How to Find the Perfect Rural House for Rent in the UK
Finding the perfect rural house for rent in the UK can be a difficult task, especially when you consider that there are thousands of houses to choose from across the country. So if you’re looking to rent out a house in the UK and you need help narrowing down your search, this guide on how to find the perfect rural house will have you searching successfully and quickly in no time at all!
What are you looking for?
The first thing you need to do is identify what you’re looking for—is it a place where you and your family can spend time together away from distractions, or are you interested in something with a bit more space that would allow you and your partner or roommates some privacy? Do children come into play at all? Are you looking for something within an hour’s drive of work or hours away? Once you have some solid answers, start searching! There are plenty of online resources dedicated solely to helping people find rentals, so take advantage of them. Open Houses: The best way is by viewing open houses. Most estate agents publish these on their websites, so if that is convenient, get access to them.
What’s your budget?
Before you start looking at properties, you’ll need to determine how much money you’re willing and able to spend on rent. The key word here is will. You might only be able to afford a small one-bedroom apartment, but if you have a roommate or two, that cuts your monthly expenses. Just make sure your potential roommates are responsible people and will be good housemates. Otherwise, it’s time to keep looking and saving—because living with an irresponsible person could be just as expensive as paying high rent all by yourself. Can you also look into housing trusts or subsidy schemes that help individuals pay their rent at lower costs? There are even some people who are granted free housing by local authorities as well!
How far from London do you want to be?
The first thing you need to decide is how far away from London you want to live. A quick rule of thumb is that it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes on a train to get from one end of London (zone 6) to another, meaning that there’s a maximum distance you want to be from London if you plan on commuting regularly. Another important thing to consider when looking at houses for rent in rural areas is public transport. If you are located far away from bus stops and train stations, your house will sit vacant a lot longer than if it were more accessible by public transportation. In addition, some areas are more rural than others, so take into account how much greenery and privacy (or lack thereof) are available near where you want your house for rent.
Finding The Right House For You
Before you start your search, it’s important to know exactly what you’re looking for. If all you want is a safe and clean place to live, then choose a reputable agent who can find something suitable near your job, your favourite restaurants and shops, or anywhere else that’s important to you. If, however, rural village life is more up your alley (and we know it can be), then make sure you find an agent who understands which villages might suit your needs. The only way you can do that is by being honest with yourself about what constitutes perfection. For example, how would your commute work? Do most people drive or take public transportation? Is there a community centre or other place where people go after work?Back to blog