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Cheltenham is one of the most desirable places to live in the UK and is recognised for its beautiful architecture; from its beautiful Regency buildings to quaint stone cottages. Also, who can forget the world-renowned racecourse? The quintessentially English spa town is a fantastic place to raise a family and is rich with green spaces.
Located just a stone’s throw away in neighbouring Gloucester, the Britannia Herbert Davis team are ready to help you move to or from Cheltenham. However, if you are thinking of moving to the area, keep reading to find out what life is like in Cheltenham…
Moving to Cheltenham
Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, it is no surprise that the town has its fair share of wonderful Arts and Crafts properties. On the whole, the majority of properties in the town are period homes and you will be hard pushed to find many new builds. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot make the interior of a property modern and contemporary.
Many families move into the cream Regency homes which have smart hedges and large sash windows. However, young professionals and couples will find that many of the larger Georgian and Regency homes are actually split into apartments, available to both rent and buy.
Whilst the standard of properties in Cheltenham is unlike many locations in the UK, there is something to suit the majority of budgets and may opportunities to rent also.
Schools in Cheltenham
Cheltenham College is undoubtedly the most famous school in the town, along with Cheltenham Ladies’ College. The area is rich in prestigious independent schools including Dean Close School, St Edward’s RC School and The Richard Pate School. The Kings School in Gloucester, Malvern College and Hereford Cathedral School all have fantastic reputations too.
Highly sought-after state schools in Cheltenham include Pates Grammar Secondary School and Balcarras Secondary School.
Transport Links Cheltenham
Hop on the A40 westbound and join the M5 at Junction 11 for fast access south to Bristol and Exeter or north to Birmingham. The M4 is four junctions away heading straight into London and passing Heathrow Airport. Birmingham Airport is around an hour’s drive away.
Cheltenham Spa railway station is formed of two platforms, with eight to 12 trains per hour during off-peak hours. Services run to the likes of Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, and Manchester. There are also services to more local stations including Tewkesbury, Ashchurch and Gloucester.