A Home in the Country: Making A Move To The Countryside


Need a change from your city lifestyle? 

If you’re looking to move from the city to the countryside, the beautiful green, open spaces of rural Worcestershire may be your answer.

Over the last year there has been a substantial increase of people moving from the city to the countryside. Living priorities drastically changed for a lot of people during the coronavirus pandemic. Those working from home were mainly affected with a need to have space for a home office but also room to breathe. Houses with gardens or outdoor space became highly sought after, as well as properties with green spaces nearby.

Factors including the lockdowns, lack of routes to take daily walks and closure of businesses caused the city to become claustrophobic for some and they started to reassess where they wanted to live. 

Moving from the city to the countryside has really become a big trend with people looking for more space and easier access to the open countryside. Are you thinking about it?

We’re answering some key questions about moving to the countryside: 


  • Is there easy access or transport links to the city?

We understand although your home is in the countryside, you will need to get into the city for work or other reasons. Malvern, a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty, has great travel links with direct trains to Worcester, Birmingham, Bristol, London Paddington and more. Additionally, Fernhill Heath has great road links with easy access to the M5 motorway which connects the West Midlands to Devon.


  • Where can I go for my countryside walks?

A benefit of being out in the countryside is the scenic walks you can take, you won’t be short of options. Our top suggestions are the Malvern Hills for fantastic views and to take in the wonderful fresh air. Worcester Woods Country Park is great for a family day out and the Spetchley Park Gardens has a lovely display of flowerbeds, rare plants and sculptures.


  • Is there a way to be alerted about properties in the countryside?

If you’re still looking for your dream home in the countryside or are just waiting to hear about countryside properties, we highly suggest registering for alerts. It’s a great option if you actively don’t have time to browse or don’t want to miss an opportunity.


  • Can I view the homes virtually?

We are proud to offer virtual viewings for most of our properties. These can be done in your own time and if you have any questions or queries after having a look, we’ll be happy to answer them.


  • What about my home in the city?

Not sure about what to do with your city property if you move to the countryside? There are several options or routes you could take but we know it depends on your personal situation. Get in touch with our friendly team at Nicol & Co and we can discuss the options available to you.


We hope that helped answer some of the questions you had in mind about moving to the countryside. Take a browse of the properties available with our property search or register for property alerts

We can also help if you’re looking to sell your property, we offer free no-obligation property valuations so you understand how much your property is worth. 

We’d love to help with your property journey – get in touch