FromeA well-established market town, Frome boasts a variety of popular weekly and monthly markets showcasing local produce, independent retailers. The town is bursting with creativity and offers a plethora of different and unique events to experience.
Olivers Building, BarnstapleThese beautiful listed brick buildings together with their riverside courtyard will provide an exciting community on the south bank of the River Taw.
Station House, Muswell HillLocated in the Fortis Green Conservation Area, Muswell Hill boasts a relaxed village-like atmosphere.
City life with a village twist
New Road, Crouch EndSituated on a residential no through road in the heart of trendy Crouch End, this development is a restoration and refurbishment of a locally listed Georgian house and a new build development.
Bustling high streets with independent shops offering Scandi-inspired furnishings, vintage books, stylish coffee shops and more. The abundant local green spaces provide idyllic retreats from the hubbub of city life.
Life in Crouch End revolves around the Victorian clock tower, the landmark for this ‘urban village’. Foodies will delight in the diverse array of eateries and coffee houses on offer. The vibrant cultural community showcases its talents each year at the Crouch End Festival, whilst the art house cinema shows a diverse mix of indie films, leaving cinema lovers spoilt for choice.
Leafy Muswell Hill has a relaxed friendly vibe. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in one of its many parks and open spaces, before heading to a family-friendly café on the Broadway for a gorgeous treat. The village is awash with boutique places to eat and a diverse range of shops offering fine foods, stylish clothes and housewares.
Head south of Bath to discover Frome, a thriving market town voted one of the best places to live in the UK 2019 by The Sunday Times. The charming and historic town boasts streets full of independent shops in the creative St Catherine’s artisan quarter. Follow the beautiful winding streets to find plenty on offer from designer-makers, vintage specialists, craft suppliers.
Often regarded as the ‘social heart of North Devon’ due to its central location, its independent boutique shops and its wide range of amenities, Barnstaple is a town full of charm. From the historic Pannier Market to nearby Exmoor National Park with its excellent walking routes and spectacular scenery.
With excellent local amenities, vibrant, friendly communities and beautiful outdoor spaces, it is easy to see why these ‘urban villages’ lure so many people with their relaxed lifestyles.