Stroud is a market town in Gloucestershire which lies at the meeting point of five valleys on the edge of the stunning Cotsworlds. It is connected by the A46 to Gloucester and Bath and by the A419 to Cirencester and the M5. It also has great rail connections to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon and Reading with direct lines to London getting there in around an hour and a half. The Stroud Canal Project is in the process of re-opening the canals which will provide a link between The Thames and The Severn.
Stroud has been referred to as "Notting Hill with wellies" due to its affluent and artistic community. It is an eco-friendly town with an award-winning farmers market every Saturday and a supportive community who buy local. It boasts great grammar schools, leisure facilities and a top quality golf course.
With its beautiful countryside, fantastic views and varied hillside villages and hamlets, Stroud is a very desirable place to live. There is a mixture of large country homes, Cotswold stone cottages, and a variety of other architecturally interesting homes throughout the district. The nearby areas of Painswick, Pitchcombe, Slad and Minchinhampton are not for the empty pocketed but prices are kinder in outskirts like Whiteshill and Ebley. Values vary from big detacheds costing around £1.25m to flats going from £90,000.