Now we all know when it comes to buying a new property, location is one of the most important factors in choosing a new home.
However, for some people, deciding where they want to live isn’t that easy with many torn between the convenience of a city and the charm of a countryside home.
If you’re currently struggling to decide where to put down your roots, why not combine the best of both worlds by investing a country-style home that’s within easy reach of a metropolis. That way you can enjoy all the benefits of city living from your very own country pad.
How to combine city and country living
Though it may be possible to find country-style homes in the middle of your chosen city, one of the best ways to ensure a genuine rural and rustic feel and high standard build quality is to look for a local country-style development.
Look out for developments that have been especially designed to provide the best of both worlds. With features like traditional style properties, plenty of green spaces and fast transport links to nearby amenities.
New versus old homes
When looking for country style homes, many people immediately turn their search towards period properties, erroneously believing that only older houses provide a genuine countryside feel.
However, well-planned and well-built new homes can have an equally rural aesthetic, with the added benefit of good insulation, sound structures and modern design features.
If you’re looking for new homes for sale Oxford has a range of country-style properties available, many of which offer fast transport links to the centre of city and a great standard of living.
Enhancing your country-style home
Once you’ve taken the plunge and purchased your own country-style home, you can easily enhance its rural look with a little bit of creativity.
With a large town or city nearby, and good transport links available, getting hold of plants, decorating tools and accessories should be easy.
Climbing plants like roses, wisteria and clematis are fantastic for softening the edges of a new home, while a few pieces of garden furniture will help your outside space to look loved and lived in.
So if you want to have your cake and eat it, keep your eyes peeled for a country-style development in a city near you and enjoy the best of both worlds.