It’s official, the countryside property market is booming as people turn away from towns and cities in search of the perfect rural bolthole.

Estate agents Knight Frank this week reported the highest number of sales in the country market for 15 years and the number of home buyers registering last year up 35 per cent.

Driven by this increased demand for the country life, The Telegraph named where they calculated are the country’s most desirable villages in each county.

Hereford Times: People are heading out of towns and cities in search of country life (Canva)People are heading out of towns and cities in search of country life (Canva)

Talking about what makes a place highly sought after, analyst at Savills, Frances Clacy, told the newspaper: “People want villages that have a bit of everything, from schools to stunning countryside, with accessibility to cities and transport infrastructure.

“Less well-trumpeted factors count too, such as the main road through the village should only lead to other villages.”

So, taking into account the highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and chocolate box appeal, here’s which village came out on top in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire’s most desired village


Average house price: £452,954

What makes it so appealing?

The village has a church named Holy Trinity which has a 13th-century bell tower, and the primary school has been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted.

Maggie Spende, who has just left the school after more than eight years as its headteacher, said it was a "wonderful" place.

In her last week as headteacher, Miss Spence opened a new pond at the school, which children will be able to enjoy for years to come.

Miss Spence said her fondest memory of Bosbury will be the creativity of pupils, adding that she has seen them grow in confidence over the years.

She also paid tribute to the “fantastic team of teachers” at the school.

Bosbury is also home to a monthly farmers’ market as well as bowls, tennis and cricket plus a pub which used to be a coaching inn.

The village hall is used as a venue for pilates and Flicks in the Sticks film nights.