Area Spotlight - Newent

February, 2016

Newent is a small market town about 8 miles north west of Gloucester.  The population of the town is just under 5,500.


The small town has a lot to offer.  The High Street runs through the centre of town and is lined with a variety of shops including an independent butchers, green grocers, boutique clothes store, eateries and the larger chain stores including the Co-Op.  At the top of the high street is the iconic Market Square building which is host to a variety of events throughout the year.  


Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the Onion Fayre welcomes thousands of visitors to the town for the day and has been known to attract celebrities to take part in its famous onion eating competition!


Just behind the High Street is the picturesque lake which is beautifully maintained by the local council and offers residents an opportunity to test their angling skills.  Situated around the lake is the popular residential area of Lakeside, which includes various sized bungalows and houses.


Properties in the town vary considerably, from listed tudor townhouses to the modern Oak Park development.  As the houses vary so do the people.  Young families and the elderly are both attracted to the town’s convenient location on the edge of the Forest of Dean and its range of amenities on the door step. 


Glebe Infants and Picklenash Junior School is situated on the edge of the town and the secondary school is also within the town and covers a large catchment area to surrounding villages. 


If you would like to find out more about living in Newent or to see what properties Naylor Powell have available call our Newent office on 01531 828970.


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