Four new properties have entered the Cotswold housing market and prices range between £695,000 - £2.2million.

  1.  The Cottage, Chadlington near Stow, OX7 3NY - £645,000

Gazette Series: Exterior of The Cottage, ChadlingtonExterior of The Cottage, Chadlington (Image: Butler Sherborn)

Located in Chadlington less than four miles from the ever-popular market towns of Chipping Norton and Charlbury and on the south-facing slope of the Evenlode Valley in Oxfordshire, The Cottage dates from the early 18th century and is packed with period features including an inglenook fireplace, bread oven and exposed beams and Cotswold stonework.

Ground floor accommodation features an entrance hall with stable front door and flagstone floor, double height ceiling and exposed Cotswold stone walling.  The sitting room has an Inglenook fireplace with large beam, a Clearview wood burner, stone hearth, an old bread oven and beams, as does the dining room which also has double doors opening onto the garden terrace.  The kitchen is fitted with wooden cupboards, worktops, a ceramic sink, induction hob and an oven below.  Again there are exposed beams with a terracotta tiled floor leading through to the utility area and cloakroom.

Gazette Series: The living room inside The Cottage, ChadlingtonThe living room inside The Cottage, Chadlington (Image: Butler Sherborn)

The first floor has a light and bright landing, main bedroom with a range of wardrobes, a second bedroom, family bathroom and a third bedroom which could also be made into a study or dressing room/en suite for the main bedroom.

Outside there is a covered front porch, rear driveway lined by a beech hedge and parking.  There is planning permission to construct a double garage.  The rear garden includes a lawn, well-stocked raised flower and vegetable beds, mature shrubs and a paved terrace for alfresco entertaining.  There is also an outbuilding with water and power that could be converted into an office or workshop.

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2. The Cranhams, Cirencester, GL7 1TZ - £2.2million

Gazette Series: Exterior of The Cranhams, Cirencester Exterior of The Cranhams, Cirencester (Image: Butler Sherborn)

With 10 bedrooms, four receptions and six bathrooms and sitting in just over six acres on the edge of Roman Cirencester, this impressive early Victorian, detached Grade II listed property is really rather special.  In need of comprehensive updating, it could be turned into an extremely impressive and gracious home, while also offering the potential for residential development.

With over four floors and believed to date back to 1838, there is a later two storey Victorian addition to one side accommodating an elegant drawing room with a spacious master bedroom suite above. The principal rooms are south-west or south-east facing and flooded with light from the large sash windows, and the whole house retains many period details including high ceilings, a fine cantilevered stone staircase, flagstone floors, working shutters and attractive fireplaces.  Fittingly, it is positioned at the end of a long drive and benefits from a rural outlook on three sides, and the grounds include gardens and a paddock.  It has been in the same ownership for many years, providing an idyllic setting as a large family home.

Ground floor accommodation comprises three beautifully proportioned reception rooms including the ‘L’ shaped reception hall and impressive drawing room with a bay window and decorative alcove, both with fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.  The elegant dining room has a fine stone mantel with an open fire.  The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the former kitchen garden and is fitted with a range of storage units and appliances that include a double electric oven and hob.  There is a wet room, cloakroom and steps down to the attached garage from the hall. 

Gazette Series: Interior of The Cranhams, CirencesterInterior of The Cranhams, Cirencester (Image: Butler Sherborn)


From the central inner hall, a door leads to the basement which is currently used for storage while providing an insight into life ‘below stairs’.  There is flagstone flooring, the original kitchen space with a large mantel and fireplace that would have housed a range, and associated sculleries, store rooms and a wine cellar with brick shelves, while the former butler/housekeeper’s room still retains its fireplace.

The upstairs is accessed via the original cantilevered staircase, leading to the master bedroom landing and access to a large bedroom with bay window, a dressing room and a wet room.  There are four further bedrooms and three bathrooms on the other section of the first floor within the original part of the building.  A separate staircase rises to the second floor where there are five further bedrooms and a bathroom. A concealed ‘ladder’ staircase gives access to three storage attics within the roof-space, two of which are boarded.

Outside there is a garage, a large, curved gravel parking area in front of the house, a paved terrace spanning the south-east elevation, and a large area of lawn.  Through a gothic arch within the brick wall to one side lies the kitchen garden, and there is also an area of orchard, a small woodland and a pond.

Click here to find out more or call Butler Sherborn Cirencester on 01285 883740.

3. Three, Temple Guiting, GL54 5RS - £1.25million

Gazette Series: Exterior of Three, Temple Guiting propertyExterior of Three, Temple Guiting property (Image: Butler Sherborn)

Three, Temple Guiting is an attractive detached family home in this popular Cotswold village.  It comprises five bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, family room, office/bedroom, a study, two shower rooms and two bathrooms.  Outside there is a Cotswold stone barn, walled lawned garden, south facing stone terrace and organic vegetable garden, and parking for four cars.

Dating back to around the 1850s and formerly a row of three cottages extended 100 years later and again by the present owners in 1995, it features a Rayburn, many period features and exposed timbers, and now offers 2,500sq ft of flexible living space.  It sits in the heart of the village and within a Conservation Area.

Gazette Series: Interior of Three, Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire propertyInterior of Three, Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire property (Image: Butler Sherborn)

Accommodation comprises an entrance hall, family room with an open Cotswold stone fireplace within a Hornton stone hearth, an open plan kitchen/dining room with oak floor and thanks to three windows opening to the south and the oil-fired Rayburn is light and warm year round.  There is a central island, oven, hob, extractor fan and sink unit with space for a large upright fridge freezer and dishwasher, a larder and utility.  The office could double as a single bedroom and there is a ground floor shower room.  The sitting room is light and sunny and features a large Clearview wood burner and Cotswold stone hearth.

Upstairs the landing runs the length of the house leading to the master double aspect bedroom, family bathroom, four further bedrooms and a study/bedroom.  There is a shower room and second bathroom.

South facing and overlooking a flat, lawned garden with a paved terrace enclosed by beautifully built Cotswold stone walls, the front aspect has two pear trees, a grapevine and roses covering the honey-coloured stone walls.  The productive organic vegetable garden has been well maintained and includes an asparagus bed, currant bushes and fruit trees.

Click here to find out more or call Butler Sherborn, Stow-on-the-Wold on 01451 830731.

4. Bumble Bee Cottage, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LL - £1million

Gazette Series: Exterior of Bumble Bee Cottage, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire. Exterior of Bumble Bee Cottage, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire. (Image: Butler Sherborn)

Having recently undergone an extensive renovation by the current owners, Bumble Bee Cottage is an extremely well presented village house; with high quality fittings and a light and airy feel, it enjoys an attractive outlook over the village paddock and garden.  Located in an unspoilt village with a great sense of community it is well-suited either as a permanent residence or Cotswold retreat.

On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a sitting room and adjacent snug/dining room which share a double-sided alcove and Chesney wood burner to warm both sides while providing an interesting focal point, and with French Oak flooring running throughout.  A superb kitchen/breakfast room provides a central point that is finished in a neutral palette and exposed beams.  There are extensive hand-built units providing a large worktop area complete with ceramic sink, Quooker tap and sink aerator, integrated dishwasher and two fridges.  The breakfast area features a window seat, tiled floor with underfloor heating.

There is a boot room with ceramic butler’s sink, mixer taps and a pot sprayer that is ideal for cleaning muddy boots or pets, a stable back door and a cloakroom.

Gazette Series: Interior of Bumble Bee Cottage, Great Rissington propertyInterior of Bumble Bee Cottage, Great Rissington property (Image: Butler Sherborn)

Upstairs is the principal bedroom with a spacious dressing room, both with built-in wardrobes, a shower room with generous sized shower cubicle, guest bedroom, and ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room that serves the third bedroom which has exposed beams.  There are two staircases and three lofts.

Outside there is a private gravel driveway with parking for three cars, an extensive rear garden with a paved west-facing terrace and long flat lawn running down to mature trees.  There are well stocked flower beds and shrub borders and a variety of mature fruit trees, while hedges and Cotswold stone walls enclose the garden to make it well suited for children and pets.  There is a wooden shed, external water taps and an electric point at the front.

Great Rissington is a sought-after village located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within the Cotswold Conservation Area.  With a 12th century parish church, a primary school rated by Ofsted as Outstanding and a traditional pub, it is a thriving community with a village hall and a cricket club.  Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford are all nearby.

Click here to find out more or call Butler Sherborn, Stow-on-the-Wold  01451 830731.