Rail Upgrades Add To Appeal of West Country Property

Freshford Mill | 26 October 2016 |

Network Rail has confirmed that the next stage of electrification work will take place on the Great Western Railway early next year. These improvements to the railway line linking Bath and London Paddington will reduce journey times between the two cities, making Bath more accessible, and even increasing property values in the area. But how much will electrification reduce rail journey times? A spokesman for Great Western Railway says: "We are hoping to offer the fastest journey ...

… time possible” “We hope the service between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington will be 15 minutes quicker after electrification works.”

This means the journey from Bath to London should take slightly over an hour once the improvements are complete.

The electrification of the Great Western line and the therefore reduced journey times to London is increasing demand in the area surrounding Bath. With the London market cooling, many more buyers are looking to move out and capitalise on the price gap between London and the country.

There have always been a lot of people moving from London to Bath and the surrounding areas, but now, with improved transport links, that number is increasing.

Those looking to take advantage of the soon-to-be swift journey between London and Bath will be happy to hear of our Freshford Mill development outside Bath, which is currently in development.

Once completed, this will provide 21 new homes within easy reach of Bath, all on the site of a former mill in the picturesque village of Freshford. Here, residents can enjoy the countryside while also being well connected to Bath and to London.

Freshford is one of the most scenic villages around Bath and has its own train station and bus service. It is also within easy reach of the M4 motorway. Our development at Freshford Mill consists of the conversion of the original mill buildings together with new build homes. Homes range from 2 to 5 bed and are set in a stunning natural habitat which includes a lake and an island nature reserve.

If you would like to find out more, please email our Sales Manager Sarah Smith on sarah@environcommunities.com  or call 07432 682874