8th May 2019
Richard Greasby is attempting his first ever Ultra Marathon along 100km (62miles) of The Cotswold Way. He starts in Bath on Saturday 29 June and finishes in Cheltenham at some point in the early hours the following day. Richard’s aim is to run it all in one go!
Richard is running this Ultrachallenge for two reasons: to push himself far beyond the half marathons, marathons and mountain runs he has previously run, and to do something extraordinary (or perhaps mad!). Most importantly however, Richard is running to honour two great mates Adam and Jon. Adam Turner died of a sudden heart attack in 2018, the same year as Jon Edwards developed Motor Neuron Disease, which he is so bravely fighting.
It would be great to use this Ultra run as a way to... more
25th April 2019
6 The Mansion, Northwick Park, Gloucestershire, GL56 9DS - £850,00Once owned by Captain George Spencer Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill was a frequent visitor Ideally suited to those living in London or overseas wanting a ‘lock-up and leave’ apartment in such an impressive building, or parents with children at boarding school nearby
Northwick Park offers a rare fusion of lifestyles - the opportunity to live in a particularly fine Jacobean building surrounded by formal gardens and a deer park, yet set within the glorious Cotswold countryside.
16th April 2019
Promoting Butler Sherborn’s properties in London - The London & Country Property Show Tuesday 14th May 2019
In conjunction with our associate London Office, headed by Bob Bickersteth, we are taking a Stand again this year at the Show in Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE between 2-7pm.
It is a lovely opportunity for Londoners considering moving to the country to look at each area of the UK, and see exactly what properties are available. They also get the chance to discuss in detail the benefits of the areas in which they are interested.
In turn, the Show offers an... more
5th April 2019
Whatever the extent of your manor, Butler Sherborn's country house consultancy can assist with all related matters
Country Houses range in size and character, from farmhouses to larger manor houses up to mansions, often (but not always) with some additional land, buildings and other property.
Butler Sherborn’s 25 years expertise in property, land & asset management, has allowed us to help many Country House owner fulfil their aims and objectives for the management of their rural assets as well as gaining maximum enjoyment from their country retreat.
Owning a country house, whether on its own or part of a wider rural estate, often involves dealing with complex and unique issues. Each needs to be resolved sensitively, cost-effectively and efficiently. Butler Sherborn can... more
2nd April 2019
Four Cotswold properties new on the market from £695,000 - £1.2 million through Butler Sherborn Easter weekend: Friday 19th - Monday 22nd April
With bright yellow daffodils in profusion and the green buds of Spring bursting through, the Cotswolds is emerging from winter and showing off its cream coloured stone cottages and houses to their glorious best!
What better time to get out and about and enjoy the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year, and if you’re thinking of moving, recce some of the towns and villages you could soon be calling ‘home’.
Independent and specialising in the Cotswolds, estate agent Butler... more
21st March 2019
A lovely village house in Bledington - Barn Cottage and Cotswold stone barn with planning permission
Barn Cottage is an elegant village house with a separate Cotswold stone barn with planning permission.
Originating from the 1600’s, Barn Cottage has recently been the subject of a complete bare wall renovation, and extended by the current owner to a high standard with enormous style and character, to create a wonderfully elegant village house.
The accommodation, which is well appointed and flexible, is arranged over two floors with good ceiling height, creating a light and airy living space. Beautifully presented throughout, high quality fittings and underfloor heating are complimented... more
21st March 2019
Team Way Eventing has been running horses for some weeks now since the season started at the beginning of March
As a warm up to some of the stiffer challenges at Intermediate and Advanced level, Ben is now giving 3 of his older horses runs at Gatcombe this coming weekend.
Galley Light, his ex Badminton and Burghley campaigner, will have an easy return to competition, along with two other younger horses Hullaballoo and Ballybreach Quartz, who will be run at Intermediate / 3* level later in the season.
Ben Way, Head of Butler Sherborn Equestrian, together with his wife Sarah, have some 26... more
6th March 2019
The Basic Payment Scheme 2019 online window is due to open on Wednesday 13th March, with the deadline for applications being Wednesday 15th May.
Provided that your submission has been made by the scheme deadline, you will be able to make amendments to your application up until the 31st May, without penalty.
The Rural Payments Agency has confirmed that the application process will be in line with last years process. However, there are a couple of points to note, as... more
5th March 2019
Six great properties in the Cotswolds close to some perfect places for lunch or afternoon tea - prices from £450,000 - £1.25million. Three with the perfect ‘granny annexe’. Mothering Sunday 31st March
And whether you’re looking for a house for mum and dad, you and your family or even somewhere large enough for everyone to live all together, Butler Sherborn has a wide selection of prime Cotswold homes new on the market.
Warwick House, Burford, West Oxfordshire OX18 4RN - £1.25million
Warwick House is an elegant Grade II Listed town house on three floors, and located at the lower end of Burford’s famous High Street.
A family home for many years and boasting an array of... more
4th March 2019
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – Government Scheme - Grants and Funding
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in England & Wales to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The scheme began in April 2013, and in the short to mid-term, the Government has an objective to ensure that the UK has a reliable, low cost and clean energy system. This will require us to upgrade and diversify our energy supplies to meet future needs, ensuring they are smarter, cleaner, more secure and affordable for consumers and... more
26th February 2019
12th March – 15th March 2019
The cream of National Hunt racing goes head to head at the most prestigious meeting of the season, The Cheltenham Festival in the second week of March, and will be accompanied by huge crowds of racegoers bedecked in all manner of silk, fur and feather. It is a terrific spectacle, and a punter’s rollercoaster.
Ben Pauling, sponsored by Butler Sherborn, is looking forward to an exciting Festival with six horses entered to run over the four day meeting.
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25th February 2019
*30 minutes from Soho Farmhouse - 20 minutes from Daylesford Organic Farm*
Burford is just over 70 miles from Chelsea, and with a fair wind you can drive there in an hour and three-quarters. There is an excellent selection of railway stations in the area that provide regular and direct services to London. Charlbury (direct to Paddington in just over an hour and a quarter), Oxford Parkway (direct to Marylebone in under an hour), Hanborough (direct to Paddington in just over an hour) and Kingham (direct to Paddington in under an hour and a half).
Kingham is a... more
21st February 2019
The window for applying for Countryside Stewardship Schemes with a start date of 1 January 2020 opened on Monday 18 February 2019. This includes applications for Higher and Mid-Tier Schemes including Water Quality Capital Grants and Wildlife Offers, as well as Hedgerow and Boundaries Grants.
Countryside Stewardship Application Packs can be applied for ONLINE this year via the Rural Payments Service login.
Please note that the windows for requesting an application pack are not open for that long, and although you may have until later in the year to complete your application, you need to apply for an Application Pack as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The useful dates for the grants are outlined below:
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18th February 2019
The Tenant Fees Act gained Royal Assent earlier this week and will become Law in England on the 1st June 2019. Full details of the Act will be released shortly, however below is a brief overview of what we expect the regulations to entail, going forward.
From 1st June 2019, new tenants (or existing tenants who renew a tenancy) will only be required to pay for:Rent A deposit A holding deposit (if applicable) Actual incurred utility costs (including Council Tax and Television Licence) Any mid tenancy changes to a tenancy, at a tenants request Damages incurred due to breach of the tenancy Any interest arising out of a tenant’s failure to pay rent on time (should the rent be in excess of 14 days overdue)
Excluded Fees & Costs... more
14th February 2019
There’s a huge choice of things to do involving horses in the Cotswolds and a great selection of fine Cotswold homes close to top riding country - prices from £580,000 - £2million. £20 million worth of equestrian property also available privately.
The opportunities in the Cotswolds for a life involving horses are many and varied, from simply ‘having a flutter’ and enjoying the hospitality at The Cheltenham Festival, 12-15 March www.thefestival.co.uk culminating in the Gold Cup, beginning your children’s interest at Pony Club, or progressing from riding school to competing in a point-to-point such as at Siddington near Cirencester on Saturday 23 March www.pointtopoint.co.uk/events/5701.
Depending on your level of interest in... more
25th January 2019
The timber market remains strong due mainly to the national shortage of supply
Prices for clearfells of good quality softwood are £70 standing and have crept above this for easily accessible parcels with high saw log content.
The demand for pallet wood and chipwood thinning parcels is also strong, and they are fetching good prices. This is resulting in intense competition for standing softwood of all grades. To secure high prices therefore, it is essential to go to the open market with a properly run tender to ensure best value. Below is a guide as to the... more
24th January 2019
With the current uncertainly surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU and the potential impact on the property market, sellers are hesitant to bring their properties to the open market.
However, life goes on and there are still plenty of motivated clients wanting to sell, albeit via a confidential, private sales campaign at this stage. This, combined with the traditional wait prior to a Spring launch for landed and equestrian properties, has resulted in Butler Sherborn currently having over £20 million worth of Equestrian Properties available privately.
If you are a motivated buyer looking for an equestrian property in the Cotswolds, or a seller wanting to target our... more
22nd January 2019
‘Butler Sherborn are currently preparing a number of properties across The Cotswolds for sale soon. Some will only be available privately now, and some will be launched to the open market over the next few months.
Be an early bird, call Elizabeth in Stow on 01451 830731, Chloe in Cirencester 01285 883470, or Angus in Burford 01993 822325 and register your interest.
If it’s something equestrian, contact Ben Way 01451 830731.
The sooner we know about you, the... more
10th January 2019
As Head of Butler Sherborn’s agency team in Cirencester, you will lead an ambitious and enthusiastic team, win business, create opportunities, implement marketing campaigns and close deals. The Head of Agency will provide day to day management of client business, and create and develop strategy to ensure growth of the successful agency department.
The successful applicant will be commercially astute, combine profitability with care for the clients’ needs, work as a member of... more
10th January 2019
Four delightfully warm love nests from £450,000 - £1.5 million
There’s nothing better after a cold, wet, muddy walk in the country than to settle down in front of a real fire - especially on Valentine’s Day.
“There’s a great choice of old stone cottages, houses and barn conversions located in picturesque valleys and villages across the Cotswolds, making this the ideal location for those who want to escape to the country or hide away for a romantic break,” says Sam Butler of Butler Sherborn.
“Noted for their low beamed ceilings, log fires... more