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Why retire to Cheltenham?

Retiring in Cheltenham offers a world of possibilities.

For most of us retirement is a time to relax, spend time doing those things we have never had time to do before. Maybe taking up a new hobby or interest? Maybe an indulgent day with lunch out followed by shopping and then an evening at the Theatre?

Cheltenham offers so much choice, there is no excuse for getting bored. The town is renowned for its stunning Promenade and excellent choice of upmarket shops, there is the Regent Arcade with its great range of outlets and boutique cinema Tivoli and then of course there is the John Lewis Department store. There are also the boutique shops that you will find in Montpellier and The Suffolks.

When it comes to eating out, a coffee or a glass of wine, you could visit a different place every day of the year. Every nationality of cuisine you could imagine is represented and there is everything from cosy cafes, to buzzing wine bars and Michelin Star restaurants – which will you choose? The Brewery complex a short walk from Honeybourne Gate offers a choice of family friendly restaurants, a cinema, bowling alley, indoor mini golf, Escape Rooms and even a darts themed pub! All great for when the family or friends come to visit you.

Cheltenham quite literally was put on the map in the late 18th and early 19th Century when it became fashionable and renowned for its spa waters, which can still be tasted today at Cheltenham’s Pittville Pump Room. It is something of an acquired taste!

Much of the town’s beautiful regency architecture and stunning parks look exactly like they did then. There is a regular programme of performances and activities in Pittville Park, Imperial Gardens and Montpellier Park, the latter of which play host to some of the town’s Festivals. A minute’s walk from Honeybourne Gate are Winston Churchill Gardens. You can learn all about the town and regions history by visiting The Holst Museum (the house where the famous composer was born) and the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum.

Cheltenham was aptly rebranded as The Festival Town in 2019. The town hosts more than 25 annual Festivals, perhaps the best known being the Literature, Science and Music Festivals. Mention Cheltenham and many people will immediately think of the national hunt horse racing festival in March. The racecourse is so close to Honeybourne Gate that you can see The Centaur Building at Cheltenham Racecourse from our roof garden.

Then for a day out with a difference why not catch a Steam Train from Cheltenham racecourse and take a round trip to visit the beautiful village of Broadway.

Honeybourne Gate is ideally situated as a base to explore the Cotswolds and the nearby historic cities and towns of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cirencester.

The Cotswolds offer postcard picture views at every turn, the honey coloured cotswold stone cottages, beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. Bourton on the Water, Burford, Stow, Stanton and Snowshill are just a few of the places within a short drive of Hoenybourne Gate. With their pretty shops, excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, you will find yourself visiting them time and again, offering something different for each season.

Just 30 minutes drive from Honeybourne Gate is Gloucester with its stunning Cathedral, historic docks and the Quays Shopping and Leisure centre. Then there is Medieval Tewkesbury with its Abbey, historic buildings and riverside walks. The Forest of Dean with all that it has to offer is just 45 minutes drive away. Where will you visit today?

Whether you want to watch top quality sport live or participate in sport yourself – there are great options within easy reach of Honeybourne Gate.

Cheltenham itself has a League One football team that entertain sides like Bolton, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday. An exciting FA Cup run saw them play Manchester City in 2021. Up the road in Gloucester, there is the world renowned “Cherry and Whites” at their Kingsholm Rugby Ground (which hosted Rugby World Cup matches in 2015). Each summer Cheltenham College plays host to the world’s longest running Cricket Festival where you can watch top level County Cricket in an iconic setting. There this of course Cheltenham Racecourse which hosts race meetings from October to April and perhaps the less well known Cirencester Park where you can watch international standard polo (and maybe even spot a member of the Royal Family competing).

If participating in sport is what you are looking for then Cheltenham is well served. You have swimming pools at Cheltenham Leisure Centre and the outdoor pool at Sandford Lido. For tennis there is East Glos Tennis Club (where you can also play squash or paddle tennis), there are are also public courts in Montpellier and Pittville Parks. For golfers there is Lilleybrook, Cleeve Hill, Cotswold Hills or Brickhampton Golf course all within easy driving distance. There is also a pitch and putt course in Pittville Park. Cheltenham also has its own Croquet Club and three lawn bowls clubs (one just off the High Street a short walk from Honeybourne Gate).

So what are you waiting for – make that dream retirement happen at Honeybourne Gate.

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