Cotswold dream homes
PUBLISHED: 10:21 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 05 October 2018
We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market
A quintessential country retreat in Great Rollright
What: Rectory Cottage is a beautiful 17th-century Grade II Listed cottage which has been completely renovated to the highest standard, just six miles from both Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Soho Farmhouse.
Where: Great Rollright, Oxfordshire
Inside: This idyllic Cotswold cottage offers a wealth of charm and character situated in the heart of a sought after village. The present owners’ efforts have transformed the accommodation to now provide modern and comfortable living areas featuring exposed beams, a bespoke open fireplace, local Cotswold stone floors and window seats overlooking the garden. Accommodation comprises sitting room, kitchen/dining room, four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside: A detached outbuilding across the terrace has been converted into a wonderful study/office with built in shelves and a log burning stove, and an extension has created a superb utility/boot room which features a bespoke wine cellar under a wooden trap door with feature lighting. The private gardens are surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall and comprise a lawn, mature shrubs and borders and a small pond. The cottage also benefits from off road parking with a right of way over the neighbouring farm track.
How much: Price guide of £795,000.
Find out more: Contact Knight Frank on 01451 600610.
A beautiful Cotswold rectory with coach house and land overlooking Westonbirt Arboretum
What: The Old Rectory is a handsome Cotswold stone house which dates from c.1865 with later additions. The present owners have spent a great deal of time and care restoring and refurbishing the property to an exceptionally high standard whilst retaining many original features.
Where: Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.
Inside: The Old Rectory is constructed of stone under a Cotswold tile roof. Many of the windows are large stone mullions with sliding sash windows. Arranged on three floors, the house provides excellent, well-proportioned accommodation consisting of four main reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor, plus master suite, guest suite and six further bedrooms over two floors, all with high-ceilinged rooms.
Outside: Standing in a commanding position, lying behind Cotswold stone walls, the house is privately set within its own gardens and grounds amounting to just under six acres. The house is approached through a pair of remotely operated electric gates onto a large gravelled drive. To the rear of the house and with separate access there is a two-bedroom cottage providing useful ancillary accommodation.
How much: Guide price of £2.45 million.
Find out more: Call Butler Sherborn on 01285 883740.
The golden fleece
An exceptional property in one of the most desirable villages between Stroud and Cheltenham
What: Seamlessly transitioning a lovely old period property into a home fit for the 21st century is no easy task, but this has been successfully achieved with The Wool Barn.
Where: Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire.
Inside: The original building, which is on the edge of the village, is steeped in history and has a dramatic setting with panoramic southerly views over the valley opposite. The vendors have transformed the building inside and out to make it light, airy, and extremely comfortable. Accommodation includes entrance hall with reception area off, sitting room, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, utility room, cloaks/shower room, master bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and further bathroom,
Outside: The Wool Barn has a lovely landscaped garden and a double garage with rooms beneath for which there is planning consent to redevelop if desired.
How much: A guide price of £880,000.
Find out more: Call Murrays’ Painswick Office on 01452 814655.