Gloucester

Making the Move to Gloucester

As Gloucester estate agents, we strongly believe in our historic City and think that, compared to neighbouring areas, our local housing stock represents exceptional value for money. Whether your ideal home is a country mansion or a waterfront apartment, a Victorian red brick villa or a contemporary town house, they are all available at a fraction of the cost of other nearby areas and you can also benefit from all that our vibrant Cathedral city has to offer.

Gloucester has been recognised as an important location since prehistoric times, with evidence of Iron Age settlements found by archaeologists. The original reason for its popularity is thought to be that it was the easiest crossing point of the River Severn to get access to the Forest of Dean and Wales beyond.

It gained further importance as the Roman fortress of Glevum with Ermin Street linking it to Cirencester. The magnificent 11th Century Cathedral, a tourist magnet through the ages, stands proud within College Green, surrounded by old black and white timbered buildings. Gloucester played its part in the Civil War, too, and became a major trade centre with the opening of the Gloucester to Sharpness canal and docks in the 18th Century.

Today Gloucester is a multicultural City, undergoing rapid regeneration and becoming the 'go to' area for the county and beyond. The Docks area with Gloucester Quays has become a thriving shopping, dining, leisure and residential complex, attracting many well-known high street names. Exciting events take place from regular street markets to the biannual Tall Ships Festival. As a fine example of old meets new, locals and visitors alike can enjoy the cafe-style culture, with many popular venues fully booked each evening.

Living in Gloucester, you can enjoy rugby at the Kingsholm, home of the mighty Cherry and Whites, or see one of many concerts frequently held there that attract big names such as Elton John, Tom Jones and Lionel Ritchie. There is a refurbished leisure centre, plans for a new football stadium and lovely country walks and bike rides on the doorstep.

Our local schooling is well regarded and much sought after, with our high achieving grammar schools attracting pupils from all over the county and beyond. Unemployment is very low due to the vast array of companies and businesses attracted to the area by great road and rail links and the result is a multi-skilled local workforce.

So, take a look at some of the exceptional properties available in and around Gloucester. Just visit our 'Find A Property' page.

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Covid -19 Lockdown Update

We hope you are all staying well and safe in these very confusing times.

We are very pleased to say that with the impending second lockdown restrictions we are able to stay open and can fully function.  It just goes to show how important to the Government and the economy the residential property market is.

It is not yet confirmed as to whether our branches will be open to the public, but we can be contacted by telephone or email. 

In Summary this means

  • Buyers, sellers and tenants will continue to be able to move.
  • Removal firms, although busy are able to operate.
  • We can arrange valuations and do viewings on properties (subject to strict PPE being in place)
  • Surveyors and valuers for mortgage purposes will continue to work.

In the meantime, we will continue to follow the covid-19 safety guidelines:

  • Face coverings to be worn on all viewings.
  • Hand sanistiser to be used before entering a property.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces.
  • Viewing time is limited to 15 minutes inside the property.
  • No more than two households inside the property at any one time. This includes the agent accompanying.
  • No children permitted at viewings unless they are young enough to be carried. (Children are likely to touch surfaces).

This is good news for the property market and we will keep you updated as soon as there are any further developments.