Property Blog

15th November 2017

As part of the construction of HS2 seven million new trees are to be planted from London to the West Midlands.

A separate fund of £5 million is available to support the restoration of existing ancient woodland sites and the creation of new woodland. The Forestry Commission has launched the first phase of the fund with £1million released for applications from January 2018.

The fund targets land within 25 miles of HS2 - click on the 25-mile buffer map below to check if your land... more

31st October 2017

Butler Sherborn are delighted to announce that Moira Tremaine has joined the Burford Office agency team  as a residential sales negotiator. Moira was raised in The Cotswolds, she has a detailed local knowledge, and many long standing contacts in the area. She has worked in property sales for the past 10 years, both in the UK and in Nairobi.

Moira will be part of the active and highly motivated residential sales team led by Angus Shipway in the  Butler Sherborn Burford office.

27th October 2017

The partner Planning Authorities of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham are looking for potential development sites as they carry out the annual assessment of the suitability of land for variety of uses.  

The development sites will be assessed for a variety of uses in accordance with National Planning Policy Guidance. The purpose being for Planning Authorities to gain a better understanding of the amount and type of development deliverable.

During December of each year the... more

26th October 2017


The Jumps Season is finally going up a gear, and we’re delighted that our winter runners are starting to come out over the next few weeks.

The Ben Pauling/ Daryl Jacob combination has had a good start, with Skidoosh putting on a fine performance , to take a competitive bumper at Worcester. This lovely horse, despite being a bit green, showed his ability to win well. We are looking forward to see what is to come from him in the next few months, and we hope the future is bright... more

19th October 2017

Energy Efficiency Regulations

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have been brought in to tackle the least energy-efficient properties in England and Wales – those rated F or G on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

The Regulations establish a minimum standard for both domestic and non-domestic privately rented property, effecting new tenancies from 1st April 2018.

Benefits of Energy Efficiency

It is proven that EPC F and G rated properties... more

13th October 2017

A versatile property located amongst some of Oxfordshire’s most beautiful countryside, 1 Stonelands features a charming Grade II house on five acres of land. 

The house has been sensitively updated and combines well-proportioned living space with a wealth of charm and character.  The heart of the home is the generous drawing room with exposed beams and French doors out to the terrace and, on the other side of the entrance hall, a spacious kitchen/dining room boasts a travertine floor... more

10th October 2017

Rural and Professional


The Rural & Professional Department led by Richard Greasby, have produced a new brochure detailing the comprehensive services they offer.  These range from Farm Management, Land Sales and Acquisitions through to Professional Valuations and Accounts.

19th September 2017

The perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause - Macmillan Coffee Morning. Friday 29th September 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon. All welcome coffee, cakes and chatter!

Butler Sherborn are delighted to be hosting Macmillan Coffee Mornings in their Cirencester and Stow offices from 10.00 - 12.00 noon on Friday 29th September. Please do drop in and join us. Together we can make sure no one faces cancer alone.

15th September 2017

Ben Pauling Racing, sponsored by Butler Sherborn


Ben Pauling Racing, sponsored by Butler Sherborn, had their first Open Day, followed by their annual Owners’ Day Lunch and party last Sunday. Ben paraded his brightest and best, with Cheltenham winners, A Hares Breath and Willoughby Court looking ready for another exciting season. The success of the yard last season is underpinned by the increase in the  number of horses Ben has in training, which is now in excess of 65.

There are new additions to the team, as Gill Tait comes... more

15th September 2017

We are now three quarters of the way through 2017.  Whilst all the good and varied reasons for buying and owning land remain, we continue to see the polarisation of demand and sale prices making the work of a rural valuer all the more challenging.

Uncertainty has been the buzz word, whatever your political views, since the unexpected referendum result last year, the general election and the start of Brexit negotiations.  We are seeing buyers of commercial farmland alone being a little... more

13th September 2017

Blenheim International Horse Trials 13th-17th September 2017


Head of Butler Sherborn’s Equestrian Department, Ben Way, is taking two horses for their first 3* outings in their 8th & 9th year. He will ride Mr and Mrs Lay’s 9 year old gelding, Croisiere in the 9 year old class with his dressage on Thursday.

His second horse, is the 8 year old gelding, Enduro A Dalriada, owned by Mrs Kate England, and will do his test on Friday with the show jumping set for Saturday and cross country on Sunday.

5th September 2017

Moreton Show Saturday 2nd September 2017


Butler Sherborn kick started their day at Moreton Show with an exclusive Breakfast on Saturday in The Members’ Enclosure. Together with the Dancing Diggers, Heavy Horses and an exceptional show of livestock, Butler Sherborn and their guests enjoyed the benefits of the sunshine and the Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar. Thank you to everyone who came to see us. 


9th August 2017

Butler Sherborn are delighted to welcome Edward Knowles as a member of the Rural Team.


Edward has been a land agent for some 25 years. He has a wealth of experience managing estates and mixed farms across the country, and more recently in Norfolk and Gloucestershire

Edward will be reinforcing the busy Rural Team with Georgina Bush and Jonathan Malings, led by Richard Greasby. 

8th August 2017

Moreton Show - Saturday 2nd September 2017


Butler Sherborn is again delighted to sponsor The Members’ Enclosure on the Grand Arena at Moreton Show, Saturday 2nd September. This traditional Agricultural Society show offers a wide range of events for all, with an emphasis on  farm stock and the rural aspects of life. Members of the Butler Sherborn team will be in The Members’ Enclosure throughout the day, and welcome those of you wishing to pop in to see us for a drink.

The Cotswold Distillery are providing an exciting... more

4th August 2017


Ben Way, Head of Butler Sherborn Equestrian, achieved an excellent result at the British Eventing Championships, Gatcombe this weekend,  coming 12th in the Intermediate, with Kate England’s Enduro A Dalriada, kindly sponsored by Walnut Hill Equine Veterinary Clinic They will now head to Blenheim Palace 3*CIC in September.

Good Luck Ben!

3rd August 2017

Butler Sherborn's Gin of choice

Congratulations to Cotswolds Distillery on their GOLD OUTSTANDING AWARD 2017!

Do look at their Cotswolds Summer Cup on line too  ...


31st July 2017



"There remains a strong demand from buyers for realistically priced, good quality Cotswold property, across all price bands, despite the chronic political and economic volatility. Village properties, and those in our lovely market towns continue to attract a wide variety of buyers, both from within the local area and further afield. The school holidays as usual, will have an impact on activity but, we are feeling positive about this autumn."

13th July 2017

As professional members and supporters of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) Butler Sherborn are happy to promote their recently launched campaign, “The Countryside Matters”.

The aim is to demonstrate a high level of public support for continuing to invest in our countryside, so that the Government views farming, the rural economy and our landscapes as a spending priority, once the UK leaves the European Union. 

Land owning rural businesses are working day in, day... more

21st June 2017


The 9th Burford Festival drew to a close on Sunday 18th June, having benefitted from some stunning weather over the last 10 days.  The town came alive with the bunting running from the top to the bottom of the High Street and decorated shop fronts.  The events held were plentiful and varied, some of which included guided tours and talks about local history, literature workshops, open garden days, music and family events – all hosted by the local residents and businesses.

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20th June 2017

As Summer Approaches Us… As the warm British summer approaches us and we traditionally spend more time outside, it is worth considering the following:-

Noise pollution and respecting your surroundings

Much of the attraction of renting a property in the Cotswolds is to take advantage of the beautiful surrounding countryside, spending many hours socialising with friends & family outdoors. However before you go dusting off the BBQ and positioning your wireless loud speakers, it is important to consider any noise pollution clause within your tenancy agreement in order to ensure you are not in breech, thereby avoiding any potential... more

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