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Hi Ladies, DH has landed himself a job with Clarks in Street and we need to relocate, somewhere within commuting distance. Ideally no more than 40 mins drive away. We don't know any areas or any people and have a 7 mth old DD. I'm really looking for suggestions on villages or towns we should look at. I'm keen not to be too isolated so somewhere with some local walkable facilities if we run out of milk etc. Pub would be nice and some mum/baby activities. If we could have a reasonable journey to a swimming pool that would be fab. LO may have some special needs (having an MRI on Wednesday - gulp) so we may need to be nearish to a hospital too. Some places that have been recommended thus far are South Petherton, Bruton, Wedmore and Taunton but would appreciate some honest feedback. We live in Guildford at the moment but i'm a country girl at heart so if we didn't have LO would be happy to go quite rural but I think that would be unfair on her. Thanks in advance! Debs
Hi there, did the same thing 2 years ago...exactly the same issue as my DH relocated to Clarks also!...live rurally nearish to Taunton, loving it..don't want to give out more info so publicly but would be happy to speak over email if its any help...
Well Street is lovely, which is where clarks HQ are. It has a swimming pool (indoor and outdoor), great shopping , nice schools/college, an hour to Bath/Bristol, 30 minutes to Yeovil and 45 minutes to Taunton.
Castle Cary is neatest train station to London, about 30-45 minute drive away.
Nearby towns are Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury all nice communities and have activities for toddlers and a short commute away.
I grew up nearby and have moved closer to Bath/Bristol but still come to groups/use the pool and nice for a wander about.
I'm not sure there is a Local Editor/Ambassador for Somerset. I am a Local Ambassador for Bath, and have been updating the site over there, I do try to pop my head in over here now and then.
Feel free to PM if you have questions, or reply here and I will check back.