Date: April 2016

SWEEPING GRAVEL DRIVES - AND HOUSES THAT ANNOUNCE YOUR ARRIVAL

The scrunch of walking, driving or even riding a horse over new gravel not only heralds the approach of visitors, but lets them know that they’re arriving somewhere rather special.

With spring already here and summer soon upon us, there’s nothing quite like the sound of crunching gravel, especially from the seat of your convertible with the roof down, as you head up the drive!

Cotswolds property specialist, Butler Sherborn, has several country houses offering the perfect gravel drive approach:

Reevey House, near Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4HD - Guide price £1.75 million

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  • A splendid Cotswold stone house with cottage set in mature gardens and grounds
  • House: five bedrooms - Cottage: three bedrooms
  • Tennis court, party barn and studio
  • Approximately 8.14 acres
  • Two gravel drives!

The accommodation comprises reception hall, inner hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, boiler room, boot room and cloakroom. The master bedroom is en suite, and there are a dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms and three further bath/shower rooms.  

The cottage features a hall, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms, and two bath/shower rooms. Outside there are outbuildings, garaging, a party barn, garden stores and a studio. There is a hard tennis court, as well as walled garden, extensive lawns and two gravel driveways.
Reevey House brochure
Guide price: £1.75million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
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Mill Farm House, Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2PE - Guide price £1.575 million

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  • Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse in rural Oxfordshire
  • Perfect family home and close to schools
  • Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • Gardens and paddocks - approximately 2.75 acres

The ground floor features spacious, well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and sash windows, the south facing reception rooms flooded with natural light.  The entrance hall has a flagstone floor and fireplace, and the formal drawing room offers an open fireplace; oak doors lead to a further room, and French doors to a secluded terrace.  The family kitchen/breakfast room has a high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and gallery at one end, a four oven Aga, flagstone floor and double stable doors opening onto the rear terrace. The rear hall leads to a series of rooms which could form a separate annexe and includes two bedrooms, bathroom, family sitting room, kitchen/laundry, boot room and second cloakroom.

The first floor has the master bedroom with adjoining bathroom, two double bedrooms, family bathroom and access to the gallery overlooking the kitchen. The large sash windows provide views over the garden. The second floor has two further double bedrooms, a bathroom and playroom.
Mill Farm House brochure
Guide price: £1.575 million
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325
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Manor Farm Barn, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3ND - Guide price £1.375 million

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  • Grade II Listed barn conversion with annexe, paddock and stables
  • In the heart of a traditional Cotswold village
  • Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • In all about 1.04 acres

The principal house comprises entrance hall, drawing room with vaulted ceiling and Inglenook fireplace with wood burner, dining room, a raised reading area overlooking the front of the house, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and central island, cloakroom and utility room. The first floor has a master bedroom with bath/shower room, guest bedroom with adjoining bath/shower room, three further bedrooms, family bathroom, and a galleried landing area overlooking the drawing room.

Accessed from the main house and also separately, the annexe has a sitting room with open fire and French doors to the rear terrace, a kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room.
Manor Farm Barn brochure
Guide price: £1.375 million
Butler Sherborn - Stow on the Wold - 01451 830731
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Four Winds, Ablington, near Bibury, GL7 5NX - Guide price £1.295 million

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  • Overlooking the village with far reaching views across rolling countryside
  • Replacement dwelling consent
  • Five bedroom house and detached triple garage with office above
  • Set in 1.5 acres

Four Winds offers a great opportunity to create a wonderful family house on the edge of Ablington, one of the most desirable Cotswold villages. The buyer will have the ideal opportunity to re-design and create a proposed 4,558 sq ft house comprising a master bedroom with en-suite, four further en-suite bedrooms, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, snug, utility/boot room, cloakroom and detached triple garage with office above.

The proposed property is set within approximately 1.5 acres of extensive gardens.
Four Winds brochure
Guide price: £1.295 million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740

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Note to editors:

The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are located in the heart of England and within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire. It is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and very roughly starts to the east of Gloucester and Cheltenham in the west, runs up to just below Evesham in the north, includes parts of West Oxfordshire where Burford is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and south to the Cotswold Water Park a few miles beyond Cirencester, the former Roman city and Capital of the Cotswolds.

With excellent road and rail communications - London, Bristol and Birmingham are all within an hour by train - the area has become popular with those moving out of the city or wanting second homes to escape at weekends.

  • For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit 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
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lawsonclarke.com

Ref: BS07/2016