Four superb additions to the market from £1.25million - £4million. Cotswolds Market Comment - Elizabeth D’Allemagne, partner, Butler Sherborn.
Spring Farm, Middle Lypiatt, Gloucestershire, GL6 7LP - £4million
An idyllic forever family home, Spring Farm with its own 19 acres is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Immaculately presented, this six bedroom, four reception, four bathroom country house is set within its own land with stunning views across the valley.
Spring Farm is quietly set in a magical location on the side of a beautiful and peaceful valley. Originally a 17th century period cottage, the house has evolved over the years and been sympathetically and imaginatively extended to create a great home that is light and airy and ideally suited to contemporary family life, while retaining the charm of the original building. Character details include stone mullions, exposed beams and panelling, as well as a stone porch and circular stone log store.
Taking full advantage of the view, the house is comfortable and welcoming. The large kitchen/dining room/family space provides a tremendous area for everyone of all ages to gather, while the spacious bedrooms, tastefully appointed bathrooms, broad hallways and landings afford an open atmosphere creating an overall sense of well-being.
The property is perfect for those with equestrian interests and includes a large, level paddock, stables with block paved parking, modern agricultural barn with three roller doors, a stable block with four loose boxes, a tack room, workshop, feed/rug store, garden shed and studio plus two field shelters. The larger storage loft and part of the agricultural barn could also be converted to self-contained ancillary accommodation, subject to planning permission. There is a spring-fed pond, lawned gardens and orchard, elevated summerhouse with power and a paved dining terrace adjacent to the house.
Middle Lypiatt is a beautiful rural hamlet within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the parish of Bisley, a traditional Cotswold village between the Chalford and Painswick valleys. Bisley offers two pubs, a village store/Post Office, primary school, village hall & parish church. The Woolpack at Slad and The Lamb Inn in Eastcombe are close by, as is the farmers market in Stroud or Jolly Nice farm shop at Frampton Mansell. Railway connections to London Paddington are from Stroud, 3 miles away.
Guide price: £4million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
The Manor House, Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire, GL6 8JF - £2.5million
This classic Grade II Listed Cotswold village house provides plenty of family accommodation - five bedrooms, four reception rooms and four bathrooms, and has been fully refurbished and improved to beautifully blend a contemporary colour palette with period features such as stone mullions, flagstones, window seats, exposed beams and timbers and a wooden winder staircase.
Set within lovely mature gardens and terraces, it is quietly situated in Frampton Mansell, a popular and community focused village, and with good beer and food, The Crown is within easy walking distance.
Dating from the late 17th century with later additions, the Manor House now provides a delightful home of comfortable proportions that is ideal for family life and entertaining, or as a peaceful country retreat. Elegant reception rooms include a dining room, drawing room and snug, and there is a bespoke kitchen/family room with pantry, breakfast/garden room, wine store, utility room and cloakroom. The first floor includes a galleried landing, main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, a study/guest bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, a further bedroom and family shower room, with two more double bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.
There is a studio with bathroom above the garage that could be ideal for teenagers or as a home office, and has uninterrupted views across paddocks and open country.
Set back from the village lane and enclosed by a glorious walled garden with landscaped mature planting, terraces and a loggia, there is a stone summerhouse, stone store, greenhouse, a double garage and private parking. There is also Gigaclear super-fast optic fibre broadband, an electric vehicle charging point, burglar alarm, domestic CCTV and security lighting.
There is wonderful walking in and around the village, and as well as the village pub, The Bell at Sapperton is close by. The Jolly Nice farm shop and deli is at the entrance to the village, while the farmers market in Stroud a short drive away. Trains to London Paddington are from Kemble a few miles away.
Guide price: £2.5million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
The Miller’s House, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire, GL7 5RS - £1.7million
With its 6.5 acres including paddocks and woodland bordering the Ampney Brook, The Miller’s House is a great family home offering space for children to play and roam.
On the edge of Ampney Crucis and within walking distance of the pub across your own land and around the village cricket pitch, this six bedroom, five reception, three bathroom property retains many original details including high ceilings, exposed beams, sash windows and working shutters.
Extending over three floors, the accommodation includes an elegantly proportioned drawing room, study, spacious bedrooms, and a kitchen fitted with a traditional range of storage units incorporating a butler’s sink and integrated dishwasher, a Brittania range style cooker, a light and airy vaulted breakfast/family room, with exposed beams, limestone flooring with underfloor heating and French doors leading to the garden. The convivial layout provides both generous family areas and quieter retreats, and ideal for both entertaining and working from home.
Outside there is a stone barn with two sets of double doors to a large storage area, a doorway in a high stone wall leading to an enclosed garden which is laid to lawn and sheltered by high hedging. An area of decking with a balustrade overlooks the brook and there is a paved dining terrace, a vegetable plot, plus an area of hardstanding with a field shelter/stabling. A timber bridge leads across the brook to a further area of paddock and the woodland.
Ampney Crucis is a pretty Cotswold village a couple of miles east of Cirencester with a history dating back to Roman times. The community revolves around the village hall, church, recently refurbished Crown at Ampney Brook pub and primary school rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Cirencester provides an excellent choice of shops including Waitrose and Tesco, a sports and leisure centre, weekly markets and hospital. Trains to London leave from either Kemble or Swindon stations.
Guide price: £1.7million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
Southfield House, Great Rollright, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5RF - £1.25million
Designed to take full advantage of the outstanding views over the surrounding farmland and woodland, this modern and well-presented family home is located on the edge of the village.
Offering ‘upside down living’ - with the living space upstairs and the bedrooms on the ground floor, this spacious, detached house includes generous sized rooms with high ceilings, large windows and a total area of 3,172 sq ft.
Thermally efficient, the house was built in 2012 and features underfloor heating to all rooms, an air source heat pump and an excellent EPC rating. There is an electric Everhot range in the kitchen which when off during the summer months is replaced by an oven, microwave and warming drawer. It also has a low maintenance garden which is paved, a feature fountain and fully enclosed by hedging and wooden fencing. The rear aspect of the building is covered in clematis, honeysuckle and an espaliered pear tree and under planted with flowers. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property would serve well as either a full-time home or a weekend holiday retreat in the Cotswolds with space for family and friends. It is connected to Gigaclear super-fast optic fibre broadband.
Fresh, light and airy throughout, a beautiful Syrian stone floor runs throughout most of the house. The ground/first floor includes the double aspect dining room and sitting room with impressive windows affording stunning views across the fields and woodland beyond, and featuring a modern wood burner. A balcony joins with the kitchen/breakfast room which has an oak floor, induction hob, three ovens and an extractor fan. A range of wall and floor cupboards and drawers, incorporating an oven, microwave, a warming drawer and a fridge. There is a utility with cupboards, dishwasher, upright freezer and an insinkerator food waste disposal in the sink.
A curved wooden staircase leads down to the lower ground floor with its four bedrooms, bathrooms and domestic offices. There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer incorporated into a range of wall and floor cupboards, a linen room and large storage room for storing garden equipment. There is a double garage with up-and-over electric doors with staircase leading to a study with a skylight.
Three miles from the popular small town of Chipping Norton, the small rural village of Great Rollright makes a great location for travelling to Oxford and London and also well placed for easy access to Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford.
Guide price: £1.25million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Market Comment - Elizabeth D’Allemagne;
“The Cotswolds property market is gently active this summer,” says Elizabeth D’Allemagne, partner of Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist. “Despite the recent slight drop in inflation, interest rates are at a 15 year high and along with inflationary pressure, the market continues to favour buyers who appreciate that good properties in popular Cotswold villages will retain their value over the medium to long term.
“Stock levels are good, and we are launching quality properties across all price points so there is plenty of choice. We are consistently placing properties under offer and completing sales, however there is price sensitivity and buyers are being considered with their decisions.”