Four new additions to the market from £550,000 - £1.25million
“The Cotswold property market remains buoyant with sales enquiries continuing to come in strongly, while the increase in the number of invitations from prospective sellers to value their properties is encouraging,” comments Sam Butler of Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist. “With Spring just around the corner, this is undoubtedly a very good time to sell,” he adds.
Monks Gate, High Street, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6BA - £1.25million
Monks Gate is a light, airy and beautifully presented double fronted period family home. Overlooking the village green, it occupies a prominent position in the middle of Shipton-under-Wychwood, a popular spot between Burford and Chipping Norton with a vibrant community.
Fusing contemporary and period living over three floors, there is an entrance hall with flag stone floors, a comfortable sitting room with fireplace, dining room cum study space with wooden flooring and a generous sized kitchen/breakfast room. Perfect for family eating or entertaining, the sleek and stylish kitchen area comprises a large central island, built-in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, under-counter fridge, two ovens, coffee machine, LED downlighting and underfloor heating. There is also a utility room with downstairs wc, and a stable door.
The first floor comprises two double bedrooms and a single room/snug, family bathroom and separate wc. To the rear is a family room featuring a vaulted ceiling, feature wall, wood burner, bar and glass double doors leading to steps down to the garden. On the upper floor is the master suite with a dual aspect double bedroom featuring painted beams, feature wall and storage cupboard. There is a bathroom with freestanding bath, twin vanity sinks, double walk-in shower and underfloor heating.
Outside there is gated gravel parking, south-west facing rear garden with patio terrace, lawn and mature shrub boarders as well as a small garden store.
Guide price: £1.25million
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325
Stow House, Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1AG - £1.125million
Extensively renovated to a high standard, Stow House originates from the 18th century, and now provides a good balance of accommodation extending to 1,842sq ft of living space over three floors.
The interiors are beautifully presented with great attention to detail, and create a luxurious environment which could be used as a wonderful home, ‘lock up and leave’ escape or even a holiday let.
Downstairs is an elegant sitting room with oak flooring and a wood burner, dining room with large roof lantern, spacious kitchen designed for entertaining featuring sleek units incorporating twin Neff ovens, an induction hob, extractor fan, integrated dishwasher and sink, and finished with a limestone floor.
Upstairs on the first floor are three light and airy double en-suite bedrooms, along with a single bedroom/study with adjoining cloakroom, while on the second floor is the master bedroom suite with open plan bathroom featuring a freestanding bath and separate shower.
Outside, the south facing garden has been designed to be an extension of the house for summer entertaining. Laid to lawn with mature planting, there is a terrace with seating, a separate dining terrace providing a stylish entertaining area, plus a storage shed with power.
A short walk to the Market Square, all the town’s facilities including pubs, restaurants and shops are easily accessible. A popular town on the edge of the Cotswolds and within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stow-on-the-Wold offers easy access to Oxford and Cheltenham, while Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Spa is some three miles away. Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh railway stations provide a direct service to London Paddington, with road access via the A40/M40.
Guide price: £1.125million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Rosamundi, 15 Main Street, Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire, GL7 5AN - £650,000
Retaining many original features such as window seats, exposed stone walling, exposed beams, timbers and original fireplaces, Rosamundi is a delightful period cottage dating from around 1700, and positioned within a row of eight former Williamstrip Estate worker’s cottages.
Originally two separate cottages that were combined in the mid-1960s, it has since undergone further modernisation, while there is now scope for further updating. It has a lovely garden and an area of woodland that backs onto the water meadow behind.
The ground floor features an entrance porch opening into the dining hall with stone flooring, a stone fireplace and exposed walling. Steps lead up to a large sitting room with its fine fireplace with stone seat, display niches and window seat. The kitchen includes a range of storage cupboards and appliances that include a double oven, ceramic hob and microwave. There is a boot room, cloakroom and door to the rear garden.
On the first and second floors there are two double bedrooms off the broad landing, with steps leading down to the original broad plank floored landing, the master bedroom, and family bathroom recently updated with heritage style fittings and a shower over the bath.
Coln St Aldwyns is an unspoilt and much sought-after Cotswold village between Bibury and Fairford. Surrounded by quintessentially picturesque, landscaped parkland, woods, the River Coln and its water meadows, there is a great village pub, thriving community shop/Post Office, a fine Norman church and active cricket club.
The neighbouring village of Hatherop is home to the highly regarded Church of England primary school and Hatherop Castle prep school, while nearby Fairford offers a range of amenities including a weekly market. Cirencester is eight miles.
Guide price: £650,000
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
Alice Cottage, Dean, Chadlington, Oxfordshire, OX7 3LB - £550,000
Alice Cottage is a double-fronted mid-terraced Cotswold stone property. Dating back to the 1750s, it has been much improved by the current owner, blending contemporary with period styles. Currently a main home but could easily be a ‘lock-up and leave’ second home, it provides deceptively spacious accommodation over three floors.
On the ground floor, a wooden stable front door surrounded by a climbing rose and wisteria leads into the welcoming kitchen/dining room, which with its warm Rayburn cooker is at the heart of the cottage. The wooden fitted units include a larder, butlers styled sink, dishwasher, washing machine and a fridge freezer. A tiled floor runs through to the rear lobby.
There is a double aspect sitting room with a window seat, a multi-fuel burner set in a stylish white painted fireplace with a slate hearth, and engineered wood flooring.
The first floor accommodates two generous bedrooms and a modern bathroom featuring a cast iron bath with a rain and handheld shower, a hand basin, wc and heated towel rail, with Fired Earth tiled flooring. There is also a dressing room/study. On the top floor there are two rooms with exposed beams and skylight windows which could be used as a third bedroom, study or playroom.
Facing southeast and with a view over the hamlet, the enclosed rear garden has been landscaped to offer areas to sit out during the day and include a small lawn, wooden pergola with climbing vine and decked area. There is a drive leading to a large, gravelled parking area and a shed with power for EV charging.
One of the most picturesque hamlets in the Evenlode Valley, Dean is within a Conservation Area and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying an elevated position overlooking the Coldron Brook. An adjacent footpath leads over the fields to Chadlington and ideal for dog walking.
Guide price: £550,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731