The picturesque Chew Valley spreads towards Bath, Bristol and Wells and is made up of a number of villages many with some very quirky names. Stanton Drew, Stanton Wick, Ubley, Nempnett Thrubwell, Butcombe, Blagdon, East Harptree, West Harptree, Bishop Sutton and Litton, and many more.
The area is set amongst the Mendip Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is full of picturesque country villages south of the Chew Valley lake.
Chew Magna has four restaurants and pubs, a small supermarket, a gift shop, hairdressers, church and active community. Chew Stoke is a smaller and very pretty village just next door to Chew Magna, and packed full of historical buildings.
House prices in these villages hold up well, and, due to the scarcity of property in these areas, do not fluctuate nearly as much as country houses prices are reported to in the national press. People living in the Chew Valley stay put and tend to move within the area so many houses are sold by word of mouth.
Houses in the Chew Valley villages can sell for as much as those in Bath, particularly in the villages of Chew Magna and Chew Stoke. This is due to their proximity to Bristol and Bath, both 10 miles, and 15 miles from Wells, and also being a short drive to Bristol Airport.
Each village has it’s own identity, many with their own pubs, shops and schools. The Chew valley Lake and it’s renowned Salt and Malt restaurant is a popular area for walking and sailing. Nearby Wells, a beautiful Cathedral city, is an easy drive away and has all the facilities one would need if driving into Bath or Bristol seems a bit too hectic.
I have lived in the Chew Valley for eighteen years and Bristol before that. I have found it a wonderful place to bring up a family and have enjoyed relocating people to the area and passing on all my local knowledge and expertise and securing my clients a home that they would never have found without my help.