Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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The Buying Agent Insider Guide

 

Elegant and historic, Chipping Campden is at the heart of the Cotswolds and is famous for its terraced high street which nods to its former existence as a wealthy and prosperous wool trading centre from the Middle Ages onwards.

Those heady days of bustle and barter may have gone from the town now and yet it remains a lively and popular destination for tourists, attracted by its mellow Cotswold stone architecture and its fine range of shops and eateries.

History is riven through its network of streets, and the town also still nods towards its role at the heart of the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement with plenty of galleries and art shops to explore.

 

What a property buying agent can purchase

·       £1m buys: a four-bedroom house fully renovated with garden or a 4 bedroom terrace house in the centre.

·       £3m buys: a five-bedroom detached grade II listed property, with extensive gardens.

·       £5m buys: a reasonable sized farm or country estate.

 

Best hotels in Chipping Campden

Cotswold House Hotel and Spa (https://www.bespokehotels.com/cotswoldhouse) is an award-winning venue in the centre of town, housed in elegant townhouse premises. The Noel Arms Hotel (https://www.bespokehotels.com/noelarmshotel) is one of the Cotswolds’ oldest inns but wears its history well thanks to a stylish interior look. Charingworth Manor (https://www.classiclodges.co.uk/our-hotels/charingworth-manor/) is beautiful manor house with commanding views and excellent food and drink options.

 

Best restaurants in Chipping Campden

The Chef’s Dozen (http://www.thechefsdozen.co.uk/) opened to much acclaim in 2014 and offers a varied and creative menu, making the most of local sourcing. Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant https://michaelsmediterranean.co.uk/) is a little spot of Cyprus in the middle of the Cotswolds. The Three Ways House Hotel (http://www.threewayshousehotel.com/) in nearby Mickleton is known for being home of the world famous Pudding Club!

 

Best schools in Chipping Campden

 

Kingham Hill School (www.kinghamhill.org.uk/) is an excellent independent school for girls and boys, nestling in the Cotswolds countryside. The Cotswold Academy www.cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk) is a hugely popular State school for girls and boys.

 

Buying Agents Chipping Campden Fact

The town hosts the Cotswold Olimpick Games – its own public celebration of games and sport – on the Friday after Spring Bank Holiday, a tradition which dates back to around 1612.

 

How to get to Chipping Campden from London

Train: 1hr 30 mins, direct train from Moreton in Marsh to London Paddington (15 mins drive to station).

Car: 2hr 15 mins using the M40.

Plane: London to Gloucestershire Airport (Staverton) by private plane: 45 minutes.

Helicopter: 1 hour, 10 mins from Battersea Heliport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Nightingall