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New homes in Coleford

New homes in Coleford

Welcome to Coleford

Located in Gloucestershire in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Coleford is a market town with lots to see and do in the local area. So whether you love going on bike rides, exploring museums or taking shopping trips to nearby cities, your new home in Coleford has something for everyone to enjoy.

A quick history

Coleford originally grew around a ford and by the middle of the 14th century had become a small hamlet with around eight houses. By the late 15th century Coleford had its own chapel, and its own market by 1642.

At the time of the English Civil War, troops marched through Coleford on their way to Gloucester which resulted in some disturbances including the burning of the market house. It was rebuilt in 1679, and the decades which followed saw a big growth in the population of the town. In the 20th century, Coleford continued to grow and today is a thriving administrative town.

Business and industry

Coleford is historically an iron-producing town, with a heritage stretching right back to the Middle Ages. Later the town had coal mines, an iron works and lime kiln, but today the town is built around tourism as visitors come and enjoy the cycling and walking routes in the Forest of Dean. Coleford is also home to Lucozade Ribena Suntory where the popular drinks are made, and the SPP Pumps Ltd factory.

Things to do in the area

Being located on the edge of the Forest of Dean, there are lots of things to see and do in and around Coleford. In the town itself, you can go and discover the history of the railways at the Coleford Great Western Railway Museum which is housed in the former Goods Shed.

If you’re moving to Coleford with a young family in tow, there are lots of great places to see just a short drive from Coleford, including Symonds Yat Rock, Clearwell Caves, and the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. At Puzzlewood you can explore the magical woodlands which have been used as a filming location for Star Wars and Torchwood, while Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure is ideal for train-loving little ones.

For those of you who like to be active, there are miles and miles of cycling trails through the Forest of Dean, while the River Wye is popular for canoeing. If you need an accessible walking route, The Cyril Hart Arboretum has flat paths winding through the impressive collection of trees.

Travel and commuting

There is no train station in Coleford, but the town is close to the A4136 and just a short drive from the A40. To get to the centre of Gloucester the car journey takes around 40 minutes, while Monmouth is much closer and just 15 minutes away by car. Newport can be reached in just over 40 minutes, while Cheltenham is around 50 minutes away from Coleford travelling via the A48 and A40.

If you’re travelling to London, the car journey takes almost three hours depending on the M4 traffic. If you want to get to the capital by train, the journey from Gloucester to Paddington takes under two hours.

When it’s holiday time, the nearest airport is Bristol International Airport, around one hour and 5 minutes away by car travelling via the B4228. 

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Thurstan's Rise

Staunton Road, Coleford, COLEFORD, GL16 8QR
  • £ £275,000 To £340,000
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 0.4 miles from your search location
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King's Wood Gate

Wonastow Road, Monmouth, MONMOUTHSHIRE, NP25 4DQ
  • £ £281,000 To £430,000
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 5.3 miles from your search location

Park Farm

Butt Lane, Thornbury, BRISTOL, BS35 1RA
  • £ £313,000 To £662,500
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 13 miles from your search location

Saxon Gate

Marsh Lane, Leonard Stanley, STONEHOUSE, GL10 3NJ

Saxon Gate is a new development of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes coming soon to the sought-after village of Leonard Stanley. Located on the edge of Stroud, your home will be surrounded by countryside overlooking the Severn Vale. A doctor’s surgery, pub, restaurant and primary school are closeby while Stroud town centre is 4 miles away. The M5 and Stroud rail station are just a 10 minute drive away.

  • 15.1 miles from your search location

Mountain View

Merthyr Road, Llanfoist, ABERGAVENNY, NP7 9LL
  • £ £279,500 To £463,000
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 17.7 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 3.24% - 3.90%

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Autumn Brook

Peg Hill, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 7BL
  • £ £460,000 To £510,000
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 19.4 miles from your search location

Oatley Park

Hospital Road, Barrow Gurney, BRISTOL, BS48 3SF
  • £ From £755,000
  • 4, 5 & 6 bedroom homes
  • 26.5 miles from your search location

Bilbie Green

Off Charlton Road, Keynsham, BRISTOL, BS31 2RP
  • £ From £510,000
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 27.6 miles from your search location

Pembroke Park

Blackberry Walk, London Road, Cirencester, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL7 1GH
  • £ £325,000 To £540,000
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 29 miles from your search location
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