Date: September 2018

‘GOING DOWN TO THE PUB’ - THE PERFECT WAY TO FEEL PART OF THE COTSWOLDS

  • 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’.

“And for those thinking about a move to the country, we are launching some very exciting Cotswold homes on the market this autumn - and the nearest pub is never far away,” adds Sam.

Stayts Farm, Church Westcote, Gloucestershire OX7 6SF - £1.25million

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Stayts Farm is a classic Cotswold stone village house with great character.  Grade II Listed and dating from the 17th century, it is the perfect family home while offering the opportunity to update the interior to one’s own needs and style.

The ground floor includes a drawing room and dining room with good ceiling heights, a kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, a cloakroom and utility.  Original features include leaded light Cotswold stone mullion windows, window seats, flagstone flooring, open fireplaces with Cotswold stone surrounds, exposed beams and stone work.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing area and shower room, the second and third bedrooms, and the fourth bedroom is on the second floor.  There is also an attic room.

Set in an elevated position in the heart of the village close to the church, the property includes just under half an acre comprising mature gardens, lawns, vegetable garden, an orchard and terraces that surround much of the house.  There are some stone outbuildings and private parking.

Stayts Farm is midway between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, both 5 miles away, Chipping Norton is 9.5 miles, Cheltenham 23 miles and Oxford 25 miles.  Mainline trains to London Paddington can be caught at Kingham, 4 miles away.

Good pubs nearby include The Feathered Nest, which is within walking distance, The Kings Head at Bledington, The Good Beer Guide Pub of the Year 2018 (both in our pick of 10 great pubs listed below), and The Lamb at Great Rissington.

www.butlersherborn.co.uk/church-westcote

Guide price: £1.25million

Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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The Old Forge, Aldsworth nr Burford, Gloucestershire, GL54 3QP - £950,000

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The Old Forge is a very pretty Cotswold stone house dating back some 200 years.  Located within the peaceful village of Aldsworth, it is comfortably close to the A40 for easy access to Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford.

Restored some 14 years ago and offering period charm along with space for comfortable modern living, period features include stone mullion windows, window seats and flagstone floors.

There are three well-proportioned reception rooms - a drawing room, dining room/garden room and sitting room all with good ceiling heights, plenty of natural light, and with a southerly facing aspect are bright and spacious.  There is also an entrance hall, a study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom.

Upstairs via the oak staircase is a good sized master bedroom with en-suite with bath and separate shower, a large second bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Situated in half an acre, the property occupies a lovely private rural setting on the edge of the village with beautiful views over surrounding fields.  The gardens comprise lawns, an orchard and a stream, and there is a detached double garage.

Trains to London, the Midlands and South West can be taken from Kemble station 14 miles away, Charlbury 15 miles, and Swindon 20 miles.

Local pubs include The Sherborne Arms at Aldsworth, The Keepers Arms at Quenington and The Victoria Inn at Eastleach, all popular with locals.

www.butlersherborn.co.uk/The Old Forge, Aldsworth

Guide price: £950,000

Butler Sherborn - Cirencester  - 01285 883740

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Orchard House, Longborough, Gloucestershire, GL56 0QE - £895,000

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Orchard House is an impressive detached Cotswold stone village home with gardens in the much sought-after village of Longborough - known especially for the summer opera festival held nearby, and also with a pub, school, shop and church.

Dating back to the 1700s, the house has been sympathetically updated and improved to create a stylish, low-maintenance home with many traditional features and details such as the remains of an old stone bread oven, flagstone and wooden floors, triangular stone alcoves and feature fireplaces.

The main reception room includes an impressive Cotswold stone open fireplace with beam above, stone mullion windows, window seats, exposed beams and Cotswold stonework, and the fitted kitchen is well equipped.  All three bedrooms are either double or twin rooms, and there are two bathrooms.

With a slightly elevated position, this beautifully presented detached Cotswold stone house is surrounded by a classic English garden with roses, clematis and jasmine covering the front, an orchard and lawns wrapping around the front and side, complemented by an enclosed courtyard garden at the back, with off-road parking.

Kingham station and Daylesford are only a short drive and Soho Farmhouse is about 20 miles away.

Pubs nearby include The Coach and Horses in Longborough, The Churchill Arms at Paxford and The Fox Inn at Lower Oddington, (two of our Top 10 pubs - see list below),

www.butlersherborn.co.uk/Orchard House, Longborough

Guide price: £895,000

Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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31 Manor Farm Cottages, Hawling, Gloucestershire GL54 5TA - £795,000

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This natural Cotswold stone family home was built in 1863, and situated on a quiet no-through lane in the centre of the picturesque village of Hawling.  The cottage is semi-detached and underwent comprehensive refurbishment with the addition of an extension nine years ago, and has just over a quarter an acre of garden.

With natural stone mullion windows with steel casements to the front and stone floors throughout, the ground floor is light and spacious.  Accommodation comprises a sitting room and family/dining room, both with wood burning stoves, an open plan kitchen, utility room and cloakroom, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside there’s an enclosed garden, a terrace, double garage/studio, and off-road parking.

Pubs nearby include The Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power, The Black Horse at Naunton, and Craven Arms at Brockhampton.

www.butlersherborn.co.uk/31 Manor Farm Cottages, Hawling

Guide price: £795,000

Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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10 great gastro pubs across the Cotswolds

The Ebrington Arms - Ebrington, nr Chipping Campden, GL55 6NH - www.theebringtonarms.co.uk
The Five Alls - Filkins, nr Lechlade, GL7 3JQ - www.thefiveallsfilkins.co.uk - Top in the Telegraph’s ‘Best Cotswold pubs with rooms’
The Fox - Lower Oddington, nr Stow-on-the-Wold, GL56 0UR - www.thefoxatoddington.com
The Feathered Nest - Nether Westcote, nr Burford, OX7 6SD - www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk
The Hare - Milton-under-Wychwood, nr Chipping Norton, OX7 6LA - www.themiltonhare.co.uk - ‘Best Cotswold Pub - Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2018
The Churchill Arms - Paxford, Blockley, Chipping Campden, GL55 6XH - www.churchillarms.co.uk
The Kingham Plough - The Green, Kingham, nr Chipping Norton, OX7 6YD www.thekinghamplough.co.uk
The King’s Head Inn, Bledington, Oxfordshire, OX7 6XQ - www.thekingsheadinn.net - The Good Beer Guide Pub of the Year 2018
The Masons Arms - South Leigh, nr Witney, OX29 6XN - www.themasonarms.co.uk
The Village Pub - Barnsley, nr Cirencester, GL7 5EF - www.thevillagepub.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

Online press office including images: Butler Sherborn Press Office

All Butler Sherborn properties are included on onthemarket.com and rightmove.co.uk and it also has a representative office in London’s West End through The London Office.

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