Health, wellness and mindfulness - instructors, studios and spas for all Four great Cotswold properties to relax in from only £795,000

There’s no shortage of research about the beneficial effects of going for a walk in the countryside and spending time amongst the trees - country living is good for the soul, body and mind.  And if you are looking for further relaxation or honing, the Cotswolds is well served with spas and studios offering a wide range of courses across disciplines such as Reiki, Tai chi, meditation, yoga and Pilates - see below. 

Whittington Manor, Whittington, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HB - £1.5million

  

Surrounded by open countryside with good access to the Cotswold Way and other local walks, Whittington Manor is a distinctive Cotswold stone house within a beautiful village setting.  A large (4,500sqft) well-appointed five bedroom family home and annex (418 sq ft), it is immaculately presented.  There is no onward chain and ready to move in.

It features open-plan styled and generously proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings, wide doorways and garden views.  Architectural features include Limestone floors, stone mullion windows, an impressively wide oak staircase and open fireplaces.

There is a large entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room and a well-equipped contemporary kitchen/breakfast room, plus a cloakroom and utility.  French doors lead to a rear terrace and plunge pool making it ideal for entertaining.

Upstairs are the master and guest bedroom suites, both with bath and shower rooms, dressing rooms and extensive wardrobe storage.  There are two further bedrooms, both with their own shower rooms.

Outside, wooden Tallet steps lead up to the separate annex over the double garage.  This living space could be incorporated into the main house, or used as an office, let out to generate an income stream or used as a family guest suite.  It offers a large open-plan space with bedroom and sitting/dining area, separate kitchen and shower room.

Commanding an elevated position with views over the village, the property runs to about half an acre and includes enclosed south-facing lawned gardens, ideal for children and pets.

Surrounded by open countryside with good access to lovely walks and bridle paths, Whittington is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area.  Charlton Kings is three miles away offering a range of shops for daily requirements, while Regency Cheltenham is a further two miles with its excellent shopping, entertainment and top schools.  The railway station gives direct routes to London, Bristol and Birmingham, with international airports at Bristol and Birmingham. 

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/whittington manor

Guide price: £1.5million

Butler Sherborn - Stow on the Wold - 01451 830731

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Ashcroft House, Cote, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2EG - £950,000

  

A real statement property, Ashcroft House offers a stunning contemporary living space drenched in light and architectural interest.

Embracing the cues of modern living, this spacious family home has been designed and constructed to a very high standard by the current owners.  With single level living, the house is well proportioned and features large windows and a number of rooflights offering light and airy spaces throughout.

The front door leads directly into the kitchen/dining area, the hub of the home.  Featuring Häcker units, the kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with excellent storage, a central island food prep area and workspace, with Neff and Blaupunkt fitted appliances.

There is a large open plan sitting/dining room illuminated by a large rooflight and windows to provide a great sense of space, and bi-fold doors open onto the internal courtyard to create a seamless indoor/outdoor space, ideal for summer entertaining.  There is a study and well-appointed utility room with WC.

There are three double bedrooms, each with an en-suite shower room, while the master bedroom suite also has a bath and further adjacent room suitable for use as a dressing room or nursery.

Technology and thermal efficiency benefits include underfloor heating throughout, USB charging points, pre-wired living room for modern media systems, a discreet satellite dish, energy efficient LED lighting and a Wi-fi-enabled alarm system with security cameras, and an outdoor power point suitable for electric vehicle charging.

Located in just under an acre in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Cote, it is set back from the road with ample parking behind wooden gates and on the edge of Wildlife Trust land.  Bampton is three miles away providing local shops including an excellent butcher, village hall and primary school.  The Trout at Tadpole Bridge on the River Thames is 2.5 miles away and Mollies Diner a little further, with good schools such as Cokethorpe https://www.cokethorpe.org.uk 10 minutes away and St Hugh’s Preparatory School a 15 minute drive.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/ashcroft house

Guide price: £950,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Close to the Thames Path, Thames Mead has bi-fold doors giving easy access to the rear lawned garden and views over the surrounding fields - the ideal home to put you in touch with nature.

A well-presented three bedroom detached house with spacious accommodation, it features light, airy and well-proportioned rooms.  The sitting room has French doors to the front and bi-fold doors to the rear, exposed beams and a log burner, while the dining/family room has doors opening onto a gravelled terrace with seating area, the fitted kitchen has an Aga, oven/hob, tiled floor plus a utility room and cloakroom.

Upstairs the master bedroom has a dressing area, en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony with great views to the rear.  The second double bedroom has windows to the front and rear, exposed beams and stonework.  The third bedroom currently doubles as a study, and there is a family bathroom.

The extensive rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with two seating areas, with a post and rail fence at the end, plus two useful sheds.  Set back from the road, there is ample parking behind wooden gates.

Faringdon is five miles away, Burford 11 miles, Oxford 16 miles and Swindon 18 miles (all mileages approximate)

The hamlet of Buckland Marsh is near the village of Buckland which is within a Conservation Area and has a village hall, an outstanding (Ofsted) primary school and the Trout pub and restaurant at Tadpole Bridge on the River Thames is half a mile away.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/thames mead

Guide price: £795,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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If it’s wide-open spaces, fresh air and views as far as the hills you’re after, look no further than Woodland View.

This spacious five/six bedroom family home is set in the beautiful North Cotswolds between Gretton and Gotherington, with Winchcombe just over three miles away and Cheltenham nine miles.

Recently extended and re-modelled, it provides an entrance hall with wood flooring, double aspect sitting room with a beamed fireplace and wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room with fully fitted units, an Aga, walk-in larder, integrated dishwasher and large fridge freezer, central island and stone floor. 

There is also a dining room, playroom, study, boot room, cloakroom and utility.  Upstairs is the master bedroom and adjoining shower room, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Accessed off a narrow lane, the property runs to about a third of an acre and includes a wooden pergola with paved terrace for alfresco eating, lawn surrounded by mature hedging - ideal for children and pets - and a gravel and brick drive with ample space for parking.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/woodland view

Guide price: £825,000

Butler Sherborn - Stow on the Wold - 01451 830731

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/whittington-cheltenham/nid2340

 

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Simon Jackson - January 2018

As soon as we decided to put our home on the market there wasn’t a decision to make on whom we would choose. Butler Sherborn are known as the market leader in Cotswold village houses & they certainly lived up to it. Process of going to market was painless, very professional & speedy. We sold within two weeks with an asking price offer. Can’t ask for more!
— Simon Jackson - January 2018