Michael Gould Property in Midsomer Norton
Michael Gould has been in the Estate Agency business for over 40 years and in 1990 opened his own office in the High Street in the busy market town of Midsomer Norton.
With its classical Victorian frontage and contemporary interior this office stands out from our competitors as does the warm welcome and excellent service you will receive from Michael’s fully trained, enthusiastic, innovative and energetic staff.
Michael Gould is a well known face in this busy little market town, as was his father and grandfather. This and the quality service he and his team provide make him not only the longest established local Estate Agent but one of the most successful. Michael Gould is the only local Agent who has been invited to join the Guild of Professional Estate Agents.
Our register of properties range from the small terraced Cottage to Distinctive Homes and all vendors will receive the quality of service we are proud to give. Time after time our vendors have written commenting and thanking us for our feedback and after-sales service.
Michael Gould Property offers and sells properties in a wide geographical area specialising in Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Peasedown St John, Paulton, Timsbury and the villages bearing Postcodes BA3, BA2, and BS39.
About Midsomer Norton
With a history stretching back to the Iron Age, Midsomer Norton has, for centuries, been a traditional market town situated in very attractive rural surroundings between Bath and the Mendip Hills. Midsomer Norton is an enjoyable place to shop and spend time with its historic buildings and the River Somer running through the town centre. The town has a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops offering good old-fashioned service but with modern supermarkets including Sainsburys’ and Lidls’
For those seeking a greater range of entertainment and facilities, Bath lies a mere 10 miles away as do Wells and Frome and the historic city of Bristol 15 miles. It is also very well placed for the M4 and adjoining motorways.
It was coal mining that really gave the town impetus creating much needed employment. This wasn’t without problems as the hills made it difficult to transport the coal. The arrival of railways and canals (particularly the Bath extension of the Somerset & Dorset line in 1874,) transformed the conveying of coal. The working conditions and particularly the dust from the coal mines soon caused medical problems with many of the miners suffering from “miners’ lung”. It was due to the courage and conviction of Fred Gould (Michael Gould's grandfather) who as Member of Parliament for Frome took a miner’s lung to parliament to protest about their working environment and started the long, slow process of better conditions and, eventually, compensation.
The town can lay claim to several notable people, Roald Dahl in his autobiography “Tales of Childhood” vividly recalls delivering kerosene in the 1930’s in Midsomer Norton and the surrounding villages. The literary Waugh family (including Arthur and Evelyn) lived in the town as did singer Anita Harris.
Midsomer Norton offers all the benefits of a small local community but lies on the doorstep of larger cultural cities.