Relaxing rural retreat
LIVING Get away from it all in country
FROM endless fresh air and beautiful scenery to small but friendly communities, there are many benefits to life in the countryside. That’s why lots of citydwelling families choose to up sticks and relocate there every year. And from converted steadings to new-build developments, there really is a type of home to suit everyone. The advantages available to children who live in the countryside are great. They are able to grow up surrounded by nature – experiencing wildlife and how the scenery changes with the different seasons. Kids also have more space to run and play outdoors, often without parents having to worry as much about busy roads as city counterparts. Their gardens can often be much bigger than those you will find in the centre of a town and schools will often enjoy smaller class sizes which means greater attention from teachers. And, perhaps best of all, the location offers them access to many great sporting pursuits and hobbies. From hillwalking to horse riding, fishing to cycling, living in the country is rich
VIEWS: There’s a lot to be said for living a peaceful life in the countryside.