31 Mar

Newent offers peace and quiet

Newent offers peace and quiet

The Gloucestershire market town of Newent could offer people the chance to break away from the city and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in a rural community.

Property for sale in Newent offers all the benefits of a market town and is home to around 5,000 residents - helping to foster the strong spirit in the area.

There are a wide range of facilities on offer to residents, despite the small size of Newent.

Day-to-day there are a number of local shops offering the chance to stock up on goods, including Co-operative Food, Wyedean Wholefoods and Pippins.

Architecture fans will be impressed by the rich history in the area and the outstanding buildings that are perfect examples of their time, including the 16th century market building and 13th century church.

One of the annual events that really brings the community together is the annual onion fayre. This unusual occasion gives locals the chance to display various types of vegetables and submit them to a whole host of contests - rumour has it the event can bring out some very competitive streaks in entrants.

For birdwatchers and families, the nearby International Centre for Birds of Prey is a major attraction. It offers visitors the chance to enjoy daily flying demonstrations and discover more about a whole host of species, as well as providing a vital research centre. The centre is open to the public from the start of February to the end of November seven days a week.

In 2011, research by Lloyds TSB revealed that the average market town house had seen its value double over the last decade as people continue to look at moving from busy areas to smaller more relaxed areas. This has meant some of the most popular rural locations have seen prices increase on an almost monthly basis.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801708188-ADNFCR

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