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Cotswold Life

Nestled in the heart of England, the Cotswolds is an area renowned for its stunning countryside, rich history, and chocolate-box English villages. As the specialist Cotswold letting agency with years of experience, we’ve seen first-hand the growing popularity in renting in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re considering a move or already a resident in need of a temporary home, here’s what you can expect when renting in the Cotswolds.

A Community Feel Like No Other

One of the first things our tenants always comment on once they have started renting in the Cotswolds, is the strong sense of community. Each village and town, from the bustling market towns like Cirencester and Tetbury to tranquil hamlets like Castle Combe and Snowshill, boast a unique charm and a real community feel. Popular events, local markets, and the many independent shops and businesses, are the centre of social life – offering new residents a warm welcome and a chance to quickly feel at home.

Lady buying bread at a farmers market stall

Easy access to surrounding areas

Despite its tranquil setting, the Cotswolds offers surprisingly easy access to larger towns and cities, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy the peace of the countryside whilst also maintaining proximity to larger towns and cities. Cities like Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bath are within easy driving distance, providing extensive shopping, dining and entertainment options. Moreover, the area’s well-connected roads and public transport services facilitate hassle-free commutes to London, Bristol and beyond.

Unrivalled access to the countryside

Renting in the Cotswolds means having the English countryside as your back garden. The region is perfect for nature lovers, offering endless opportunities for outdoor activities. From leisurely walks along the Cotswold Way to more adventurous hikes in the surrounding hills, the natural beauty of the area is always within reach. Additionally, the area is lucky to benefit from many outdoor attractions. Berrybank amphitheatre allows visitors to take in the beautiful surrounding countryside whilst enjoying an outdoor theatre or musical performance, whilst the many farm shops and farm parks enable residents to feel connected by supporting the farming community.

View across the river Windrush to a Cotswold village

Stunning architecture and a real sense of history

The Cotswolds is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the Roman era. When renting in the Cotswolds you can immerse yourself in this rich past through the area’s well-preserved historic sites, including ancient churches, Roman villas, and centuries-old manor houses. The region’s towns and villages themselves are living museums, with their honey-coloured limestone buildings and traditional thatched roofs that have never changed.

The distinctive Cotswold stone, used in buildings throughout the region, gives the area its unique look. This stunning architecture is one of the many reasons people are drawn to renting in the Cotswolds. From the iconic Broadway Tower to the serene beauty of Bibury’s Arlington Row, the region is dotted with places of interest that are a delight to explore. Moreover, the Cotswolds is home to several National Trust properties and gardens, offering a glimpse into England’s architectural and horticultural heritage.

Beautiful Cotswold stone home, view from the garden

Outstanding education opportunities

Families considering renting in the Cotswolds will be pleased to find a selection of excellent schools in the area. The region boasts a mix of highly regarded fee-paying and comprehensive schools, ensuring high-quality education options for children of all ages. In addition to an excellent choice of schools, the sprawling Cotswolds area has plenty of extra curricular activities, including grassroots sports clubs and amateur performing arts associations.

Renting in the Cotswolds offers a lifestyle that is hard to match. It’s a chance to be part of a vibrant community, enjoy easy access to the countryside and the more vibrant towns and cities of the surrounding area. Whether you’re moving with your family, as a professional seeking a peaceful retreat, or simply looking for a change of pace, the Cotswolds has something to offer everyone.

Renting in the Cotswolds

As specialists in Cotswold lettings, we understand the unique appeal of this region. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, our team will ensure that as a tenant, you can find your next rental home and our property owners can enjoy a hassle free rental investment.

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