We live in a mid-terraced house close to the edge of town. It is 2 minutes walk to open fields and the river, and 5 minutes walk into the small market town. We have 3 bedrooms, a living room with wood burning stove, bathroom and kitchen. There is also a large garden, with a log cabin, some lawn and some cultivated with fruit bushes.
The town has a population of about 25,000. There is an ordinary market twice a week as well as a farmers market and a large artisan market once a month. There is a strong community here with many events taking place throughout the year. The town has a few supermarkets but also has many small shops and cafes.
There is a cinema and 2 theatres in town, as well as leisure centre with swimming pool, badminton, squash etc.
There is a river running through the town which people swim in at a beautiful place about 8 km away. The surrounding countryside here is rolling hills, green fields (mostly dairy farming).
There is a beautiful cycle path along an old railway track for about 8 km nearby.
There are 3 of us who live here - myself (a social researcher), my partner (a community artist) and our 18 month old son. We also have my partners older 2 children to stay who are 8 and 10.