Four fine country homes to aspire to - new on the market with Butler Sherborn from £1.1million - £4.25million

The Malt House, Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NT - £4.25million


Six bedrooms, four reception rooms and four bathrooms within 6,702 sq ft (623 m2) of living space sitting in 1.48 acres, The Malt House is an exceptional Grade II Listed village house dating back to the 17th century.

Located to one side of Bibury - described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England” and dating back to 1066, this family home is packed with aspirational features that include separate guest accommodation, a self-contained bothy, barn/double garage with study, kitchen and shower room, Victorian conservatory, beautiful gardens designed by the late Rosemary Verey, grounds with sweeping lawns, a swimming pool and large terraces for al fresco dining.

The house is in a private position with views to the church and over the River Coln Valley.  A welcoming family home, the living space flows round the central reception hall and staircase.  There is extensive entertaining space complemented by well-proportioned and spacious bedrooms on the first floor.  The guest wing at one end has two bedrooms and a bathroom and ideal as staff or additional guest accommodation.  The Bothy is accessed either from the main house or from a separate driveway with a private garden and parking, and is currently run as a successful rental property.

Bibury features Arlington Row, a row of millworkers houses and now a well-known National Trust landmark, an historic parish church, primary school, The Swan hotel with restaurant, a trout farm with shop, The Twig café, a Post Office and shop, and popular Catherine Wheel pub, all within a short walk of the property.  Barnsley nearby offers excellent dining at the soon to re-open Village Pub and The Pig hotel, while Cirencester is only 7 miles away.  Access to London is easy via the A40/M40, the A419/M4 and trains to London Paddington from Kemble and Swindon stations.

Guide price: £4.25million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


The Glebe House, Turkdean, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NU - £3.95million


The Glebe House is a classic Grade II Listed Cotswold country house sitting in just under three acres in a bucolic edge of village location, overlooking its own land and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

With a triple gabled façade, this handsome property provides over 5,500sq ft of spacious accommodation over three floors and boasts superb proportions and ceiling height and is complemented by many original features.  With seven bedrooms, three reception rooms and five bathrooms, it has recently undergone an extensive and sensitive renovation making it well suited to practical family living and formal entertaining, and ready to move into.

There is also a substantial stone outbuilding with dormer windows, thought to have served originally as a coach house, which offers further potential for conversion into ancillary accommodation and garaging, while a separate outbuilding could be converted into a workspace/’working from home’ office, subject to planning consent.

Tucked away beside the church, the house is fronted by a sweeping south facing lawn which adjoins the paddock which provides the most wonderful outlook. To the rear is a sheltered rear terrace and walled garden with a door leading to the old kitchen garden. There is also a tennis court, and glorious walking from the doorstep.

Glebe House is situated within a Conservation Area and is around two miles from Northleach and the A40 which gives access to Oxford and then via the M40 to London.  Northleach offers a number of good shops including a chemist, Post Office, wine bar, coffee shop, grocers, bakers, butchers and two renowned pubs The Sherborne Arms and The Wheatsheaf.

Guide price: £3.95million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


Sedgeley Cottage, Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire, GL56 0XL - £1.35million


If you want to live close to a decent country gastro pub, you’re spoilt for choice with this cottage as it is within walking distance of two excellent hostelries, The Fox and The Horse and Groom.

Immaculately presented, this period cottage occupies an elevated position overlooking its own wonderful garden and terraces in the much sought after village of Upper Oddington.

Accommodation comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dressing room, plus a one bedroom annexe.  It includes an entrance hall with flagstone flooring, a cloakroom and coat cupboard.  Stone steps lead up into the sitting room, which has a log burner, and stairs to the first floor.  The large dining room is part open plan to the kitchen which is fully fitted with appliances.  On the first floor is the double aspect main bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a large adjoining bathroom.  The guest double bedroom is also double aspect and has an attractive feature fireplace and fitted wardrobes.  There is a separate family shower room, while the third bedroom doubles as a dressing room.

Outside there is a Cotswold stone office with French doors and a large window overlooking the garden, a carport with electric charging and the beautiful southeast-facing enclosed garden comprising paved terraces and a lawn - a great combination for easy maintenance and perfect for summer dining.

Oddington is well placed between Stow-on-the-Wold and Daylesford, and is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Providing shopping, restaurants and good schools, Stow-on-the-Wold is 2.5 miles away, Chipping Norton 6 miles, Burford 13 miles and Cheltenham 21 miles, and there are direct trains from Kingham station to London Paddington in about 90 minutes.

Guide price: £1.35million

Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731


Eddells Mill, Painswick, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ - £1.1million


On the market for the first time in over 70 years, Eddells Mill is an enchanting 16th century mill house in a wonderful waterside location with a well-established garden.  Currently with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and a bathroom, it offers a rare opportunity for sympathetic renovation to create a very special family home in an appealing corner of the Cotswolds.

This authentic property is packed with period character including the Mill Room, now converted into a vaulted drawing room complete with minstrel’s gallery, window seats, an inglenook fireplace, a walk-in pantry and an oak balcony walkway.

Sitting in a peaceful and rural setting of some 4.6 acres, there is a range of outbuildings including a stone stable and an annexe that would be perfect for independent living, a wooden stable, fenced paddocks, an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees as well as the beautiful mature waterside gardens and grounds overlooking the Painswick Stream.

Southwest-facing and set back from a quiet country lane, the mature garden comprises lawns with herbaceous borders, Cotswold stone walling and the former mill stone now a water feature.  There is an underground apple store which may have been a former icehouse, and with the original mill pond fed by the Painswick Stream.

Starting life as a corn mill, Eddells Mill later became a cloth (woollen) mill and was put up for sale in 1797 with 6 acres and outbuildings at a time when Painswick produced many of the uniforms for the British Army.  It was converted into a house in 1926.

Guide price: £1.1million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


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Mrs Tucker June 2020

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