Houses and flats for sale in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire is particularly popular with Londoners looking for a second home in the country and those wishing to retire; families move to Gloucestershire as there are good schools both state and private, and as it is so easy to commute to almost any region in country via the M4, M40 and M5 motorways, it is ideal for those who wish to commute or work from home. Gloucestershire is also very desirable for anyone looking to buy farms or houses with land as it is a good agricultural area and especially popular with those who have equestrian interests as it is a centre for racing, polo, eventing and hunting. Country cottages, village houses, barn conversions, manor houses, equestrian properties, country houses, farms and estates are all sold by Knight Frank in Gloucestershire.
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Living in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire has always held an enviable reputation for being an exclusive place to live and delights visitors of all ages. The prosperity of Gloucestershire can be traced back to sheep farming in the Middle Ages, the county is endowed with history and lively with thriving rural communities.
There are many ancient and painstakingly preserved towns and villages nestling among the picturesque hills and woodlands with traditional Cotswold stone houses and cottages peppering the hillsides and winding lanes.
Gloucestershire has long been an inspiration to artists and writers and was the home of the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th Century and Damien Hurst one of the leading artists in the BritArt movement has a studio in Chalford. Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie is set in Slad, near Stroud and other writers include: JK Rowling, Joanna Trollope, Jilly Cooper. The English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born in 1872 at Down Ampney and Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, was born in Cheltenham in 1874. Steve Winwood, Mike d'Abo and Alex James of Blur have made Gloucestershire their home. HRH The Prince of Wales lives at Highgrove near Tetbury, The Princess Royal lives at Gatcombe Park near Minchinhampton and celebrities who have been lured to Gloucestershire include: Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Hurley, and Julian Lloyd-Webber.
Commuters who choose to live in Gloucestershire are within easy reach of London, the Midlands, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol, and the M5 gives easy access to the North. Superb schooling, both state and private, make the area an ideal choice for families with children of all ages. It is also a favourite with those with equestrian interests: National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, BE eventing such as at Badminton and Gatcombe some of the country’s best fox hunting packs such as the Duke of Beaufort’s, the VWH, the Heythrop and the Cotswol and there is polo at Cirencester Park and the Beaufort Polo Club at Westonbirt. There are numerous things to do and places to go with good restaurants, pubs, theatres, cinemas and numerous places of interest such as the popular Cotswold Water Park near South Cerney.
Why use Knight Frank?
Knight Frank put the client at the heart of what we do. Our negotiators have all been with the company for a number of years and can offer continuity like no other agent. Knight Frank have an enviable reputation as being agents with integrity, expertise and experience. Our global, national and London reach enables us to match properties to the ideal buyer, wherever they may be, and our formidable PR and marketing team ensure that properties are exposed to the market in many ways using the most up-to-date technology.