A selection of five new properties from £300,000 - £1.25million

“With the weather warming up and lockdown starting to ease, we are experiencing one of the strongest residential property markets for a decade here in the Cotswolds,” says Sam Butler of Butler Sherborn.

“We have seen a 30% uptick in buyers registering with us during January and March versus the same period last year, viewings up 35% last month and 40% of those viewing making offers.  There is no doubt that the desire to move to the country along with low stock levels are fuelling this, and in many cases properties are selling privately before they are even announced for sale, and often above the asking price,” adds Sam.

Whether you are looking for your primary residence, second home or holiday let, something to move straight into, a ‘doer-upper’ or a development project, Butler Sherborn currently has several options, but good properties are selling quickly!  Here is a selection from £300,000 to £1.25million.

The Smithy & The Old Forge, Little Barrington, Nr Burford, Gloucestershire OX18 4TE - £900,000


With many original features, this interesting pair of attached, Grade II listed cottages offer great flexibility and perfect as a primary home, for weekend retreats or holiday letting.  With a total of five bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms and private gardens, the property is in a stunning elevated position overlooking the Green and brook that runs through this beautiful Cotswold village.

The Smithy comprises a sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom, two double bedrooms and a bathroom, while The Old Forge includes an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and integral garage.

As the names suggest, these were formerly the local blacksmith’s house and adjacent forge, but have been in the same family for nearly 50 years.


Guide price: £900,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


Thatched Cottage, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2NA - £450,000


This charming Grade II Listed two bedroom, three reception thatched period cottage has a south facing garden and is positioned on a favoured side road close to the centre of this attractive and thriving village.  It is just a short walk from the church and marketplace of Bampton, notable as one of the film locations for Downton Abbey, the popular TV series.

Built of mellow Cotswold stone beneath a thatched roof, the cottage is a surprisingly spacious and comfortable home with accommodation that includes a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, a garden room, bathroom, cellar and 150ft garden.

Listed as early 17th century, it is believed to have even earlier origins and retains many original period details including exposed beams and timbers, stone flooring, window seats, a fine inglenook fireplace and reclaimed wood panelling.

Recent improvements include damp proofing, new thatch to all elevations and the ridge, a new boiler and refitted bathroom.  In good decorative order and ready to move into, there is scope to remodel the upstairs and install a second en-suite bathroom, subject to the necessary permissions.


Guide price: £450,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


Pendil Grove, Market Place, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3EJ - £425,00  


Suitable as a great ‘doer-upper’ offering good potential for modernisation, this three-bedroom period stone cottage is positioned in the heart of the small, thriving and historic Cotswold town of Northleach.

A well-proportioned, mid-terrace cottage, it comprises a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, garden room, three bedrooms, one of which is galleried, plus bathroom.

Situated in a central location, Pendil Grove enjoys an extensive rear garden (once used as a burgage plot, a 13th century term characterised as long and narrow), with hard standing and a garage at the rear.  There is no onward chain.


Guide price: £425,000

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


The Orangery, 8a Coxwell Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BZ - £300,000


Tucked away in a quiet location off one of the most historic streets of Roman Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, this is a delightful Grade II listed one bedroom period cottage.

Overlooking the communal gardens of Coxwell Court, The Orangery is a charming and substantial period property with origins believed to date back to the late 17th Century.  It was once home to a prominent wool merchant and banker, and subsequently housed an order of Anglican nuns.

This is a light and comfortable Cotswold stone home with well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, and comprises kitchen/sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and garage.  It would make a delightful ‘lock up and leave’ second home or holiday let with Airbnb potential.


Guide price: £300,000

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


Old Stables, Nether Westcote, Gloucestershire, OX7 6SD - £1.25million


This rare and exciting new development provides the opportunity with planning permission for four new properties in this popular Cotswold village north of Burford.

Tucked away but close to the centre of the village, the site currently includes timber framed stabling on hard standing for demolition, and backing on to a paddock which is also available by separate negotiation.

Nether Westcote is located within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys far reaching views over the Evenlode Valley.  The village is a thriving community and home to the award winning pub and restaurant, The Feathered Nest.  Neighbouring villages offer a wide range of gourmet pubs, and the parish church of St Mary’s is close by at Church Westcote.

Local shopping and amenities are available in nearby Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford.  The A40 provides access to Cheltenham, Oxford and London, whilst Kingham station has mainline trains to London Paddington 4 miles away.


Guide price: £1.25million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


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