Farmers markets, delis & award-winning food and drink producers. Four beautiful period homes from Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist from £425,000 - £1.45million

If you’re looking for great British food that’s produced close to home, move to the Cotswolds. Not only is this the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, the Cotswolds also produces some of the finest food and drink, so whatever suits your taste you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

And to really embrace the country living lifestyle, how about one of these beautiful period homes from Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist.

Cotham Cottage, Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6LE - £425,000

  

Converted in 1762 from a 17th century dovecote, Cotham Cottage is a lovely Grade II listed terraced Cotswold stone cottage with period features that include exposed stonework and beams, a stone fireplace and window seats.  South-facing and with a beautiful mature purple-flowering Wisteria, it would make an excellent family home, second home or holiday cottage.

The ground floor includes a sitting room, kitchen with space for food preparation and a breakfast bar, tiled floor, cooker with gas hob and an oven plus a freestanding fridge/freezer.  There is also a conservatory styled garden/dining room and a utility room.

Upstairs features exposed beams, with two bedrooms, a family bathroom/shower room with underfloor heating, and a further bedroom on the top floor with two sky lights.

There is a fully enclosed garden with raised wooden decked terrace for outdoor entertaining and a useful wooden shed for storage.  The cottage is approached off the high street with a gravelled driveway offering plenty of space for parking.

Milton-under-Wychwood dates back to the medieval period and is surrounded by unspoilt Oxfordshire countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  At the heart of the village is the well-regarded Hare pub, and a broad range of facilities including a general store, Post Office, doctors, dentist and vet surgeries as well as a newly opened coffee shop and parish church.  Market towns nearby include Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton, with stations at Charlbury, Kingham and Shipton-under-Wychwood for trains to London Paddington in around 90 minutes.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Cotham Cottage

Guide price: £425,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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The Old George, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2JL - £650,000 - available Spring 2020

  

Known to fans of TV’s Downton Abbey as the village of Downton, Bampton is the location for the popular series and The Old George.  Formerly known as The George & Dragon Inn, this prominent village house dates back to the 18th century; it was converted from a pub in the 1990s and now offers scope for updating and remodelling.

The extensive ground floor includes two spacious reception rooms either side of the entrance hall: the sitting room features a wood burner and open fireplace, while both that and the sitting room also have wooden shutters to the sash windows.  The rear hall leads to the fitted kitchen, breakfast room, snug/fourth bedroom, study, cloakroom, shower room, cellar and garden store.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, family bathroom, plus access to the large boarded attic.  At the rear of the house is a generous courtyard leading to a walled garden with parking at the side behind wooden gates.

Positioned in the Thames Valley between the Cotswolds and the Vale of White Horse, Bampton is a thriving small town with a number of literary, dramatic, operatic and music societies.  Faringdon and Witney provide local shopping nearby, while Oxford with its superb cultural and academic credentials is 16 miles away.

Good rail links from Oxford and Swindon offer trains to London Paddington or Marylebone in around an hour.

Available in the Spring

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk

Guide price: £650,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Corner Farm, Lower Tysoe, Warwickshire, CV35 0BY- £1.45million

  

Corner Farm is a classic Grade II Listed South Warwickshire farmhouse on the edge of the village of Lower Tysoe.  7.5 miles from Shipston-on-Stour and 13 from Stratford-on-Avon, it sits within 3 acres of land and offers a great opportunity to modernise the existing house and extend into the adjoining barn to create a very large family home with extensive open plan living.

Accommodation includes an entrance hall with a flagstone floor, a dining room and sitting room, both with impressive inglenook fireplaces, wood burners and exposed beams.  Original features include stone mullioned windows with window seats.  The beamed kitchen/breakfast room with views over the paddock features built-in drawer units, electric hob with extractor fan, integrated double oven and fridge/freezer, and there’s also a study/office, shower room and WC.

Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, the master bedroom suite with an adjoining bathroom and large dressing room, which could be used as an additional bedroom, and double attic space with Velux windows above.

The detached annex offers useful ancillary accommodation comprising an open plan kitchen, a sitting room, shower room and stepladder stairs to a double bedroom with vaulted ceiling.

Outside there is a range of traditional outbuildings/workshops, a tractor shed, timber stables, paddocks and orchard, all in some 3 acres.

Tysoe is a popular village with a good range of facilities including a primary school, parish church, shops, GP surgery, pub, tennis courts, Post Office, village hall with social club and community centre.  The area is well served by a range of good state and private schools, while direct trains to London Marylebone can be taken from Banbury 9.5 miles away.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Corner Farm

Guide price: £1.45million

Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Cleeveley Cottage, Holwell, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JS - £450,000

   

Well positioned in the picturesque hamlet of Holwell, Cleeveley Cottage is an appealing Grade II Listed period stone cottage close to Burford - known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ with its easy access to the A40/M40 and London.

Well-maintained while offering potential for improvement either as a home or an attractive investment/holiday let opportunity, accommodation is over three floors.  From the entrance hall there is an open plan sitting/dining room with flagstone floor, exposed beams, window seats, and a Cotswold stone fireplace with wood burner, and the part-beamed kitchen with plenty of storage.  On the first floor is a generous double bedroom and family bath and shower room, with stairs up to the second floor where there is a snug/occasional bedroom leading to a double or twin room with exposed A-frame beams.

There is a pretty, easy to maintain rear garden that is ideal for alfresco dining during the spring and summer.

Burford and Lechlade provide a good range of everyday shopping facilities and schools, with more available in the market towns of Witney and Cirencester.  Cheltenham, Swindon and Oxford are within easy reach, while The Cotswold Wildlife Park - home to the largest privately-owned zoological collection in the country and set within 160 acres of landscaped parkland is a mile away.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Cleeveley Cottage

Guide price: £450,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

Cotswold Land

Pip Menzel - November 2019

At all points I have found Butler Sherborn to of gone above and beyond to help with the process of selling our house. They offer a service that is modern in its approach yet old-fashioned and uniquely personable. We have found they're thoughtful and their knowledge of the market is second to none.
— Pip Menzel, November 2019