Date: August 2014

The home of Giffords Circus - new on the market

In the heart of the Cotswolds, The Garden, Folly Farm, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire offers great versatility and scope for development - £1.5 million

Giffords Circus
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Giffords Circus
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The founders of Giffords Circus (see note), Nell and Toti Gifford, are on the move.  The base from which the couple have created and run their renowned and eclectic circus for the past 14 years has been outgrown by both their family and the circus.

Providing an idyllic home and a tranquil haven away from circus life, The Garden has given the Giffords years of enjoyment.  It has formed the perfect location from where each year’s show has been designed and rehearsed.  Until now, the space has been ample to accommodate the expansion of Giffords Circus due to its ever increasing popularity, from animals to the iconic burgundy and gold showman’s wagons and vehicles.

Landscaped gardens
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Views of the Cotswolds
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Set in landscaped gardens and grounds at the end of a long driveway, The Garden lies deep in the Cotswold countryside close to Bourton-on-the-Water.

It comprises:

  • Main house with master and second bedroom
  • Penfold Barn - a large vaulted space with adjacent stabling for seven horses, tack rooms, office, cloakroom and stores
  • Agricultural barns and workshops
  • Staff flat
  • Detached Cotswold stone office with tallet steps and store room
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens, grounds and paddocks - approx. 14 acres
Sitting room
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The principal complex comprises an impressive barn with adjoining two bedroom family home - with scope to create a substantial property, subject to planning permission.  With a flexible range of outbuildings it would suit a buyer looking to create an impressive equestrian facility, or a business with private residence in one beautiful and rural location.  Paddocks totalling 11.5 acres are included.

Inner Hall
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Kitchen/dining room
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The house comprises kitchen/dining room, sitting room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with copper roll top claw foot bath, bedroom two and a bathroom with double slipper bath.

Penfold Barn - adjacent to the house - has full height double doors into a large - 71’ 6” x 36’ 11” - vaulted room with raised hearth and open fireplace, two store rooms, an office/store room and cloakroom.

Penfold Barn - Stable block
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Fabric store
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Double doors from Penfold Barn open into a stable area with seven loose boxes, one with four built-in kennels, two with access to the rear for outdoor use.  There are also two tack rooms, one with access to a room above.

A second pair of double doors gives access to a large workshop with mezzanine floor affording additional storage space.  There is also a staff flat providing a kitchen, shower room and bedroom.

A large barn suitable for vehicles - 16’ x 68’ - with two store rooms, and a further four bay agricultural barn surrounded by hard standing for parking and lined with fruit trees, an all-weather riding school with post and rail fencing, and a detached Cotswold stone office with tallet steps to a store room above, complete the complex.

The gardens are bordered by a variety of mature trees and landscaped grounds, and include a courtyard garden with spacious lawn, kitchen garden, parterre garden, greenhouse and wooden tool store.

Click here to view The Garden brochure

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Note - Giffords Circus:
Established in 2000 by Nell and Toti Gifford, Giffords Circus is renowned for its eclectic circus theatre fusion style.  Their unique blend of artisan entertainment combines dance, comedy, acrobatics, juggling, live music and farmyard animals and the shows have amassed a loyal following over the last 14 years.  Their signature burgundy and gold showman’s wagons and billowing tent have become a summer staple in village greens, market towns and cities all over the South West.

The 2014 show - The Thunders - is now on tour across the South West until 21 September: www.giffordscircus.com

For further information please contact:

Elizabeth D'Allemagne, Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731 - elizabethd@butlersherborn.co.uk

Tessa Carnegie, Giffords Circus - 01451 820378 - tessa@giffordscircus.com

Note to editors:

  • Cotswolds and Oxfordshire property specialist Butler Sherborn has offices in Burford, Cirencester (head office), Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Wantage.  The Cotswolds is located in the heart of England and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  The region is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
  • Online press office including images: Butler Sherborn Press Office

For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit www.butlersherborn.co.uk or telephone the relevant office:

Cirencester 01285 883740
Burford 01993 822325
Oxford 01865 510000
Stow-on-the-Wold 01451 830731
Wantage 01235 772299

Issued by:

Sue Hitchcock / Jeremy Clarke
sue.hitchcock@lawsonclarke.co.uk
clarke@lawsonclarke.co.uk

LawsonClarke PR
Tel: 01285 658844
www.lawsonclarke.com

Ref: BS09/2014