The idea of relocating from the city is becoming ever more popular, however, as exciting as this may seem, it can also be extremely daunting for many people, especially those who have lived in a city for most of their lives. For some, no longer having the constant stimuli of people and general movement around them, could leave a person who is used to that feeling uneasy and “not at home”.
However, the appeal of a cleaner, slightly less noisy life is great, which is when at Robinson David Estate Agents, we would be actively searching for property within the many towns throughout our region in the Southwest.
Just like with all of our searching, the more thorough we can be with a clients requirements, the more accurate we can be with our search, because being within an area filled with towns that were once settlements from all different eras of history, can be tricky. Our towns come in all kinds of styles, and all kinds of sizes.
For example, Bristol is a smaller modern city. It looks like a city, it feels like a city, when you’re there you know you are in a city.
However in comparison, tiny Gloucester is also a city. It has a stunning, world famous and used in many movie sets Cathedral, and a new modern quayside, but it doesn’t feel like a city, it doesn’t look like a city, there are no high-rise buildings, when you’re there you feel like you’re in a town, but sure enough Gloucester is a historic Roman city.
Only a short drive across the golden valley, you’ll find Cheltenham, which has roughly the same dimensions as Gloucester, but is a lovely regency spa-town, known throughout the globe for being the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It’s the place where the most important races are run. This is where many stars of the future go through the sale ring. But most of all, this is the place where the equine and human champions forge their reputations.
Twelve miles north, you would arrive in the medieval town of Tewkesbury, being a little smaller than Gloucester or Cheltenham, and is proud to be medieval, holding their annual medieval festival each year.
Already, for those leaving the city life behind, with only mentioning three example locations we have three completely different historic eras of property, all with a lot of modern developments mixed in, all with their own micro-cultures and lifestyles.
For those who still feel the need to not be completely in the countryside, throughout the Cotswolds we have the iconic, picturesque and much smaller village market towns to be discovered, such as Chipping-Campden, Tetbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. Popular with tourists, these towns are usually what you would see holiday makers posting on Instagram after having visited The Cotswolds.
Towns are the perfect compromise for couples where one would like a countryside lifestyle, but the other is finding city life a little difficult to disconnect from completely. No matter which town in the regions that Robinson David covers, even if a client purchases a property in the town centre, our client would be no further than a ten to twenty minute drive from the countryside.
The five counties that make The Cotswolds are an incredible diversity of historical settlements, where most have stayed true to their roots. This is why for clients who are not familiar with these regions, our local knowledge is a vital part of any successful home purchase.