Date: February 2018

ROMPING HOME - THE COTSWOLDS, ALWAYS A SURE BET FOR COUNTRY HOUSES

Butler Sherborn has a selection of great country homes, from £1.3m - £2.65m

As preparations for this year’s Cheltenham Festival get underway, racegoers and enthusiasts around the world will soon be focused on the runners and riders for four days of superb National Hunt racing at historic Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire.

Whether you are into horses and need paddocks and stables, or simply want a rural bolt-hole, the Cotswolds is a superb area to live, and as the leading independent specialist for the region, Butler Sherborn has a good eye for what makes a dead-cert in the property stakes.

Slade Barn, Near Hawling, Gloucestershire, GL54 5RJ - £1.3million

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Slade Barn is an impressive Grade II listed barn conversion dating back to 1770, with a detached cottage and rural views, set in just under 3 acres.  The front door opens to a galleried reception hall with stunning vaulted ceiling, beams, and an original flagstone floor.  There is a dining room, drawing room with wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room, study, shower room and utility.  Upstairs includes a master bedroom, adjoining bath/shower room, guest bedroom with steps up to a dressing area which could also serve as a nursery or bedroom, a wet room and two further bedrooms.

The cottage comprises an entrance hall, kitchen, bathroom, two double bedrooms, a sitting/dining room and French doors to a timber deck with hot tub, and a separate garden.

There is a garage with loft space, gravelled parking, stone storage shed and a formal garden with lawn and stone terracing.
Slade Barn brochure
Guide price: £1.3million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Dutton House, Curbridge, Oxfordshire, OX29 7PD - £1.3million

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Dutton House is a Grade II Listed Georgian style property offering spacious and bright accommodation, a swimming pool, terrace with sunken jacuzzi and a two-bedroom barn conversion. 

The main house has a magnificent sitting room/dining room with double fireplace, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom.  A further reception room can be sealed off to create a self-contained annexe, which is served by its own kitchen and secondary staircase to a first floor double bedroom and bathroom.  The primary staircase leads up to four spacious double bedrooms and family bathroom.  The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room.

The spacious, detached barn comprises a sitting room with open fire and mezzanine floor either used as a study or occasional bedroom, kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and cloakroom.  The remaining ground floor houses a double garage and two storage areas.
Dutton House brochure
Guide price: £1.3million
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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The Manor, Little Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RX - £1.35m

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The Manor is a Grade II Listed house in a wonderfully tucked-away location at the end of a tree-lined drive and surrounded by parkland.  The property, thoughtfully extended over time, comprises the house, various outbuildings, stable block and landscaped gardens within some 10 acres.

Accommodation downstairs includes an entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room with electric Aga, dining room, drawing room with wood burning stove, sitting room/snug, garden room, central hallway, wet room and utility area.

Two double bedrooms and a family bathroom are accessed from the first floor landing.  A secondary landing leads to the master bedroom, fourth double bedroom and two bathrooms, with the fifth bedroom on the second floor.

The ancillary buildings are in three main blocks: double garage/store room/games room/office; small Cotswold stone barn with wood store and three stables and tack room.  All the outbuildings offer a good deal of potential for conversion, subject to planning.  The gardens have been beautifully landscaped with distinct areas including the formal gardens with box hedging, lavender beds and pergola, a decked area with pond and iris beds, a potager, orchard and the former paddocks, now parkland.
The Manor brochure
Guide price: £1.35m
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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1 Stonelands, Shilton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3PA - £1.75m

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This Grade II listed, five-bedroom farmhouse with a four-bedroom cottage, immaculate gardens, stable block, paddock and horse-walker set in five acres, is ideal for family living and entertaining.

The main accommodation includes reception hall, drawing room, kitchen/dining room, study, utility room, principal bedroom suite with dressing room and shower room, double bedroom with en suite, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The cottage is a recent addition to generate letting income or provide further family space.  The ground floor is an open plan contemporary space, incorporating a living room with log burner, and kitchen/dining area with Aga.  There are two double bedrooms downstairs and a further two double bedrooms with family bathroom upstairs. Outside are well-stocked gardens, a terrace with pergola, gazebo, garden shed and greenhouse.
1 Stonelands brochure
Guide price: £1.75m
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Taylers Farmhouse, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire GL54 3QX - £2.25 million

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For families looking to leave the smoke and make that ‘lifestyle move’ to the country, Taylers Farmhouse at Aldsworth, an impressive Cotswold stone house, could be just the ticket.

With assets including a wine cellar, study, gym, office, workshop and playrooms along with seven bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, drawing and sitting rooms, there is also the potential to considerably develop the attached barn with additional living accommodation for weekend guests, subject to planning.  Currently the barn houses an office, workshop, gym, table tennis room, further playrooms and storage.  There’s even a large vaulted cellar.

Other benefits include gardens and a summerhouse, utility and laundry room, boot room and plant room.
Taylers Farmhouse brochure
Guide price: £2.25million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740

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Hawling House, Hawling, Gloucestershire, GL54 5TA - £2.65million

 
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Set at the edge of the village with just under 12 acres, Hawling House offers prime country living.  This five-bedroom house has a reception hall with flagstone floor, dining room, drawing room with fireplace, sitting room/television room, large open-plan kitchen with Aga, boiler/boot room with laundry facilities, and a games room above the garage.  Upstairs is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with shower room, two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and fifth bedroom/study.

There is also a swimming pool and pool house with two changing rooms, showers and kitchenette, tennis court, games room, extensively landscaped gardens, paddock, stable block and tack room.
Hawling House brochure
Guide price: £2.65million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Cheltenham Festival - a few facts

  • 2018 dates: 13th - 16th March
  • 28 races over the four days
  • Owners and jockeys compete for over £4million worth of prize money making it the most valuable and prestigious jump racing fixture
  • 260,000 people attended the event in 2017
  • The National Hunt Committee decided that the 1911 National Hunt Chase meeting would be held at Prestbury Park, Cheltenham where it has remained to this day
  • The first organised Flat race meeting in Cheltenham took place in 1815 on Nottingham Hill, with the first races on Cleeve Hill in August 1818.  The racecourse was moved to Prestbury Park, its current venue in 1831
  • The Festival contributes an estimated £100m to the local economy each year
  • www.thefestival.co.uk

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Note to editors:
The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are located in the heart of England and within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  It is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and very roughly starts to the east of Gloucester and Cheltenham in the west, runs up to just below Evesham in the north, includes parts of West Oxfordshire where Burford is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and south to the Cotswold Water Park a few miles beyond Cirencester, the former Roman city and Capital of the Cotswolds.

With excellent road and rail communications - London, Bristol and Birmingham are all within an hour by train - the area has become popular with those moving out of the city or wanting second homes to escape at weekends.

  • For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit butlersherborn.co.uk or telephone the relevant office:
  Cirencester 01285 883740
  Burford 01993 822325
  Oxford 01865 510000
  Stow-on-the-Wold 01451 830731
  Wantage 01235 772299

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