FIVE charming Cotswold properties have launched on the market this month, including an Arts and Crafts house, and a woodland artist’s studio and workshop.

These are:

The Thatched House, Tunley, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, priced at £1.85million

This important Arts and Crafts house is in an elevated position overlooking gardens in an wooded valley setting.

Now Grade II listed and situated in a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it was created from two 18th century cottages by Alfred Hoare Powell (1865-1960), the Arts and Crafts architect, designer and pottery-painter, and close associate of Ernest Gimson and Detmar Blow.

More recently, it has been carefully restored, retaining many original period features, whilst adding a natural blend of contemporary design and space.

Outside there is a gravelled driveway with parking, a detached garage, and foundations and services already in place for a studio/annex/further accommodation. The gardens provide a mix of formal and informal styles in 0.65 acres.

Artist’s Studio and Workshop - £350,000 - available by separate negotiation

Positioned within the adjoining woodland to the north-east of The Thatched House is the Artist’s Studio and Workshop, which is available by separate negotiation

Priced at £350,000, it sits in 0.79 acres with the possibility of conversion, subject to planning consent.


Barn Cottage, Bledington, Gloucestershire, priced at £1.25million

Believed to originate from the early 1700s, this stone cottage has been renovated and extended to a high standard while retaining its historic character.

Outside there is a well-designed and well-stocked garden that includes flower, rose and shrub borders, pleached hornbeam trees underplanted with box hedging, foxgloves, hellebores, ferns and irises. There is a central fountain and lighting and watering systems.

The gravelled driveway leads from double wooden gates, high woven willow fencing and mature holm oaks mark the boundary, and there is a separate 775sq ft traditional stone barn.


Shillbrook House, Shilton, Oxfordshire, priced at £985,000

Shillbrook House is a Grade II listed four bedroom, three reception village house with a large garden sitting in 0.3 acres.

On the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, it is believed to date back to the early-mid 19th century. Built of mellow Cotswold stone over three storeys, it retains many original features.

Outside is an enclosed country garden, with a lawn interspersed with shrubs, trees and well stocked flower beds. There is a detached garage building with workshop, a stone store, timber storage shed and extensive parking.

Situated close to the Shill Brook, hence the name, it’s in the heart of the village with its picturesque ford and green, Norman church, popular gastro pub and village hall.


Priory Cottage, Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, priced at £420,000

This bijou Cotswold stone property was formerly a farm worker’s cottage, and has now been renovated.

Set on the edge of the tranquil village of Brimpsfield with views over fields and towards the church, the cottage is set back from the lane and approached via a picket gate. The south facing garden includes a covered well, gravel dining area, lawn, herbaceous bed and a timber storage shed.

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