Cotswold dream homes

13:05 15 February 2017

Chapel Lane, Mickleton

Chapel Lane, Mickleton

Mark Edwards IDP

We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market

Cottage charm

A delightful period grade II listed cottage in a secluded but central location in the village of Mickleton

What: A charming cottage, believed to date from circa 1542, and built primarily of brick, with some stone and timber frame.

Where: Chapel Lane, Mickleton, Gloucestershire.

Inside: Sitting room with inglenook fireplace with log-burning stove and beamed ceiling, kitchen/breakfast room with exposed timbers and stonework, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a second bedroom with en suite shower room.

Outside: The garden is charming and is divided into ‘rooms’ by trellis fencing and is laid to paving and gravel with beds and borders. There is a substantial timber summer house with light and heating, an additional timber summer house, external utility room and a garage with loft storage above. There is also off-road parking for 2/3 cars.

How much: Guide price of £395,000.

Find out more… Call Hayman-Joyce on 01386 858510.

Galloping home

A beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone home in a wonderful position, with far-reaching views

What: Located conveniently in the Oxfordshire countryside, Snowswick Farm retains a wealth of character features.

Where: Buscot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

Inside: Drawing room, snug, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, study, boot room, utility and guest WC. Upstairs there is a principal bedroom suite, one en suite bedroom, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Outside: External buildings include a car port, seven stables, a 30x40m manège, a five-horse covered walker, solarium and wash room with hot water, feed room, tack room and oak-framed barn. There are formal gardens, an orchard, paddocks, swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. In all about 16.2 acres.

How much: Guide price of £3.5 million.

Find out more… Call Savills on 01285 627558 or visit

Ecclesiastical assurance

A handsome, substantial property with the addition of two cottages and 21.6 acres of land

What: Lying next to the church and surrounded by countryside, The Old Rectory is listed Grade II and is believed to date from c.1830, although with earlier origins. The handsome, symmetrical main façade enjoys southerly views to the countryside beyond. The interior is typical of its period with well-proportioned rooms and good ceiling heights.

Where: Duntisbourne Rous, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Inside: The drawing room and dining room lie to either side of the entrance hall, the latter having double doors to the kitchen/breakfast room. The study is lined with bookshelves and has a door to the garden. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a dressing room and bathroom and there are two further bedrooms which share a bathroom. The second floor is approached via two staircases, with three further bedrooms and a third bathroom.

Outside: The Old Rectory sits within beautiful gardens and grounds, including large lawn, formal gardens, orchard, vegetable garden, paddock, field and mature wood. A gravelled driveway leads to a parking area, and there is the addition of a heated swimming pool. There are two cottages within the grounds, and in all 21.6 acres of land.

How much: Guide price of £2.25 million.

Find out more… Call Strutt & Parker on 01285 653101 or visit


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