Date: May 2019
ROLL-UP, ROLL-UP - THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO THE COTSWOLDS - AND YOU COULD SOON BE LIVING NEAR-BY
Four new on the market properties from £375,000 - £1,020,000
It’s a good life for families in the Cotswolds, and one of the joys of summer is a visit to Giffords Circus. This magical, traditional village green circus has been touring the area for the past 19 years, and returns for its summer season from May through to September.
Independent and specialising in the Cotswolds, estate agent Butler Sherborn has a number of great properties available close to many of the Giffords show venues. Prices range from £375,000 for a two property development opportunity to £1.02million for a detached five-bedroom village house near the new Mollie’s Motel & Diner, and as well as online you can visit them in Burford, Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Mill Cottage, Little Faringdon, nr Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3QQ - £895,000
Overlooking the mill race adjacent to the River Leach, a tributary to the Thames, Mill Cottage is a superb five bedroom Grade II listed cottage in a private and exquisitely picturesque location.
Sympathetically updated and decorated, it offers spacious and flexible accommodation on three floors. Downstairs there’s an entrance hall with tiled floor, a double aspect drawing room with open fire, exposed beams and sash windows, a reception room, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room with exposed beams, range cooker and stone tiled floor, a utility room and cloakroom.
There is also an oak framed garden room with vaulted ceiling, stone tiled floor and woodburning stove and a double aspect study/office/music room fitted with bookcases and wooden floors.
The master bedroom on the first floor features exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling and balcony with views over the mill race, and its own bathroom. There is a second double bedroom with en-suite, a day/reading room and a family bathroom, and there are two further double bedrooms on the second floor.
Outside the gardens are stocked with mature plants and trees that include a climbing wisteria and a fig tree. There is a terrace with wooden pergola that is ideal for alfresco dining, and a separate stone-built garage with a self-contained studio apartment above, ideal as further guest accommodation, a home office or holiday let, and complete with its own heating, kitchenette and shower room.
Little Faringdon is a mile from Lechlade, the highest navigable point on the River Thames, and offers a range of pubs, restaurants, hotels, a small supermarket, doctors and dentist surgeries.
Oxford and Cheltenham are easily reached via the A40, while Cirencester, Witney and Swindon are also close by.
The Old Bakery, Langford, Oxfordshire GL7 3LN - £1,020,000
The Old Bakery is a beautiful detached five bedroom village house with spacious and flexible accommodation with two kitchens, two staircases and four reception rooms, with the possibility of dividing it to create a separate annexe or holiday rental.
Ground floor accommodation includes a hallway, two reception rooms currently used as a dining room and sitting room, a garden room, study/TV room, spacious drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room featuring a four oven Aga, utility room and second kitchen.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with dressing room, two double bedrooms with shower rooms, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Outside there are mature gardens with a stone terrace, an office and garden store along with private parking.
BParticularly well located for the newly opened Mollie’s Motel & Diner by Soho House at Buckland, it is also convenient for those travelling to/from London via the M40/A40. Langford is close to the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border and Burford ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. Rail travel is available at Oxford, Didcot and Swindon with direct train services to London Paddington in about an hour. The village has its own primary school and highly rated pub, The Bell, and is surrounded by open farmland and countryside.
https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/The Old Bakery, Langford
The Old Well House, Burford Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JY - £600,000
A great opportunity to modernise or further develop this lovely family home, The Old Well House is set in a rural location. Sitting in just over half an acre and behind a screen of evergreen and Copper Beech hedging, this was formerly The Station Master’s House.
It comprises a dual aspect study with exposed stone work, a wood panelled sitting room with wooden floor and open fireplace, double aspect dining room, fitted kitchen, a cloakroom and boot room.
On the first floor is a dual aspect master bedroom with adjoining bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, while outside there is a mature garden with lawns and views over fields towards Stow, a detached Cotswold stone double garage and workshop, tarmac drive and parking for three cars.
Just over a mile from the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold, it is well placed for Kingham Station and trains to London Paddington, and access to Oxford, Cheltenham and Birmingham via the A40/M40. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Spa is 3 miles away.
https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/The Old Well House, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Potting Shed & Cart Shed, Hatherop, nr Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NA - £375,000
This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a rare set of buildings in Hatherop from the Ernest Cook Trust, a leading educational charity and local land owner.
In a discreet position close to the Coln Valley and the centre of Hatherop village, a sympathetic restoration and bespoke renovation would create two imaginatively designed family homes or holiday cottages. Planning permission has already been granted to convert the two buildings into two separate dwellings from what was previously a garden centre.
The Potting Shed is a single storey building giving 1,017 sq ft of accommodation which is proposed would provide two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, an open-plan kitchen/dining/ living area, a separate study and boot room/shower room. Outside there would be a terrace/patio area and parking for two cars.
The Cart Shed gives 656 sq ft of accommodation to provide two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area. A small terrace is also proposed with parking for two cars.
The small and close community of Hatherop has a primary school plus Hatherop Castle prep school, while Coln St Aldwyns nearby has a community run shop and post office, and the popular New Inn pub and restaurant. The nearest stations at Swindon and Kemble provide fast train links to London Paddington.
https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/The Potting Shed & Cart Shed, Hatherop
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Giffords Circus 2019 summer season
Performances across the Cotswolds include:
For more information, go to:www.giffordscircus.com
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Note to editors:
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.