The team behind Bath’s leading new property development have seen an increase in enquiries from people currently living in Devon and Cornwall.
In a reverse to common perceptions that all roads lead to the far South West, the trend to set up home that’s located slightly closer to the UK’s main conurbations, is easier to get to while providing access to all the region has to offer, looks likely to increase.
The team at Bath Riverside, which is close to the centre of the world heritage city, are now expecting a greater influx of people looking to move from the South West peninsula but who still want to feel as if they’ve stepped out of the rat race.
Leigh Pitts, marketing manager at Crest Nicholson said: “It’s been an interesting and surprising trend over the last 12 months and can be put down to a host of reasons.
“It’s been well documented that property prices have steadily increased across Devon and Cornwall which has now made many people reconsider where they might want to move, and this has come across from those making enquiries as they look to cash in.
“Also, many have said they feel a little cut off and remote from the rest of the UK. In the winter months, it can feel a little desolate while in the summer, the deluge of people visiting makes it extremely busy and tricky to get about.
“Those who have already made the move say that Bath is perfectly placed as they can still easily visit Devon and Cornwall either by train or car but means those who live in other parts of the country, especially London, the Midlands and North West don’t have to travel as far anymore to catch up.
“Living in Bath still provides the more relaxed lifestyle many people want, but still has plenty going on. Culturally the city is right up there with the best in the UK and there are plenty of fabulous cafes, restaurants and bars.”
Another attraction, according to Leigh, has been the rise in popularity to move back to city centres.
She added: “Often, once the children have grown up and left the family home, a lot of people look to move back where the lifestyle is a little more active.
“As they have more time on their hands, they want to get out and explore and enjoy the attractions living in a city brings.
“From Bath Riverside residents can walk to the train station in about ten minutes and be on their way. It takes a similar amount of time to walk to the city centre, so you can see why people want to and like living here.
“There really isn’t anything quite like this anywhere else in the region, and is the perfect option for those looking to make that move.”
For those considering a move, current availability includes a selection of two-bedroom apartments in the highly-acclaimed Sovereign Point building, and includes three, stunning penthouses.
To make an appointment to view Sovereign Point please call 01225 463517 or visit www.bathriverside.co.uk