The Cotswolds boast some exceptional gardens, both private and public, complementing some beautiful houses.

The climate and soils vary throughout the area from light loams in the Evesham area to Cotswold brash on the higher and colder escarpment, and clay in the Evenlode Vale.

Kiftsgate and Hidcote in the northern end of the Cotswolds, close to Chipping Campden, both possess well known public gardens.  Closer to Stow-on-the-Wold, Daylesford House and Rockcliffe, are both privately owned gardens, open annually on the National Garden Scheme and  quite outstanding. They have been beautifully, knowledgeably and inspirationally restored, and improved, to benefit the lovely houses which they surround.

For those looking to live in the Cotswolds and with a passion for gardening, Butler Sherborn is currently marketing several houses across the area with lovely gardens ranging from Sedgeley Cottage in Upper Oddington with a guide price of £1,450,000 to Hawkwell House, Church Westcote  at a guide price of £2,500,000.


The wonderful thing about gardening is that you can have an exceptional garden without needing to own the most expensive house. The Butler Sherborn Burford office has Mill Cottage in Bampton available at £475,000 which has an enchanting south east facing cottage garden.

Further west, the Cirencester office is selling  Westrope House, Highworth, which as an handsome Georgian townhouse, has a lovely established garden with mature specimen trees, herbaceous borders and an ornamental pond. Guide Price £1,850,000

Manor House, Frampton Mansell has an established garden with old stone terraces, good structure with box hedging, and a relaxed atmosphere with many horticultural delights. Guide Price £2,350,000

The Gables, Inchbrook in the Painswick Valley has a truly wonderful garden with unique character, as it has the mill stream rushing through the garden, together with some imaginative and creative planting, both beside the mill stream and immediately before the house itself. Guide Price £1,650,000

Also in the Painswick area, Butler Sherborn has just launched Eddells Mill, which has come to the market for the first time in seventy years at a guide price of £1,100,000. Possessing one of the few remaining 16th century mill stones, the old corn mill became a cotton mill in the late 18th century and was converted into a house in 1926. The gardens are a direct reflection of its history and use over the centuries, will the millrace running through them to the mill pond. As all good gardeners know, water is a great bonus in the garden, and to have a home which has been deliberately constructed beside, and because of the stream, is wonderful. The horticultural opportunities are legion when water on this scale is in the garden, together with the wildlife it attracts. Kingfishers are resident together with otters. In all, this property offers about 4.6 acres including paddocks and an orchard.

Two very attractive houses further east currently on the market, are Grange Farm, Brize Norton at a guide price of £2,300,000 and 30 Taynton, Burford at a guide of £2,250,000.

The gardens at Grange Farm are quite remarkable, as the house is a monastic grange dating from the 12th century with an arrow slit window and 14th Century dovecote. The gardens have a large lawned area and croquet lawn together with fruit trees; herbaceous borders; mature specimen trees; a vegetable garden with greenhouse and topiary box hedging surrounds the dovecote. The atmosphere throughout befits such an historic and contemplative place.  The gardens in 30 Taynton have been carefully planned to ensure privacy and have the  benefit of a small woodland are and meadow. The village is a typical Cotswold village close to Burford, and it much sought after.


Cirencester Estate Agent

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