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Cotswold Life

Why Cirencester is a Great Place to Live

Cirencester, often referred to as the “Capital of the Cotswolds,” is a charming market town in nestled at the heart of the Cotswolds. This picturesque town offers an array of attractions and amenities that make it an excellent place to call home – find your ultimate property to rent in Cirencester today!

A Glimpse into the History of Cirencester

Cirencester’s history surrounds you as you wander through its streets. Possibly once known as  Corinium by the Romans, Cirencester was the second-largest town in Roman Britain. The Corinium Museum houses a remarkable collection of Roman artifacts found in and around the local area. The town’s medieval architecture, including the impressive Church of St. John the Baptist, adds to its timeless appeal. 

Places to eat and drink in Cirencester

The Fleece

Cirencester is home to a diverse range of restaurants and pubs, catering to all tastes.

The Fleece is a beautiful 17th-century coaching inn offering delicious British cuisine in a cosy setting.

For those craving pizza, Amore Mio serves up a mouth-watering, hand-tossed sourdough pizza, washed down with a glass of Italian wine. If Spanish cuisine is more your scene then tuck into tapas from husband and wife owners Brett and Silvia at Tierra and Mar.

Cirencester’s local farmers’ market, held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, is a must-visit for food enthusiasts. It showcases the best in locally produced goods, from fresh vegetables and cheeses to artisanal bread and pastries. 

And if market day has you calling for coffee, we recommend Jacks on Black Jack Street no less. It serves up brunch and lunch with the most delicious coffee (other drinks are also available).

Favourite shops in Cirencester

Cirencester is celebrated for its thriving independent shops, where residents can find unique and handcrafted items. Black Jack Street, a charming cobbled lane, is home to a variety of independent boutiques and antique shops, as well as the fabulous Jesse Smith butchers. You can explore designer dress Agency Encore nestled between Black Jack Street and Castle Street, or discover an Aladdin’s cave of treasures at The Cirencester Antiques Centre.

Abbey Home Farm, just outside Cirencester, is a haven for organic produce enthusiasts. This working organic farm offers a farm shop where residents can purchase fresh, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. The emphasis on sustainable and ethical practices adds to the appeal of shopping locally.

Abbey Home Farm - Pergola and seating area

Events and Activities in and near Cirencester

Cirencester hosts a range of events and activities throughout the year, ensuring there is always something to do.

The Cirencester Park Polo Club, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest polo clubs in the UK. Here you can enjoy thrilling matches set against the backdrop of the stunning Cirencester Park.

The Barn Theatre is a 200 seater, state-of-the-art theatre producing a range of top-class performances throughout the year. The theatre company believe in theatre for all and support a vibrant performing arts education programme.

Cirencester is also surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty. The Cotswold Water Park, just a short drive away, offers opportunities for water sports, cycling, and picnicking. The area is crisscrossed with walking and cycling trails, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Places to stay in Cirencester

If you’re in search of a short-term rental or a long-term rental in the Cotswolds, The Cotswold Letting Agency is the perfect partner for finding properties to rent in Cirencester! Cirencester enjoys a strategic location in the heart of the Cotswolds, making it a great base for easy access to the entire Cotswolds region. When it comes to Cotswold rentals our team know just how important location can be.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer to both property owners and tenants. And we believe we differ from typical estate agents in the Cotswolds as our extensive experience is focused solely on the rentals market.

Our team have worked hard over the years to build a reliable network of connections along with a black book of tradespeople that we regularly recommend to both tenants and owners. Whether you come to us for a rental property in Cirencester to call home or with a property for us to market and rent on your behalf, no one is better connected when it comes to the Cotswold short-let and long-let market.

Get in touch for property to rent in Cirencester on 01993 684572 or drop us an email at hello@cotswoldlettingagency.com to begin your move, long or short, to the Cotswolds!

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