Escape to the country

A shortage of suitable property may have driven up urban prices over the past few years but a mass exodus from towns across the UK is likely to do the same for country homes.

New research shows that more than a quarter of metropolitan househunters are trying to find properties well away from larger urban areas.

Some 27% of would-be buyers are trying to get away from City pollution and noise to find some rural calm, according to the survey by assertahome.com. Continue reading