Welcome to the community
As a lad from Cornwall, I’m always going to recommend the South West; it can be utterly breathtaking at times. I’m getting all misty-eyed just thinking about the country lanes, crab fishing, and good old Cornish pasties!
We’ve got a great little guide on some of the best places to live in Cornwall here actually:
It’s focused more on families moving to Cornwall (not sure if that’s relevant for you or not), but it’s worth a read so you can get a rough idea of some of the places available. We have other Cornwall guides available on our blog as well, focusing on things like the best places in Cornwall for history fans, nature lovers, and where the best coastal towns in Cornwall are.
Anyway, before I get carried away, do you have any specifics on what you’re looking for in a rural area? We cover much of England in the area guides available on our website, which you can check out here:
Of course, our blog features plenty of great location content too, but if you let me know what you’re looking for then I’d be more than happy to provide relevant links!
Give me a shout if you have any further questions as well