If you had to choose an area that epitomises the English countryside, The Cotswolds would top the list. Declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the region itself is vast, covering around 800 square miles across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire, and offers surprises around every corner.
If you are looking for an active life and adventure, the area offers so much. The location is ideal for anyone with an interest in horses whether riding or watching as Cheltenham is home to the National Hunt Festival at Prestbury Park racecourse. The Cotswold Way, a national walking trail takes in an array of beautiful views. Alternatively, if fabulous shops and restaurants are more your style, then Cheltenham and Cirencester and the village of Broadway offer great shopping, Michelin Starred restaurants and cosy country pubs.
Whilst Cheltenham and Oxford stand out as the top contenders for school choices, there is an abundance of schools across The Cotswolds region for parents with their children’s education on their minds.
When it comes to transport links, The Cotswolds cover an area that is well located for access to the M4, M5 and the A40/M40 plus there is a regular direct train service to London Paddington, Birmingham, Bristol and International Airports at Bristol and Birmingham.