New Homes in Cheltenham
Originally a bolthole for the wealthy in the 18th and 19th centuries, the sophisticated regency spa town on Cheltenham is now a vibrant location.
Buying a new home in Cheltenham will provide you with great shopping, restaurants and bars, as well as allowing easy access to the surrounding Cotswolds countryside.
Things to see and do
Love to shop? You’re well served in Cheltenham. From high street favourites at the Regent Arcade and Beechwood Shopping Centre to chic independent stores in the Montpellier and Suffolks area, there’s no shortage of options. The Brewery, meanwhile, is a leisure complex offering a cinema, selection of restaurants and fitness centre.
There’s plenty of culture here too. Nature in Art is the world’s first museum dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature, while the Wilson-Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum displays a range of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Here you can see an important collection of Dutch 17th and 19th century paintings, rare oriental porcelain and learn about Cheltenham’s social history.
Cheltenham hosts a number of festivals and events, with something to suit every taste. From the world-famous horse racing and the Cheltenham Gold Cup to the four major festivals of music, science, jazz and literature, the eclectic mix keeps everyone happy.
Further events for music enthusiasts include Folk Three and the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain while the Midsummer Fiesta, Design Festival and FAB (Fashion and Beauty) offer extensive options for creative types.
Cheltenham has a number of grammar and public schools such as the world-famous Cheltenham Ladies’ College founded in 1853.
Cheltenham College, founded in 1841 was one of the first public schools of the Victorian age and holds the crown for hosting the oldest cricket festival in the world.
For those looking to go into further education, the town has several University of Gloucestershire campuses.
Cheltenham’s convenient location means it’s situated less than a hundred miles from London and enjoys easy access from all parts of the UK.
It’s great if you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas of the Cotswold’s, Stratford upon Avon and Bath.
Cheltenham Spa station offers fast and frequent services to the surrounding areas and further afield.
Located along the Bristol-Birmingham mainline, services include Gloucester (nine minutes), Bristol (42 minutes) Swindon (one hour two minutes), London Paddington (two hours seven minutes) and Cardiff (one hour 16 minutes). There are also services to the North West, North East and Scotland.
For quick access into London, the Cheltenham Spa Express is a named passenger train that connects Cheltenham with London.
Cheltenham also benefits from strong road links, being next to the M5 motorway between Bristol and Birmingham. Its junction with the A417 to Swindon and the A40 runs from across the M5 through Cheltenham towards Oxford and London.
The closest airport to Cheltenham is Birmingham International which is approximately an hour away. A number of options for both domestic and international flights operate from here.