8th January 2019
The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme is an important and often over looked source of funding under the Rural Development Plan for England (RDPE).
It is run by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and its aim is to support farmers in achieving better animal welfare, resource efficiency and nutrient management. Grants can cover up to 40% of the cost of equipment needed to boost productivity and increase yields, with a minimum claim of £3,000 available and a maximum of £12,000.... more
3rd January 2019
Ella Canby set up Sugarella Cooks in October 2015 and assists private clients all over the UK, and internationally, to find chefs, cooks, extra pairs of hands and more.
Whether it be a one off dinner party, a busy holiday, Christmas event, shoot weekend, house party, special occasion or something more permanent, Sugarella Cooks is able to help.
With a wide variety of chefs and cooks on their books, they are able to offer a personal and bespoke service and cater for Cotswolds based clients, and further afield.
For further information visit the... more
18th December 2018
This local firm have created an exclusive development of architect designed homes set in extensively landscaped grounds at the foot of the Cotswold Hills. The current guide prices range from £620,00 for a detached 4 bedroom House to £695,000 for the 5 bedroom. The 3 bedroom homes will be released soon.
New Town Park has far-reaching views to the Cotswold escarpment and to Cleeve Hill, this well-connected Cotswold village is less than half an hour from the centre of Cheltenham, which... more
17th December 2018
Burford Woodcraft is a delightful and enchanting shop on The Hill in Burford and is celebrating its 40 year anniversary. It has always successfully promoted contemporary British craftsmanship. Pieces are chosen carefully for good design, quality of finish, originality and value for money.
The array of work is extensive, encompassing the unusual, creative and practical through carving, furniture making, sculpting, turning and more. The one-off pieces such as cabinets, sculptures, bowls... more
7th December 2018
Bramble & Gooseberry offers an eclectic mix of furniture and unique finds for the home. Rescued - Restored - Styled.
Lisa Pender’s passion for old things has been there for as long as she can remember; rummaging at car boot sales, charity shops and local auctions. Her style has always been ‘old & new’ with a passion for painting and rescuing furniture long before it was ever fashionable.
Her other creative passion is floristry with over 15 years freelance experience with Eden Flowers in Burford.
She is now using these creative passions to build a small business to help and inspire others... more
4th December 2018
TENANCY DEPOSITS TO BE CAPPED AT 5 WEEKS RENT FROM SPRING 2019
It has been announced by the Government this afternoon, that the amount an agent or landlord can ask for a tenant’s deposit is to be cut from 6 weeks rent to 5 weeks – for annual rents of under £50,000. For rents above £50,000 per annum, the maximum deposit will be capped at 6 weeks rent.
This move has been announced as part of the Tenant Fees Bill which is due to come into force in the spring of 2019. More information on this Bill and how it will affect landlords and tenants, will... more
28th November 2018
Know some of the facts behind the debates.
Almost every article on Brexit discusses the potential impact of Brexit in its many potential guises and forms on all aspects of the economy with assumptions and speculation as to the near or distant future.
“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know”
Much remains... more
22nd November 2018
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 came in to effect on 1 April 2018, requiring all newly let residential properties to have an Energy Performance rating of E or above, and going forwards, all let properties to be compliant by 1 April 2020. It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that their property is up to standard before it is advertised to be let.
Since the collapse of the Green Deal, it has been considered that there is a... more
23rd October 2018
RIPE FOR PICKING - BUTLER SHERBORN LAUNCHES THREE SEASONED PROPERTIES AS THE COTSWOLDS TURN GOLD FOR AUTUMN
With autumn now in full swing, the countryside turning gold, copper, russet and yellow, ripe fruit and leaves starting to fall, and the hint of wood smoke in the air - it’s a wonderful time of year.
The autumn is also a classic time to move to a new house, and Butler Sherborn has launched three beautiful, well-seasoned homes on the market.
The Gatehouse, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DG - £775,000
This extremely rare and... more
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