Property Blog

21st September 2021

After approximately 18 months of emergency Coronavirus Regulations affecting a landlord’s ability to regain possession of a rental property, the government has now confirmed that notice periods for tenancies, in England, will return to their pre-pandemic levels on 1 October 2021.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a statement confirming;

"While these measures were appropriate at the height of the pandemic, these restrictions could only ever be temporary. Returning notice periods to their pre-Covid lengths from 1 October will allow landlords to repossess their property where necessary.  “However, we intend to retain the power to implement these measures again in the case that the public health situation worsens and these measures... more

14th September 2021

Four wonderfully rural Cotswold properties launched on the market from £995,000 - £3million

With fields covered in stubble, apple and pear trees laden with ripe fruit, and the hedgerows purple with blackberries, the harvest is in and autumn is in the air.

The John Keats poem To Autumn is a graphic illustration of what is now unfolding across the Cotswolds, with mist starting to form in the valleys and wood smoke spiralling from the first log fires to be lit.

It’s a magical time to live in the countryside, and Butler Sherborn has several fine new additions to the... more

13th September 2021

The stories behind the pictures - Images and anecdotes that give a tantalising glimpse of the danger and glamour, tragedy and celebrity, seen through the lens of a talented photographer for whom every day was different and every frame counted.

Stephen Markeson, who spent 35 years working for national newspapers, has written an intriguing photographic diary documenting images and the stories behind them from the golden era of Fleet Street, when budgets were limitless, deadlines were tight and getting the film from the camera to the darkroom was a challenge in itself. His determination saw him rise from messenger boy at The Times to the top of his profession as senior staff photojournalist for that paper, and his resourcefulness is... more

10th September 2021

Secretary & Administrator to Rural Department (Full Time)

PA and partnership support to Richard Greasby Secretarial & administrative support to all within the Rural team – including client work, departmental administration, and marketing. Support in the smooth running of the Cirencester Office To be a pro active, well organised and supportive team player. To be able to multi-task quickly and efficiently. To be able to take responsibility, on own initiative and when asked, and be fully communicative with the team. Be an extension to Rural team... more
2nd September 2021

Vanessa Carter, based in the Butler Sherborn Burford Office is taking on the challenge of running 13.1 miles around Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the 40th annual, Great North Run.

Having been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic, the half marathon is now taking place on Sunday 12th September 2021 and Vanessa is running in support of a fantastic charity - Tommy’s. 

Tommy’s funds and conducts pioneering research into the cases and prevention of baby loss, and provides expert information to make pregnancy safer for everyone.

If you would like to donate to this cause and support Vanessa in completing her miles, this can be done by scanning the below QR Code... more

27th August 2021

 

All regions have been affected by unsettled weather during this harvest, however, there have been a couple of dry days recently that allowed the combines to roll in the Cotswolds, some going late into the night. Overall, farmers have been snatching opportunities to harvest whenever they have arisen between the showers.

The winter wheat harvest has now started properly, but up until 17th August only 20% of the national crop had been cleared. This is the second slowest start to... more

26th August 2021

26th August 2021 marks the 17th annual International Dog Day and we are celebrating with all of our furry friends!  

National Dog Day was first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige, with the aim of raising awareness for dogs in rescue centres. 

Work

According to a Blue Cross website article, research (published in the Journal of Workplace Health) found that people who took their dogs to work were less stressed, compared to those who... more

19th August 2021

The Lettings Department are actively looking to employ an experienced Lettings Negotiator, to be based primarily in our Burford Office.

The candidate should have a knowledge of the market, be able to work as part of a small team and independently to win business and promote Butler Sherborn across the Cotswolds.

If you would like more information or would like to apply for the position, please contact Vanessa Carter with your CV.

17th August 2021

Four great Cotswold properties launched on the market, and just in time for the start of the new academic year: from £900,000 - £1.85million

Choosing a new school for your children can be just as difficult as finding a new family home, while doing both at the same time could be a real challenge.  With three offices across the Cotswolds and considerable local knowledge built up over 30 years, Butler Sherborn is in a great position to help you make the right move for all the family.

Chestnut House, Clanfield, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SP - £1.85million

  

With over 5,000 sq ft (471 sq m) of accommodation and... more

12th August 2021

Owning a property within a Conservation Area means that any proposed works to the property may require consent from the Local Authority concerned

Cotswold District has 144 Conservation Areas - the highest number of Conservation Areas of any district local authority in England. In part this will be due to the historic nature of the area and its architecture generally, and the natural beauty of the Cotswolds, and its building materials.

To find out if you live in one of these Areas -

https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/planning-and-building/historic-buildings-and...

If you live in a Conservation Area extra planning controls... more

10th August 2021

The Norman Knight is situated in the beautiful village of Whichford overlooking the green

It serves deliciously tasty food, with a great selection of real ales and a wide variety of wines. The pub prides itself on sourcing fresh local ingredients, as well as offering locally brewed ales and distilled spirits.

The Norman Knight is a traditional quintessentially English village pub, with four real ale pumps offering Prescott Hill Climb and Goffs Brewery Jouster in permanent residence. In addition, they  have an ever changing selection of guest ales, alongside two real cider... more

24th July 2021

Shipton -Under-Wychwood - Milton -under- Wychwood - Ascott-under-Wychwood

The Wychwoods is the collective name for three quintessential Cotswold stone villages, nestled in the Evenlode Valley, between the Cotswold escarpment and the River Windrush. The name of the ancient Forest of Wychwood has nothing to do with witches, but refers to the Anglo-Saxon name of the tribe of local inhabitants, the Hwicce. Each village is described as being ’under’ the boughs of the forest. The Wychwood Forest was once the hunting ground of our Tudor monarchs, and local men were... more

23rd July 2021

Butler Sherborn are delighted to sponsor the Member’s Marquee at the Moreton- in -Marsh Agricultural Society’s Show

Moreton Show is the highlight of the farming year, and a wonderful opportunity for the local community to get together, exchange ideas and to show case the best of their livestock, produce and products.

The Show has gone to significant lengths to ensure that the event is Covid secure, and as an outside event there is plenty of open air circulation. Tickets must be bought online and will be available online prior to and throughout the day of the Show. None can be bought at the gate.... more

20th July 2021

Whether you are looking for a country bolt-hole, a doer-upper, a weekend retreat, holiday home or simply somewhere small and characterful, a cosy cottage can be all things to all people, and a safe bet financially,” says Sam Butler, of Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist. Butler Sherborn is currently offering four Cotswold cottages, new on the market, from £390,000 - £1.1million.

Gable Cottage, Meysey Hampton, nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5JT - £390,000

  

Located in the heart of the attractive and popular Gloucestershire village of Meysey Hampton, Gable Cottage is a beautifully finished two bedroom period Cotswold cottage.

Double fronted, it dates back to the 18th century.  The sitting room includes character features such as window seats, exposed beams and timbers, cottage style internal doors and a fine stone fireplace with log burning... more

20th July 2021

If you are considering letting your property, we would be delighted to help. Click on the photo for more details.

 

19th July 2021

Butler Sherborn’s offices in Cirencester, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold are now open to customers, without the need for an appointment during normal working hours. Monday- Friday 9.00am -5.30pm Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm

Whilst restrictions are lifted on the 19th July, Butler Sherborn consider that it is prudent to be vigilant and to continue to take sensible steps to restrict the transmission of the Covid virus.

Therefore, we ask that visitors still wear a mask when entering our office. Although not mandatory, we ask that this is done to protect our staff and members of Butler Sherborn when in a confined space.

We have decided to continue having a mask wearing policy when we undertake viewings... more

5th July 2021

Control of Legionella risk in a rental property - This news brief explains how landlords can comply with the regulations.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and the L8 Approved Code of Practice: Legionnaires’ Disease, set out the legal responsibilities for landlords in the UK, regarding their duty of care towards tenants in respect of Legionella. 

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a bacteria that is found in man-made water systems. When inhaled, it can cause a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, known as Legionnaires' disease. 

‍What properties are at risk of... more

28th June 2021

The Cotswold Guy is a bespoke food distribution service based in the heart of the Cotswolds. They provide you with fantastic locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, giving you the quality, consistency and choice to create the perfect dish! 

The Cotswold Guy is also at your service to create a memorable meal at home, either for a special occasion, holiday treat or a meal kit for you to cook at home. They are passionate about the quality of their produce, and their love of fine food is evident in every bite. 
The Cotswold Guy has a motto –‘We gather, you cook’ and the produce is of exceptional quality.
The bakery has mouth watering garlic sourdough bread baked by an artisan baker; all locally reared, rare breed beef... more

25th June 2021

A COMPACT AND VERSATILE RESIDENTIAL FARM WITH ABOUT 175 ACRES. COTSWOLD FARMHOUSE, BARN CONVERSION, EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS AND A BLOCK OF ATTRACTIVE LAND

For Sale as a whole- Guide Price £4,250,000, or in Lots

Manor Farm is for sale as a whole or in lots with, in all, about 175 acres on the edge of the pretty village of Compton Abdale. It sits on a south facing slope with wonderful views of the surrounding valleys and countryside and includes a comfortable Cotswold stone fronted 6 bedroom farmhouse and an attractive 3 to 4 bedroom barn conversion. In addition there is an extensive range of farm buildings. These have potential (subject... more

22nd June 2021

Established in 1976 by Jim and Dominique Keeling, Whichford Pottery is a family business with a world renowned reputation for the highest-quality frostproof terracotta flowerpots – designed and made entirely by hand from their workshop in Warwickshire. With a skilled team of over 30, Whichford produce flowerpots which are beautiful, durable and full of character.

Every pot has been lovingly handmade, hand-decorated and even hand packed! Everything at Whichford is done in-house which means they have total control during the making process - they even blend they own clay on site so that they can offer a 10 year guarantee against lamination in the frost. This year, the Pottery is celebrating 45 Years in business! 

Tucked away on the edge of the Cotswolds a visit to the Pottery is a real treat...

Experience the unique delights of a... more

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