Retirement Living in Gloucestershire

Gloucester was known as Glouuecestre in Domesday and had its abbey, five fisheries and a mill. It was once a fortified Roman city and their base for an assault on Wales. As the lowest crossing point on the Severn it became an important centre in Saxon times and the magnificent abbey was begun in the 11th century. Situated on the River Severn Gloucester was always an inland port important for trade in iron and later the cloth industry, ultimately declining with the rise in importance of Bristol. 

To the southeast of the county in the Cotwolds and not far from the city, is Cirencester. The Anglo-Saxon chronicle believed that the former Roman city of Cirencester was still an administrative centre when the Saxons came in 577. They could have approached the town along one of three Roman roads which meet here - either Akeman Street, The Fosse Way or Ermine Street. In the middle ages the town became very prosperous with the wool trade and its success at this time has left many beautiful 17th and 18th century buildings as well as the imposing Church of St John the Baptist in the market square. Today Cirencester still retains its status as the leading market town in the Cotswolds with an abundance of good shops and now a Waitrose and a Tesco supermarket. Nearby are excellent golf courses, leisure centres and Parkland.

Cognatum Estates has a variety of developments in South Gloucestershire to suit all styles of retirement living some with swimming pools - The Orchard and University Farm, and others meadows or woodland walks on the way to the shops.

All developments are within easy walking distance of good local shopping. Click on an estate below to find out more:

Allcourt – Lechlade-on-Thames

Mill Place – Cirencester

The Orchard – Fairford

Stuart Court – Minchinhampton

Stuart Court Phase II – Minchinhampton

University Farm – Moreton-in-Marsh

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