Our top 7 reasons to move to the Cotswolds!

Posted on February 12, 2024

Whether it’s a bolthole, a family home, or an investment property you’re looking for, we give our top seven reasons why moving to the Cotswolds could be the best decision you ever make!

1. Beautiful homes

There’s no getting away from the fact that the Cotswolds offers some of the most picture-perfect homes in the whole of the UK. Traditional honey-coloured houses are the biggest draw for many people wanting to move here, but there are also many other options from vast architectural new build homes to barn conversions or bijou apartments within a stroll of the most popular Cotswold towns.

2. Impressive Schooling Options

Relocating to the Cotswolds with a family, means that schools are going to be a top priority when choosing where to live. Luckily in the Cotswolds we are spoilt for choice and the Cotswolds has become a prime area for families looking to put down their roots. Cheltenham Ladies College, Kingham Hill, Cokethorpe Park and The Cotswold School are just a few of the many highly regarded independent schools in the Cotswolds.

3. Idyllic towns and villages

Beautiful walks in Bibury, antique hunting in Tetbury and Stow-on-the-Wold, riverside picnics in Bourton on the Water, boutique shopping in Cirencester…the choice of picturesque places full of Cotswold charm to explore are endless!

4. Employment in the Cotswolds

The region is abundant with highly respected employers including Microsoft, Schlumberger, Superdry, GCHQ and GE aviation, to name just a few. Whether you’re relocating for work, or wanting to further your career, the Cotswolds has some impressive names to add to your CV!

5. Excellent transport links

If you’re thinking about moving to the Cotswolds but still need to access your office in London a couple of days a week then you will find the area very well connected. Direct trains run from Kemble into London Paddington in 1hour 15minutes.

The Honeybourne line runs through villages from Worcester to London Paddington including Moreton in Marsh, Hanborough, Kingham and Oxford. Further over on the North Eastern edge of the Cotswolds access to Banbury station offers a direct service into London Marylebone.

By road, the A40 connects easily to the M40 giving an easy route into Oxford, London and the home counties, and from Cirencester the A419 connects the M4 giving easy access to both London, Bath and Bristol.

6. Breathtaking Countryside

There is nothing quite like the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The landscape expands for miles around and there are many unique vantage points to take in the stunning views. Cleeve Hill, Broadway Tower, Crickley Hill and Painswick Beacon are just a few perfect sunset spots. For walking and hiking, the Cotswold Way offers over 100 miles of footpaths to enjoy and nature lovers are spoilt for choice with gardens, arboretums, lakes and forests to explore.

Outdoor pursuits are very popular with locals including shooting, equestrian, golf, padel, tennis and cycling.

7. Culture

The Cotswolds is literally bursting with attractions for culture and heritage events, and Cheltenham, at the heart of the Cotswolds and known as the festival town, delivers an annual programme of art, music, and literature festivals to impress the most discerning visitor. Theatres and town halls across the Cotswolds truly showcase the best of local talent, as well as some impressive worldwide names.

If you are considering a move to the Cotswolds why not get in touch with us to see how we can help you find the perfect home.

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