With the tolls on the Severn bridges betweenWales and England being scrapped by the end of 2018, Chepstow has become increasingly popular as a Bristol commuter option with those using the bridge daily potentially saving £1,400 a year.
Only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Bristol, this sought after area is pretty, affordable and full of charm. This popularity is expected to increase as Chepstow attracts more Bristol buyers than ever before, and for good reason. Peter Mills, Director of the Severn Quay development in Chepstow, said: “We have had many enquiries and reservations from Bristolians who realise that living in Chepstow is a real alternative to Bristol. They are able to own an incredible contemporary home for much less than in Bristol while having stunning countryside on the doorstep and easy access to an abundance of quality shops and amenities.
“Commuting is very easy. Travelling from Chepstow to both Bristol Parkway and Cribs Causeway is a great deal faster than from other commuter belt towns that are much closer. Bristol Parkway is just 24 minutes by car. Cribs Causeway (M&S, John Lewis etc) is a simple 15 minute journey while central London is easily reached in only 1 hour, 20 minutes by train from Bristol Parkway. “We have also seen an increase in interest from investors. With a shortage of rental properties in Chepstow, they realise they are able to purchase a property of outstanding quality in an area of increasing popularity with above average returns.”