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best places to live Clevedon Somerset

Top places to live in Somerset Clevedon

Independently minded, lively little seaside town overlooking the Bristol Channel and beyond, with elegant Victorian villas, indy shops and eateries, possibly the country's prettiest pier – and only 15 miles from Bristol. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

WHY?

An independently minded, lively little seaside town overlooking the Bristol Channel and beyond as far as Wales, with elegant Victorian villas, indy shops and eateries and possibly the country’s prettiest pier – and only 15 miles from Bristol if you need a city fix.

EAT

Muddy loves family-run British/Italian restaurant Murrays of Clevedon (plus bar, bakery, deli and wine shop) and the Modern British fare at Puro. On the Beach Tiffin Teahouse has views across the estuary and expect inventive bread and cakes from Pullin’s Bakery. North Somerset’s first micropub, The Fallen Tree, is worth a visit and run by Twisted Oak brewery.

SHOP

For independent shops, try hip home wares at Midgely Green, Twentyfour for shoes, Clevedon Music Shop, Books on the Hill and the artisan Clevedon Sunday Market first Sunday of the month between the seafront, Hill Road and Alexandra Road. There are chains downtown.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

The Art Deco Clevedon Cinema & Arts, the country’s oldest, continuously open cinema (its first show raised money for Titanic survivors), has art house and mainstream films, live screenings, comedy and music. Sea water swimming pool, Marine Lake, is on the seafront. Then there’s north Somerset’s pebbly Jurassic coast (fab fossils), Gordano Valley nature reserve – and Bristol.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

£331,321 in 2019. Detached, £486,110, semis, £350,859, and terraced, £248,502. Estate agents include Reeds Rains and Mark Templer.

HOT PROPERTY

SCHOOLS

State secondary Clevedon School is ‘Outstanding’. Nearby independents include Clifton College, Sidcot School, Sidcot Junior, The Downs Prep School and Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital.

BEST KEPT SECRETS

If you watched Broadchurch, you would have seen a lot of Clevedon.

COMMUTE

It’s 20 minutes to Nailsea & Backwell Station then to London Paddington from 1 hour 51 mins.

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