With autumn now in full swing, the countryside turning gold, copper, russet and yellow, ripe fruit and leaves starting to fall, and the hint of wood smoke in the air - it’s a wonderful time of year.

The autumn is also a classic time to move to a new house, and Butler Sherborn has launched three beautiful, well-seasoned homes on the market.

The Gatehouse, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DG - £775,000

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This extremely rare and individual detached property is at the entrance to the Jacobean mansion of Shipton Court.  Located in the centre of the former mediaeval village of Shipton-under-Wychwood and a previous winner of the best kept village in England award, this is in the glorious Evenlode Valley, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just four miles north of Burford, Gateway to the Cotswolds.

The Gatehouse offers spacious accommodation comprising an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, a family room/office, WC, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.  There are views over the grounds of historic Shipton Court and across the village.  Outside there is a garage, parking, garden and a quintessentially English ‘mulberry lawn’.

Shipton and neighbouring Milton-under-Wychwood offer a village store and Post Office, village hall with theatrical and sporting activities, a small gym, tennis club and successful cricket club.  The Shaven Crown Hotel in the centre of the village dates back to the 15th century.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/thegatehouse,shipton-under-wychwood

Guide price: £775,000

Butler Sherborn Burford - 01993 822325

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Fawler Manor, near Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3AH - £2.5million

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Fawler Manor is an exceptional six bedroom Grade II Listed manor house.  Believed to date from the mid-17th century it once formed part of the Blenheim Estate, includes a four bedroom barn conversion and is positioned in some 18 acres adjoining the River Evenlode.

Offering gracious living accommodation, the manor includes a dining hall, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room with Smallbone units and a four-oven Aga, utility/boot room and cloakroom, with period features and good ceiling heights throughout.  There are six double bedrooms, two family bathrooms, a shower room and two further attic rooms.  The Old Stables comprise an entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, utility room and four en suite bedrooms, with its own private garden overlooking the fields leading down to the river.

The grounds include mature trees, shrubs and stone walling for privacy.  There is a terrace at the rear and the garden is on different levels around a sweeping central lawn used for croquet.  The fenced paddocks are currently used for grazing livestock but ideal for horses and other activities, while the river creates a picturesque setting for boating, swimming and fishing.

This substantial property is situated in the heart of the hamlet of Fawler and close to Charlbury with its mainline station to London.  Having been in the same family for over 25 years, it offers great character and now the opportunity for a new owner to update and remodel the interior for more contemporary living.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Fawler Manor, Charlbury

Guide price: £2.5million

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

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Woodlands, Minchinhampton, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9BQ - £1.55million

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An impressive Georgian style family home situated on the edge of Minchinhampton, Woodlands enjoys an elevated position with fantastic views across to Gatcombe Woods.

With high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and full length shuttered windows in most rooms, the house is flooded with natural light.  The accommodation flows around an impressive central hall and staircase, and includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, a study, cloakroom, utility and laundry room.

Upstairs is the master bedroom suite with shower room and dressing room/fourth bedroom, a guest suite with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.  The property was designed and built some 25 years ago, and also has cellars, a workshop and double garage.

The gardens and grounds provide a wonderful setting with mature trees and planting providing privacy and shelter.  There is a terrace with twin sweeping stone steps leading down to the lawn and a discrete semi-circular garden room.  There is also a productive vegetable garden.

The village of Minchinhampton and its wonderful common is just a mile away, Stroud with a Waitrose, renowned farmers market, high street shopping and mainline station is four miles, Cirencester, 12 miles and Cheltenham 20 miles.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Woodlands,Minchinhampton

Guide price: £1.55million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740

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Simon Jackson - January 2018

As soon as we decided to put our home on the market there wasn’t a decision to make on whom we would choose. Butler Sherborn are known as the market leader in Cotswold village houses & they certainly lived up to it. Process of going to market was painless, very professional & speedy. We sold within two weeks with an asking price offer. Can’t ask for more!
— Simon Jackson - January 2018