Four delightfully warm love nests from £450,000 - £1.5 million
There’s nothing better after a cold, wet, muddy walk in the country than to settle down in front of a real fire - especially on Valentine’s Day.
“There’s a great choice of old stone cottages, houses and barn conversions located in picturesque valleys and villages across the Cotswolds, making this the ideal location for those who want to escape to the country or hide away for a romantic break,” says Sam Butler of Butler Sherborn.
“Noted for their low beamed ceilings, log fires and quaint interiors, a Cotswold cottage particularly, creates the perfect warm and cosy spot to while away Valentine’s Day with a loved one,” adds Sam, whose firm is offering four ideal homes priced from £450,000 - £1.5 million.
Brummells Barn, Macaroni Farm, Eastleach, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NG - £1,500,000
This former Grade II listed threshing barn has been given a highly contemporary look and decorated in a style that provides an attractive juxtaposition between the old and new.
Finished to an exceptionally high standard, it features a double height entrance hall with galleried landing, flagstone floors, exposed timbers and an impressive stone fireplace with contemporary wood burner to give a warm welcome in the drawing room. The extensive accommodation also includes a dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two guest en-suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, two studies, a large attic, utility room and cloakroom.
The stunning Cotswold stone family house is located on the edge of the popular village of Eastleach. Approached by a long private gravel drive behind electric gates, the house is in a secluded setting with idyllic views across park land, and includes beautiful gardens, a sun loggia and double garage.
Guide price: £1.5 million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
Shaven Cottage, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DG - £895,000
As soon as you walk through the front door of Shaven Cottage you are greeted with an open fireplace and log-burner, along with exposed beams in this welcoming reception room. The adjacent sitting room has a further wood-burner and for extra comfort, there is a snug featuring another fireplace and exposed stone walls. The kitchen/dining room is sleek and modern with a central island and wide opening bi-fold glass doors to the garden. Upstairs in this beautifully appointed property, is the master bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. A superb landscaped garden with stylish terrace, seating area and lawn is ideal for alfresco entertaining once the winter weather recedes. There is also a large area of garden beyond, which is available by separate negotiation.
Guide price: £895,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325
Park Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AQ - £550,000
Park Cottage is a charming property located close to the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. This spacious and bright cottage is well-presented with a lovely atmosphere, good ceiling height and period features including an open fireplace in the sitting room and stone mullion windows. Outside, the house is complimented by a valuable parking space.
The ground floor includes a small hallway, cosy sitting room with open fire, dining room with French doors onto a south west facing courtyard, kitchen, utility area, cloakroom and a double guest bedroom. Upstairs the master bedroom with a feature fireplace has an en-suite bathroom. There is a further double bedroom and shower room.
Guide price: £550,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Learoyds, Southrop, Gloucestershire GL7 3PG - £450,000
Learoyds Cottage is an attractive, 19th Century Cotswold stone property with spectacular gardens, situated in the popular village of Southrop. The house is beautifully presented offering an open plan kitchen / reception room whilst retaining original period features including a Cotswold stone inglenook with wood-burner, a window seat and exposed painted ceiling timbers. The two bedrooms both have vaulted ceilings with painted exposed wooden timbers. A large, walk-in shower room is downstairs.
The gardens are enchanting; a relaxing space with Acer trees, box hedging, numerous varieties of flowers and plants, a lovely west-facing stone terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining, gravelled paths and a central pond.
Guide price: £450,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325