With over 140 years experience in selling and letting property, Hamptons International has a network of over 85 branches across the country and internationally, marketing a huge variety of properties from compact flats to grand country estates. We're national estate agents, with local offices. We know our local areas as well as any local agent. But our network means we can market your property to a much greater number of the right sort of buyers or tenants.
The Stroud office has been established within the town for over 30 years, this combined with our experienced and well established sales team has furnished us with an in-depth knowledge of the property market within the five valleys. Our successful sales team is dedicated to selling a range of homes from converted flats to period cottages, executive homes and country estates. We cover a diverse area including the immediate villages surrounding the town as well as those further south in the Severn Vale and Berkeley Vale. Our approachable local team pride themselves on providing a bespoke offering centred around excellent customer service.
The meeting point of the Five Valleys, Stroud is located on the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills with the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding the town and the Cotswold Way path passing by the town to the west. Stroud provides a central hub for the surrounding small market towns and pretty villages. Historically known for its involvement in the Industrial Revolution, Stroud was a well known Cloth town where the woollen mills were powered by the small rivers flowing through the valleys. Many of these has since be converted into much desired residential property. Arguably the most famous of these was the production of military uniforms in the colour of Stroudwater Scarlet. The local canal network was born out a need for transport with Stroud forming a trading location of the C19th. Restoration of these waterways is now underway as a leisure facility.
Historic buildings and places of interest are in abundance throughout and include the picturesque rolling hills of Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common famed for their dramatic panorama over Stroud and popular for their leisure opportunities. The area is also well know for its involvement within the Arts and Craft movement.
Stroud is famous for its artistic community. Jasper Conran once called Stroud 'the Convent Garden of the Cotswold', the town is known as one of the birth places of the organic food movement and home to Britain's first fully organic café. The town centre is littered by independent shops and cafes and home to a weekly award winning farmers market in the Cornhall. As well as supporting local independents, the area is served by several large supermarkets including Waitrose.
Local events include Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing which takes place at Gatcombe Park, home to the Princess Royal. Hamptons International have been proud sponsors of this event for 12 consecutive years.
Stroud and the surrounding area continues to be a popular choice for those desiring the peace and tranquility of the countryside whilst requiring ease of access to nearby centres such as Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and London for work. A diverse choice of schools including highly reputed and Ofsted rated village primary schools, traditional Grammar schools and independent educational facilities make the area a popular choice for families. Once considered a relatively undiscovered section of the Cotswold's, the joys of this area are no longer a secret with many famous actors, musicians, writers and artists choosing to reside in the vicinity.