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The local area guide to living in Templecombe

Sat in the beautiful Somerset countryside, the small village of Templecombe offers all your village amenities and is close to a number of bigger towns. Situated on the A357, the village is just a few miles away from Wincanton and Yeovil, and 30 miles away from Salisbury – all of which can be reached quickly and easily by car.

The village is surrounded by countryside and farm land, and offers plenty of walks with great views. A rural escape away from some of the busier towns nearby, Templecombe is a great place to live. Despite its size, the village does offer a fair amount in terms of amenities. It has a post office, grocery store, village pub, and a primary school, plus plenty of recreational and play areas for kids. The village hall is also home to lots of community events and clubs, including a bowling club and a youth club.

Information about the local residents

Information on the local residents was last collected in the 2011 census. The data identified a population of 1,560. The majority of residents listed their religion as Christian, but others in the area also identified with Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Muslim religions.

In the village, there were also 689 households - all living in a range of accommodations with a relatively even split between detached properties, semi-detached properties and terraced homes. Over half of these properties were three bedroom homes – typical for a family-friendly location.

When it comes to age groups in the region, 19% of the population were under 16 at the time of the census and 18% were aged 65 or over. A large percentage of the population were of working age and 71% of those were in employment of some sort –the mix of professions in Templecombe being varied.

Nearby schools

Primary school-aged children are in luck, as the village has its own school. Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School sits at the heart of Templecombe and was assessed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2009. About the school, the report says that it ‘provides an exciting and stimulating curriculum which inspires the pupils and enables them to achieve highly.’ An alternative primary school in the area is Horsington C of E VC Primary School.

The nearest secondary school, King Arthur’s Community School, is located in Wincanton and is easily accessible by car and public transport.

For those not quite old enough for school yet, there are a number of activities available locally. A Mum and Toddler pre-school group runs in the village – offering great socialisation for children and parents alike.

Getting around

Despite its size, Templecombe does have its own train station - making travel around Somerset and beyond even easier. The railway station is served by trains on the London Waterloo to Exeter St. Davids West of England Main Line and offers direct trains to a number of popular UK hotspots.

For motorists, the A303 is within close proximity to the village, offering easy access to London and the Home Counties. There are also a number of buses that run regularly, operated by South West and Hampshire. Residents can get a direct bus to a number of locations including Milborne Port, Sherborne, Wincanton and Yeovil.

Local shops

Westcombe Stores sits at the heart of the village and has a post office and newsagents, offering all your day-to-day essentials. Big brand supermarkets aren’t far away - with a Morrisons in Wincanton, which can be reached within 15 minutes. A Waitrose is also located nearby in Sherborne.

If you’ve got a bit of Saturday afternoon shopping on your agenda, you’ll find most of what you need on Cheap Street in Sherborne. Home to a number of high street stores, the market town is a great place to head to on the weekends. There’s also Quedam Shopping Centre, located 13 miles away in Yeovil, with plenty of your favourite shops all under one roof.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.

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