Tucked in the Cotswolds, Stroud is eight miles south of Gloucester, 45 miles from Cardiff and just over 90 miles west of London. It’s a town teeming with local history, craft businesses and beautiful countryside.
If you want to move to Stroud, you’ll find a range of new homes in Stroud across our selection of new build developments in the area.
Stroud is set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK
Art lovers will relish Stroud’s thriving creative scene
The Thames and Severn Canal runs through the town
Six schools have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted in the local district
The town is close to Gloucester, Bristol and Bath for commuting or day trips
WHY STROUD IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Nestled between five valleys, Stroud is a former bright spot in the Industrial Revolution, producing huge amounts of wool and cloth using dozens of streams running through and around the town.
When you move to Stroud, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous countryside — the Five Golden Valleys have earned their name. You can explore rugged hillsides and villages such as Cam, Slad and Nailsworth, each promising their own distinctive character. Back in the town centre, there’s a growing reputation for sustainable arts and crafts – many makers gather in Stroud to sell and exhibit their work. This offers a rare balance of nature and artisan culture.
Residents of Stroud also benefit from rail travel on the Gloucester line — you can reach London in under 90 minutes. Whether you’re travelling for work, events or the occasional meeting, the town’s excellent travel links are strengthened by its proximity to the M5. And for young families? Stroud district has around 60 primary schools, in addition to a town high school and several colleges in the county. There are also six schools in the local area rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, including Uplands Community Primary School, Stroud High School and Marling School.
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