Shared Ownership Gloucestershire
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With a mixture of thriving rural communities and attractive towns, Gloucestershire offers a pleasant, relaxed lifestyle for those seeking a Shared Ownership Help to Buy home in England’s southwest. From quintessentially English meadows and farmland to ancient woodlands - such as the Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire is ideal for those who love the outdoors. But residents also benefit from the work and recreational opportunities of places like Gloucester, Cheltenham and Kingswoods, as well as Bristol to the southwest of the county.
These draws are mirrored in Bristol to the southwest. Hereford, Worcester, Oxford and Bath are also commutable distances.
But the outdoors is what really sets Gloucestershire apart, blessed as it is with some of England’s finest countryside and woodland, containing the whole of the Forest of Dean in the west, part of the Cotswolds in the east, and a tract of the fertile Severn Valley.
This easy access to both urban and rural draws makes Gloucestershire a highly desirable area for those seeking an affordable Shared Ownership property.
Discover some of the county’s popular landmarks and attractions.
Magical forest walks, canoeing, caving and much more can be enjoyed in the Forest of Dean, one of England’s last surviving ancient woodlands. The perfect place to relax and re-energise on the weekends.
Dating back to the 12th century, the remarkable Berkeley Castle is steeped in history. It played host to several notable events during the English Civil War, not least of which was the murder of Edward II in the castle’s dungeon. (Nearby Sudeley Castle presents another fantastic history-themed family day out.)
This prestigious national hunt racecourse plays host to the Cheltenham Festival every March, inclusive of the world famous Cheltenham Gold Cup. A fun day out for all ages.
Set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, Birdland Park & Gardens is home to king penguins, humboldts, hornbills and parrots, as well as life-size dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey area.
For young couples and families considering a Shared Ownership property in Gloucestershire, access to good schools is critical. Highly rated schools include The Crypt School, Balcarras School, and Denmark Road High School. There are also many colleges, and the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham.
Great motorway links place Birmingham (M5), Bristol (M5), Oxford (A40) and Hereford (A438) within easy reach. London is under 2 hours by rail, while international trips are easy thanks to numerous nearby airports, including at Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff.
A full range of NHS services, GP surgeries, opticians and dentists serves Gloucestershire. Private options include the Nuffield in Cheltenham and the Winfield in Gloucester.