Why live in Stroud?
With its dramatic Cotswolds landscape, unique arts and crafts heritage, fabulous festivals and independent shops, the Stroud District is the least commercialised and unexplored area of the Cotswolds. Education and health
Families moving to Stroud will be spoilt for choice when making the all-important decision about schools. The Stroud High School for Girls and Marling school for boys are both exceptional grammar schools.
Wycliffe is a thriving day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years. Thomas Keeble, Archway and Maidenhill Schools offer a good comprehensive choice. There are numerous primary schools including Foxmoor which regularly features at the top end of the Sunday Times best schools list. Transport
Stroud is an ideal base for commuters as direct trains run to London from Stroud & Stonehouse railway stations, taking around 1 and half hours. The M5 motorway is right on the doorstep, giving easy access to the rest of the country. A reliable and regular bus service runs throughout the area. Points of interest
This least commercialised and unexplored area of the Cotswolds is presented among valleys, vales and wolds. This dramatic mix of landscape, coupled with unique heritage, unspoiled villages and market towns are all here waiting to be discovered.
The Cotswolds is renowned for being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is convenient to access famous points of interest such as Stratford upon Avon, Cotswold villages, Bristol, Bath and the Welsh Borders.
The Stroud district boasts an exciting and contemporary art scene, with the likes of Damien Hirst, Cleo Mussi and the Pangolin foundry in residence, making the area positively uniques.