A primary residence with a cracking little earner – This lovely family house has a superb, detached cottage run as highly lucrative luxury holiday let. Guide Price £1,250,000.

West Barn & West Barn Cottage offer the unusual opportunity for one’s main asset to earn it’s keep easily.

Set in mature and established gardens, West Barn was originally converted from a traditional agricultural barn, constructed from Cotswold stone and subsequently extended. It offers a spacious and attractive family house, arranged over two floors with 4 double bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. On the ground floor doors open to adjoining terraces on to beautiful front and rear gardens, the reception rooms make excellent entertaining spaces during the summer months.

In addition to the conversion of West Barn, the current owners also undertook the construction of the detached cottage, West Barn Cottage in 2009, using the footprint of an existing building. This superb property, ancillary to the main house, is currently let as a very successful, luxury holiday cottage. It was constructed and finished to an exceptionally high standard. In 2016, it was completely redecorated and refurnished, and fitted with top quality appliances.

West Barn Cottage offers a range of possibilities, including overflow accommodation for West Barn, use as a long term let, or of the continuation of the highly successful holiday let business. West Barn Cottage is offered with it’s entire contents and all on-going bookings, if required.

Since the refurbishment in 2016, the sellers have been letting the Cottage at the luxury end of the market with significant success, which is borne out by in excess of 100 highly favourable reviews across the various platforms (Cottages.com, Airbnb, Google, Booking.com Bolthole Retreats etc). Active feedback from guests has been encouraged at all times. All the reviews are in the public domain, and there is no doubt that many guests choose West Barn Cottage as a result of the excellent reviews and accurate photographs.

Frequent comments in the Visitors Book read, ’The best cottage in which we have stayed’; ‘The owners have thought of everything; Wonderfully equipped and furnished’.

Whilst West Barn & West Barn Cottage can be acquired and run as a little business, it also offers excellent accommodation for dependant parents, or children. The Cottage has two bedrooms and so can easily accommodate a carer as well, if necessary.

Both West Barn and Barn Cottage are located in an enchanting setting on the edge of this lovely village, which has a thriving, friendly local community. There are wonderful views on all sides and  the property stands in mature gardens and ground, of approximately 0.75 acres. Both properties have ample parking and maintain privacy, despite their close proximity.

Shipton Oliffe is a pretty village, within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. West Barn & West Barn Cottage is outside the local Conservation Area, and neither building is Listed, nor Curtilage Listed. The surrounding countryside provides excellent walking with numerous paths and tracks.

Andoversford is less than a mile away with two village shops and a licenced village store attached to the filling station. The Frogmill Inn is within walking distance, and there is a pub with a restaurant and post office in the village. Andoversford has a primary school. The attractive market town of Northleach is 6 miles away, and in addition to shopping has a doctor’s surgery, post office and numerous good pubs and restaurants.

Cheltenham is a similar distance and provides extensive shopping and recreational facilities. It also plays host to a number of important Festivals including Literature, Science, Classical Music, Jazz, Cricket and the National Hunt Festival. There are several popular schools including Pates, Dean Close, St Edward’s, The Ladies College, Cheltenham and Cheltenham College. Shipton is within the priority catchment area for the Cotswold School, officially rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’.

Local sporting facilities in the immediate area are excellent. There are Leisure centres in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water; racing at Prestbury Park, Cheltenham; polo at Cirencester Park with golf courses in Shipton (9hole) , and 18 hole courses at Lilleybrook, Cotswold Hills, Naunton Downs and Cleeve Hill.

If you would like an appointment to view, or further information please do contact

Elizabeth D’Allemagne on 01451 830731 elizabeth@butlersherborn.co.uk

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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