The residential lettings market in the Cotswolds has been consistently healthy through the last decade.

The market has been underwritten by demand for weekend and holiday homes, as the picturesque area is only an hour and half from central London, and within easy reach of Birmingham, Coventry and Bristol.

Covid however has further fuelled demand, as people have become increasingly anxious to secure a bolthole in the country, away from the obvious Covid hot spots. In addition, they have found that working from home is entirely possible in this digital age. Many are renting with a view to moving completely to the Cotswolds, from which they can still easily access London or other major conurbations on an occasional basis. Communications remain excellent whether by road or rail across the region and to the rest of the country.

Since the easing of Lockdown, and as a direct result of confinement to barracks in the towns and cities, Butler Sherborn have witnessed a significant increase in applicant registrations, up 190% on the same period July- September 2020 versus 2019. Most properties available to let have generated on average 2 to 3 offers, and demand is strong across all types of rental property, be they 2 bedroom cottages at £750 pcm, or the large family country houses at £4,500pcm.

Two lovely properties to rent that have recently come to the market are a one flat bedroom in Sherborne for a rent of £ 975 pcm and a wonderful family home, College Farm House, Garford with 7 bedrooms and immaculate gardens at £5,750 pcm

For any rental advice or to arrange a valuation, please contact Vanessa Carter 01993 822325


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Patience, Gorgs and Alex Geikie, April 2021

We are a returning client of Butler Sherborn and we would highly recommend them if you’re looking to sell your property. The two properties we sold with BS were very different, but the BS team have always been extremely professional, approachable and friendly. And their communication skills are second to none! Thank you again!
— Patience, Gorgs and Alex Geikie, April 2021