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Top places to live in Somerset Wedmore

Bustling village set above the Somerset Levels – it's often called the Isle of Wedmore – and close to the Mendips Hills, with over 50 clubs and societies, they say. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

Evolve Lifestyle Pictures/Sunflower Bakery, Wedmore

WHY?

It’s a bustling village set above the Somerset Levels – it’s often called the Isle of Wedmore – and close to the Mendips Hills, with a strong community (over 50 clubs and societies, they say).

EAT

Former River Cottage Tom Blake is executive chef at The Swan, a Georgian coaching inn with laid-back dining and boutique rooms. The Sheppey, a few miles outside on the Levels, for food, live music and cool atmosphere.

SHOP

It’s a village store, newsagent, butcher, pharmacy plus Pumpkin Delicatessen (and cafe), gorgeous flowers from Trug, handmade jewellery by Erica Sharpe, and head-to-toe beauty at Essence Hair & Beauty. Sunflower Bakery cake deliveries, cake supplies and workshops.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Walks in the Mendips AONB, the Avalon Marshes nature reserves (where you can see the phenomenal starling murmurations), Cheddar Gorge. Glastonbury (and its Tor) is about 7 miles away. Annual arts fest.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

£475,340 in 2019. Detached £543,528, semi-detached £320,000, and terraced £250,000. Estate agents Roderick Thomas and Cooper & Tanner.

HOT PROPERTY

SCHOOLS

State Wedmore First School Academy ‘good’, Hugh Sexey’s Middle School ‘outstanding’ and Kings of Wessex Upper School ‘good’. Nearby independent schools include Sidcot School, Sidcot Junior, Millfield Prep and Millfield Senior, Wells Cathedral School and the Taunton Schools.

BEST KEPT SECRET

The village puts on full-scale operas. The annual Turnip Prize is their antidode to the Turner Prize.

COMMUTE

Train from Highbridge & Burnham Station to London Paddington from 2 hours 28 mins.

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