Four great Cotswold properties launched on the market, and just in time for the start of the new academic year: from £900,000 - £1.85million

Choosing a new school for your children can be just as difficult as finding a new family home, while doing both at the same time could be a real challenge.  With three offices across the Cotswolds and considerable local knowledge built up over 30 years, Butler Sherborn is in a great position to help you make the right move for all the family.

Chestnut House, Clanfield, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SP - £1.85million


With over 5,000 sq ft (471 sq m) of accommodation and sitting in a quiet location of just under an acre, this is a substantial six bedroom village home.  Recently built yet successfully fusing traditional style and contemporary comfort, there are four reception rooms and four bathrooms, as well as planning permission for a garage block with an office/studio above.

This fine Cotswold stone property offers a traditional exterior to echo the design of many period farmhouses in the area, yet offers spacious and stylish accommodation with modern technology.

Accommodation downstairs comprises a reception hall with an impressive central oak staircase rising to a galleried landing. There is a large study, quiet sitting room/playroom, and magnificent kitchen/dining/family room with bi-fold doors opening to a dining terrace.  With generous seating the kitchen features a large central island with a breakfast bar, and bespoke units incorporating a double larder cupboard.  There is a large Fisher & Paykel range with a concealed extractor, a double fridge with freezer drawer below, a wine fridge and integrated dishwasher.  There is an adjacent utility room with a laundry chute from the floor above, a cloakroom and separate WC.

Upstairs there is a light and airy central galleried landing, with both the master suite and large guest suite overlooking the garden.  The master bedroom features a shower room and a fitted dressing room.  There are four further double bedrooms and a limestone-tiled family bathroom with walk-in shower and contemporary free standing bath.

The property sits within enclosed grounds and is accessed through an automated gate.  The drive leads to the parking area and a large timber clad workshop/garage, while the garden mostly comprises lawn with several mature trees and shrubs.

Guide price: £1.85million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

Notable schools in the area

St Hughes - prep school, Faringdon -

Burford School - secondary school, Burford -


Rectory Cottage, Great Rollright, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5RX - £900,000


Rectory Cottage is an immaculately finished Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage of architectural and historical interest, close to the Rollright Stones, a complex of megalithic monuments spanning nearly 2,000 years of Neolithic and Bronze age development.  Set in the heart of this popular village close to Chipping Norton and Soho Farmhouse, the cottage has been sympathetically updated and redecorated to a high standard.

Dating back to the mid-17th Century it is packed with period features.  Most of the windows are Cotswold stone mullions with leaded light windows, some with window seats, wooden shutters or both.  There is an Inglenook fireplace with a cambered bressummer beam and feature oven, and there are wooden floors and staircases with exposed beams throughout.

The accommodation comprises a double aspect sitting room with underfloor heating, and a kitchen/dining room featuring a newly fitted deVol kitchen centred around an Aga with integrated sink, dishwasher and stainless steel fronted fridge.  There is a brick floor, again with underfloor heating.  Up the wooden staircase is the light and airy master bedroom, a shower room with walk-in shower and the second bedroom.  Two further bedrooms are on the top floor, both with exposed ‘A’ frame beams.

The outbuilding accommodates a guest bedroom with stable door which could also be used as a studio or office, and there is a utility room and a wine cellar.

The attractive, well established landscaped garden includes two beautiful wisterias underplanted with Russian sage and climbing roses, as well as parking.

There is a church and primary school in the village along with other good schools in the area, and good rail links to London and the Midlands from stations at Banbury and Kingham.

Guide price: £900,000

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

Notable schools in the area

Kitebrook - prep school, Moreton-in-Marsh -

Chipping Campden High School - secondary school, Chipping Campden -


Ivy Farm House, Longcot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7TG - £1.2million


Ivy Farm House is an attractive detached period family home dating back to the late 17th century.  Grade II Listed, it is situated on the edge of the village enjoying a south facing aspect with far reaching views towards White Horse Hill on the Ridgeway.

The house has been updated over the years to provide five comfortable bedrooms with generous storage plus three bathrooms, while retaining many period features that include a fine 19th Century wrought iron porch, fireplaces, and exposed beams and timbers.  Presented in an effortless country house style, there is a bespoke Parlour Farm kitchen, along with fine wallpaper and some vintage bathroom fittings.

Ground floor accommodation includes the sitting room with an exposed beam and an inglenook fireplace, a cosy snug and dining room.  The kitchen has bespoke hand painted units with slate worktops, a larder cupboard, Paul Baucuse Rosieres double-oven range and an overhead extractor.  There is a pantry and a boot/utility room.  Upstairs is a spacious master bedroom, fitted dressing room and large bathroom with underfloor heating.  There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, with two more on the top floor along with an en-suite shower room.  There is also a studio with two separate rooms and a storeroom, making an ideal home office, games room or gym.

Approached through a five-bar gate the gravelled drive leads to a courtyard, garage and parking for several cars.  Fully enclosed, so ideal for dogs and children, there is a raised dining area with vine covered pergola, while the main garden comprises lawn enclosed by mature trees and hedges, making it particularly private, along with beds with shrubs and flowering plants.

Nearby is a primary school assessed by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’, with a number of good schools within easy reach for day pupils.  There are good road links to Oxford, Swindon, Burford and Cirencester, with railway stations for trains to London and the west at Didcot or Swindon.

Guide price: £1.2million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

Notable schools in the area

The Dragon School - pre-prep and prep school - Oxford -

Radley - Boys’ public school - Abingdon -


Glebe House, Naunton, Gloucestershire, GL54 3AT - £1.695million


Sitting in 2.3 acres with exceptional views along the Windrush Valley, Glebe House is an impressive five bedroom family house in an elevated edge of Naunton village.

With five bedrooms, three reception room and five bathrooms, the accommodation is laid out over three floors to take advantage of the views.  Built in a traditional style it offers contemporary standards of comfort, and ideal for both family life and entertaining.

The living areas are particularly bright and sunny and there is an easy flow between the principal reception areas and the large kitchen/breakfast room.  There are various balconies and terraces positioned to take advantage of the sun and the views.

There is a reception hall/library, an elegant open plan reception room, and a spacious dining area with a broad Juliet balcony.  The large kitchen/breakfast room has underfloor heating, a large central island and space for a sofa and dining table.  Appliances include a large induction hob with overhead extractor, two double ovens, a built-in microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer as well as a concealed washing machine.  There is a broad dining terrace, cloakroom, boot room and study.

On the first floor are three large bedrooms including the master suite with Juliet balcony, a spacious bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, as well as a family bathroom with jacuzzi and separate shower.

The lower ground floor includes a kitchenette, cloakroom and wine store, and two guest suites.  With external steps this could be used as a granny flat, home office or teenage accommodation.

The property is approached via remotely controlled wooden gates along a tree lined drive, with parking space for numerous cars.  A range of storerooms include a garage, garden store, tool store and tack room.  The gardens surround the house, bordered with fencing, mature hedging and stone walls and predominantly laid to lawn.  There are paddocks with separate water supply, a stable yard, with two large loose boxes, a hay store and feed store/tack room.

There are good schools in the area, and it is well placed for Cheltenham with a number of options for all ages.  Naunton is an active local community with a good pub, and Moreton-in-Marsh station is 8 miles away for trains to London.

Guide price: £1.695million

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

Notable schools in the area

The Cotswold School - secondary school/academy - Bourton-on-the-Water -

Cheltenham Ladies College - independent girls’ school - Cheltenham

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, April 2021