Property Blog

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

4th September 2018
Stayts Farmhouse, Church Westcote

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
Eagle Talons - original pastel £150

 

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

 

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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.

https://goffsbrewery.com/

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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
Butler Sherborn Rural Team

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

29th June 2018
Farming Brexit?

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
19th June 2018

Friends, connections and clients of Butler Sherborn gathered to view new works by the established artist, Lesley- Anne Doole in The Compton Gallery.

From pictures titled ‘Cosmic dog’ to ‘Guardian’, Lesley-Anne’s recent work is abstract and colourful. The subtle lighting revealed depth and power in her work.  Jane Slemeck, who now runs The Gallery, has worked hard to offer an intimate and modern hanging space within the confines of an historic barn, set in one of the most beautiful valleys in The Cotswolds.’

14th June 2018

 

 

Butler Sherborn is delighted to be sponsoring Lesley- Anne Doole’s Private Exhibition on Friday 15th June at The Compton Gallery, Withington, GL54 4DE, and we welcome anybody who would like to join us for Drinks from 6pm.

Lesley- Anne is an established artist who has recently returned from living in Spain. This is her first exhibition in the UK for some years. All Lesley- Anne’s works can be seen on her web site and are available for sale prior to the... more

24th April 2018

 

After a long winter, the tardy arrival of Spring has brought with it a determination from buyers who remain frustrated at having failed to find the right house last year.

Brexit aside, and despite the ongoing political volatility, buyers seem to have decided that life has to go on.

This appears to be the case especially for those who live in the Cotswolds, as local buyers accounted for 61% of our purchasers in 2017.

However, buyers are understandably demanding... more

23rd April 2018

As we look towards Badminton in the first weekend of May, Ben Way, Head of Butler Sherborn Equestrian, has a number of young horses entered in the Burghley Young Event Classes for 4 and 5 year olds, held on Wednesday 2nd May.

Ben was due to run Galley Light at Badminton in the main 4* event.  However, the atrocious weather recently has resulted in the cancellation of many early season events, hampering Galley Light's Badminton preparation.  As a result, Ben has now rerouted, and is... more

23rd April 2018

Equestrian Properties: ‘Opportunities and Pitfalls’

Alongside my work as Head of Butler Sherborn’s Equestrian department, I also run a business competing event horses. The business ‘Team Way Eventing’ is based at home on the family farm in Warwickshire. My wife, Sarah, and I, compete around 30 horses for a number of different owners.  Our horses range from 4 year olds, starting off their careers in the young horse classes, through to the older horses, which we compete at the very top... more

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