Cotswold dream homes

PUBLISHED: 11:55 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 20 May 2019

The Old Silk Mill in Lower Swell, near Cheltenham

The Old Silk Mill in Lower Swell, near Cheltenham


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

The Old Silk Mill, Blockley

A historic Cotswold mill, set in beautifully tranquil landscaped gardens

What: Dating from the 1700s, The Old Silk Mill is steeped in history; a working mill until the 1880s, it became a domestic residence shortly afterwards, and was owned by the Hollywood filmmaker Fred Storey, featuring in the silent film Rip Van Winkle.

Where: Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Inside: Accommodation includes entrance hall with flagstone floor, dual-aspect drawing room with a stone fireplace, spacious sitting room with wood-burner, dining room with panelling and fireplace, and traditional kitchen with slate floor and gas-fired Aga. There are two master bedroom suites; one with a vaulted ceiling and en suite, the other with views across the Mill Pond and large en suite and dressing room. The large triple-aspect guest bedroom has en suite bathroom, plus there are two further double bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

Outside: Magnificent landscaped gardens, with large expanses of lawn, shrub borders and mature trees, south-facing summer house overlooking the pond, and double garage plus parking area for several cars. There is a cow shed with planning permission to convert to ancillary accommodation.

How much: Guide price of £1.875 million.

Find out more: Call Hayman-Joyce on 01608 651188.

Muchhills, Lower Swell

A charming period three-bedroom house in the popular village of Lower Swell

What: Muchhills has been refurbished and extended sympathetically to create comfortable and stylish accommodation.

Where: Lower Swell, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Inside: The main three-bedroom house is beautifully finished; period charm has been retained and continues through the newer parts of the property. There is also a detached studio and planning permission for a separate three-bedroom dwelling and garage.

Outside: This charming village home offers the unusual benefit of three acres. The property is situated in the popular village of Lower Swell which benefits from a charming village green, a parish church, well regarded primary school and The Golden Ball Inn.

How much: Guide price of £1.395 million.

Find out more: Call Strutt & Parker on 01608 650502.

The Tallat, Westwell

A spacious and beautifully appointed five-bedroom detached Cotswold stone barn conversion set in the heart of this sought after village close to Burford

What: The Tallat is a fine example of a contemporary barn conversion occupying a peaceful position in an idyllic setting with an outlook across the village green. A particular feature of the property is the east facing walled garden.

Where: Westwell, Oxfordshire.

Inside: Accommodation includes drawing room with open fireplace, study, dining room, kitchen, conservatory/garden room, five double bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Outside: The principal rear east-facing garden is mainly laid to lawn with sculpted herbaceous borders with an array of mature shrubs and plants. The walled garden provides privacy. There is off-road parking available on the privately owned grass verge area opposite the front of the property.

How much: Guide price of £785,000.

Find out more: Call Tayler & Fletcher on 01993 220579.

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