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New homes in Leonard Stanley

A charming little village in the South West, Leonard Stanley lies within Gloucestershire not far from England’s border with South Wales. Gloucester and Cheltenham are both just to the north of town, while regional powerhouse Bristol is less than 30 miles away. 


Whether you’re interested in the commuter links, local attractions or excellent schools in the area, this is a particularly popular place to live for families. Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet offering superb access to the M5 motorway, start browsing our developments closest to Leonard Stanley below

Great Oldbury

Great Oldbury

Grove Lane, Nupend, STONEHOUSE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL10 3SJ

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £460,000 to £475,000
Rosewood Grange

Rosewood Grange

Harrier Way, Hardwicke, GLOUCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL2 4DB

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £485,000
Morton Meadows

Morton Meadows

Gloucester Road, Thornbury, BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BS35 1LJ

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £395,000 to £650,000
Park Farm

Park Farm

Butt Lane, Thornbury, BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BS35 1AJ

  • 5 bedroom homes
  • From £690,000
Ladden Garden Village

Ladden Garden Village

Off Leechpool Way, Yate, BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BS37 7YX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £325,000 to £435,000
Merlin Gate

Merlin Gate

Manor Road, Newent, NEWENT, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL18 1SS

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £300,000 to £425,000
DWH @ Brunel Quarter

DWH @ Brunel Quarter

Station Road, Chepstow, CHEPSTOW, MONMOUTHSHIRE, NP16 5PB

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £276,500 to £473,500
Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

Hill Corner Road, Chippenham, CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE, SN15 1DX

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £360,000 to £380,000
St Catherine's Grange

St Catherine's Grange

Hazle Close, Ledbury, LEDBURY, COUNTY OF HEREFORDSHIRE, HR8 2XX

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £220,000 to £480,000
Nant Y Castell

Nant Y Castell

Heol Sirhowy, Caldicot, CALDICOT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, NP26 4RD

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £267,500 to £440,000
Canalside @ Wichelstowe

Canalside @ Wichelstowe

Mill Lane, West Leaze, SN1 7DQ

  • 1, 2 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £160,000 to £372,000
Hunters Wood

Hunters Wood

Basil Drive, Melksham, SN12 6LT

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • From £445,000
Lay Wood

Lay Wood

Horton Road, Devizes, DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE, SN10 2JJ

 

Welcome to Leonard Stanley

If you want to move to a Gloucestershire village on the edge of the Cotswolds and within driving distance of Stroud, Gloucester and Bristol, Leonard Stanley could be the right place for you. Located near Stonehouse and with the motorway nearby, your new home in Leonard Stanley offers rural living within easy reach of bigger towns and cities.

A quick history

Leonard Stanley was once a bustling market town, with the 1801 census showing most people were employed in agriculture, trade and manufacturing. After a fire in the 17th century the town stopped growing so rapidly, and by today’s standards is the size of a village with around 600 residents. The village has a parish church, St Swithun, which dates back to the 12th century.

Business and industry

Although Leonard Stanley is a village, it’s close to a number of big employers in neighbouring towns and cities. Omega Resource Group, Nine Telecom Group and Smiths (Gloucester) are all based in Stonehouse, while Stroud is home to Tudor Rose International and renewable energy company Ecotricity.

If you don’t mind a short drive to work, St James’ Place, Safran Landing Systems, Ecclesiastical Insurance and the University of Gloucestershire are also major employers in the local area.

Things to do in the area

There are lots of things to see and do in the area surrounding Leonard Stanley, from walks through Hidcote Manor Garden in Chipping Campden to outdoor swimming at Stratford Park Leisure Centre. If you’ve got children, there are lots of family-friendly days out close to the village including WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Painswick Rococo Garden, Cattle Country Adventure Park and Prinknash Bird and Deer Park.

Neighbouring Stroud is home to a number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, while Stroud Fringe Festival takes place each year with live music, entertainment and street food. If you visit Gloucester for a day trip, you can visit the impressive Gloucester Cathedral, go shopping at the popular Gloucester Quays, and see a play at Gloucester Guildhall.

If you enjoy being active, Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club, Cotswold Edge Golf Club and Stroud Cricket Club are all nearby.

Travel and commuting

Leonard Stanley is located just off the A419 and close to the M5, providing good transport links by road. The nearest train station is in Stonehouse, with regular services to Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Travelling by car, Leonard Stanley is 5 minutes away from Stonehouse, 10 minutes from Stroud and 30 minutes from Gloucester, while Bristol can be reached in 45 minutes.

If you’re going to London, the car journey from Leonard Stanley takes two hours 30 minutes travelling via the M4. There’s a regular train service from Stroud to London Paddington with a journey time of just one hour 30 minutes, perfect if you’re commuting to the capital on a regular basis.

When it’s holiday time, Bristol Airport is 55 minutes away from Leonard Stanley travelling by car, while Birmingham Airport is one hour 15 minutes away via the M5 and M42.