Butler Sherborn announces five family homes new on the Cotswold market from £1.1million - £2.65million

Butlers Farm, Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP - £2.65million


In an idyllic south facing valley location between Cirencester and Cheltenham, this five bedroom farmhouse makes a great family home, and with almost six acres, a stone barn, stables and ménage, perfect for those with equestrian interests.

Dating back to the late 18th century, original features include exposed beams and timbers, stone fireplaces, window seats and paved floors, with heritage style bathroom fittings and oak doors.

On the ground floor is a stone floored entrance hall, 34ft drawing room, separate sitting room which was formerly the dairy, and spacious dining room.  The large, warm and inviting farmhouse kitchen/breakfast/family room has an open stone fireplace, a heavily beamed ceiling and flagstone flooring, and a bespoke range of hand painted units with granite worktops.  There is a central island with an electric hob, essential four oven Aga, an oven, microwave and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer.  There is also a utility/boot room and cloakroom.

Upstairs is a partly vaulted master bedroom with dressing area, en-suite bathroom with polished wood floor, heritage style fittings and a roll top bath.  There are two further double bedrooms, steps down to another large, vaulted bedroom and two well equipped bathrooms.  The fifth bedroom is currently used as an office.  There is a separate annex adjacent to the house which comprises a sitting room with fitted kitchen area, a bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

Outside there are beautifully landscaped gardens comprising lawn and enclosed by low Cotswold stone walling, with mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders with a wonderful view across surrounding farmland.  There is a broad south and west facing flagstone terrace to take advantage of the sun throughout the day.  The stable courtyard includes a Cotswold stone barn housing five American style loose boxes and tack room/workshop.  The stable block has five further modern loose boxes with a flagstone standing in front and an adjoining car port.  There is a game larder and four-bay L-shaped Dutch barn, as well as three railed paddocks and an all-weather ménage.  There is an orchard and a small copse with a mix of hardwood and softwood trees, snowdrops and bluebells running down to the River Churn below.


Guide price: £2.65million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


Little Faringdon Mill, Little Faringdon, Oxfordshire, GL7 3QQ - £2.35million


Close to the border with Gloucestershire and in a very special location on the River Leach, the site of Little Faringdon Mill is recorded in the Domesday book.  Grade II listed, the current buildings date from the 18th century with parts of the Mill House dating back to the 16th century.  Spanning the mill race, the three storey Mill retains many of the original workings including a 14ft mill wheel.

Now converted into an extremely characterful and comfortable home overlooking the river, original features include gothic windows and stone mullions, an internal view of the wheel, exposed stone walling, beams and timbers and a balustrade to the first floor landing.

The ground floor incorporates a sunny entrance hall, well-proportioned drawing room, sitting room and dining room, all with working fireplaces, and a triple aspect and partly vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with flagstone floor, stable door and comprehensive bespoke fittings and appliances.  These include an American style fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, built-in coffee machine and microwave.  The large island incorporates a ringmaster cooker with gas hob and chimney extractor, an additional ceramic hob and prep area with sink.  There is also a cloakroom, utility area and boiler room, and in the Mill building can be found a 47ft games/party space.

On the first floor is the partly vaulted master bedroom, a fitted dressing room and bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower.  There are two double bedrooms, one en suite.  Up a further flight of steps is a vaulted family room with huge beams and various retained mechanical features including a millstone.  Two double bedrooms share a bathroom which has millstones set into the floor, limestone tiling, a roll top bath and walk-in shower.  There is also a study.  Up a contemporary spiral staircase is a galleried landing and office, and a double bedroom in the eaves with an en-suite wet room.

Sitting in just over two acres, the grounds include the river and mill race, south facing and riverside terraces, lawns, walled parterre, greenhouse, a potting shed, workshop, tool store and double carport.


Guide price: £2.35million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


The Old Rectory Farmhouse, Alvescot, Oxfordshire, OX18 2QQ - £2.25million


This appealing Grade II Listed Cotswold stone family house dates back to the early/mid-1800s and retains many original character features such as exposed beams, sash windows, flagstone floors and feature fireplaces.  With over 4,000 square feet of spacious and stylish accommodation, large gardens, a paddock and stabling, it is set in just under nine acres in a secluded location.

On the ground floor is a reception hall, sitting room with stone fireplace and wood burning stove, a drawing room which could double as a dining room, a study with flagstone flooring, a garden/playroom and a stunning kitchen/breakfast room.  This great space includes country style units with granite worktops, an integral dishwasher, Belfast sink, Aga, central island with wine store, full length pantry cupboard and space for an American style fridge freezer.  It extends into an oak framed family room with atrium, stone flooring and bi-fold doors.  There is also a utility room, a wet room with double shower and cloakroom.

Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom with free standing bath and separate double shower, and an impressive master suite with adjoining bathroom with underfloor heating, and a dressing room.

On the second floor with original mullion window and eaves storage, there is a spacious attic bedroom with exposed A-frame beams, ideal as a guest or children’s room, a double bedroom and a shower room.

Accessed by a sweeping gravel driveway with park fencing, the front garden is mainly lawn with historic cherry, apple and other fruit trees, filling the area with beautiful blossom in the spring.  There is a south facing terrace, well stocked borders, gravelled parking for several cars with electric charging point, triple Carport, garden store, paddocks and stable block with concrete standing storeroom.

The small Cotswold village of Alvescot is a thriving community centred around St Peter’s church, the village hall with recreation ground and tennis court and The Plough Inn.  Schools include the village primary school - rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, the highly regarded secondary school at Burford, and private schools in the area including St Hugh’s, Hatherop Castle and Cokethorpe. 


Guide price: £2.25million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


Viners House, Church Lane, Shilton, nr Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4AE - Guide Price - £1.95million


Built in 2001 by a highly regarded local builder, Viners House is an attractive detached Cotswold stone property surrounded by a mature, south-west facing garden backing onto fields and enclosed by Cotswold stone walls, and located on a quiet lane.

Designed in a classical style, it makes an excellent family home and ideal for contemporary living and entertaining.  Features include impressive double entrance doors, large Georgian style sash windows, Minster stone fireplaces, oak flooring throughout the ground floor and a light, calm neutral finish.

The ground floor includes a broad entrance porch, reception hall, well-proportioned drawing room with stone fireplace and study.  The generous sized kitchen/dining/family room features a range of bespoke storage units with granite worktops and appliances that include a four oven Aga and integrated dishwasher.  There is a walk-in larder with a broad slate shelf on brick piers, a utility room and cloakroom.

Off the galleried landing on the first floor is the master suite with bedroom, large en-suite shower room and dressing room which could double as a nursery.  There is a separate large bathroom with roll top bath, three further double bedrooms and a centrally located bathroom.  On the second floor are two dormer bedrooms.

Set well back from Church Lane and with timber gates, there is a gravel driveway with parking for several cars and a double garage with electronically operated doors.  The garden is well established with mature trees and shrubs so well screened from the lane and neighbouring properties.  There is a paved sunny terrace for alfresco dining, and steps leading up to a large central lawn with trees, shrubs and herbaceous beds and a view across to the church in the distance.

Easily accessible off the A40/M40, Shilton is a much sought-after Cotswold village on the Shill Brook, a tributary of The Thames with its picturesque ford and green.  There is a popular pub and Norman church, with Burford less than three miles away.


Guide price: £1.95million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325


Swallow Barn, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, GL54 3QY - £1.1million


Swallow Barn is an exceptional property in a wonderful, edge of village location with great rural views.  A former agricultural building, it was converted to an exemplary standard 10 years ago, and now offers spacious accommodation with a mix of the original and contemporary to provide a stylish and comfortable home suited to modern family living.

Highlights include high ceilings and generous proportions, exposed timbers blended with fine oak flooring and joinery, while underfloor heating and stylish bathrooms add to the sense of luxury and warmth throughout.

Accommodation on the ground floor includes a spacious kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a comprehensive range of cream coloured farmhouse style units including a large breakfast island, and appliances including a double oven with two warming drawers, hob with extractor over, dishwasher, full size fridge and separate freezer.

Sliding glazed doors, reminiscent of Japanese Shoji screens, lead into a magnificent sitting room, complete with a large stone fireplace with wood burning stove.  There is also a cloakroom and utility room.

From the oak staircase, the first floor leads to a light and airy landing, vaulted master bedroom with exposed stone, timbers and oak cladding, a deep walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room.  There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower and double ended bath.  On the top floor is the fourth bedroom under exposed beams and supporting arches.

Outside there are wide terraces, a low maintenance garden, a long gravel drive and detached double garage making this either the ideal village home or comfortable ‘lock-up and leave’ country retreat.


Guide price: £1.1million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740

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