If you have a dream of waking up every day and looking out of your bedroom window to see the sun rising over green hills, or hear the waves crashing into the bay as you drink your morning coffee, maybe the pandemic has brought those dreams sharply into focus for you.

However, not everyone is gung-ho enough to up sticks and move their life from the city to the countryside, and 40% of moves such as those result in people eventually moving back to the city.

With that in mind, if you’re looking to bite the bullet and make the move to enjoy the countryside or the coast but are a little cautious, why not try before you buy? You don’t have to jump in with both feet and purchase a barn conversion in the middle of a field!

Have you considered letting out your property in the city, and renting somewhere yourself in your dream location to see if you like it? It’s just one way of living the dream without the worry that you’re making any permanent decisions.

If this isn’t something you’ve considered before and have no idea what’s involved with letting out your property, have a read of the beginner landlords page on our website to learn more. We can even manage your property for you, while helping you to relocate. As members of the Relocation Agent Network, we’re in the business of finding people their dream homes – whether that’s here in South West London, or further afield!

The Relocation Agent Network

When it comes to relocating, we definitely know our onions. We’re a member of the Relocation Agents Network, so have links with agents across the country and even overseas, so we have agents we trust we can refer you to, so you can easily find your dream location.

The Relocation Agent Network (RAN) is made up of handpicked agents who can provide customers with unrivalled knowledge on their local area, so with a RAN agent you know you’re in good hands, and you can get a great idea of what life is like living locally.

Lovely places to live in the UK

Hexham, Northumberland

In 2020, Rightmove named Hexham in Northumberland as the happiest place to live in the UK, with the sense of community being the main reason for its deserved title. If you’re looking to move somewhere with a strong sense of belonging, a varied history for you to discover, and both architectural and floral beauty, then it’s a great place to look at.

You can learn more about the local area here. If you try it, will you want to leave?

Mumbles, Swansea

If you’re looking to move to the coast, South Wales has some of the loveliest beaches and most gorgeous views in the UK. Mumbles is a beautiful area of Swansea, marking the start of the stunning Gower Peninsula. If sea views are what you’re looking for, then how about this recently refurbished two-bed cottage with gorgeous views of the bay from the terrace? Note: If you’re looking to move across any borders within the UK, it’s important to check the up-to-date Covid-19 regulations of the country you’re looking to move to.