A 5 bedroom character house with 10 stables, arena and annex in a stunning location

  • Butlers Farm is located in the Cotswolds Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the small village of Colesbourne. The village is eight miles from the market town of Cirencester, while Cheltenham is also eight miles from the front door.

    Road links are good and five miles from the property there is a dual carriageway or motorway to London. Trains run regularly from Kemble station (14 miles) to Paddington and the M5 is easily accessible at Junction 11a at Cheltenham.



    Local equestrian centers include Rectory Farm Arena (10km), Hartpury (29km) and Prestige Equine (27km).

    If you need a vet contact Bourton Vale Equine Clinic (18 miles).

    Do you like to hunt? You can leave with the VWH or The Cotswold.

    If racing is more your thing, Cheltenham Racecourse is 9 miles away, while Cirencester Park polo is 13 miles from your front door.

    This property is on the market with Butler Sherborn for £2.35m. Let’s take a look around us…

    Butlers Farm is accessed by a gravelled driveway from a private lane which leads to the stable yard and car park near the entrance.

    A row of five boxes with a flag in front and an adjoining carport. A pantry is also attached to this building.

    There is a Cotswold stone barn perpendicular to the house which houses five American style boxes with a tack room/workshop in one corner.

    There are three paddocks in front of the house and inside is an all-weather riding arena, which is in need of restoration.

    An orchard adjoins the paddocks and there is a fourth field to the rear which adjoins a small grove. There are landscaped gardens to the south and west of the house which are mainly lawned and surrounded by low Cotswold stone walls. A large paved terrace runs along the south and west sides of the house. Overall this property sits on approximately 5.59 acres.

    Butlers Farm is a south-facing Cotswold stone estate believed to date back to the late 18th century. It has belonged to the same owner for 20 years.

    Many original features remain including beams, timbers, fireplaces and window seats and finishes include cobblestone floors, heritage style bathroom fixtures and oak doors.

    The entrance hall has a cloakroom and a stone slab floor, which continues through to the dining room.

    The adjacent 34 foot living room has windows overlooking the garden to the south and patio doors opening onto a west facing terrace.

    At the rear of the dining room, a descent leads to a lounge, which was once the dairy.

    There is a traditional farmhouse kitchen/breakfast/family room, which is fitted with a bespoke range of hand painted units with granite worktops, a central island with an electric hob, a four-oven oil-fired Aga oven, oven, microwave and fitted kitchen. dishwasher and fridge freezer. A door leads to the laundry/laundry room, which houses an oil-fired boiler.

    On the first floor there is a partly vaulted master bedroom, which is accessed through a dressing room with fitted wardrobes.

    The adjoining bathroom has polished wood flooring and heritage-style fixtures, including a claw-foot tub and two pedestal sinks.

    A hallway leads to two further double bedrooms, with steps leading to a large vaulted bedroom with a wall of storage cupboards, window seats, exposed beams and a stone fireplace mantle.

    There are two fitted bathrooms and the fifth bedroom, which is currently used as an office, is located next to the stairs with an attic hatch and a ladder to an attic.

    The independent annex is immediately adjacent to the house and accessible through the garden. It consists of a living room with a fitted kitchen area and a bedroom opening onto an adjoining bathroom.

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