Well-connected Cirencester has new homes to suit all budgets
The market town of Cirencester in east Gloucestershire is the largest town in the Cotswold District, and it serves as a major centre for the surrounding villages - providing amenities, shops, education and employment.
Residents there also enjoy excellent road links with Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and Stroud, amongst other destinations, as well as trains from nearby Kemble to Swindon, Gloucester and London Paddington.
For families, the Cirencester area offers several primary schools and two secondary schools, as well as an independent school. And house-hunters of all budgets will find a good choice of new homes there.
Affordable homes through shared ownership
Just a handful of one- and two-bedroom apartments are now for sale at Bromford Homes' Fortuna development, situated just over a mile from Cirencester's town centre, priced from £31,250 (25% share) through a shared ownership scheme. Forming part of a brand new community which incorporates public open spaces and informal parkland, Fortuna is also built in natural, cream-coloured local stone.
Starter and family homes
New What House? Housebuilder of the Year, Berkeley Homes has a wide selection of beautiful new homes at Aspen Place and Chestnut Place, both part of its award-winning Kingshill Meadow on the fringes of Cirencester. The housebuilder received an award from Gloucestershire's Campaign to Protect Rural England for the planning, design and development of Kingshill Meadow, which incorporates stylish two-, three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £325,000. Built in the honey-coloured stone associated with the Cotswolds, their traditional exteriors blend in well with their surroundings, while the interiors are distinctly contemporary. Set in parkland and incorporating allotments, hedgerows and historic water meadows, this development has proved popular - with more than 80% of properties already sold at Chestnut Place.
About four miles from the centre of Cirencester in the beautiful, well-kept village of South Cerney, Redrow's Cerney On The Water development includes a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom executive homes priced from £161,697. Blending traditional exteriors with contemporary interiors, the homes are close to a good set of local amenities including a Post Office, pubs, a dental surgery, a take away, a pharmacy and a newsagent. The location also offers easy access to the M4, and it is surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Next to the development, the Cotswold Water Park offers a whole host of sports and leisure activities.
Spitfire has created nine prestigious three- and four-bedroom contemporary townhouses in the heart of Cirencester at The Forum. Situated within easy walking distance of all the town's best shops and venues, The Forum is ideal for those who want to live in a very central location. As an example, Plot 2 is a spacious four-bedroom home spread over three storeys, priced at £375,000. Its four bedrooms include two en-suite doubles, with a balcony off the master suite. The price also includes carpets, curtains, low-maintenance gardens, and parking behind a security-gated entrance.