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New Homes With Traditional Style In The Cotswolds

Posted 6 May 2020 by Keith Osborne

Housebuilders are offering homes which combine vernacular Cotswold architecture with thoroughly modern specification...

The Cotswolds is one of England’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its characterful architecture is one of the ingredients in its appeal.

In the many villages across nearly 800 square miles, one of the consistent sights, in addition to the undulating countryside, will be the buildings of honey-coloured limestone which are distinctive to this region. Elements such as steep, thatched or slate roofs, dormers and cross gables combine to make a home that sits perfectly in the rural landscape.

Histroric homes in distinctive Cotswold architectureHistoric homes in distinctive Cotswold architecture

The enduring charm has been adopted by a number of housebuilders, leading to a fine current range of brand new homes which complement traditional design features with the very latest standards of construction, interior design and specification. Here are a few currently for sale.

St Jude's Meadow, Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

There’s a real ‘wow factor’ to this Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development in its ‘Ferrey’ show home, constructed with reconstituted stone and thatched by a local master craftsman, a stand-out feature. Buyers can choose from a range of three- and five-bedroom houses in a delightful village that benefits from beautiful countryside landscape and proximity to major towns and cities, such as Oxford, Banbury and Cheltenham, all around half-an-hour away. Prices currently range from £422,495 to £694,995, with Help to Buy on selected plots. Joanne Casey, managing director of Mactaggart & Mickel’s England division, said: “We wanted something that would really stand out on the St Jude’s Meadow site and for our development to fit well with its local setting. The materials used responded to the character of the area as set out in local planning guidance. We took this further after conversations with the community highlighted that thatched roofs were more common locally.” Find out more at www.macmic.co.uk.

Take an interactive look at the three-bedroom show home, ‘The Wyatt’:


Highworth, Broadway, Worcestershire

Spitfire Bespoke Homes is building 74 new homes that fit in brilliantly with the many listed buildings in the sought-after village of Broadway, dubbed the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’. There is currently a variety of two- to four-bedroom houses for sale here, with prices starting from £360,000, combining the vernacular architecture with a high standard specification. The village’s excellent of independent shops, places to eat and drink, sports facilities and amenities are all close by, and there’s the town of Evesham only five miles away. Find out more about Highworth from Spitfire Bespoke Homes.

Take a video tour of Highworth:


The Grange, Longborough, Gloucestershire

This development of luxury home has been extremely popular, but still available is Plot 5, a five-bedroom detached house with double garage and parking, named ‘The Stow’, which is on the market for £885,000. There are many luxurious features in addition to impressive dimensions: three sets of wide, bi-fold doors to the garden, a utility room and two en suite bedrooms, with the luxury of a dressing area to the master bedroom. Longborough overlooks the splendid scenery of the Evenlode Valley is a six-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh. Find out more at www.piperhomes.co.uk.

The Grange'The Stow', The Grange


Cotswold Gardens, Willersley, Gloucestershire

Blue Cedar Homes has a range of 11 attractive detached homes in traditional style, exclusively for those aged 55 and over and each with its own architectural features. Common to all are the generous dimensions of the rooms, flexible layouts and a luxurious specification, along with a garage and parking space. Willersley is only a couple of miles from the much-admired village of Broadway. Heritage, shopping and amenities can also be seen in the likes of Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham, all of which are only half-an-hour from the front door. Prices on application. Find out more at www.bluecedarhomes.co.uk.

Take an interactive tour of Plot 3:


Churchill Rise, Churchill, Oxfordshire

There’s just one home remaining for sale at this development from Ede Homes. Plot 7 is ‘Blake House’, a four-bedroom semi-detached house. Off the hallway to the right is a double-aspect living room, to the left the triple-aspect kitchen/dining/family room. A glazed bay lets light flood in and has doors out to the garden. Off the kitchen is a utility room, through which there is access to the attached single garage. The master bedroom has an en suite, there are two further doubles and a single. This plot has far-reaching views towards Kingham. Price on application. Find out more at www.edehomes.co.uk.

Churchill Rise'Blake House', Churchill Rise


Fairford Gardens, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Situated just eight miles east of Cirencester, and a walk away from the centre of the attractive town, there’s been an ‘early-bird’ launch at this new development of just eight executive detached homes, where six are the three-bedroom ‘Coln’ house type and two are the four-bedroom ‘Snowshill’. Master bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes (as do others in the ‘Snowshill’) and an en suite shower room, single garage, two parking spaces and large rear gardens. Price on application, Help to Buy is available, as is the Cotswold Homes’ own Gamechanger scheme, subject to terms and conditions. Find out more at www.cotswoldhomes.co.uk.

Fairfold Gardens'The Snowshill', Fairfold Gardens


Five-bedroom house, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

This spacious, one-off detached home is in a semi-rural location and comes with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and double garage, with its own private patio and garden as well as far-reaching, unspoilt countryside views. There’s a home office, kitchen/family room, separate dining room and two of the bedrooms are en suite. A few miles south of Stroud, the village has a primary school, other amenities and a 300-year-old, well-respected pub. Perry Bishop & Chambers is offering this house at a guide of £995,000. Find out more at www.perrybishop.co.uk.

5-bed NympsfieldFive-bedroom home, Nympsfield

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