Dreamy 18th century Cotswold cottage with idyllic gardens for sale

Lisa Walden
·2-min read
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker

A rather charming four-bedroom cottage which dates back to the 18th century has just come on the market in the quaint Cotswold village of Banbury – and it could now be yours.

Holly Cottage, built from local Hornton stone, is worlds away from a busy city scene, tucked down a quiet country lane. Flocking to the countryside to embrace a slow living lifestyle? This lovely home certainly hits the spot...

Head on in and you'll discover a quarry-tiled hallway with a large built-in cupboard, a spacious sitting room with a cosy wood-burning fireplace, and a kitchen/breakfast room which has a Belfast sink, Cornish slate floor tiles and French doors opening onto the garden.

Knockout period features are dotted throughout. From the original window seats (perfect for reading), fireplaces, wooden flooring, stone walls and traditional cottage doors, it's a space that's both therapeutic and relaxing. The interiors are a pretty palette of calming neutrals, mostly creamy whites and occasional pops of red.

You could easily get lost in the brilliant private gardens. While not massive in size, the outdoor space has well-kept lawns, floral borders, unrivalled countryside views, and wisteria growing up the side on the home in springtime.

Elsewhere, the rear garden also has its own outbuilding, built of local Hornton stone. Newly converted by the vendors, it's now a versatile home office/studio space with underfloor heating, light, power, phone line and French doors. Perfect for those who are working remotely.

Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker

Centred around a Parish church, the village has its own public house, village hall, local shops, and a 15th century tithe barn. Whether you want to join in with the alfresco village dinner or take part with the Easter egg rolling race, there's something here for everyone.

This property is currently on the market via Strutt & Parker for £490,000.

Take a peek around the property below...

Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker
Photo credit: Strutt & Parker

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