Midsomer Norton: A place on nature's doorstep

Midsomer Norton: A place on nature's doorstep

Having the great outdoors right next to your house is an attractive prospect for many. In fact, getting out into nature can be a huge factor for some people who are looking to move. A drastic change from urban living, rural towns in England are fast becoming hot spots for relocators.

Property for sale in Midsomer Norton could provide people with the opportunity to live right on nature's doorstep.

The Somerset town is situated close to the foot of the Mendip Hills, a range of limestone peaks which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hills provide a plethora of leisure activities for those who love the outdoors. As well as being a national centre for caving, the range is also popular with climbers, walkers and natural historians.

On the south side of the town, you can find the Silver Street Local nature Reserve. This area of broad-leaf woodland contains an abundance of flora and fauna for residents to enjoy.

Midsomer Norton’s natural merits are obvious for all to see, however, the town also has fantastic links with near by cities Bath and Bristol. The proximity to both means that professionals who still work in the city can enjoy a straightforward commute.

For a relatively small town, Midsomer Norton also has its fair share of entertainment and leisure. A number of local music venues can be found throughout the centre, and the town also hosts the West Country Carnival in November, every year.

South Wansdyke Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities that range from swimming to zumba. The town also has various football teams and its own cricket club.

Those looking to move into the area with a family may also be happy to hear that Midsomer Norton is home to a number of schools. A stand out establishment in the town is the Norton Hill School, which received outstanding ratings in all areas from Ofsted.

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