Country houses for sale

Seven gorgeous Cotswolds homes for sale at under £500,000

Cotswolds properties can cost millions — but they don't have to, as these gorgeous homes show.

Minchinhampton — £425,000

In this village in the heart of Laurie Lee country, the absolutely charming Weavers Cottage is as pretty outside as it is in.

It’s a three-storey, three bedroom home that is small, but right in the heart of Minchinhampton and with its own courtyard garden.

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For sale with Murrays. See more pictures of this property.

Duns Tew — £375,000

You’ll note that this one comes in well under the £500k budget — but that’ll help you afford the £2,250 annual subs to join Soho Farmhouse, right down the road, which is one of the honeypots for down-from-London types relocating to the Cotswolds.

It’s a two-bed barn conversion that’s a complete blank canvas within, surprisingly spacious at just under 1,000sq ft, and there’s a decently-sized south-facing garden.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures of this property.

Fairford — £400,000

Exposed brickwork, beams and huge amounts of character — plus, er, a giant flagpole — in this terraced cottage in a town centre location.

The town is really part of the draw here: Fairford, while still charming, is very much a normal place in contrast to some of the villages which can occasionally (dare we say it?) feel a little bit *too* chocolate boxy.

For sale with Perry Bishop. See more pictures of this property.

Chipping Norton — £400,000

The famed ‘Chipping Norton set’ has been something of a revolving door of people you might, or very likely might not, want to bump in to in a pub, from Jeremy Clarkson to Joe Wicks — and long-term resident David Cameron was even style ‘Lord of Chipping Norton’ on his elevation to the Lords last year in order to take up the post as Foreign Secretary.

But we digress. If this is where you went to be, you don’t need the multi-million pound house of a Rebekah Brooks or Amanda Holden: just £400k buys you this charming three-bed home on the main road into the village.

For sale with Maxwell Douglas. See more pictures of this property.

Rodburgh — £500,000

Views for miles from this home on the slopes of Rodburgh Common, which has almost 300 acres of protected SSSI land, where you’ll find everything from ruined forts to rare orchids.

The house may not be particularly pretty from the outside, but it’s stylishly and beautifully done inside.

There’s also a good pub nearby, while you’re very close to Stroud with its trains to London inside 90 minutes.

For sale with Murrays. See more pictures of this property.

Coates — £485,000

Almost 1,500sq ft, this three-bed semi offers very good space, and large gardens both front and back.

Modern within, it’s been well kept and is in a quiet village close to Cirencester, from where it’s a breeze to get anywhere either in the Cotswolds or beyond. And there’s even a summerhouse and greenhouse in the garden.

For sale with Cain & Fuller. See more pictures of this property.

Moreton-in-Marsh — £330,000

A classic Cotswolds stone cottage at just £330,000, in one of the most picture-postcard-perfect villages of them all? Yes, it really is.

The catch, naturally, is the amount of space on offer for your money: this is a classic two-up, two-down, with things wedged in wherever they’ll fit inside the 530sq ft.

For sale with Peter Clarke. See more pictures of this property.

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