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Cirencester has beautiful period properties and the architecture of the town can span several centuries. On the cusp of the Cotswolds, Cirencester’s market town status was mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086 and traders still set up their stalls every Monday and Friday, since 1999. Crafts and antiques markets are also regularly held in the town.
Moving to Cirencester
With the Britannia Quickmove office located just 25 minutes from Cirencester, moving to the town couldn’t be easier. We have expert teams to help handle your move, as a well as a variety of storage solutions if needed.
If you can afford it, buying in the centre of Cirencester is a must, particularly in lanes such as Dollar Street and Black Jack Street. The hotchpotch of detached properties and old Victorians around St Michael’s Park are also very sought after. For more modern properties, many seek homes on Somerford Road, or more towards the area of Stratton.
Elegant detached properties and town houses can set buyers back anywhere between £450,000 and £900,000. Families can pick up a nice family detached between £300,000 and £450,000, whereas semis are a more affordable £160,000 to £300,000. Terraces and cottages fall into the £150,000 to £275,000 bracket.
Schools in Cirencester
In terms of primary schools, Powell’s C of E and Watermoor C of E are awarded ‘good’ from Ofsted. However, Stratton C of E is ‘outstanding’ and has a number of school clubs and has a real rich focus upon music. Deer Park and Kingshill are ‘outstanding’ secondary schools.
For those wishing their children to be privately educated, Rendcomb College is a co-educational, boarding and day school for 3 to 18 year olds. It is set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Hatherop Castle Preparatory School is a co-ed prep and day boarding school for children between the ages of 2 and 13. Boarders are admitted at the age of 7.
Cirencester College is the main hub for further education.
Transport Links Cirencester
Cirencester is just a 25-minute drive from the M5, connecting the town with other major road networks in the UK. It is around an hour’s drive to Bristol and Oxford and 30 minutes to Swindon. Driving to London is a bit of a mammoth task at just under 100 miles, and taking 1 hour 40 minutes without traffic.
Cirencester used to have three railway stations, none of which are now in use. The nearest train station is four miles away in Kemble. Buses connect Cirencester to the station and there is a car park with 220 spaces. There is one direct service to London Paddington every two hours, with a journey time of 1 hour 18 minutes. There is an alternative service every other hour, with passengers changing at Swindon to carry on to London. Journey times aren’t horrendous however, at just under 1 hour 30 minutes. Trains also run to and from Cheltenham and Westbury.
There are also a vast amount of local bus services covering Cirencester and surrounding areas, and there is one National Express coach stop at the Beeches car park. Routes connect Cirencester to Newcastle, London, Hereford and Birmingham.
Removal Services in Cirencester
Britannia Quickmove Removal Company serves customers across the local area including Cirencester, whether you are moving locally and need a removals service from Swindon or Wiltshire, across the UK or overseas, choose from our range of services to make your move go with a swing. We will provide high-quality packing goods to ensure the safe transportation of your treasured possessions, or if you are working or have young children to care for, why not let us send in our team of trained packers to do the hard work for you?
Cirencester Storage Services
We have a large warehouse in nearby Calne, which is popular with local businesses for its archive storage and secure document-handling services. Or if you need self storage to declutter your home or take care of your belongings on an interim basis, contact us today to find out about the many options available.