The endless traffic on the A303 can be frustrating but there are a few golden villages that make the journey worthwhile.
East of Stonehenge is the golden spot for commuters – the villages surrounding Grateley in the Test Valley are popular with trains into London Waterloo in around 1 hr 20 mins. Stockbridge is also a magnet for the commuters. For those looking for better value and perhaps can ‘flexi commute’ heading further west is a good option. Tisbury is a real hotspot and whilst it might not be for the every day commuter good quality properties are flying off the shelves.
Bobby Hall offers a word of caution though ‘…don’t think that just because you’re adding an hour to your time out of London you’re going to get a bargain because there are always hotspots and a lack of supply.’
There is a huge buzz surrounding Bruton and the villages surrounding the Hauser & Wirth gallery. The area’s fashionable image is set to intensify with the opening of Hadspen House near Castle Cary – a new hotel by boutique hotelier Koos Bekker.
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