From an Arts and Crafts house at £1.85 million, a former farm worker’s cottage at £420,000, a woodland artist’s studio and workshop with development potential at £350,000 or two other great Cotswold homes at £1.25 million and £985,000.
“Whatever size and style of property you are looking for, you’ll be sure to find it here in the Cotswolds,” says Sam Butler of Butler Sherborn. “And if you can’t immediately find it, let us know and we’ll try and secure it for you! “The market here continues to move quickly, with good properties generally selling after only a few viewings, which is why good local knowledge plays an increasingly important role.”
The Thatched House, Tunley, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, GL7 6LW - £1.85million
This important Arts and Crafts house is in an elevated position overlooking lovely gardens in an idyllic wooded valley setting, and offers highly versatile contemporary living.
Now Grade II Listed and situated in a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it was created from two 18th century cottages by Alfred Hoare Powell (1865-1960), the Arts and Crafts architect, designer and pottery-painter, and close associate of Ernest Gimson and Detmar Blow. More recently, it has been carefully and sympathetically restored, retaining many original period features, whilst adding a natural blend of contemporary design and space.
The ground floor offers generous and elegant reception rooms comprising a reception hall with original spiral staircase, a drawing room with large fireplace and wood burning stove, and a cosy sitting room with original hand carved cornicing. The kitchen/dining room features bespoke oak book-end units and an oak framed window. There is a media room with vaulted ceiling, original flagstone floor with underfloor heating, a study/bedroom, utility room, cloakroom and laundry room.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with stylish en-suite fitted bathroom, a further double bedroom with full height leaded windows, a marble shower room, and a dressing room/nursery with generous built-in wardrobes.
Outside there is a gravelled driveway with ample parking, a detached garage, and foundations and services already in place for a studio/annex/further accommodation. The well designed gardens provide a mix of formal and informal styles with individual ‘rooms’ and terraces in some 0.65 acres.
Artist’s Studio and Workshop - £350,000 - available by separate negotiation
Positioned within the adjoining woodland to the north-east of The Thatched House is the Artist’s Studio and Workshop sitting in 0.79 acres with the possibility of conversion, subject to planning consent.
Lot 1 - Guide price: £1.85million
Lot 2 - Guide price £350,000
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
Barn Cottage, Bledington, Gloucestershire, OX7 6XQ - £1.25million
Believed to originate from the early 1700s, this beautiful Cotswold stone cottage has been renovated and extended to a high standard and with great style while retaining its historic character. With good ceiling heights affording a light and airy living space, the contemporary interiors are complemented by quality fittings and original period features that include Inglenook fireplaces, stone mullion windows and exposed beams.
The ground floor includes a dining room and sitting room, both with Inglenook fireplaces and wood burners, study/third bedroom with double height ceiling, shower room with Belgium marble floor, kitchen/breakfast room with a range of bespoke British Standard wooden units and work surfaces, two oven Aga, Neff hob, Miele dishwasher and Liebherr fridge and a large butler sink, plus a fully equipped utility room. On the first floor is a light and spacious landing which could double as a ‘working from home’ space, and the master bedroom with a view to the village green, a double height ceiling with exposed beams, original elm floorboards and an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and drawers. The smart bath/shower room features a double-slipper bath and walk-in shower, and Belgium marble floor. The triple aspect guest bedroom has a double height ceiling, plus there is a shower room with mosaic tiled floor.
Outside there is a well-designed and well-stocked garden that includes flower, rose and shrub borders, pleached hornbeam trees underplanted with box hedging, foxgloves, hellebores, ferns and irises. There is a central fountain and lighting and watering systems.
The gravelled driveway leads from double wooden gates, high woven willow fencing and mature holm oaks mark the boundary, and there is a separate 775sq ft traditional stone barn.
Guide price: £1.25million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Shillbrook House, Shilton, Oxfordshire, OX18 4AB - £985,000
Shillbrook House is a Grade II Listed four bedroom, three reception village house in a great location within this extremely popular Cotswold village. Whether as a family home or a country retreat, there is scope for updating and extending, and it has a lovely large garden sitting in 0.3 acres.
Now on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, it is believed to date back to the early-mid 19th century. Built of mellow Cotswold stone over three storeys, it retains many original features that include the traditional facade with sash windows, and a front door set beneath an open pediment hood with a pretty Chinese fret transom light. Other period details include window seats, working shutters and original beams.
Downstairs accommodation includes a stone paved hallway, sitting room with a pretty fireplace and wood burning stove, cosy study, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of storage units, a peninsular unit, corner larder cupboard, ceramic hob, built-in microwave and an electric oven. The first floor comprises a mezzanine landing, two shower rooms, separate wc and two well-proportioned bedrooms, while on the second floor is a central galleried landing and two bedrooms, all with painted beams.
Outside is a delightfully enclosed country garden, with a lawn interspersed with shrubs, trees and well stocked flower beds. There is a detached garage building with workshop, a stone store, timber storage shed and extensive parking.
Situated close to the Shill Brook, hence the name, it’s in the heart of the village with its picturesque ford and green, Norman church, popular gastro pub and village hall. The village is less than 3 miles south of Burford and the A40, with direct access to Cheltenham, Oxford and London via the M40.
Guide price: £985,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325
Priory Cottage, Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, GL4 8LD - £420,000
This bijou Cotswold stone property was formerly a farm worker’s cottage, and now beautifully yet simply renovated to offer a country home, weekend retreat or holiday let.
Downstairs accommodation comprises a kitchen/breakfast room with grey slate floor, painted units above and below a wooden worktop and incorporates a butler’s sink, electric oven, ceramic hob, integrated fridge and slimline dishwasher.
The sitting room features oak flooring, a stone fireplace with an oak beam above and glass display shelves either side. There is also a shower/utility room with a walk-in shower and contemporary vanity unit.
Upstairs is a small landing and the two pretty partly vaulted double bedrooms, the larger of which also has a painted A frame beam and cast iron fireplace.
Set on the edge of the tranquil village of Brimpsfield with views over fields and towards the church, the cottage is set back from the lane and approached via a picket gate. The south facing garden includes a covered well, gravel dining area, lawn, herbaceous bed and a timber storage shed.
The A417 nearby gives good easy access to Cheltenham, Cirencester, the M4 and M5, with trains to London Paddington from Kemble Station.
Guide price: £420,000
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740