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9 Top reasons why you should be moving house to Portishead now!

Are you looking at moving house and thinking about heading to the beautiful coast along the south west of England? Then Portishead is the ideal seaside sanctuary for you!

Located in North Somerset, Portishead is a stunning coastal town overlooking the Severn Estuary. The town has experienced significant changes in the past decade, and has been quoted as being one of the fastest growing towns in the UK, with housing development growing around 40%!

Need more persuasion? Take a look at our 9 key reasons to re-locate to Portishead:

1. The town is a stone’s throw away from Bristol

Portishead lies a mere 10 miles to the west of Bristol, one of the largest cities in England. This makes Portishead a great place to live for those who work in the city but don’t want to pay city prices on rent or purchasing a property. And even better, the two locations are linked by the A369 which makes travel into the city quick and easy.

Severn Bridge2. Excellent and reliable transport links

Portishead is situated just off the M5 motorway which stretches from Birmingham all the way down to Exeter. The quick access to the motorway makes travel to other destinations simpler and quicker, with Exeter just over an hour and a quarter away and Birmingham just over an hour and a half. With the M4 also close by too, driving to London from Portishead takes less than two and a half hours!

Portishead is also well connected with regular bus links to Bristol City centre, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway shopping centre and other local attractions.

3. Bristol Airport is close by for stress-free flying

For those who like to get away from home and take holidays further afield, Bristol airport is just over 10 miles from Portishead, meaning no more rushing to the airport or leaving ridiculously early. The airport serves both domestic and international flights, including destinations such as Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome – perfect for a quick weekend getaway.

4. Incredible shopping opportunities

Cribbs Causeway

Love shopping? Then you can’t get a more perfect base than Portishead. You can spend hours strolling through Victorian high street shopping at unique local shops and well-known stores. Super-sized shopping centre Cribbs Causeway is also less than 9 miles from Portishead along the M5 and is home to many well-known restaurants, brands and shops including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and H&M.

5. Entertaining attractions

Always wondering what to do at the weekend? Portishead has your problem solved! There are numerous fun and educational attractions located in or close to the town. Portishead open air swimming pool, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Oakham Treasures and the National Trust properties Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court are nearby, whilst attractions a little further afield include Bristol Zoo & Cheddar Gorge.

6. Portishead has its very own beach

Portishead features its very own sand and rocky beach backed by a beautiful grass area, so no need to travel miles to the beach again! Adjacent to the beach is a 100-year-old lake and a small park, ideal for picnics or relaxing in the sun with a nice book.

7. A year full of exciting events!

Portishead is home to many exciting events throughout the year including the Portishead Carnival, Raft Race, Flower show and a festive Victorian evening in December meaning lots of opportunities to embrace the town’s community spirit.

8. Beautiful scenic escapes

Due to its location in Somerset, Portishead is surrounded by incredible scenic beauty – perfect for strolling through the countryside on a summer’s day. Well-known hot-spots loved by local walkers include Gordano Valley Nature Reserve, Battery Point and the Clevedon Coast Path.

9. A buzzing modern MarinaPortishead Marina

Portishead Marina is the ideal place to meet up with friends and family for a relaxing meal or to enjoy a glass of wine. The modern development offers a fantastic variety of cafes, restaurants and bars and is situated in a stunning location with pleasant views of the sailing boats and yachts. Even better, on clear days the historical fishing port has incredible views of Wales!

If you are thinking about moving to Portishead, then you can find out more information about our house removals service here, or view our storage services if you need storage whilst you make your move.

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