Interesting properties new on the market through Butler Sherborn - £1.5million, £1.65million & £2.95million

1-3 Dollar Street & 1 Coxwell Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AJ - £1.65millio


While the term ‘unique opportunity’ can sometimes be a little overused, it certainly applies to these three interlinked Grade II Listed properties close to the centre of historic Cirencester.

With the potential to create an impressive home, small hotel or mixed use residential/commercial venture with an Airbnb or retail outlet, this combined property on the corner of Dollar and Coxwell Street offers 6,760 sq ft of space, complete with parking, an enclosed south-west facing rear garden and extensive cellars.

Downstairs accommodation comprises entrance and inner halls, a sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, shop, rear hall, meeting room, two cloakrooms, utility/boiler room and a storeroom.  Upstairs is the large drawing room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office, while on the second floor are five bedrooms, a bathroom and an attic store.

Historically three separate houses and now with internal access between them, they have most recently been used as a vicarage, meeting rooms and formerly a well-known bookshop.  No. 1 Dollar Street notably features a stunning first floor drawing room that spans the width of the building, and includes broad plank flooring, high ceilings and five tall casement windows with window seats and working shutters.  Further period details include stone paved flooring, exposed beams and several original fireplaces.  The spacious former shop at No. 3 has great character with deep curved bay windows, exposed supporting timbers, stone flooring and an original range.

No. 1 Coxwell Street next door is a handsome gabled house dating from the mid-17th century, and retains extensive exposed stone walls, stone mullion windows, a large inglenook fireplace and original beams.  The whole property could easily be updated and remodelled, subject to appropriate planning and change of use permissions.

The area comprising Coxwell Street, Dollar Street and adjoining Gosditch Street are what was historically the more affluent part of Cirencester having been occupied originally by wealthy wool merchants who built their homes here in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The houses in Dollar Street feature handsome façades and fine period details, and provide excellent living space including generous attics and retail space.

Guide price: £1.65million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


Upper Swell House, Upper Swell, Gloucestershire, GL54 1EW - £2.95million


Built around a period stone barn dating back to 1831, this elegant Cotswold property was extensively redeveloped to a very high standard some 20 years ago, and features stone mullion windows, oak joinery, exposed beams and timbers, limestone flooring, stone fireplaces and some exposed stone internally.

From the impressive oak double front doors, the ground floor accommodation comprises a stone floored reception hall, spacious drawing room with inglenook fireplace and a wood burning stove, and the dining room with a magnificent stone fireplace.  There is also a cosy, part-panelled sitting room and a home office with fitted furniture.

The large kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with cream farmhouse style units including a central butcher’s block and a pale limestone floor, a combination oil/LPG Aga, secondary electric oven, integrated dishwasher and built-in fridge/freezers.  There is also a family room, conservatory and oak framed garden room, plus a utility room, boot room and two cloakrooms.

On the first floor, reached via a magnificent oak staircase, is a spacious first floor landing with a gabled reading room.  The master bedroom features painted beams, a balcony with tallet steps leading to the garden, and a stylish, contemporary shower room with underfloor heating.  There are four further double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a sixth eaves bedroom with en-suite bathroom can be accessed via a spiral staircase from the family room.

Quietly situated in the centre of the village within just under an acre of enclosed grounds, the property has a generous driveway with automatic gates and a triple garage to the front and lovely landscaped gardens to the rear.  Principally southwest facing, the garden includes lawns interspersed with specimen trees and mature shrubs.  There is a sunken paved sun terrace with stone steps leading to a further terrace with a water feature, gardener’s store/wc and two further outside stores.

Upper Swell is a popular Cotswold village just a short drive from Stow-on-the-Wold and Daylesford.  There are many good schools in the area, and regular trains to London and the Midlands from Kingham station.

Guide price: £2.95million

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


Manor Farm Cottages, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3EX - £1.5million


This interesting collection of eight converted Cotswold stone barns and timber cottages, embraces a mix of courtyards, a garden, fenced paddock and heated swimming pool, along with a children’s play area with swings, slides and a sand pit, and could be put to any number of uses.

Converted some years ago from 19th century farm buildings for holiday use, there is now the scope for a new level of refurbishment.  The largest of the properties is Shire Barn, a detached stone barn comprising a stunning open-plan first floor kitchen/dining/sitting room, a cloakroom, three ground floor double bedrooms, a contemporary en-suite bathroom, a Jack and Jill bathroom with roll top bath, shower room, utility/boot room and parking for two cars.  Stable Cottage is a separate cottage facing the courtyard and has a kitchen/sitting room, bathroom and mezzanine bedroom, while the other six properties are semi-detached courtyard barns with kitchen/sitting rooms, a bathroom and a choice of either two or three bedrooms.

Outside there is a detached timber laundry building with two washing machines and two dryers, and the pool building, a detached timber building with an indoor heated swimming pool, eco-wc and changing room and sun deck.

The property is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds within walking distance of the pretty riverside town of Lechlade with its many pubs and cafés, and the highest point of navigation on the River Thames.  There are excellent communication links with access via the A40 nearby to the M40, while Swindon railway station has regular and fast services into London Paddington.

Guide price: £1.5million

Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 8223250




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