Cotswold dream homes

PUBLISHED: 11:33 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 20 March 2017

Keepers, Gatcombe Water, near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (c) Ed Shepherd Photography

Keepers, Gatcombe Water, near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (c) Ed Shepherd Photography

© Ed Shepherd Photography

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

Water’s edge

A splendid six-bedroom house with a separate cottage, and grounds extending to three acres

What: Set in a breathtaking position overlooking Gatcombe Water, Keepers boasts 10,000 square feet of living space arranged over three floors.

Where: Gatcombe Water, near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.

Inside: Galleried sitting room and drawing room both with fabulous lakeside views, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, utility room, master suite, three en suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. A cottage adjoins the main house with a boat house beneath.

Outside: A gated, sweeping driveway leads up through woodland to Keepers. There is a large elevated terrace split over two levels and lawns run along the edge of the lake. In addition there is a fenced paddock, three garages, two loose boxes and an outbuilding.

How much: Guide price of £2.7 million.

Find out more… Contact Humberts on 01285 650955 or visit

Brook side

A beautiful Grade II Listed period family home within walking distance of some of Stroud’s most popular schools, set in about 0.75 acres of garden and grounds

What: The Mill House is set in a wooded dell with the Ruscombe Brook running through its grounds. The current house is all that remains of the former 18th-century mill that stood on this site.

Where: Puckshole, Paganhill, Gloucestershire.

Inside: A formal entrance hall leads to two front-facing reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room at the rear with a ground floor cloakroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bathroom. On the second floor is a further double bedroom, a twin bedroom, second bathroom, airing cupboard and a laundry room.

Outside: The Mill House has a driveway leading to a garage with workshop space at the side of the house and a broad sweep on the far side of the brook. There are formal and informal areas of garden with an open-fronted store shed and the remainder of the grounds are wooded.

How much: £697,500.

Find out more… Call Murrays Estate Agents on 01453 755552.

Country garden

An enchanting listed Cotswold cottage

What: Raybrook Cottage is a delightful Grade II Listed south-facing Cotswold stone property dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Where: Fossebridge, Gloucestershire.

Inside: The property features a hallway, drawing room with stone fireplace, kitchen with Aga and stone floor, sitting room, study and utility/cloakroom. The master bedroom suite has an en suite dressing room and shower room, and there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside: The property is approached from the country lane through a wooden five-bar gate to a gravelled driveway and parking area, with steps up to the garden and stone pathway leading to the front of the house. The property also features a terrace and stone garden stores.

How much: Guide price of £750,000.

Find out more… Call Butler Sherborn on 01285 883740.


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