Top 10 Reasons Why Living Close to the Cotswolds is a Must

Ever dreamt about living next to an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’s one of the most sought-after places to live in the heart of England?

Marston Edge, a Park Home site nestled just on the edge of the Cotswolds, offers a style of luxury living for the over 50’s without the price tag of a Cotswolds home!

Here we give our top 10 reasons why living close to the Cotswolds is a must.

1. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1966 covering 790 square miles from Chipping Campden to Bath, the Cotswolds is one of the most desirable places in the heart of England and is renowned for its breath-taking countryside.

With romantic rolling hills, stunning scenery and it’s rich and diverse landscape, the Cotswolds and surrounding counties will not fail to impress.


2. Walks in the Area

Offering miles of landscape to explore, you’ll never be short of walking trails to discover.

With The Cotswold Way stretching 100 miles from Bath to Chipping Campden, the Blossom Trail with glorious pink and white blossom through the beautiful Vale of Evesham, as well as the Rollright Stones Walk following a section of the Shakespeare’s Way, you can be certain that when you put your walking boots on, you’ll find a hike that’s not too far away.


3. Gentler Pace of Life with the City in Reach

Being just on the edge of the Cotswolds at Marston Edge offers a much gentler pace of life without losing touch with the city.

With Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Stratford-upon-Avon all within reach, you can rest assured that you’ll never be far away from getting the city buzz and soaking up the lively atmosphere of shopping, theatre and culture, whilst being able to escape back to your peaceful and tranquil park home.



4. Well-Being Benefits

With a much gentler pace of living and a whole range of spectacular walks in the area, there are so many mental and well-being benefits that come with park home living next to the Cotswolds.

Breathe in the goodness of the fresh air, keep fit and active, plus benefit from improved mood, less stress and the feel-good factor of being in the outdoors.


5. Popular Picturesque Villages

From Bibury, to Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway to name a few, the Cotswolds has a whole list of places that you’ll want to visit time and time again.

With buildings designed in the unique yellow limestone, the Cotswolds is renowned for its impressive architecture, as well as it’s stunning stately homes and thatched medieval buildings.

Discover hidden gems from independent boutique and gift shops to cute cafes, restaurants and delis. Enjoy an afternoon tea at Dormy House in Broadway, or get the family together for an enjoyable picnic on the waterside in Bourton-on-the-Water.


6. Luxury Amenities

Being just on the edge of the Cotswolds means you can experience the luxuries in life. Shop to the heart’s content at the popular designer outlet of Bicester village, enjoy the best of theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon or join the exclusive Soho Farmhouse, a members’ club set in 100 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The opportunities are endless!


7. Cultural Hotspots

The Cotswolds is well-known for its cultural hotspots. From Sudeley Castle, a Grade 1 listed building near to the medieval town of Winchcombe that holds thousands of years of history, to the impressive Gloucester Cathedral in the centre of the town originating from 678, for the history-lover this is perfect for delving into ancient past.

gloucester cathedral

8. Sports

For the thrill seeker, the Cotswolds Flying School is a small friendly flying organisation offering lessons and the opportunity to attain a Private Pilot Licence. If an adventure on land is more appealing, there’s a whole range of driving experiences offered at Gloucestershire Rally School. On water, there’s the Cotswold Sailing Club or Waterland Sports centre offering paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and wind surfing – all just over an hours’ drive away.

Not to mention Cheltenham Racecourse, Premiership Rugby, Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club and professional football too.


9. Excellent Transport Links

With the M5 to Bristol and Birmingham, the M40 not far away, the A40 connecting the Cotswolds and Oxford, plus direct trains to London and an extensive bus network throughout the Cotswolds, getting out and about around the Cotswolds is more straightforward than you might think.


10. Affordable Homes Without the Cotswolds Price Tag

With homes starting at just £260,000 at Marston Edge, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting a luxurious home at an affordable price, whilst just being 5 minutes’ drive from entering into the Cotswolds AONB.

Residential Park Home Living

Marston Edge Residential Park

Ever considered Park Home Living?

Benefit from being in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location amongst a friendly community you can rely on, whilst having all the amenities in reach.

If you’d like to find out more about Marston Edge and the luxury lifestyle this offers, just call 01789 581007 or take a look at our website here.


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