Date: March 2018

AS THE CLOCKS CHANGE TO BST*, ‘SPRING FORWARD’ WITH A NEW HOME IN THE COTSWOLDS

  • ‘Spring is the time of plans and projects’ and none better than to move home
  • There’s a great choice of Cotswold properties available with Butler Sherborn from £745,000 - £2.25m

*- The change to British Summer Time (BST) is on Sunday, March 25.  Clocks go forward by one hour at 1.00am

Cast off the cloak of winter, look forward and embrace the change to longer hours of daylight and warmer weather.  And as Leo Tolstoy said, ‘Spring is the time of plans and projects’.

From lambing and Easter egg hunts, to the opening of National Trust properties and gardens, there’s so much to see and do around the Cotswolds in the springtime - see list below - so get out and about and enjoy the countryside.  And while you’re there, why not check-out the different areas, villages and towns, and consider somewhere new to live?

Enever House, Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, GL54 2NB - £950,000

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Enever House is an impressive, Grade II Listed, village house with many period features including Inglenook fireplaces, window seats, wood and Cotswold flagstone floors and exposed ceiling timbers.  Accommodation is on three floors and there is the scope to create an independent living space on the ground floor.  The current owners have used the property both as their main home and as a successful holiday let.

There is a reception hall and drawing room, both with fireplaces, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom and the potential annex space of two reception rooms, currently an office and games room.  The landing doubles as a library and two separate staircases lead to the second floor.  The master bedroom with dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom are on the first floor, with two further bedrooms, a playroom and bathroom above.

There are gardens front and back, a paved terrace area for entertaining, Wisteria clad pergola, wooden playhouse, shed and gravelled parking.
Enever House brochure
Guide price: £950,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Little Close, Bledington, Gloucestershire, OX7 6XA - £2.25m

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An ideal Cotswold family home on the edge of the popular village of Bledington, home of the Kings Head Inn - Pub of The Year in the Good Pub Guide 2018 - with open views over surrounding countryside, Little Close retains many of its original features.  There is also a self-contained annexe, office, large garden and paddock, all set within 1.4 acres.

The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with stone floor and bench seating, drawing room with oak floor, exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and built in larder, a dining room, playroom and cloakroom.  Two separate stairs lead to the first floor with a master bedroom suite, two further double bedrooms, one en-suite, and a family bathroom.  There are two single bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor.

There’s a self-contained annexe, ideal as further accommodation or as a holiday let, which features an open plan bedroom/living space with separate kitchen and shower room.
Little Close brochure
Guide price: £2.25 million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Tudor House, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RG - £1.095m

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Beautifully renovated with advice from National Trust craftsmen, Tudor House is an attractive Cotswold stone period property set within a professionally landscaped garden.  It now offers a stylish mix of contemporary and period features including inglenook fireplaces, window seats, mullion windows, exposed ceiling timbers and stonework. 

It features an entrance hall, sitting room with wood burner, study/library, dining room, scullery, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and adjoining bathroom, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms, a cinema, and attic room/play room.  The gardens have two distinct areas; a formal Elizabethan-style garden with box hedging, lavender beds, fountain and gravelled paths, and a mature, secluded oasis of greenery with a summerhouse. 
Tudor House brochure
Guide price: £1.095 million
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Coln House, Brockhampton, Gloucestershire, GL54 5SP - £1.25m

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Set in almost quarter of an acre, Coln House is a handsome Cotswold stone village property with far reaching views over open farmland.  With Edwardian proportions it offers high ceilings and large stone mullioned windows.

There’s an impressive reception hall, dining room with open fireplace, drawing room with modern woodburner and kitchen with Aga.  A conservatory doubles as a breakfast/casual dining area and family room which opens onto the terrace.  There’s also a utility room, cloakroom, boiler and shower room.

Upstairs comprises a master bedroom with shower room, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

There is a lawned garden to the front and rear, extensive off-road parking and a garage with wood store.
Coln House brochure
Guide price: £1.25 million
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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45 Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LS - offers in excess of £950,000

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45 Sheep Street is a charming, three storey townhouse close to the centre of Burford - ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ - with a wealth of period features.  It offers a high degree of privacy afforded by the courtyard garden to the front and an attractive, south-facing, terraced walled garden to the rear, and an ideal space for relaxation and al fresco entertaining.

The ground floor comprises a hallway, bright sitting room with carved stone fireplace, dining room with exposed beams, fireplace and stone spiral staircase to the cellar, cloakroom and conservatory and a kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the garden.

The master bedroom with en suite is on the second floor, while two further double bedrooms, one with en suite, family bathroom and a study/single bedroom on the first floor.

The property has a garage and is just a two-minute walk from the centre of Burford.
45 Sheep Street brochure
Guide price: offers in excess of £950,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Fuchsia Cottage, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SP - £745,000

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Fuchsia Cottage is a quintessential & beautifully upgraded Cotswold property tucked away in a popular village location with views over open countryside.

The sitting room has a carved Cotswold stone open fireplace and part-exposed wall, and flagstone floors with underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining room. There is a conservatory/living room overlooking the garden and utility room with cloakroom.

It has four double bedrooms with exposed beams and a family bathroom.  Externally the property boasts an office/studio, workshop and double garage.

There is sufficient parking space for three cars, a double garage, workshop and office/studio with electrical supply and lawned garden stocked with trees and shrubs.
Fuchsia Cottage brochure
Guide price: £745,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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So much to see and do in the Cotswolds this Spring and Easter

From watching the lambing at TV celebrity Adam Henson’s farm, numerous Easter weekend events and Spring flower gardens open - The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Sudeley Castle, Highgrove, Hidcote, Chavenage and the Rococo Gardens at Painswick, here are just a selection of the numerous family days out available in the Cotswolds this Spring:

Spring lambing - at Adam Henson’s - https://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on/event/spring-lambing/
Cotswold Wildlife Park - https://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/
Jousting at Sudeley Castle - https://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/event/easter-sunday-joust/
Easter Egg Hunt at Snowshill - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/352c271a-4a78-493c-99e6-85c22c8e9889/pages/details
Birdland - Bourton-on-the-Water - https://www.birdland.co.uk/cracking-easter-birdland/
Slimbridge - giant Easter duck hunt - https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/whats-on/2018/03/30/dustys-giant-easter-duck-hunt/
Highgrove Gardens - https://www.highgrovegardens.com/spring-walks-at-the-highgrove-gardens-2018.html
Poldark film set - near Tetbury - https://www.hha.org.uk/Property/373/Chavenage-House
Easter Eggspress Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway / opening to Broadway - https://www.gwsr.com/Easter_on_the_GWR--post--12.html
Family Easter trail - http://www.rococogarden.org.uk/Whats-On/Events
Easter at Berkeley Castle - http://www.berkeley-castle.com/whatson.html
The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt - http://www.batsarb.co.uk/news-events/event.asp?ev=63
Easter Egg Hunt at Blenheim Palace - https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/easter-weekend.html

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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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