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Cheltenham

A jam-packed calendar, one of the UK’s most prestigious racecourses, renowned schools and picturesque countryside - expect all of this and more when you buy a home in Cheltenham. This Regency spa town welcomes all kinds of homebuyers. Its excellent schooling facilities, amenities and small size make it perfect for families, whereas the bars and restaurants, local festivals and career opportunities fill up day-to-day life for young professionals. Relax amongst rolling hills and take long strolls through the golden Cotswolds.

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Ask locals what they love about Cheltenham and you’ll hear all about its stunning Regency architecture, a variety of shopping facilities, mouth-watering food scene and its proximity to the Cotswolds. You can also easily reach larger cities such as Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

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Living in Cheltenham

The Festival Town

Cheltenham is officially known as the Festival Town and it’s not hard to see why. Living here means that calendars will be packed with local festivals and events. One of the most well known is The Cheltenham Festival at the racecourse, including The Gold Cup. This isn’t the only racing event held throughout the year but it’s certainly one of the most popular, attracting famous famous and royal names as well as avid racegoers.

Other festivals include the Cheltenham Literature Festival - the world’s oldest literary festival - plus the Jazz, Music and Science festivals. The Food and Drink Festival showcases the best local produce, with plenty to sample there on the day, and the 2000 Trees Festival is a fun-filled, three-day music festival that’s perfect for both family and friends.

Sports enthusiasts are not limited to horse racing, with the Cheltenham Cricket Festival being the oldest in the world, which started in 1872.

Making the most of these local festivals is only part of life in the regency town. Many more events are held throughout the year, with community areas like the Georgian-style Pittville Park, Everyman Theatre and the Town Hall having lots to offer. In spring, you can enjoy the views from the top of the Observation Wheel and go ice skating in the winter.

Gateway to the Cotswolds

Many homebuyers dream of living in the story-book towns and villages that make up the Cotswolds. And while Cheltenham isn’t actually part of the Cotswolds, it’s so close to the quaint towns and villages that it’s often classed as a Cotswold town.

The closest town is Winchcombe, home to Sudley Castle, where Tudor queen Katherine Parr is buried. Bourton-On-The-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, is also nearby. Another one to visit is Stow-On-The-Wold, famed for St Edward’s Church, whose unique, medieval wooden door is said to be Tolkein’s inspiration for the Doors of Durin in The Lord of The Rings.

The Cotswolds are known for their golden-stone cottages that look like they’ve jumped straight out of a fairytale book. These idyllic villages are surrounded by breathtaking scenery that makes for great walks with family, four-legged friends and solo treks. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even give the 102-mile Cotswold Way walk a go.

Want to take a stroll closer to your new home? You’re still spoilt for choice. Cleeve Hill is the highest point in Gloucestershire and has breathtaking views, whereas Leckhampton features three different trails with varying landscapes and attractions. You also have Pittville and Sandford Parks, as well as Bellas Knap - a Neolithic burial ground with a fascinating history. All of these stunning landscapes are ideal for avid walkers or anyone wanting to live in a buzzing town that still retains elements of rural living.

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Cheltenham is a location that has plenty to offer. If you want to live in a picturesque town that makes you feel like you’re part of something bigger, then this is where to buy a home.