Five properties new on the market from Butler Sherborn: from £495,000 - £2.4million

Cricket on the village green has been at the heart of country life for years, and today the sport continues to involve thousands of enthusiastic amateur players.  Whether watching or playing, looking after the grounds, helping with teas or involved in the many social activities, it is a wonderful way to be involved with your local community and get to know everyone.

Living in the Cotswolds, you’re never very far from your nearest club, while competitions and tournaments mean you get to see parts of the area you might not normally get to experience.

Butler Sherborn, the Cotswolds property specialist, has just launched five new properties on the market, each with a village cricket team playing nearby.

The Old Rectory, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire GL7 5JX - £2.4million

South Hill Cricket Club - 0.25miles away


An imposing but equally family friendly home, The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed 17th century detached rectory with seven bedrooms, five reception rooms, a swimming pool, mature gardens separated from its own meadow and woodland by a ha-ha, a barn and outbuildings all set within just under seven acres.  It is discreetly positioned facing south west within the delightful community of Meysey Hampton, which has a popular pub, The Mason’s Arms, an activity village hall, primary school and church.

Downstairs is a generously proportioned drawing room with large bay window, a half timber and chequer board ceiling, oak flooring and fireplace, an imposing dining room, sitting room with a natural stone floor, beams, open stone fireplace and mullion window, and a study with parquet flooring.  The large kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of oak units with granite worktops, an Aga, walk-in larder, laundry room with Belfast sink and cloakroom.

The principal staircase leads to a galleried and spacious landing with an impressive vaulted ceiling.  Here is the master bedroom suite with bathroom, a second double bedroom with access to a modern Jack and Jill bathroom.  There are three further bedrooms, two dressing rooms, a second family bathroom and a cloakroom, and on the second floor another large double bedroom, leading to a playroom and games room.  Accessed via the original 17th century spiral staircase is the seventh double bedroom, and a further loft room.

Fairford is 2 miles away, Cirencester 7 miles, and frequent trains to London Paddington in an hour from Swindon about 15 miles away. Old Rectory, Meysey Hampton

Guide price: £2.4million

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


The Old Stone House, Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire GL56 0XG - £1.5million

Stow-on-the-Wold Cricket Club - 3 miles away


Located in one of the most popular villages in the north Cotswolds, The Old Stone House is a wonderful example of a classic Grade II Listed village property.  Thought to date from the 16th century, it is built from mellow Cotswold stone with a Cotswold stone roof and was remodelled in the 19th century by acclaimed local architect Sir Guy Dawber.  It was recently renovated throughout to give a classic village house with a very stylish interior blended with period features such as flagstone floors, an Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and stone mullion windows.

Downstairs is the drawing room with Inglenook fireplace, window seats, sand blasted beams and a wooden floor, a dining room that seats up to 10 featuring a flagstone floor and wood burner, and a snug/study with double height ceiling.  The fitted kitchen includes bespoke solid oak units, an electric Aga, built-in appliances and a painted wooden floor, and there is also a cloakroom and boot room.

On the first floor is a dual aspect master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, twin washbasins, large shower and freestanding bath with oak flooring and built-in cupboards.  There are two further double bedrooms and family bathroom, and a fourth bedroom/study and small en suite bathroom on the second floor.

The house is detached and set back from a small village green.  It features walled gardens to the side and rear both landscaped with mature planting, off-road parking and a garage.

There are two award winning pubs nearby - The Fox and The Horse and Groom, while the Daylesford Organic Farm shop is a good walk or short drive away.  Trains run from nearby Kingham direct to London Paddington in approximately 90 minutes. Old Stone House, Upper Oddington

Guide price: £1.5million

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


West Barn, Shipton Oliffe, Gloucestershire GL54 4HU  - £1.35m

Shipton Cricket Club - 0.5 miles away


West Barn offers a three-in-one opportunity: a light and spacious family house and a separate, purpose-built detached cottage with a track record of successful and profitable holiday lets.

West Barn was originally converted from a traditional agricultural barn and then extended and improved, and now makes a spacious and light family home.

The ground floor comprises a sitting room with wood burner, a study/snug with original feature slit windows, galleried dining hall with a full height window, and kitchen with marble worktops and breakfast bar, fitted units, larder fridge, double Neff oven, induction hob and Miele dishwasher. There is also a utility/boot room and cloakroom.

Upstairs is a spacious galleried landing with exposed beams, the master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room.  The guest bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room, and there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

West Barn Cottage was constructed in 2010 and for the last 3 years rented successful and profitably as a holiday let cottage with a high occupancy rate and low maintenance costs.  All contents are included in the sale.  For those not wanting to run a holiday cottage business there are other possibilities, subject to planning.

The ground floor comprises an open-plan fitted kitchen/dining/family room.  The sitting room has an electric wood burner and there is underfloor heating throughout downstairs.  Upstairs there is a spacious landing with a work/study area, a large double bedroom with en suite shower room and a second large double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

Located in an enchanting setting on the edge of the pretty village of Shipton Oliffe and within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property has wonderful views all round and sits in mature gardens and grounds of approx. 0.75 acres with ample parking.

Andoversford is less than a mile, Northleach is just 6 miles and Cheltenham is 6 miles away. Barn, Shipton Oliffe

Guide price: £1.35million

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


Autumn Cottage, 76 Church Road, Quenington, Gloucestershire GL7 5BL - £675,000

Nearest cricket club: Fairford Cricket Club, 2 miles away


Originally built in 1810, Autumn Cottage is a lovely Cotswold stone cottage.  Beautifully decorated and maintained and offering comfortable accommodation throughout, it is discreetly located off the village high street.

Downstairs is a dual aspect sitting room with a woodburning stove, exposed beams, window seats and a dining area.  There is a light and airy oak-framed garden room and adjoining studio office, while the kitchen features a central island, excellent worktop space and cupboards, plus a utility/cloakroom.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite shower room, along with the second and third bedrooms and the family bathroom, and there is planning permission for a fourth bedroom.  Outside is an enclosed south facing garden, complete with sheds and bike storage.

Quenington is a popular village situated in a rural position near Fairford, and a close community centred on the village hall and excellent pub, The Keepers Arms.  There is a community shop at nearby Coln St Aldwyns, while Cirencester is 9 miles away, Witney, 17 miles and Cheltenham, 23 miles. Cottage, Quenington

Guide price: £675,000

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740


Piccolo Cottage, Bledington, Gloucestershire/Oxon border OX7 6UX - £495,000

Kingham Hill School - 2.5 miles away


Piccolo Cottage is a charming 4-bedroom mid-terrace Cotswold property packed with character features including exposed beams and a beamed fireplace.  Located in the highly sought-after village of Bledington with its award winning pub, The King’s Head, it could easily serve as a full time or second family home/holiday retreat, thanks to its excellent road and rail links to London.

On the ground floor is a spacious sitting room with dining area, a fitted kitchen and a useful ground floor bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom, and has been designed for ground floor living by those needing to be self-sufficient without climbing stairs.

The kitchen has fitted units, an electric hob, built-in double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, washing machine and integrated dishwasher.

On the first floor are three further bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes, one of which doubles as a study, and a family shower room.

Outside there is an easy maintenance south facing garden enclosed by high Cotswold stone walling.  There are paved steps with potted plants and shrubs bordering the area, space for a table and chairs for outside entertaining and a garden shed for storing gardening equipment.

Daylesford Organic Farm shop is a five minute drive away and Soho Farmhouse less than half an hour’s drive. Cottage, Bledington

Guide price: £495,000

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


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