Guide to Living in Cheltenham

Cheltenham, the Regency Spa town nestled in the Cotswolds stunning countryside has long been one of the best places to live in Britain. It’s quintessential English feel, wide selection of shops bar and restaurants and the beautiful surrounding area makes it a lovely place to live – if you are planning on moving to Cheltenham, here is a quick guide to the local area…

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The town was declared a spa town in the 1700s, when the stories say that a group of pigeons were seen pecking at an area in the town. Upon closer inspection this turned out to be one of the natural springs from where the towns spa waters flowed, and so then Cheltenham Spa was born.


The town was the birthplace of Gustav Holst, the famous composer of the Planets – you can visit the museum dedicated to him in the town. For racing fans this is the town to be in – Prestbury Park is the home of jump racing and a day at the races is a must. Gold cup week in March attracts thousands of visitors to Cheltenham and the town is really buzzing.

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Within Cheltenham there are many areas to live in, each with their own distinct personalities – many of the homes are regency style as you would expect from a spa town, and there are also lots of the large Victorian terraced houses. Battledown is full of English country houses, and the Reddings is a new development, perfect for the family.

When it comes to house hunting in Cheltenham, go and have a look around, meet up with estate agents Cheltenham such as and you will be able to find the perfect pad for you.

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