Four stunning properties now on sale in the Cotswolds

These four properties have recently gone on sale in the Cotswolds.

According to Sam Butler, partner at Butler Sherborn, demand is ‘insatiable for houses across the board. Below are some of the properties that have gone on the market this spring.

5 Manor Farm Barns, Tarlton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6PA – £3million




This impressive five bedroom Grade II Listed Cotswold stone barn offers almost 6,000sq ft of family space. It also benefits from delightful gardens and a rural outlook for that ‘away from it all’ bucolic setting.

Central to the property is its soaring 42’ threshing barn, complete with glazed screens to the retained cart entrances and a beamed and vaulted ceiling. With open fires here and in the adjacent formal dining hall, it is a spectacular space for entertaining. Other original details include exposed stone walls, arrow slit windows and blue brick paving and pillars, while features for comfortable contemporary living include hardwired internet access, underfloor heating to the ground floor and a heat exchange/ventilation system.

Dating from the late 18th century, the barn sits within the Tarlton Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was converted and extended in the late 1990s to create a comfortable and spacious family home, and redecorated inside and out last year.

Ground floor accommodation also includes a hallway, spacious dining hall, a sunny morning room with pale limestone paved flooring, a well-proportioned sitting room and a spacious farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast/family room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stone walling. There are bespoke timber kitchen units with a large island, four oven Aga and ancillary electric hob.




There is also a cosy library, guest cloakroom and utility/boot room, as well as two double bedrooms and a Jack and Jill wet room.

A fine oak staircase leads up to a generous sized master suite comprising a vaulted master bedroom, fitted bathroom with bath and separate shower, plus a fully fitted dressing room. There are two further spacious vaulted double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

The garden is adjacent to farmland and has a peaceful and uninterrupted outlook, and comprises lawn, shrubs and trees, two ornamental ponds, sheltered seating areas and an attractive circular thatched timber garden store. There is a raised vegetable bed, fruit cage, aluminium greenhouse, timber storage shed and a contemporary timber garden room with power and internet available by negotiation. Accessed via electric gates, there is a gravel turning circle and plenty of parking enclosed by Cotswold stone walls. Manor Farm Barns

Guide price: £3million

Butler Sherborn – Cirencester – 01285 883740

Ashlar, Icomb, nr Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1JE – £1.25million




With beautiful views over the surrounding countryside yet within the popular Cotswold village of Icomb, Ashlar is a great family home with well-proportioned, well-presented accommodation on three floors.

Ground floor accommodation comprises a hallway, spacious sitting room with stone fireplace and wood burner, a separate dining room, plus a snug/study/playroom. The kitchen has a limestone floor, and a range of base and wall units, and integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, induction hob and wall mounted oven and grill. There is also a utility room and cloakroom.




On the first floor is the master bedroom suite with en-suite shower room, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a single bedroom and family shower room, while on the second floor is the fourth bedroom and a further bedroom/study.

Outside there is a gravel drive flanked by mature flower beds leading to a parking area in front of the house. Adjoining open countryside with a beautiful rural aspect, the south facing garden comprises a lawn bordered by mature herbaceous flower beds, a garden shed, and a stone terrace to provide the perfect venue for summer entertaining.

Guide price: £1.25million

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

The Old Forge and Gilkes Cottage, Bledington, Gloucestershire, OX7 6UX – £925,000




Two for the price of one, this property includes an attractive three bedroom property with a lovely south facing garden, and a separate, recently modernised one bedroom cottage.

Deceptively spacious, The Old Forge is an appealing period home with a delightful garden, and situated within an easy walk of the village green. Dating from the late 18th century, it was once a working forge and also housed a sweet shop. It has been in the same ownership for over sixty years and has many original features such as flagstone floors, exposed beams, timbers and period fireplaces. Extended during the 1960s it now offers the ideal opportunity for someone looking for a ‘fixer upper’ to create a wonderful village home.

Within the garden is Gilkes Cottage, a pretty one bedroom semi-detached cottage which was completely renovated in 2019. Perfect as ancillary accommodation or for letting, it benefits from independent access.

On the ground floor, The Old Forge includes a dining hall with a fine open fireplace, exposed beams and original flagstone flooring, a study – which once served as Miss Gilkes’ sweet shop, a spacious 24ft sitting room with woodblock flooring and central stone fireplace, kitchen with electric hob, double oven and walk-in pantry and utility room. There is also a cloakroom and integral garage.




Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with original fireplaces and fitted cupboards, family bathroom, and two attic rooms which could make additional bedrooms/study.

Gilkes Cottage is a double fronted stone cottage, and features a country style kitchen with electric oven, reception room with a stone fireplace, ground floor shower room with plumbing for a washing machine, and upstairs is a landing with a study area and part-vaulted double bedroom.

The delightful south facing garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and trees as well as herbaceous beds, and a gravel driveway for additional parking.

In the heart of the North Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bledington surrounds an attractive green and stream, and is noted for its community spirit. Having retained its village hall, parish church and ‘Outstanding’ primary school (Ofsted), there is also a community shop and café and award-winning pub, The Kings Head, so there’s plenty going on.

Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton are close by, as is Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa just five minutes’ drive away, with Soho Farmhouse around 30 minutes. Old Forge and Gilkes Cottage

Guide price: £925,000

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

Wheelwright Barn, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HR – £650,000




With the River Eye flowing nearby, this classic Grade II Listed stone barn conversion is located in the quintessential Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter.

With well-proportioned accommodation on two floors and good ceiling heights, the barn has plenty of period features including stone mullion windows, a flagstone floor and exposed beams, and would make either a great family home, country retreat or letting investment.

On the ground floor is a double aspect vaulted dining hall with a flagstone floor and exposed beams, a sitting room with a window seat and stone fireplace, and kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units with integrated gas hob, oven and dishwasher, Cotswold stone windows and tiled floor. The rear hallway doubles as a utility area with washing machine and there is a cloakroom. On the first floor is a galleried landing giving access to two double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, exposed beams and double height ceilings, the bathroom with bath, washbasin, WC, exposed beams and built-in cupboards.




Outside, the property is approached from a private shared driveway and a five-bar wooden gate leads to the easily maintained gravelled courtyard garden and private parking.

In a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of the premier villages in the Cotswolds. It is just two miles from popular Bourton-on-the-Water, three miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, and Kingham Station with trains to London eight miles away. St Mary’s parish church, an historic water mill and the two highly regarded hotels, the luxurious Lower Slaughter Manor and Slaughters Country Inn are all close by. Barn

Guide Price – £650,000

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

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