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Your new home in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is one of the most sought after counties for house buyers. Hardly an hour from London Paddington, with the rolling Cotswold Hills dominating the county, the region is well known for its pretty honey coloured houses, chocolate box market towns and popular walking trails.

Your new home in Gloucestershire has the Cotswold Way national walking trail which hugs the Cotswold Edge and runs 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath. The mighty Severn River, which splits the county, stretches from the Bristol Channel up towards Gloucester and the exquisite Forest of Dean to the west - well known for its walking and biking trails - all 27,000 acres of it.

Further east, the quintessentially pretty towns and villages that are such a feature of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, include the poetically named Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. And while Bibury doesn't have a long name, it must surely be one of the prettiest villages in all of England. 

The capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester (the Roman town of Corinium) has twice weekly markets, and is a bustling centre packed with high end stores, high street chains and coffee shops. To the West, Stroud, built in the five valleys, has always been much more bohemian with its own independent shops and arts & crafts vibe. Cheltenham, is a spa town with stunning regency architecture, fabulous eateries and designer shops; while the cathedral city of Gloucester, with its revamped Gloucester Docks and Shopping Outlet is a great place to eat, shop and enjoy.

Your new property in Gloucestershire has the M5 weaving its way south to Bristol and north to Birmingham, shadowed by the A38. The A429 links the M5 to the M4 for easy journeys to London, while the A40 connects Cheltenham to Oxford and offers excellent routes to the East.