- 4 bedroom, Detached House
- Old Bath Road, CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, GL53 9EF
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Are you interested in buying or renting a property in Leckhampton? The village lies just to the South West of Cheltenham and offers easy access to both, the open countryside and the centre of Cheltenham.
The area is characterised by a wide range of Victorian and Edwardian properties. With great transport links into the city and access to beautiful countryside and good schools, it's easy to see why the suburb has become so popular.
So, could Leckhampton be the perfect place for you? Discover more with our area guide.
Leckhampton offers excellent transport links with access to the M5 both north and southbound. There is also access to the A40 for those looking for access towards Oxford and London. Located just two miles from Cheltenham Station you also have good rail links to London, Bristol, Birmingham and The North. A regular bus service runs through providing access to the Town Centre.
The Leckhampton area is home to a number of traditional pubs, particularly along Bath Road. Towards the city centre, popular establishments include The Exmouth Arms, The Brown Jug, and The Beehive in neighbouring Montpellier. There's also the Wheatsheaf Inn in Pilley.
Along Bath Road, you'll also find Moran's Eating House, a family-owned restaurant and wine bar and if you like Indian food, we recommend The Indus. Don’t miss Le Champignon Sauvage, a two Michelin starred restaurant run by David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen. They source local ingredients and offer an exciting seasonal menu. And make sure you book in advance as they’re fully booked most days.
And while the pubs along Bath Road are ideal for a quiet drink, heading into central Cheltenham gives you access to a wide variety of clubs and bars.
In the village itself, there's Leckhampton Cricket Club, as well as a large playing field for cricket, rugby and football matches. Studio Fit on Mead Road also offers group fitness sessions. The East Gloucestershire Tennis Club is also located on the Old Bath Road and offers a variety of activities.
If you head into Cheltenham city centre, you can choose from a wide range of gyms, including Fitness First. There's also the CLC Sports Centre, which is around 2.3 miles from Leckhampton and offers a swimming pool, fitness suites, sports hall, squash courts and more.
Leckhampton's proximity to the countryside means that you're spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor spaces. Devil's Chimney is a popular local landmark well worth a visit. Leckhampton Hill, lies within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides stunning views of Cheltenham and the surrounding countryside.
If the heavens open, the area still has plenty to keep you occupied. On the Bath Road, you'll find The Playhouse, an intimate community theatre. For the kids, the Leckhampton Children's Centre offers a wide range of services and events.
On Leckhampton Road, there are a Cooperative and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets along with local butchers, health stores and fishmongers. Alternatively, The Bath Road Market sells a mixture of crafts, home ware, gifts, jewellery, groceries, vintage and pre-loved fashion. There is also a post office with a Bureau de Change.
When it comes to entertainment, there's LeckhamptonVillage Hall, which hosts a variety of classes, activities and events. The annual Paws in the Park event features canine competitions, including Waggiest Tail, Best Six Legs, Best Trick, Dressed to Impress, Best Condition, Best Rescue Dog and Golden Oldie.
A number of festivals are held in the surrounding area, such as The Cheltenham Festival, a highlight of the racing calendar, and the annual Cheltenham Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.
Cheltenham Racecourse is also well worth a visit and hosts year-round events.
Leckhampton is well-served by local amenities. The village has its own surgery, Leckhampton Surgery, and a number of health centres in the surrounding area.
In neighbouring Charlton Kings, there's Charlton Kings Library, which offers services including PCs with internet access, Baby Bounce and Rhyme and Computer Buddies. There's also a library and children's centre in neighbouring, Up Hatherley.
Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common have onsite parking, and there is free and paid on-street parking in Leckhampton itself. There is also The Bath Road Car Park which offers reasonably priced paid parking.
For secondary schools, Pate's Grammar School, was rated by Ofsted as 'outstanding', Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre and Balcarras School. The area is also served by some of the most renowned Private Schools such as St Edwards in Charlton Kings, Dean Close and The Boys & Ladies Colleges.
To find out more about buying or renting a property in Leckhampton, call or visit the local Andrews branch.
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