AND THE CHOICE OF PROPERTIES OPENS UP, TOO - Butler Sherborn launches a Grade II listed barn conversion; a family home with almost 4 acres and a tennis court; a contemporary development opportunity in 6 acres, and three apartments in a Jacobean-style country house
Jessamies Barn, Eastleach, nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NG - £1.6million
Stone barn conversions continue to be much sought-after in the Cotswolds, and Jessamies Barn is an excellent example.
Formed from one half of a substantial Grade II listed threshing barn, Jessamies Barn is an exceptional country home with the benefit of a rural location and stunning countryside views.
The property enjoys seclusion and security in an idyllic setting. It features a dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, sitting room, study, utility area and cloakroom, plus a sun loggia. There is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two guest en-suite bedrooms, three further bedrooms, a bathroom with separate shower, sauna, store room and large attic.
Outside there are beautiful mature gardens, a double garage, and a large, gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles, while also benefitting from no onward chain to simplify the purchase.
Sitting on the edge of the Coln Valley between the villages of Eastleach and Hatherop, the small market town of Fairford is nearby. Eastleach itself is one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds and well away from the tourist hot spots, with two churches, popular local pub, The Victoria Inn, and picturesque River Leach.
Guide price: £1.6million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
Old Stow Station, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1JY - £1.5million
Sitting in just under four acres and with its own tennis court, paddock and gardens, this five bedroom, three reception property makes an ideal family home, and while in a rural location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is just a mile from the town centre of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Built in the heyday of Victorian steam travel on the Great Western Banbury & Cheltenham Line and operated from 1881 until the Beeching closures in 1962, Stow Station was then converted into a dwelling. It has been sympathetically extended over the years to create a comfortable and distinctive home, and features a steeply pitched roof and stone mullioned windows that echo the original station building. Ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance porch, hall, sitting room, a study, playroom, kitchen/dining/family room, a walk-in pantry and utility room. There is a master bedroom with Jack’n’Jill bathroom, three further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and shower room. Outside is a summerhouse, garage, carport and two storage sheds.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a popular Cotswold market town providing day-to-day amenities with a large supermarket and numerous independent retailers. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is nearby and more comprehensive cultural and shopping facilities can be found in Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, all within a 40 minute drive. There are many award winning pubs and restaurants in Stow and the surrounding villages, including The Wild Rabbit at Kingham, The Fox in Lower Oddington and The Kings Head at Bledington.
Guide price: £1.5million
Butler Sherborn – Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
White Chapel Orchards, Murcot Turn, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7HT - £1.3million
Offering 5,000 sq ft of accommodation, this imposing, part-constructed contemporary house sits in the middle of its own 6 acres of land offering incredible and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
White Chapel Orchards offers an exciting opportunity to complete the conversion of a contemporary barn to a buyer’s own taste and design. The project has been taken to its present stage by the current owner and well regarded local builder. All external works have been undertaken with the property now secure and weatherproof, sitting under a roof specially imported from Belgium. The accommodation was planned to provide five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three large reception rooms. The internal dividing walls are in place on the ground floor and the first floor is entirely open allowing for a buyer to complete the layout to meet their own requirements.
Outside the house sits in the centre of what was formerly a commercial orchard, and includes a number of established apple trees. A further 14 acres are also available. Popular Broadway is a short drive away.
Guide price: £1.3million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Filkins Hall, Filkins, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3JJ
Choice of three apartments: No. 7 - £375,000 and Nos 4 & 6 - £400,000
Filkins Hall is an attractive Cotswold stone country house, converted in the late 1980s into ten separate apartments. The original Georgian building was destroyed by fire in 1876 and rebuilt in the Jacobean style in 1906 with period features including high ceilings, stone mullioned windows, stone fireplaces and an impressive oak central staircase. The Hall is in a tranquil, edge of village, location with a classical vista over a splendid south-facing garden, across the ha ha and adjoining field and through a fine avenue of trees to a distant stone gateway.
All properties are well presented, and benefit from some 3 acres of communal gardens, a south facing formal garden, an orchard, tennis court, and extensive parking.
There are currently three apartments available, each offering two bedrooms, a fine classic reception room and an en-suite bathroom. No. 4 offers 958 sq ft (89 m2) of accommodation on the ground floor, No. 6 is a duplex apartment and has 979 sq ft (91 m2) of space over two floors, while No. 7 is 1,076 sq ft (100 m2) and is on the second floor.
Guide price: £375,000 - £400,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325