Escape to the country: More people in Bristol want to move out to villages

More people are looking to move away from the city. Credit: PA

There has been a big increase in the number of people living in Bristol looking to move to rural locations after the coronavirus lockdown.

Property experts say the number of inquiries about relocating out of Bristol has more than doubled in the past few months.

The North Somerset village of Banwell is attracting the biggest interest as a rural location with good links to the city. 

131%

The percentage increase of inquiries from people in Bristol about village properties

85%

The percentage increase of inquiries from people in Bristol about town properties

More people are looking to leave the cities in favour of more space in the villages Credit: PA

The property website Rightmove suggested some city home owners may have benefited from strong house price growth over the years and are now able to trade up and move out to the country.

£328,776

Average Bristol asking price

£287,480

Average Banwell asking price

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