Date: May 2017

DON’T JUST ‘MOVE TO THE COUNTRY’ - MOVE TO THE COTSWOLDS, AND YOU’RE NEVER FAR FROM LONDON

Taylers Farmhouse, Aldsworth, Glos, only a 1.5 hour drive to West London - £2.25million
Greenhill Cottage, Buckland, Oxfordshire - £595,000
Fiddlers Cottage, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire - £575,000

Taylers Farmhouse, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire GL54 3QX - £2.25 million

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For families looking to leave the smoke and make that ‘lifestyle move’ to the country, Taylers Farmhouse at Aldsworth, an impressive Cotswold stone house, could be just the ticket.

10 miles from Cirencester and 6 miles from Burford - proclaimed capital and gateway to the Cotswolds respectively, this handsome and beautifully proportioned Grade II Listed property is sure to impress the friends you left in the ‘smoke’.

With assets including a wine cellar, study, gym, office, workshop and playrooms along with seven bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, drawing and sitting rooms, there is also the potential to considerably develop the attached barn with additional living accommodation for weekend guests, subject to planning.  There’s even a large vaulted cellar.
Other benefits include gardens and a summerhouse, utility and laundry room, boot room and plant room.

There are great gastro pubs nearby: The Five Alls at Filkins, The Feathered Nest at Nether Westcote, The Swan at Southrop and the Village Inn in Barnsley.  Soho Farmhouse is just 24 miles away, Daylesford, 18 miles, and Cheltenham racecourse, 20 miles, and you’re midway between two branches of Waitrose - east to Witney or west to Cirencester.

Getting back to town is easy, too: just a one and a half hour drive down the M40 to West London, or regular trains from Charlbury or Oxford Parkway into Paddington or Marylebone.
Taylers Farmhouse brochure
Guide price: £2.25million
Butler Sherborn - Cirencester - 01285 883740
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Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of a slightly more affordable venture into the countryside, Butler Sherborn has two quaint Cotswold stone cottages for sale close to the Oxfordshire / Berkshire / Gloucestershire borders - and therefore the A40/M40, and comprising everything you might need for a bolt-hole in the country.

Greenhill Cottage, Summerside, Buckland, Oxfordshire, SN7 8QY - £595,000

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Greenhill Cottage is a pretty thatched, Grade II Listed detached cottage in Buckland, just 11 miles from Didcot station on the mainline to Paddington.  There’s a spacious entrance hall, which could double as a study, triple aspect sitting room with cottage features such as wooden beam, open fireplace and exposed stonework, a dining room, fitted kitchen and cosy underfloor heating throughout.  There are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and family bathroom.  Outside there’s a gravelled driveway, garage, mature garden, terrace and lawn, and for that really bucolic touch, an old pig sty and a brook flowing at the bottom of the garden.

Located in the Vale of the White Horse, just four miles from Faringdon, Buckland lies just south of the River Thames.
Greenhill Cottage brochure
Guide price: £595,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325
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Fiddlers Cottage, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DP - £575,000

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 A charming detached cottage situated on the edge of the village with views over open countryside, and six miles from Charlbury mainline station.  There is an entrance hall, fitted kitchen, a sitting room with a light oak wooden floor, exposed oak beams, open fireplace with wood burning stove, and a second reception room/study.  There is a main bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second bedroom and family bathroom.  A large area with exposed beams and windows to the front and rear could be converted into a third bedroom.  Outside there is gravel parking, lawn front and back, a patio and spacious summerhouse with views across the fields.

With walks aplenty right from your front door, the village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and a stroll up to the Lamb Inn, Shaven Crown or Wychwood Inn for a drink or meal is a pleasant way of meeting the locals.
Fiddlers Cottage brochure
Guide price: £575,000
Butler Sherborn - Burford - 01993 822325

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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
  • All Butler Sherborn properties are included on onthemarket.com and rightmove.co.uk and it also has a representative office in London’s West End through The London Office.

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

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