Houses and flats for sale in Stroud
The Cirencester office of Knight Frank offer houses for sale in and around Stroud, the Stroud Valleys and postcode areas GL5, GL6, GL10 and GL11. These include Cotswold stone country houses and country cottages, village properties, manor houses, equestrian properties, farms, farmhouses, houses with land, barn conversions and converted buildings.
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Living in Stroud
Stroud is one of Gloucestershire’s busiest market towns and is the centre for many beautiful Cotswold villages such as: Amberley, Bisley, Nailsworth, Oakridge, Painswick, Sheepscombe, Slad and Woodchester. It lies at the meeting point of the Five Valleys and is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Built on the success of the woollen mills, it was home to a Huguenot community in the 17th Century and the area retains its reputation as a stronghold for artists and artisans (it was known as 'the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds' by Jasper Conran). There are many successful small businesses and industries in and around the area and an award winning Farmers’ Market which takes place every Saturday. Stroud was one of the birthplaces of the Organic food movement and home to Britain's first fully organic café; it is also a Fairtrade town. Many of those looking to live in the Stroud area are attracted by the stunning Cotswold hills, good schools and a less ‘polished’ but more friendly Cotswold community; the people tend to be more down to earth, often with wider intellectual interests. There are plenty of smallholders and it is a very popular area for those with equestrian interests, the area is superb for walking, cycling and riding through the countless hidden valleys with streams, wooded hillsides and breathtaking views, some down to the River Severn. There are some good schools in the area including Beaudesert Park School, Wycliffe College and the excellent grammar schools Stroud High for girls and Marling. Trains go direct from Stroud to London (Paddington 90 minutes) and Junction 13 of the M5 is only 6 miles away.
Between the Golden Valley and the Nailsworth Valley lies the small, attractive thriving hilltop town of Minchinhampton which boasts award winning cafés, restaurants, a superb family butchers, an organic dairy, a farm shop, Boots the Chemists, a doctors surgery many other independent shops. There is a busy market on Thursdays in the 17th century Market House. Minchinhampton Common, 600 acres of beautiful common land which was granted to the people of the town in the 16th Century, has been owned and maintained by the National Trust since 1913. Gatcombe Park lies just outside the town and is home of the Princess Royal who hosts horse trials twice a year and an annual craft fair.
Painswick has a thriving, lively, largely middle class community, often attracting young families (there is a very good village school). Those who retire there are kept busy by the numerous clubs and social activities and there are regular bus services. Housing in Painswick is made up of beautiful Listed ancient buildings built of mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarry on Painswick Beacon, these lovely buildings can be seen as you wander around its quaint and narrow streets, hence its popularity with tourists. Painswick Beacon has magnificent views across the Severn Valley and on a clear day the Welsh Mountains can be seen. There is also an 18 hole golf course, squash club, riding stables and tennis courts. Within walking distance is the Slad Valley, made famous by Laurie Lee in his book 'Cider with Rosie'.
Why use Knight Frank?
Our insight and track record makes us the most reputable and experienced of estate agents. Good advice based on leading research, comparative evidence and tailored advice throughout the property buying and selling process, ensures our clients make informed decisions about their property needs. We are regularly instructed to market some of the best properties in and around the Stroud area.