Date: April 2018

FOUR COTSWOLD GEM STONE PROPERTIES - NEW ON THE MARKET FROM BUTLER SHERBORN:  £390,000 - £1.1m - plus market comment

Honeypot Cottage, Alvescot, Oxfordshire OX18 2PU - £390,000 - recently renovated

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Honeypot Cottage is an 18th century Cotswold stone cottage with classic features - exposed beams, a flagstone floor, original fireplace and oak staircase.  The cottage has recently been made thermally efficient with a new slate tile roof, loft insulation, underfloor heating and double-glazed windows.

The sitting room has a beamed fireplace with a wood burner, the second reception room featuring a bay window with window seat.  Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with exposed beams and a family bathroom with wood floor.

Outside is a small garden surrounded by Cotswold stone walls and a paved area for entertaining.
http://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/HoneypotCottage
Guide price: £390,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993. 822325

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Windrush House, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2DW - £625,000 - overlooking the river

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Windrush House is a Grade II Listed village house in a riverside setting overlooking the River Windrush.  The house dates from 1827 and has been sympathetically renovated.

The ground floor comprises a heavily beamed sitting room with stone fireplace and wood burner, as does the dining room which seats eight.  The kitchen has recently been refurbished with fully fitted units, double sink and integrated appliances, and there’s also a utility/boot room.

There are two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, the second with a shower room, and with a third double bedroom on the second floor.

There is a lawned garden and large stone terrace at the front that’s ideal for summer entertaining, and a studio/office to the rear.
http://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/windrushhouse
Guide price: £625,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Manor Farm, Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, GL54 2ND - £895,000 - Grade II Listed & of historical interest

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Manor Farm is a Grade II Listed Cotswold stone family house set in the heart of Little Rissington and packed with period features: exposed Cotswold stone walls, three fireplaces (two with wood burners), stone mullioned windows, flagstone floors, exposed beams and ‘A’ frames.  It was extended in the early 19th century, with the adjoining outbuildings and barn more recently converted to create a spacious and airy kitchen/breakfast room.

Ground floor accommodation includes entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, office, study and utility room, and a closed off cellar.  The first floor has four bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room, while the master bedroom on the second floor includes a dressing area and bath/shower room.

Accessed through electric wooden gates, the garden is enclosed by Cotswold stone walls and features a raised lawn, mature shrubs & trees and with a gravelled parking area.
http://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/ManorFarm
Guide price: £895,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Elm House, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DJ - £1.1m - handy for Daylesford and Soho Farmhouse

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Elm House is situated on the edge of the thriving village of Shipton-under-Wychwood in Oxfordshire.  Built in 1640 and Grade II Listed, the house has been fully refurbished to the highest standards with Inglenook fireplaces reinstated, French oak floor boards imported, new wiring, plumbing and roofing.

The main reception rooms have generous ceiling heights and include a sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room with electric Aga.  The first floor has three bedrooms with a bath/shower room, the second floor a master suite with vaulted ceiling and its own bath/shower room.

Formal gardens to the front are framed by yew and beech hedging, the rear terracing providing a discrete al fresco entertaining area.  The gardens are well stocked, the house adorned with a beautiful mature wisteria, and there’s parking and a garden store.
http://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/ElmHouse
Guide price: £1.1 million
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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Cotswold market comment from Butler Sherborn

Elizabeth D’Allemagne, partner,
Butler Sherborn
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“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 in terms of requirements, and appear reluctant to compromise.  Therefore we are advising our sellers that everything about their property should be ‘tip top’ before marketing.

“The Cotswolds is a uniquely beautiful and accessible part of the country, and buyers recognise that property remains a solid investment.  Butler Sherborn has a superb portfolio of houses to sell this year, and we look forward to helping both buyers and sellers move forward with the next chapter of their lives.”

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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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