have been underestimated as a calm commuter town, however the stylish streets and competitive costs are drawing people away from London to the Somerset countryside. “They’d once have headed to the Stroud Valley in the Cotswolds but it’s better value here – and much trendier” says Tom, in the Country & Town House issue. The members’ clubs have also attracted new locals, for example Babington House, he adds “this tends to validate an area for London leavers”.
The comparison of property prices, to a Batcombe house with 5 beds in 5 acres, adds another attractive element to the area. “When you consider that the same around Chipping Norton would be £3-6m, it seems good value”.