When I worked in the UK as an interpreter, I lived in a small village called Markyate.
It was a perfect choice because of the unbelievable quietness.
The company rented a flat here and I lived in that flat with my colleagues until my contract ended.
Sadly I had to provide a 24/7 service, therefore I could walk too far from the flat because service calls were never too far away.
However after about 5 minutes walk one can reach the fields at the edge of the town.
In 30 minutes there is the next village, just as beautiful as Markyate itself.
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