About this office
Hamptons International Cheltenham branch has been in the same prominent position on the Promenade for approximately 30 years. Sales, Lettings and Property Management are based from this office with many members having worked in the office for almost that long. There is a breadth of experience and expertise across all three divisions and all being highly regarded and have an excellent local reputation. Many of our clients have sold and bought from us three or four times over this time and we are proud of our customer service which we take extremely seriously.
Why move to Cheltenham?
Cheltenham really does have it all. It is a town of beautiful Regency architecture, lovely municipal gardens and parks, some of the top schools in the country including The Cheltenham Ladies’ College founded by the renowned Dorothea Beale, Cheltenham College, Dean Close and a leading grammar school, Pates Grammar. In addition the town is home to national racing with its fabulous race course at Prestbury Park with its backdrop of the Cotswold Hills and is also home to one of the oldest annual cricket festivals and other festivals to include the literary festival, jazz festival, science festival etc. There are good sporting amenities including gyms and swimming pools, a croquet club, tennis and hockey club as well as a 1930’s Lido swum in by no less than Tarzan or rather by the actor who played him, Johnny Weismuller. The town has 2 theatres including the wonderful Everyman Theatre which opened in 1891.
A little bit of history
Cheltenham has been described as “the most complete Regency town” due to the large number of Regency style buildings many of them listed Grade II and Grade II*. Cheltenham came to attention after King George III came to the town for 5 weeks in 1788 to take the spa waters as a cure. The town became extremely fashionable from then on especially in the Regency period from 1811 to 1820 when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son George IV was created Regent. By 1850 Cheltenham was the largest town in Gloucestershire with 35,000 inhabitants.
Architecture and Property
The building boom continued into George IV’s reign with fortunes being made and lost with some of the most notable examples of the latter being the grand development of Pittville by Joseph Pitt and John Forbes including the Grade I Listed Pittville Pump Rooms, imposing houses by and the pleasure gardens and boating lake.
Shopping and Amenities
Cheltenham has a fantastic range of shops, cafes and restaurants including the recently opened John Lewis, Cavendish House and many independent shops including a specialist cheese shop and a specialist wine and whisky shop with seats for imbibing their products in comfort inside. There are lots of supermarkets including a Waitrose and a Mark & Spencer foodstore.
There is a Michelin starred restaurant, Le Champignon Sauvage, in The Suffolks, an area known for its antique shops, two brasseries including The Ivy and Petit Blanc and 131 Promenade which is a renowned restaurant and bar. A particular favourite is the newly enlarge and relocated Kibou Sushi, Japanese restaurant as well as a branch of Yo Sushi. In the Brewery Quarter, one will find a further range of restaurants and bars as well as a Cineworld multiplex cinema.
Cheltenham has a council that supports and looks after its trees and we have some very beautiful trees in the town centre including some lovely Cedars. There are plenty of green spaces in the town including Pittville Park, Sandford Park, Imperial Gardens, Montpellier Gardens, Clarence Square and Wellington Square. Leckhampton Hill and Cleeve Hill are both on the doorstep with acres of green land to walk and the famous Devil’s Chimney to look at on Leckhampton Hill – a stack of rock believed to have been created by the quarry workers.
Cheltenham is very lucky in that its state schools are generally very good including the prestigious Pate’s Grammar School. The private schools include The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close and St. Edwards.
Cheltenham is well placed for access to the major centres of Oxford, London, Birmingham and Bristol via the nearby M5 and the A40. There are trains to London and other major cities from Cheltenham Spa.