Live the Life
Located in South Gloucestershire just a short drive away from Bristol, Frampton Cotterell is a picturesque village with good transport links offering convenience if you work in the surrounding towns and cities. Whether you love country walks, high street shopping or a mixture of both rural and cosmopolitan life, a new home in Frampton Cotterell offers it all.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy seeing historical sights, there are lots of places that will interest you close to Frampton Cotterell including Kingswood Heritage Museum and the National Trust’s Dyrham Park. For a breath of fresh air, there are walking routes and children’s play areas at Oldbury Court Estate, while Old Down Country Park is also popular with families.
To keep the children entertained, there are lots of attractions close to Frampton Cotterell including Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Wild Place Project, Avon Valley Railway and St Werburghs City Farm. In the centre of Bristol you’ll find the science museum At-Bristol, Bristol Aquarium, and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The city is also popular with shoppers, with high street shopping at Cabot Circus and the out of town mall at Cribbs Causeway.
Other places of interest close to Frampton Cotterell include the Roman Baths at Bath, Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park, Strawberry Line Miniature Railway and Cattle Country Adventure Park. Golf courses nearby include Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, Woodlands Golf and Country Club and The Kendleshire Golf Club.
If you’re moving to Frampton Cotterell with a young family, there are a number of excellent primary schools in the local area including Watermore Primary School which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Silverhill School and the Steiner Academy Bristol offer independent education nearby.
For higher education, Frampton Cotterell is close to the University of Bristol, the University of Bath, the University of the West of England and Bath Spa University, so your children will have the option of studying at home or being close-by in student accommodation.
Getting to Frampton Cotterell
Frampton Cotterell is near the M4 and M5 motorways, which is ideal for car journeys right across the country. Although the village doesn’t have its own train station, there are rail services from Yate, just a 10-minute drive or short bus journey away. From there, you can get a train to Birmingham, Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
The journey to Bristol from Frampton Cotterell takes around 20 minutes by car, travelling via the M32, while Bath is 40 minutes away going via the A4174. Gloucester and Swindon are both within commuting distance of the village, at around 45 minutes away by car, while Cardiff is 55 minutes away via the M4.
If you’re travelling to London, the journey to the capital takes around two hours by car along the M4, or one hour 30 minutes by train from Bristol Parkway. For international travel, Bristol Airport is around 45 minutes away from the village by car, depending on traffic.