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Recoco are professional property finders in Somerset & Exmoor. We help you find and buy fine coastal, waterside and country property. Call us on 01392 433 554.

Somerset Property Finder & Buying Agent
Nigel Bishop

Nigel Bishop, Property Search Agent

Buying property is much more than just finding a house. It’s about finding a place to call home.

Since 1999, we’ve independently advised individuals buying fine property in some of the most beautiful locations in England.

From coast to country, we offer the advantages of keen local buying insight with decades of buying and negotiating experience.

Independent Property Advice

From start to finish, we solely represent your buying interests with a uniquely personal service designed to ease the difficulties, uncertainties, risks and frustrations of making substantial purchases alone or with incomplete knowledge.

Why Choose Us?

We relieve you of paperwork, fruitless viewing trips and handle complex, sensitive negotiations to your advantage.

We’ll give you a fresh certainty about buying the right property, in the right location and at the right price.

Recoco has been helping clients buy property in Somerset and surrounding counties since 1999. To find out more, call 01392 433 554.

Somerset offers a wide spectrum of landscapes and property. Passing south of Bristol through the Somerset levels, across to the rugged Exmoor coastline via the Brendon Hills and the pretty Quantock Hills, then across to the rolling Blackdown Hills within easy reach of the Jurassic coastline on the south coast.  Not many counties offer such diverse landscapes and hidden gems.

Living in Somerset

Why Buy Property in Somerset?

Somerset is so much more than simply the Somerset levels. Somerset includes a wealth of beautiful towns such as Wells and Glastonbury.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Quantock Hills offer an extraordinary place to live. 70% of Exmoor national park lies within the boundaries of Somerset. And yet, Somerset has excellent road and rail access to London and other key centres of commerce.

Best Places to Live in Somerset

It’s a hard question to answer, because it depends entirely on your circumstances. A secluded country location may be perfect for one family, but could be completely inappropriate for other buyers.

There are certainly some extraordinary towns which are worth considering and are popular choices for many moving down here, but they’re the tip of the iceberg:

  • Wells
  • Glastonbury
  • Wellington
  • Quantock Hills
  • Dulverton
  • Exmoor

Coastal Property in Somerset

Lying on the Bristol Channel, Somerset has perhaps less coastal property opportunities than Devon or Cornwall, yet the coast is still within close reach if you want proximity but don’t require a permanent sea view.

In South Somerset, the coast is only 12 miles away from locations like Chard.

Waterside Property

Given the winter of 2013/14 (the wettest winter for 250 years) and the flooding which affected villages such as Muchelney, Burrow Bridge and Moorland near the river Tone and river Parrett, buyers are understandably wary about buying waterside property in Somerset which may be at risk of flooding.

A £5 million river dredging scheme of the rivers Parrett and Tone started in March aiming to increase the capacity of the rivers to hold and remove water by about 40%.

Holiday & Investment Property

Well connected by road and rail, Somerset is a convenient holiday destination for many looking for a holiday in the country. The value of tourism in Somerset is significant at around £1.2 billion.

Somerset Transport

Whilst Cornwall is undeniably beautiful, for some property buyers it’s just a shade too far away from large cities like London and many find that Devon, whilst being comfortably far away and with its own gravity, is also very well connected with the rest of the country from the M5 and by rail.

A regular high speed train service operates from London Paddington and can take as little as 2.5 hours.
London Paddington – Exeter, 2.5 hours
London Paddington – Plymouth, 3.5 hours

Airports at Exeter and Bristol provide international links. From 27th October 2014 there will be a scheduled flight to London City airport. There are also regular flights to and from Exeter to Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester as well as Guernsey, Jersey and the Isles of Scilly.

Driving for London to Exeter takes 3-4 hours depending upon traffic.

Property Search Agents - The Benefits

Fewer Wasted Journeys

Many clients contact us when their own searches have proven fruitless or expensive.

When relocating to Somerset, distance can be a major consideration in the property finding process.

Time & Money

Property searching can take a great deal of time, energy and money if you don’t already live in Somerset, or the South West and know the local area.

A property search agent can help you identify the right property and location quickly, and help you make what perhaps is amongst the largest financial decisions you’ll ever make.

Local Buying Experts

Buying in an unfamiliar location can be a minefield. With local experts on your side, you’ll be armed with inside knowledge to make the best purchase choices for you and your family.

The Best Property Alway Goes Fast

It’s a misconception that a generally slower property market means it’s easier to buy the right property. In fact, the best property sells fast in almost any market, and holds its value better too. We can help you make those distinctions and conduct negotations on your behalf to achieve the right price.

As buying agents, we expect to find you the very finest property matching your requirements and budget.

Experienced, Objective Negotiators

When you find a home you want to purchase, the negotiation stage is key.

An impartial, detached and experienced negotiator can make a significant difference to final purchase price you pay.

Off Market Property

In the current climate, where some sellers are reluctant to put their property on the Somerset property market, it’s invaluable to use someone who has the right contacts and can put you in touch with properties that are not yet advertised for sale.

This is particularly true at the much higher end of the market.

Recent Property Search Articles

Park Life!

National Parks - we are blessed in Devon with both Exmoor and Dartmoor.  Nigel Bishop talks about the pull of these beautiful spots further in the March issue of Devon…

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Branching out

Our love of trees is countrywide and we talk about this further in our article in the February issue of Devon Life.  Read it here: February copy - Copy

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Valuing the vista..

In many of our searches for clients, one request is that the property must have a pleasant outlook.  Everyone loves and wants a view and we discuss this further in…

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Read all about it!

December copy (002) - Copy  Our love of books continues, even in this technological age! Read our article in the December issue of Devon Life in which we look at…

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