Stroud has so much going for it, including a wealth of great housing stock – from Cotswold stone cottages and stylish apartments in converted mills to large detached Victorian homes, ideal for growing families.
Allison-Jane Smith or AJ as she likes to be known – the branch manager of Perry Bishop and Chambers’ new Stroud office – is very well placed to know what makes Stroud such a great place. She’s taken time out from her busy schedule to highlight half a dozen of the best reasons to shout out about Stroud.
Stroud Farmers’ Market
The jewel in the crown of some excellent local shopping. The multi-award winning Stroud Farmers’ Market, in Cornhill Market Place, takes place every Saturday. It is well-known as one of the biggest and most popular farmers’ markets in the UK.
Discover too the delights at the Shambles outdoor market, on Fridays and Saturdays.
Plus, there’s a wealth of Independent shops, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Music and arts
From buskers on the High Street to local and national acts performing in and around Stroud – take your pick. Stroud Fringe, the highlight of Stroud’s cultural calendar, is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud every August Bank Holiday.
Stroud council is the greenest council in UK, putting recycling and sustainability at the heart of their decision-making.
Great for families
There’s a good choice of primary and secondary schools and colleges – both state and private. And there’s plenty to do outside of school with Stroud Leisure Centre, Museum in the Park and the Vue cinema complex.
Great for people who love the big outdoors, with beautiful Cotswold villages and sensational views on our doorstep. Visit Slad Valley, where writer Laurie Lee grew up, enjoy an ice-cream on Rodborough Common or take a stroll around pretty Painswick, Queen of the Cotswolds.
Houses and homes
Benefit from a great choice of property – there’s something to suit everyone’s budget, including brand new apartments with Help to Buy options for first time-buyers, generous Victorian and Edwardian family homes and stunning Cotswold stone properties dotted around the Five Valleys, offering land and stabling.
Perry Bishop and Chambers’ new Stroud branch opened on 1st September, complementing their existing countywide branches – with established offices in Nailsworth, Tetbury, Cirencester and Cheltenham.
If you’re looking to move into this vibrant market town, call in to the office to see if AJ and her team can help you find your dream home.
“I look forward to discussing any of your property needs. Just pop into our new Stroud office on the London Road”, says AJ. “If you are already living in Stroud and are looking to upsize, downsize or move on to pastures new, I’m happy to provide a free valuation and, should you choose to sell with Perry Bishop, promise to deliver a service second to none – ensuring your property stands out from the crowd and achieves the best possible price.”