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Autumn 2012

The Cotswolds & the Midlands

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elcome to your property update for The Cotswolds & the Midlands. We’re delighted to share with you some of the diverse properties that your local Strutt & Parker team has to offer, as well as our expert insight into your local property market. For an innovative way to access a large and enthusiastic pool of potential buyers, or easily view a wide range of houses, contact us for details of Strutt & Parker’s upcoming Open House Day, taking place on Saturday 6 October.

‘Activity levels have remained constant’ Consequently we have an The year began with the interesting mix of local, traditional post-Christmas national and international flurry, with lots of new buyers buyers, including many registering and potential from London. vendors asking for market Webbs Farm in Stourton appraisals. Since then, activity was a recent highlight sale, levels have remained constant, attracting 26 viewings in and plenty of purchasers are just three weeks and three prepared to make offers. The interested buyers. A sale market is price-sensitive, but was agreed in excess of the there is still a market and we guide price, with a very quick agreed more sales in the first exchange of contracts. ‘Steady six months of 2012 than we as she goes’ is our motto at the did in the same period in 2011. moment, as realistically priced The glory of the Cotswolds properties will continue is that there is no typical to sell. However, buyer. The area we are expecting is popular with that there will retirees, young We have an be a shortage families and interesting mix of stock over the those looking of local, national coming months. for a second and international – or even Simon Merton, buyers third – home. Head of Office 2 •

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In summer 2012, Strutt & Parker saw a


increase in instruction numbers and


increase in exchange levels, compared with 2011. And from May 2011 to June 2012, across the regions we produced on average

2.75% IN EXCESS of our clients’ expectations on price

‘The 12-month outlook for the UK property market is muddled. It’s key for mortgage providers to support the main “engines” of the market – first-time buyers and mid-market – through greater liquidity and affordability. Our view is that, although personal debt needs to be contained and reduced, the lending costs that are currently throttling the market will start to soften.’ Stephanie McMahon, Head of Research

Meysey Hampton Manor, Meysey Hampton Gloucestershire GL7 A wonderful Grade II Listed manor house dating principally from the early 18th century with later alterations. We sold Meysey Hampton Manor to the present owner in 2003 and they have carried out a sympathetic programme of restoration to create an elegant, comfortable family home with reception rooms that are all south facing. There are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms and the period outbuildings include an impressive coach house and a large stone barn. The manor sits in 1.7 acres of walled gardens, which include a swimming pool and a tennis court.


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Gloucestershire GL6



Mackhouse, Nether Lypiatt A beautifully presented five-bedroom period house in a magical Cotswold setting. £1,750,000

Rosslyn House, Cirencester

Shepherds Piece, Long Newnton

Gloucestershire GL7

Gloucestershire GL8

A well-presented four-bedroom family house with a large garden.

An unspoilt period cottage in an amazingly quiet rural setting.



The way you handled us and the sales process was outstanding


Bubblewell House, Minchinhampton

Mr S, Adderbury

Gloucestershire GL6

An enchanting period house in a wonderful setting with about 27 acres of land.



Over the past year we have sold property ranging in value from

£150,000 to £3.6m

Southfield Mill, Woodchester Gloucestershire GL5

A charming six-bedroom mill house of great character with lovely gardens and grounds.

Yew Tree Farm, Somerford Keynes


Gloucestershire GL7

A spacious four-bedroom farmhouse with a large garden. £875,000

Thornhill Farm, Malmesbury

The Old Rectory, Alderley

Wiltshire SN16

Gloucestershire GL12

A charming period farmhouse with traditional outbuildings, amazing views across the countryside and about 45 acres.

A wonderfully unspoilt six-bedroom old rectory set in beautiful gardens with extensive views.



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Moreton LD SO

Manor Cottage, Upper Slaughter

North End House, Blockley

Gloucestershire GL54

A handsome five-bedroom detached house with a well-presented separate cottage.

A delightful four-bedroom Listed village house.

Gloucestshire GL56




LD SO Loxley House, Broadwell Gloucestershire GL56

An immaculately presented, five-bedroom detached contemporary home. £1,550,000

Village Farm House, Bledington An idyllic six-bedroom family farmhouse and unique ancillary converted barn overlooking the village green. £1,350,000


Oxfordshire OX7

I have never felt the agents deserve their fees more than you Mr M, Ashton Keynes

40% more viewings took place in Moreton in the first six months of 2012, compared with 2011

Little Leys House, Burmington Warwickshire CV36

A stylishly presented fourbedroom period village house. £530,000

Wood Cottage, Roel Gloucestershire GL54

A well-proportioned three-bedroom country cottage set in a stunning location with amazing, sweeping views. £500,000

Webbs Farm, Stourton Warwickshire CV36

An attractive and well-presented six-bedroom village farmhouse with planning permission to extend and a coach house on the property. £1,200,000

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Troopers Lodge, Bourton on the Hill Gloucestershire GL56

A pretty two-bedroom lodge with extensive extra accommodation. £475,000 The Cotswolds & the Midlands • 7

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Banbury Wisteria House, Middleton Cheney Oxfordshire OX17

A superb and well-presented detached fivebedroom family house situated in a popular village. £795,000


Mill House Farm, Kings Sutton

Ludwell House, Byfield

Oxfordshire OX17

A charming house with stunning gardens, a detached cottage and plenty of land.

Northamptonshire NN11

A five-bedroom productive grass farm and mill house.



Oxfordshire OX15

An immaculate six-bedroom Georgian family house that comes with a detached annexe and beautiful, well-kept gardens. £1,995,000



Priestfield House, Hook Norton

S&P’s market share of £500,000+ houses in Banbury in 2011

Kyetts Corner, Cropredy

Oxfordshire OX15

Oxfordshire OX17

A spacious five-bedroom Victorian house with a delightful well-established garden.

A five-bedroom family house situated on an excellent corner plot on a quiet no-through road.




Hunters End, Bodicote

Kayleh Cottage, Mollington

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Oxfordshire OX17

Chinner House, Chacombe

An immaculate two-bedroom thatched cottage right on the edge of the village.

Oxfordshire OX17



An impressive and well-presented five-bedroom detached corner house situated in a hugely popular village in Oxfordshire.

There are no other estate agents who put in as much personal touch as you do Mrs G, Churchill

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Cirencester Moreton


Sam Trounson

Simon Merton

George Philip


Head of Office


What’s the best way to

What’s the best way to

What’s your top tip for

spend a Sunday afternoon

spend a Sunday afternoon

making a property stand

in your area? Lunch at the

in your area? Cycling to a

out? Fresh gravel on the

Tunnel House Inn near

pub overlooking a village

drive and newly painted

Coates and then a walk

green and drinking a cool


or ride in Cirencester

glass of cider or two.

If I could have a super

Park – thousands of acres

What’s your top tip for

power, it would be...

of landscaped parkland

making a property stand

to always exceed our

that is open to the public

out? Set the guide price

clients’ expectations

365 days a year.

at a realistic level.

so they recommend us.

Peter Sharvell

Henry Teare

Toby Harris




If you could live anywhere

Which is the best house

What’s the best way to

in your area, where

you’ve sold this year?

spend a Sunday afternoon

would it be? Highgrove.

Manor Cottage in Upper

in your area? A spring

It’s unlikely but you

Slaughter, a much sought-

walk among the bluebells

never know...

after village. It had great

in Whichford Woods,

What’s your top tip for

accommodation and was

followed by a pint of

making a property stand

in a stunning location.


out? Mow the lawns, tidy

If I could have a super

What’s your top tip for

the house and, if possible,

power, it would be...

making a property stand

give the house a fresh

the ability to make a

out? Jimmy Choo shoes

coat of paint. Failing that,

sandwich merely with

in your wardrobe always

bake some bread!

the power of my mind.

gets a positive reaction.

Rectory Farm House, Broadwell Gloucestershire GL56 An imposing sixbedroom Grade II Listed village property dating from the 18th century. Set on the edge of the village, the house provides flexible family accommodation with six bedrooms and stands in 1.2 acres of mature gardens.



Wooden Hill Farm, Bloxham Oxfordshire OX15 A residential farm combining a fine country house, arable farmland and pasture as well as water meadows and woodland. It is set in a spectacular elevated position in the heart of the countryside and combines the character of the original building with modern comfort.


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