23rd October 2018
As we come into the autumn, our competition season is drawing to a close. Our last event of the season is a trip to the south of France this week, where my wife, Sarah, will be competing a little horse called Dassett Cooley Dun at the Pau CCI 4*.
At 15.1 hands, Dassett Cooley Dun is one of, if not, the smallest horses in the world currently competing at 4*, the highest level in eventing. Most of our competition horses will now have a holiday for 6 to 8 weeks, however the yard remain busy through the winter, with the hunters coming. We also use the quieter time in the winter to break in the 3 year olds, ready for next season.
On reflection, we have had a very positive 2018 season, with an exciting line up of 4 year olds... more
2nd October 2018
After nearly half a century of our farming landscaped being governed under EU rules, the new Agriculture Bill, introduced into Parliament earlier in September, sets out how farmers and land managers will be paid in the future.
There will be a fundamental switch to “public money for public goods”, but there is no detail on what the support budget will be for farming in the future, which is a significant omission.
The emphasis for future funding will be for provision of public goods such as:Managing land in a way that protects the environment – eg air and water quality, soil health, flood mitigation Improving animal welfare standards and the health of plants Supporting public access to the countryside... more
21st September 2018
Butler Sherborn supports the World's Biggest Coffee Morning - do come to our Cirencester Office ....
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.
Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer.
20th September 2018
Karen Horne of Beltaine Designs features just a few of her choices from this autumn’s new Collections and her past commissions
As a nation, we Brits are, to say the least, obsessed with our homes, and as a result, our Interior Design industry is one of the best in the world. Personally, I think nobody does it better!
As we enter the latter part of the year, we are into the Autumn Collections – time to be delighted and inspired by the wonderous new interior furnishing goodies coming our way in the world of Interior Design.
Yes, it is Focus / 18 – the world-class event at the Design Centre in Chelsea... more
18th September 2018
Four great Cotswold properties new on the market this autumn from £795,000 - £1.25m and 10 highly recommended gastro pubs across the region
Whether you’re looking for ‘just a pint’, a good meal or to get to know the local area, the Cotswolds is peppered with some excellent and award winning pubs.
“You don’t have to go far to find exceptional food, a roaring log fire and a warm welcome, and if you’re new to the area, there’s the opportunity to meet new people and quickly feel part of the community,” says Sam Butler of Cotswold property specialist Butler Sherborn. See below for our ‘10 great gastro pubs across the Cotswolds... more
10th September 2018
Lynwood & Co have recently opened a new cafe in the centre of Burford, and it is already very popular.
The first Lynwood & Co Cafe opened in Lechlade-Upon-Thames in 2015. The owners, Rob & Kats Broadbent have continued to build on its success, opening another cafe in Fairford and now, due to customer demand, yet another glorious café on The Hill in Burford.
Their coffee is organic and hand selected, and they are now producing their own large quantities of sourdough bread. Lynwood pride themselves on sourcing local ingredients, and their breakfasts are simply irresistible. Their... more
4th September 2018
Katy Campbell, House Hunter in the Cotswolds, chose Stayts Farm as one of her top 10 properties on the market in the Cotswolds -
'Church Westcote is the quintessential Cotswolds village, perfectly peaceful and packed full of beautiful houses built from honeyed, Cotswold stone. Stayts Farm is one such house. The interior needs updating but it's nestled in the middle of the village and has its own little orchard. Best of all, it's walking distance from The Feathered Nest pub in the... more
4th September 2018
Cotswold property specialists, Butler Sherborn, is expanding its lettings department in Cirencester on the back of strong demand from the town and surrounding villages
The company has run its lettings business across its three offices for many years, but the increase in demand makes the expansion of Cirencester an obvious step, as Vanessa Carter, head of lettings based in Burford explains: “Over the last year there has been a particular increase in the number of young executives and... more
28th August 2018
Sponsorship Opportunity for Cotswold RDA Horsebox
HORSEBOX APPEAL UPDATE!
Due to the generous donation of £8,000 by the trustees of The Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s Charitable Trust the appeal has achieved it’s target!
The Cotswold RDA are delighted and extremely grateful to all who donated, in addition to the Trust.
Cotswold Riding for the Disabled is so much more than just a riding school – they are a supportive community of riders, families, carers, schools, colleges, trustees, staff, volunteers, other... more
28th August 2018
Ben is Heading Back to Burghley next week with one of his top horses Galley Light a 15YO, TB gelding owned by himself and Elisabeth Collins. Burghley is undoubtedly one of the toughest 4* tracks in the world and by the look of the course preview Captain Mark Phillips who designs the course, has once again created a proper Burghley cross country test.
23rd August 2018
Butler Sherborn were delighted to sponsor an exhibition earlier this year of Lesley- Anne’s recent work. Now moving studios, Lesley- Anne is prompted to have a Sale at Kingham Village Hall, OX7 6YJ
Originals and prints will be available from £150.00.
FRIDAY 7th September 5- 8.30pm
SATURDAY 8th September 10.30-8.30pm
SUNDAY 9th September 10.30-5.00pm
14th August 2018
Walking across open countryside is something that many people enjoy and the availability of footpaths, bridlepaths and open byways allows the public access to areas that would otherwise be retained for the benefit of landowners alone. Landowners have a duty of care to members of the public on their land which they need to be fully aware of. Rights of way can influence how farming operations are managed and leave landowners liable for the safety of the public, and these liabilities... more
9th August 2018
Further expansion of the rural and professional department, residential agency and lettings
Mike Canby has joined Butler Sherborn to head up the rural and professional department’s farm and estate management work, and help further develop the estate management and country house consultancy. He has extensive estate management experience from working in Dorset and Yorkshire, and has recently moved to the Cotswolds with his wife Ella.
As part of its planned expansion and following several years of growth, the department has also appointed Hennie Hargreaves, a RICS... more
31st July 2018
Come to The Member’s Marquee, and join Butler Sherborn for Cotswold Distillery Gins and Goffs Distillery Beers on Saturday 1st September 11-5pm
We will be delighted to see you. Simply make yourself known as Butler Sherborn Guests at the Member’s Enclosure entrance.
30th July 2018
Four superb Cotswold properties with pools to cool-off in - from £1.3m - £2.45m
“As the long hot summer makes its way into the record books, buyers of country house properties are including swimming pools in their list of ‘must haves’,” says Sam Butler of the Cotswold property specialists, Butler Sherborn.
“And rather than do battle with everyone at the airport, our superb summer is also favouring those who have opted for a ‘staycation’ this year where the English countryside really can’t be beaten,” he adds.... more
26th July 2018
The Cotswold Conservation Board is undertaking a review to assess what the likely advantages and implications would be if the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was ever designated as a National Park. This is in response to the Glover Review, which will report to DEFRA during 2019, reviewing the overall National Park resource within the country, whether any existing National Parks need to be expanded or whether new National Parks ought to be created. If National Park... more
25th July 2018
We extend our best wishes to Georgina Bush when she goes on maternity leave at the end of July, and at the same time welcome Mike Canby to the team to head up our farm and estate management work.
Mike has had extensive estate management experience in Dorset, and more recently Yorkshire, and joins us following his move to the Cotswolds with wife his Ella. Mike will be helping to further develop our Estate Management and Country House Consultancy.
As part of our planned expansion, following a number of years of increasing work, we also welcome Hennie Hargreaves, an RICS chartered surveyor and registered valuer, who joined us in May. Hennie will be working with Mike Canby,... more
20th July 2018
A verdant patchwork, rolling hills dotted with sheep, large open skies and the glorious golden stone that blends in to its landscape…Surely nowhere is more quintessentially English. It is one of the largest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. Lots of villages still have thriving cricket pitches, pubs, schools and churches. There is a vast selection of excellent schools both independent (including the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College) and state as well as... more
29th June 2018
Markets. Costs. Risk. Innovation. Diversification. Is your farm business ready for the challenges ahead?
Brexit is likely to accelerate change for all types and scale of farm businesses. To start helping farmers ensure their businesses are fit for the future Butler Sherborn can help by offering a free, no obligation visit to review objectives, key resources and to give some initial ideas to help maintain or strengthen your farm business for the future.
Find out more by downloading the brochure below.
26th June 2018
The Summer has most certainly now arrived in the Cotswolds and Butler Sherborn currently have a significant number of applicants eagerly looking for houses to rent. As a direct result of this spike in demand, we have prospective tenants that are ready and waiting to move into their next country property.
We have specific applicants actively looking for the following:2 bedroom, high specification, period village cottages, or houses with rents in the region of £1,100-£1,300 per... more