Historic Cotswolds market town offers wonderful mix of cultural delights and beautiful surrounding countryside

Situated in Gloucestershire, within the beautiful Cotswolds, the market town of Stroud is blessed with an array of independent shops and restaurants. It also boasts one of the best Farmer’s Markets in the country.

The town is set against the wonderful backdrop of the Five Valleys and offers the best of both worlds – surrounded by spectacular countryside but with easy access to all local amenities. Just 90 minutes by train to London, Stroud also has great transport links via the M5 to nearby Bristol and Gloucester.

For homebuyers, properties in Stroud offer excellent value-for-money compared to Bristol – making it perfect for commuters.

Families moving to the town will have plenty to keep the children occupied. with many attractions close by – including Stratford Park, Stroud Park and Museum in the Park. There are a number of outstanding schools in the area, including Uplands Community Primary School, Marling Secondary School, Foxmoor Primary School and Rodburgh Community Primary School. The University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University are both close by too.

There are also plenty of opportunities to get out-and-about, with the Cotswolds Way crossing the town with many routes for walkers wishing to explore the picturesque surrounding villages.

Stroud is also known for its month-long SITE Art Festival, offering an array of delights for lovers of writing, poetry and art. The town boasts a proud industrial heritage too, with many visitors attracted to its former textile mills.

As well as offering a wide and eclectic range of shops for those living in and visiting the town to enjoy, Stroud is within easy reach of the Gloucester Quays outlet centre and its huge selection of designer stores, cinema and restaurants.

Travelling in-and-out of the town is easy, with Stroud railway station running frequent services to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon and Reading. And the nearest airport is in Bristol – providing ample opportunity for international travel.


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Cotswolds Adventures – specialising in off-the-beaten track driver guide and cycling tours of the Cotswolds. Perfect for locals and visitors alike…https://www.cotswoldsadventures.co.uk

Stroud Brewery – creates delicious organic beers and brings people together. The brewery offers an atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy its produce – as well as wood fired pizza. What’s not to like? https://www.stroudbrewery.co.uk

The garden at Miserden – a lovely, timeless, garden with spectacular views over the rolling Cotswold Hills. Created in the 17th century, it retains a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility…https://www.miserden.org/garden/