One of the most popular areas in the UK for visitors is the Cotswolds, and there is little wonder why people who visit often have a strong urge to move to the Cotswolds. The beautiful countryside all around the area as well as the pretty little villages that retain the charm of times gone by make this one of the most desirable regions to live in the UK.
The Cotswolds is a large area, covering around 800 square miles. The counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire all have parts in the Cotswolds, although the area is mainly in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The area is a designated conservation area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the naturally golden hued stone that is quarried in the area playing a part in the beauty, with many of the buildings being built from this natural local resource.
Of course, the fact that the Cotswold Builders is such a popular location for people looking to live in an idyllic country village also makes the region one of the more expensive places to buy a property in the UK. For many people, what you can afford to buy in the Cotswolds will be smaller than what you can get elsewhere, however, there are things that you can do if you have a smaller budget, such as buy a home that is smaller or in need of renovation, and get a local company like this Cotswold Builders to help you extend it and renovate it.
Because the area is a conservation area, you also need to be aware of the planning laws that apply, as they are likely to be much stricter than in other areas. Before you do this, it is worth looking into what is likely to be acceptable when it comes to planning permission.
It is also worth noting that the prices vary across the region. The most expensive Cotswold villages to live in include Chipping Campden, Lechlade and Moreton in Marsh, but there are areas where house prices are more reasonable, so it is worth looking at other areas if you want to find something that is more within your budget.