15 Dreamy Properties For Sale In The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds covers almost 800 square miles and runs through five counties including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. One of the most popular staycation destinations in the UK, more people than ever are looking to either make the move to the idyllic area or buy a second property there. Here are some of the best properties available now in and around the Cotswolds…

1 Bedroom Cottage, Marshfield, £330,000

Part of The Crown development, this property comes with its own private entrance which leads to a welcoming, open-plan living space, with a living room that can also be used as a dining area and a kitchen fitted with integrated appliances. The beautiful inglenook fireplace comes with log burner and outside there’s space for a table and chairs to enjoy a morning coffee. There’s also allocated off-street parking, a bicycle store and a communal garden that gets plenty of sun. Located on the high street, shops, cafés and some decent pubs are all within walking distance. 

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3 Bedroom House, Longford, £380,000

This property has been modernised to incorporate all the characterful features of the former barn with accommodation that now includes a large living room with exposed beams, a feature fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The recently fitted kitchen comes with a range of appliances, ample worktop space and plenty of room for a dining table. There are three bedrooms, including a smaller single which could work as a home office. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room, and there’s a main bathroom on the first floor. Outside you’ll find a courtyard garden, garage, storeroom and parking. Even better, there’s no onward chain.

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2 Bedroom Cottage, Brimpsfield, £420,000

A charming two-bedroom period cottage with a south-facing garden, this property is set on the edge of a village with far-reaching views. Constructed of traditional, mellow Cotswold stone with a pitched roof, experts believe it once served as a farm labourer’s cottage. This explains why potential buyers will find plenty of original details inside, including a stone fireplace and tongue and groove panelling, a tasteful kitchen and slate and oak flooring on the ground floor. Those looking for an ideal holiday let can’t go far wrong.

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2 Bedroom House, Winchcombe, £535,000

A good investment opportunity, this property is currently run as a holiday cottage and comes with onward bookings. With a pretty, south-facing garden and parking for two cars, it’s been built using Cotswold stone under a slate roof, while the terrace comprises five houses in total. Extending to around 72sq m and arranged over two floors, the house is still in excellent condition, retaining much of its original character despite being completely modernised inside. The kitchen is open plan with a separate utility room and upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a large bathroom – all of which have lovely views. 

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3 Bedroom Cottage, Prestbury, £595,000

Set side-on to a lane, Shaw Green Cottage is Grade II listed and comes with gardens on both sides. The accommodation is typical of the type of property, with a dual aspect throughout the ground floor and slightly reduced head height, because of the eaves, on the first. Either side of a central dining hall there’s a kitchen/breakfast room and a cosy living room that focuses on a central fireplace complete with gas effect burner. Upstairs, there are two large double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The thatch on the roof was completely replaced six years ago and is still in great shape.

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3 Bedroom Cottage, Cheltenham, £635,000

Dating back to the 1700s, this detached stone cottage has been significantly modernised and extended by the present owners to create a special home which retains many of its original features. Special touches include plantation shutters, exposed flooring and contemporary shower rooms, as well as a downstairs bedroom suite and charming courtyard. The living room also comes with generous storage and a pretty period fireplace, and the house is within walking distance of open countryside and a wide range of local shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. There are good local schools nearby if you’re considering a permanent move.

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3 Bedroom House, Tewkesbury, £650,000

Kessford Cottage has been beautifully renovated and is ready to move into. It’s evident how much work the current owners have put into it, as the balance between the period charm and contemporary features have been incorporated well. On the ground floor is a series of well laid out and well-proportioned rooms which are mirrored once you venture upstairs. The living room is flooded with light due to the two front-facing windows and French doors which give access onto the front terrace, while the dining room also features an inglenook fireplace and parquet flooring. All the bedrooms are doubles which look out onto the front garden and benefit from fitted storage.

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2 Bedroom Barn Conversion, Chipping Camden, £895,000

A barn conversion in a highly desirable village, the vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework and glass sliding doors opening onto the terrace offer plenty of space for families or couples who love to entertain. Inside, you’ll find a modern fitted kitchen, a utility room and living and dining space with a wood-burning stove, as well as two double bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms. There’s driveway parking for more than one car and there’s no onward chain for those looking to make a quick purchase. Chipping Camden is only a mile away and offers a selection of pubs and restaurants, nursery, junior and secondary schools, too. 

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3 Bedroom House, Little Rissington, £995,000

If you want the look of a period property but the peace of mind everything is brand new, Magnolia House is built of Cotswold stone and enjoys a private and secluded position set back from the road. The ground floor consists of a spacious kitchen/dining room equipped with an island unit, while the dining area has a fireplace and bi-fold doors leading to a garden terrace. There’s also a utility room fitted with an integrated washing machine and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. On the first floor, a galleried landing gives way to three good-sized bedrooms, all of which are equipped with en-suite facilities – most notably the master, which has a luxury free-standing bath.

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5 Bedroom House, Moreton-in-Marsh, £1,500,000

Part of a terrace of four individual cottages, which are currently run as a holiday letting business, this property comes with an open-plan living space on the ground floor, a fitted shaker-style kitchen, a dining space, fireplace and wood-burning stove. Stairs lead to a landing on the first floor which hosts two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. Outside, each cottage has its own private terrace with a larger lawned area beyond. Parking is available at every property, and it’s estimated that if they were available to let year-round, with zero restrictions, they could generate a combined gross rental income of approximately £100,000 a year.

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6 Bedroom House, Cheltenham, £2,250,000

This elegant six-bedroom house comes with an annex, gym, home office and stables, and is set within approximately two acres of gardens. Once the farmhouse of the local village, its origins date back to 1677, but it’s been subject to a detailed restoration to transform it into a contemporary home. There’s a double-length hallway with flagged stone flooring and a wine casement running under the cantilevered staircase, connecting each reception room with the living and drawing rooms, which are set to the front of the house. The formal dining room and kitchen are set towards the rear, as is a boot room, large laundry room and a study. On the first and second floors there are five double bedrooms, with the master enjoying use of an en-suite shower room.

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6 Bedroom House, Fairford, £2,300,000

Church Farm is an attractive Grade II-listed country house with a front drive that sweeps past the paddock and unconverted Cotswold stone Tithe barn. The front door opens into a spacious drawing room that leads to three further reception rooms, all with views over the gardens. To the rear of the house is a utility or boot room and kitchen/breakfast room with direct access to the formal garden and parking areas. Situated within the grounds of Church Farm is a separate Cotswold stone house, Littlecourt. Completed in 2004, the accommodation is spread over two floors, in an L-shaped configuration, comprising a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, living room, study and a full-height drawing room. On the first floor is a main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a shower room – ideal for use as a guest cottage.

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6 Bedroom House, Upper Swell, £2,950,000

Upper Swell House is another Cotswold stone property, this time developed around a period stone barn dating back to 1831. Completed by a local builder back in 2000, the final result is superb, with stone mullion windows, oak joinery, and character details including exposed beams, paved limestone flooring and stone fireplaces. The original barn has been extended to the side and rear, with most of the accommodation situated around the two sheltered south-facing paved terraces. With six double bedroom suites, a combination of formal and informal reception rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, and a spacious family room complemented by an oak framed garden room, it’s ideal for entertaining. There’s also a triple garage to the front. 

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8 Bedroom House, Nr Cheltenham, £7,500,000

The Hewletts is a beautifully presented, Grade II-listed Georgian country house, with the principal part of the property constructed in the mid 1700s, which the current owners have restored to a high standard. Characteristic of the period architecture and made from Cotswold stone, it has a range of accommodation suited to family life and entertaining. Stone steps lead to the front door, which opens into the entrance hall and reception hall. The drawing room has south-facing sash windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a feature fireplace and a French window leading out to the terrace and gardens. The bespoke fitted kitchen also comes with a large-slab flagstone floor, an AGA and a larder. Upstairs, there are seven bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, with views across to the Malvern Hills and even the Black Mountains in Wales. 

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9 Bedroom House, Nr Cheltenham, POA

Constructed of Cotswold stone, Rossley Manor offers far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside thanks to its elevated setting. Dating back to the mid 16th century, it used to be a country club, with the current owners embarking on a major refurbishment 15 years ago. At the centre of the house is a large family kitchen which leads into the breakfast room and onto the terrace. The ground floor also benefits from formal reception rooms, a dining room, study, library and television room, and there’s also a newly converted garage/gym, indoor swimming pool and changing room facilities. This leads up to an impressive cinema room overlooking the swimming pool, and an en-suite bedroom. On the first floor, there are eight bedrooms, two dressing rooms and a playroom which could also be used as another bedroom. The entire estate currently extends to approximately 140 acres.

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