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Somerset Village - Nice ones to live in

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R12many

23 posts

16 months

Wednesday 25th October
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Not far from me. Some great roads up over Exmoor, just not at moment as they're covered in mud! Went out with my son for a blast to Bampton this morning and it took 2 hours to clean the crap off. Get used to that!

egor110

9,665 posts

127 months

Wednesday 25th October
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Frenchda said:
Thanks all. Spent a week mooching (although I drove back to Reading twice for meetings!) and viewed many cottages.

Compromised on distance and just increased my weekly commute but I think we have found our happy!

Stogumber - offer on a house today! This sts suddenly got very real smile.

Oh and the Reading house just sold!!!

Edited by Frenchda on Friday 20th October 13:19
Nice one .

i used to collect the post from the post office there .

Frenchda

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1,115 posts

157 months

Friday 27th October
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Offer accepted!

And so it begins, chain free both ends so it will happen quite quickly.

Anybody want to buy a boat!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mariner-550r-with-15hp-...


guitarcarfanatic

373 posts

59 months

Friday 27th October
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Congrats and good luck smile

Lukeypoodle

46 posts

2 months

Saturday 28th October
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Was about to hop in and recommend Priddy but it sound spike you've done rather well anyway in finding a place.


Always worth a trip into Minehead for brunch at the Toucan from there.

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Frenchda

Original Poster:

1,115 posts

157 months

Sunday 29th October
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Lukeypoodle said:
Was about to hop in and recommend Priddy but it sound spike you've done rather well anyway in finding a place.


Always worth a trip into Minehead for brunch at the Toucan from there.
Booze lunch and get the steam train home smile


Doofus

5,747 posts

97 months

Sunday 29th October
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What's Martock like?

AlmostUseful

2,234 posts

124 months

Wednesday 1st November
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Congratulations, Stogumber is a lovely village, in fact we’ve just got planning permission for 350 houses and a premier Inn to serve Hinckley C between Hill Street and Vellow Road. Not to worry, only 20% of the units are affordable.


Just kidding. Lovely area, some cracking walks to be had on the quanocks there, Great Wood at Ramscombe and the brook along Holborn are good starting places.

Welcome to Somerset! (Says the Welshman....)

AlmostUseful

2,234 posts

124 months

Wednesday 1st November
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Doofus said:
What's Martock like?
One of my colleagues lives there, they have a tennis club and at least 1 pub/restaurant as far as I can remember. What more do you need?

Doofus

5,747 posts

97 months

Wednesday 1st November
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AlmostUseful said:
One of my colleagues lives there, they have a tennis club and at least 1 pub/restaurant as far as I can remember. What more do you need?
Thank you. I know somebody who has bought there, and I wondered if he'd acidentaly moved to a noisy, busy town, rather than the large-ish village he was hoping for.

sgrimshaw

5,595 posts

174 months

Thursday 2nd November
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Frenchda said:
There's a chap a few posts up who has a friend who lives in Othery .... he might be interested wink

egor110

9,665 posts

127 months

Thursday 2nd November
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AlmostUseful said:
Congratulations, Stogumber is a lovely village, in fact we’ve just got planning permission for 350 houses and a premier Inn to serve Hinckley C between Hill Street and Vellow Road. Not to worry, only 20% of the units are affordable.


Just kidding. Lovely area, some cracking walks to be had on the quanocks there, Great Wood at Ramscombe and the brook along Holborn are good starting places.

Welcome to Somerset! (Says the Welshman....)
I run up on the quantocks so if you want any new routes give me a shout.

AlmostUseful

2,234 posts

124 months

Thursday 2nd November
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Cheers, I rarely go up there now to be honest. Used to ride the Xc bike up on the hill but tend to just smash some downhills now at Triscombe starting off at the stone when I get a chance.
We’re over in Burnham, so it’s pretty frustrating to see the north side of the aqua rocks from our beach knowing they’re near as damnit a 45 minute drive!

egor110

9,665 posts

127 months

Thursday 2nd November
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In that case you'd know most my routes anyway as I've nicked them from mtbers.

Went up there this evening and not a soul up there.

AlmostUseful

2,234 posts

124 months

Thursday 2nd November
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Too cold and foggy for us ponces!

Welshbeef

30,795 posts

122 months

Thursday 2nd November
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Depends on how rural you want to go.

North and South Cadbury are lovely little villages with Yeovil + Wincanton + Castle Carey very close (direct train to Oaddington ie stops in Reading).
Those areas are 90 mins from Reading BUT Stonehenge can screw up travel plans

egor110

9,665 posts

127 months

Thursday 2nd November
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AlmostUseful said:
Too cold and foggy for us ponces!
It was clear up there didn't hit fog until cothelstone/lydeard

Welshbeef

30,795 posts

122 months

Thursday 2nd November
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I love the Cidar of Sommerset. So varied so local so yummy.

AlmostUseful

2,234 posts

124 months

Friday 3rd November
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Welshbeef said:
Depends on how rural you want to go.

North and South Cadbury are lovely little villages with Yeovil + Wincanton + Castle Carey very close (direct train to Oaddington ie stops in Reading).
Those areas are 90 mins from Reading BUT Stonehenge can screw up travel plans
Good god man, in what world is that a benefit? laugh

df76

1,589 posts

202 months

Friday 3rd November
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Buying a house in Wells and should be in by Xmas.. already looking forward to my first evening in the Sheppey.