Regional information for the North Cotswolds area
- High Speed Rail Transport Link (HS2),
- Schools in and around the Area- Independent Schools
- List of Schools in and around the area- State Schools
- List of Councils in the Area
- Transport Links
Often voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton consists of all the aspects ideal of village life. With beautiful stone houses, a collection of independent shops, pubs and tea rooms, Bourton also has a small and beautiful park perfect for lounging around on a hot summer’s day. With close links to Cheltenham, Bourton also offers a rural setting for those who do not want to be too far from the amenities a bigger town can offer. One house buying tip is that this village is very busy in the summer with tourists making it difficult to park etc.
Just inside the east Worcestershire boarder, Broadway is a delightful village epitomising the Cotswold way of living. Known as a centre for arts and antiques, all located in picturesque Cotswold stone properties, Broadway is often referred to as the “jewel of the Cotswolds.” Just off the A44 transport links to Cheltenham and Evesham are quick and simple, yet the town remains a traditional peaceful community area for its residences. Very popular with second home owners and downsizers.
This traditional spa town on the western edge of the Cotswolds is home to some of the most prestigious schools in the country. As well as the superb education, this town boasts a collection of unique boutique shops, beautiful regency terrace houses and its own very famous racecourse and festival. In the heart of Gloucestershire, this town is close to the M5 providing fast links to Bristol and has its own mainline train station.
More commonly known as “Chippy “to the locals, Chipping Norton is located in the shadow of the Cotswold hills and home to the “Chipping Norton Set”. With over 20 pubs and restaurants, a collection of shops and its own small theatre, Chippy is the perfect base for explore the surrounding countryside. With direct bus links into both Oxford and Stratford, both only 20 miles away, Chippy is easily accessible whilst remaining the epitome of country living.
This rural market town on the Worcestershire, Warwickshire boarder with the River Avon meandering through it, is a prime example of a beautiful country town. The Litchfield bell tower is all that remains from the old Evesham Abby but the town still retains traditional medieval aspects throughout. With the A44 running close by this town has good access to the other major towns and cities in the area, and the surrounding countryside includes the edges of the beautiful Cotswolds. The Evesham Vale grows some of our Country’s best produce with thousands of acres of fertile land.
Situated on the Fosse way, Moreton is a desirable town on the Gloucestershire, Warwickshire boarder. With its own small train station with trains into Oxford and London Paddington via Reading and a regular bus service, Moreton provides truly rural living without being too isolated. New small supermarkets, a new medical centre and an excellent garden centre has meant that everything one needs is in walking distance. The houses in the town and surrounding areas are made up of the famous Cotswolds stone, making the town a beautiful rural treasure. There is a weekly market in the town square. Many good houses are sold off market so a Search Agent offering buying advise is advisable. Don’t miss The Moreton Show on the first Saturday of September each year.
A small, market town in the Cotswold hills, Stowe is a typical town for the area. Set on the Fosse way, and close to the busier town of Cheltenham, Stowe offers proper country living. With a collection of traditional pubs and shops, as well as a supermarket Stowe has the perfect balance of new and old, and the properties still retains the beautiful Cotswolds stone throughout. This area is really sought after by house hunters with properties often going for more than the asking price.
The proposed route for the new high speed rail train does cut through some of this beautiful area in the midlands. The line will affect the northern Warwickshire towns more, being directed through the gap between Kenilworth and Coventry. However the benefits this line will bring include getting to London in under an hour, and the trains will be designed to carry more passengers meaning that trains should be less cramp and more comfortable.
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