Property Blog

22nd August 2019

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... more

6th August 2019

‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows….’

Mill Hill Farm is a magical Cotswold stone house, with traditional stone barns around a courtyard, set in an ancient orchard with fields running down to the Sherborne brook. Unique in an age of intensive modernisation, Mill Hill Farm is remarkable for its enchanting setting and bewitching Cotswold house with original farm barns, from an earlier time. 

Until it was recently acquired by the current owners, Mill Hill Farm had not been on the market for some four decades. In 1976, Sir... more

6th August 2019

Gloucester-based developer, Newland Homes has been named as one of the top '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' by the London Stock Exchange Group.

The initiative is designed to recognise the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the country.

Companies selected represent over 40 sectors and span every region of the UK. To be selected, businesses had to demonstrate positive revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their industry peers.

Newland Homes was established in the county in 1991 and has grown from strength to strength across the South West, having been... more

26th July 2019

Butler Sherborn is delighted to be the Sponsor of The Members Marquee & Enclosure again this year.

With it’s superb ringside viewing, the Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar and new caterers, the Members Marquee will be the place to be, and from which to see the main attractions in The Grand Arena. This year these include the Broke FMX  motorbike Stunt Team and The Six Bar Knockout Show Jumping Challenge, together with many others. 

The Members Marquee & Enclosure are for the exclusive use of Moreton Show Members ONLY, unlike last year, when Butler Sherborn Guests were admitted even if... more

22nd July 2019

The Old Farmhouse, Whitehouse Farm, Idlicote, Warwickshire, CV36 5DN - £1.35million

The Fossett family have been training and racing their camels for almost 20 years from their Warwickshire farm at Idlicote, together with a number of racing pigs! The property has been a happy home to the family and its other animals, and has just come on to the market, without the furry friends!

The Old Farmhouse is an imposing 18th Century Cotswold stone farmhouse that’s known locally as ‘where the camels live’, admittedly within a well fenced paddock! (See note below). 

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16th July 2019

Ben Way, Head of Butler Sherborn has a new ride in Gold Port, owned by Equestrian Ltd. This scopey young horse had a double clear at his first event at Solihull Horse Trials last weekend. 

Ben also had horses running at Stafford Horse Trials, where he qualified two other young horses, So Smart and Delphi’s Oracle for the Young Horse Championships in Osberton Horse Trials in the Autumn.

For all your Equestrian property needs  -   Call  Ben Way 01451 830731 


1st July 2019
richard greasby ultra marathon

Richard ran 100kms in temperatures over 35 degrees across country from The Royal Crescent, Bath to Cheltenham last Saturday, to raise money for The British Heart Foundation and Motor Neuron Disease in memory of his two close friends, Addie and Jon respectively.

Richard began his attempt at 8 o’clock on Saturday morning, climbing out of Bath and feeling comfortable over the first 25 kms. He was on his target time at this stage.  

However, the swiftly rising temperatures were... more

1st July 2019


Ben Way had a successful weekend recently at Farley Hall, Berkshire with two horses belonging to his owner, Sarah Van Vegchel.  Ringwood Madras ran well in his Advanced Intermediate Class to come 10th with a dressage of 37.1

He also ran her other horse, Ballybreagh Quartz, whose test was a solid 31.2 and came in 15th with 8 faults in the show jumping.

Do contact Ben Way for any equestrian property matters on 01451 830731


27th June 2019

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... more

25th June 2019


On the 29th June at around 8.00 a.m. I will be starting my 100 km Ultra Marathon attempt along the Cotswold Way between Bath and Cheltenham.

Huge thanks to those who have sponsored me already. I’m hoping to smash my initial targets for both the British Heart Foundation and Doddie Weirs Motor Neuron Disease Foundation so any other donations anyone can spare would be absolutely amazing.

Take a look at my summary page through the link below and you can navigate to either... more

11th June 2019

On the 1st June 2019 the above Act came into force across England and introduced fundamental changes to the fees and charges that landlords, and/or letting agents, can seek to recover from a tenant.

In essence, the Act bans all payments from a tenant in association with renting a residential property,  unless they are expressly permitted by the Act.  We have highlighted the main points from the Act below.

To which Tenancies does the Act apply, and from when?

The Act applies to all new Assured Shorthold Tenancies, student accommodation and licences to occupy private residential property in England from 1st June 2019

The Act will also apply to all existing Assured... more

31st May 2019

Eating out in your own garden in the summer is one of the true pleasures of living in the country.  Listening to birdsong and with the smell of freshly cut grass, whether reading the papers over breakfast, enjoying a mid-morning coffee, an early evening sundowner or entertaining family and friends, it is all so much more enjoyable for being outside.

Cotswold property specialist, Butler Sherborn, is launching six houses on the market that combine being great homes with the perfect... more

30th May 2019

Derry Farm House is a sympathetically restored and beautifully presented Cotswold stone and tiled detached farmhouse, complete with five bedrooms, attractive landscaped gardens, tennis court and paddock, all set in approximately two acres.

Offered to the market for the first time in 28 years, this wonderful family home has been lovingly and sympathetically maintained by the current owners and offers versatile and flexible living accommodation, whilst retaining much of its period charm... more

24th May 2019

Four new on the market properties from £375,000 - £1,020,000

It’s a good life for families in the Cotswolds, and one of the joys of summer is a visit to Giffords Circus.  This magical, traditional village green circus has been touring the area for the past 19 years, and returns for its summer season from May through to September.

Independent and specialising in the Cotswolds, estate agent Butler Sherborn has a number of great properties available close to many of the Giffords show venues.  Prices range from £375,000 for a two property... more

23rd May 2019


The Butler Sherborn Residential Agency Team in Cirencester has recently welcomed two new members. Olly Symonds has joined as Head of Residential Agency from Pegasus, where he led the marketing and sales division. Sophie Keogh is a dynamic and integral part of the team with a wealth of residential agency experience both in London and Gloucestershire.

Should you wish to have a confidential sales appraisal, or simply an idea of the value of your property, or any other property... more

8th May 2019

Richard Greasby is attempting his first ever Ultra Marathon along 100km (62miles) of The Cotswold Way. He starts in Bath on Saturday 29 June and finishes in Cheltenham at some point in the early hours the following day. Richard’s aim is to run it all in one go!

Richard is running this Ultrachallenge for two reasons: to push himself far beyond the half marathons, marathons and mountain runs he has previously run, and to do something extraordinary (or perhaps mad!). Most importantly however, Richard is running to honour two great mates Adam and Jon. Adam Turner died of a sudden heart attack in 2018, the same year as Jon Edwards developed Motor Neuron Disease, which he is so bravely fighting.

It would be great to use this Ultra run as a way to... more

25th April 2019

6 The Mansion, Northwick Park, Gloucestershire, GL56 9DS - £850,00

Once owned by Captain George Spencer Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill was a frequent visitor Ideally suited to those living in London or overseas wanting a ‘lock-up and leave’ apartment in such an impressive building, or parents with children at boarding school nearby

Northwick Park offers a rare fusion of lifestyles - the opportunity to live in a particularly fine Jacobean building surrounded by formal gardens and a deer park, yet set within the glorious Cotswold countryside.

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16th April 2019

In conjunction with our associate London Office, headed by Bob Bickersteth, we are taking a Stand again this year at the Show in Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE between 2-7pm.

It is a lovely opportunity for Londoners considering moving to the country to look at each area of the UK, and see exactly what properties are available. They also get the chance to discuss in detail the benefits of the areas in which they are interested.

In turn, the Show offers an... more

2nd April 2019

Four Cotswold properties new on the market from £695,000 - £1.2 million through Butler Sherborn Easter weekend: Friday 19th - Monday 22nd April

With bright yellow daffodils in profusion and the green buds of Spring bursting through, the Cotswolds is emerging from winter and showing off its cream coloured stone cottages and houses to their glorious best!

What better time to get out and about and enjoy the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year, and if you’re thinking of moving, recce some of the towns and villages you could soon be calling ‘home’.

Independent and specialising in the Cotswolds, estate agent Butler... more

21st March 2019

Barn Cottage is an elegant village house with a separate Cotswold stone barn with planning permission.

Originating from the 1600’s, Barn Cottage has recently been the subject of a complete bare wall renovation, and extended by the current owner to a high standard with enormous style and character, to create a wonderfully elegant village house.

The accommodation, which is well appointed and flexible, is arranged over two floors with good ceiling height, creating a light and airy living space. Beautifully presented throughout, high quality fittings and underfloor heating are complimented... more

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