Cheltenham is a spa town nestled on the western side of the beautiful Cotswolds. The town is around 2.5 hours from London and an hour from Birmingham, while still being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Although people have inhabited the area around Cheltenham for at least 1,200 years, it was only on the 18th century that the town became famous thanks to its spa waters. Thanks to the purported healing powers of these waters, Cheltenham grew into the UK’s biggest Regency town and is still known for its stunning period architecture.
How many people already live in Cheltenham?
In 2014 there were an estimated 116,500 people living in the spa town. By 2021, this number had risen to just over 118,000.
Is Cheltenham an expensive place to live?
The town is an expensive place to buy a property, with house prices being around £100,000 over the UK average. However, you’re paying for the benefits of the location, as well as the Cotswolds and the various events that the town hosts, such as the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Literature Festival.
What’s the average house price in Cheltenham?
The average three-bedroomed semi-detached house costs £379,000, with detached houses nearing £700,000. There’s been a slight fall of around 0.2% in Cheltenham property values since June 2021, so now could be a good time to start your search.
What are Cheltenham’s best areas to buy in for August and September 2022?
Pittville is one of Cheltenham’s most affluent areas, with lots of Regency-style housing. The area is centred around Pittville Park, a Grade II listed park with stunning gardens and lakes, as well as its Grade I Pump Room. You can buy a split-level apartment in Pittville Circus for £333,000 or an end-of-terrace period property for £550,000.
Battledown is an area of Cheltenham known for its Victorian and Edwardian properties settled on hills next to the Cotswolds. The area has a lot of schools and nurseries, so it’s very popular with young families. There are often two-bed flats coming onto the market, with starting prices of around £150,000, although there are also multi-million houses every now and again.
Further north than Pittville and Battledown, the pretty village area of Prestbury sometimes has thatched cottages for sale. You can buy a four-bedroomed Edwardian semi-detached house for £560,000 in Prestbury, or a three-storey terraced for £400,000.