What kind of country dweller do you think you are
Since the arrival of Coronavirus, and the start of Lockdown, there has been a growing trend for homeowners to reassess their living requirements. It’s hard to imagine a return to the traditional nine-to-five office lifestyle, and Londoners particularly are assessing more rural locations as an attractive alternative to expensive urban homes that are short on both inside and outside space and green surroundings.
Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search says, “Some city dwellers have been throwing money at the problem, renting out-of-town properties on short term lets, or pressing fast-forward on a planned move away from the city. But there are many who had seen a move as something that would happen in a year or two and are now behind the curve and struggling to catch up.
“Reluctant city dwellers are looking to make things happen quickly, but while there’s a strong desire to move out of the city, there’s also a fear of making the wrong choice of location. Office workers who are extending their search radius due to home-working are finding themselves spoilt for choice and struggling to know where to start.
“Choosing a category of rural is a good starting point, otherwise the choice is just too overwhelming. So the first question that needs answering is ‘what kind of country person do you think you are?’ There’s a world of difference between living in the middle of a field miles from anywhere, and living in a vibrant market town.”