Cheltenham became renowned as a spa town in the 18th century. In 1788, George III spent five weeks taking the waters, after which Cheltenham grew so popular that a number of new spas were created, along with tree-lined walks and gardens where visitors could promenade.
Beautiful villas were constructed, ranging from detached properties to terraces set in wide and attractive crescents. And it's these Regency villas, with their classical features that include columns, pediments, balustrades and wrought iron verandas and railings, that give the town its special appeal.
What to look for
There is always considerable demand for Regency properties, ranging from one-bedroom apartment coversions to substantial detached villas, with prices from around £500,000 to over £1.5 million.
It's easy to see why these properties are so popular: their classical, elegant features and spacious, flexible interiors appeal to a range of buyers.
Where to buy
Some of Cheltenham’s most attractive Regency villas are at The Park and Park Place; more can be found at Montpellier, Tivoli and Pittville, among others. Specific roads worth looking at include Royal Parade, Lypiatt Terrace, and properties based around the impressive garden squares, including Imperial Square, Montpellier Gardens, Clarence Square and Wellington Square.
Drawing room - Wellington Square, Cheltenham - Guide price £2,750,000
Conservatory - Wellington Square, Cheltenham - Guide price £2,750,000
First floor landing - Wellington Square, Cheltenham - Guide price £2,750,000
Exterior - Oakfield, Cheltenham - Guide price £575,000
Drawing room - Oakfield, Cheltenham - Guide price £575,000
Double bedroom - Oakfield, Cheltenham - Guide price £575,000
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