With a lively atmosphere, heritage buildings and gorgeous green spaces all within easy reach, Cheltenham is a fantastic place to consider buying an apartment for mature professionals, first time buyers and older home hunters.
In this hot list, SoGlos shares its top 8 reasons why you’ll love apartment living in this exciting town – from making significant savings to enjoying a low maintenance property.
1. The central location
Choosing an apartment over a house usually allows you to live a little closer to town centres and, just a stone’s throw from Cheltenham’s trendy Montpellier district and a short walk into town, 59 Lansdown is no different.
From classy bars and independent eateries, to boutique shopping and cultural hot spots, apartment living is a wonderful way to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Cheltenham and discover everything the town has to offer.
2. The glorious green spaces
You might be forfeiting a garden by opting for apartment living, but Cheltenham is brimming with vast urban green spaces to enjoy. The 59 Lansdown development is not far from Hatherley Park and Montpellier Gardens, while there’s also Pittville Park, Imperial Gardens and Sandford Park nearby.
Not to mention the close proximity to beauty spots like Cleeve Hill, which offers views from the highest point in the Cotswolds.
3. The great transport links for commuters
Close to major cities as well as rolling Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham offers the best of both worlds for apartment dwellers. Drivers can reach Birmingham and Bristol via the M5 or head down the A40 to Oxford – with the 59 Lansdown development providing allocated parking to make the commute a little less stressful.
The development is also within walking distance of Cheltenham Spa train station, offering direct journeys to Birmingham New Street, Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington. With regular buses serving Gloucestershire and beyond from the town centre, too.
4. The close-knit community feel
With a building full of lovely neighbours, apartment living is a great way to make new friends and become part of a community. Cheltenham is a sociable town, too, bursting with places for friends to spend time together – from swinging rackets at the fashionable East Glos Club to catching a show at the Everyman Theatre.
5. The décor possibilities
Pinterest boards at the ready! New build apartments like the Milbury at 59 Lansdown are a blank canvas for owners to put their own stamp on – with the added bonus of no stairs to paint.
For those finishing touches, Cheltenham is home to some gorgeous independent homeware stores, including Vinegar Hill, eclectic antique store Pink Vintage, and The Aroid Attic for all your houseplant needs.
6. The low-maintenance lifestyle
With no lawn to mow, apartment living offers a lower-maintenance way of life to house ownership. Buying a leasehold property also means you’re not responsible for land it stands on – with management services on hand to take care of the building and its communal areas on the residents’ behalf.
And less time housekeeping equals more free time to spend exploring Cheltenham and its surrounding areas!
7. The cost savings
There’s no doubt that buying a property is a huge investment but apartments are often cheaper to purchase than a house – and cost less to heat, too. With the added benefit of no stamp duty to pay until Wednesday 30 June 2021, thanks to the government’s stamp duty holiday.
CALA Homes also offers a number of cost-saving incentives for the Milbury two-bedroom apartments, including an interiors package of curtains and lighting, as well as £1,000 towards legal fees subject to terms and conditions.
8. The bonus benefits of buying a new build
House hunters will find that new build apartments, like those available at 59 Lansdown, deliver better energy efficiency than Cheltenham’s older period properties, with high-specification double glazing, insulation and efficient water saving systems and boilers.
New homes are also designed and constructed according to current building regulations, coming with a 10-year NHBC warranty for additional peace of mind.