Cotswolds Buying Agent

Cotswold Buying Agent

The services provided by a Cotswolds Buying Agent can prove incredibly advantageous in the search for the perfect Cotswolds property.

An effective property finder will not only save their clients considerable time and effort but also, will often have access to exclusive opportunities not available to unrepresented buyers. 

The Cotswolds cover around 800 square miles and stretch across several counties; mainly Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire but also parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1966, the Cotswolds are defined by the honey-coloured Jurassic limestone quarried and used to build homes here, the bedrock also creates a rare type of grassland habitat.

Though it is predominantly a rural part of the country, there are many desirable places to live from quaint stone-built villages to beautiful historical towns and stately homes. 

Cotswolds Property Search Agents

Experienced property finders Philippa Mills and Alexandra Watkins conduct searches on behalf of private clients in the Cotswolds.

Their enthusiasm and determination to source the perfect property ensures Philippa and Alexandra leave no stone unturned in the hunt for suitable opportunities. Over many years working in the local industry, their network of contacts often proves invaluable to their clients in gaining access to exclusive and discretely marketed homes.

Taking time to understand their client’s requirements prior to proposing properties to be viewed, Philippa and Alexandra are thorough and diligent meaning no time is wasted on unsuitable options.

The Cotswold property market can be fast-moving, the most desirable homes rarely become available to buy on the open market. Plus there’s often fierce competition to secure them, so having a proactive property search agent on your side can prove incredibly advantageous.

Cotswolds Property Search Agents, Philippa Mills & Alexandra Watkins

Access to exclusive opportunities

A Cotswolds buying agent can offer invaluable assistance in your property search, please do get in touch for an initial discussion without obligation.

Cotswolds Buying Agent, South Cotswolds

South Cotswolds

The South Cotswolds area is ideally placed for those who need to regularly reach Bristol or Bath. The area is characterised by quintessentially English market towns, attractive villages, and traditional country pubs.  

For schools, the South Cotswolds area has plenty to offer with several top schools in and around Cheltenham such as Dean Close, Cheltenham College, and Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Beaudesert Prep School near Stroud and Pinewood in Bourton are also highly regarded.

In the south, residents enjoy access to Bath which is ideal for shopping, sports events, theatre trips, and simply enjoying the stunning historical city. Cheltenham is a hugely popular cultural centre from which several festivals and events are run year-round, including horse racing.

The southern part of the Cotswolds often appeals to those with equestrian interests, with Cirencester Park Polo Club and Beaufort Polo Club further south in Tetbury.  

Cotswolds Buying Agent

Are you unsure where to start?

A Cotswolds buying agent can help you decide the best place to look for property in the Cotswolds based on your lifestyle and property requirements.

North Cotswolds

North Cotswolds

Since the train line between Banbury and London Marylebone has improved there are now regular fast connections between London and the North Cotswolds area making it appealing as a location to own a country retreat or a main residence for those who need to easily reach the capital fairly regularly with the train journey taking around an hour at best. The M40 is also ideal for those travelling by car.  

Closer to Oxford, the North Cotswolds allows access to top schools such as the Dragon, Summer Fields, and Oxford High School. Highly regarded Co-ed prep, Kitebrook House near Moreton-in-Marsh, and Tudor Hall near Banbury are also targeted by buyers moving to the area seeking to be within a short distance of the best schools in the Cotswolds.

Burford and Chipping Campden are both pretty, historic towns filled with independent stores and eateries. Residents living in this upper section of the Cotswolds enjoy ready access to Oxford for a larger range of amenities along with art galleries, theatres, and museums.

Perhaps the more recognised part of the Cotswolds, many of the towns and villages in the northern part of the area are better known with Daylesford Farm located near Kingham and Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton.  

Cotswolds Buying Agent, Burford

Living in the Cotswolds

Those living in the Cotswolds enjoy its tranquillity and the rural setting, residents are spoiled with beautiful homes, excellent transport connections, and top schools, all whilst being surrounded by scenic countryside.

Whilst the Cotswolds is picture perfect it’s also an idyllic place to live offering an excellent quality of life. Strong communities can be found in the villages and towns dotted across this area of outstanding natural beauty with residents of all ages drawn to the area.

From young families to retirees there’s a home and a location to suit everyone’s preferences and lifestyle. The area is also a natural choice for those seeking a rural weekend residency or second home.

Despite being largely rural the Cotswolds offers excellent transport connections by road and rail. From some parts of the area, residents commute regularly into London. The M4 motorway runs by the southern part and the M40 motorway is to the north, allowing easy access to the UK’s wider motorway network.

By train, from Kemble, the journey into London Paddington takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. Bristol, Bath, and Birmingham are under an hour away, the journey time differing depending on your nearest station.  

Villages in the Cotswolds

Villages in the Cotswolds

Some of the prettiest villages in the country are located in the Cotswolds. Known for the fudge-coloured cottages, quaint tea rooms, cosy pubs, and narrow winding streets. Amongst the best-known villages are Castle Combe, Bibury, Kingham, Kemble, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, and Bourton-on-the-Water.

The unspoilt village of Kingham is incredibly picturesque and particularly sought after, pretty cottages and sandy stone-coloured houses line the streets together with thatched homes, the village also has a large village green and two popular pubs. Kingham does have its own mainline station which offers direct services to London, though the station is a little outside of the village centre.

Stanton is easily one of the most pretty and sought-after places to live in the Cotswolds boasting beautiful stone cottages, a pub, a church, a village club, and a traditional village cricket pitch. The larger centres of Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon are within easy reach.

There are a number of beautiful villages in the Cotswolds to consider, some are more popular with visitors than others, if you’re looking for a more secluded place to live in relative peace there are some idyllic locations to consider. A buying agent can provide useful local insight and guidance to find the perfect village to suit your requirements.  

Cotswold Buying Agent, Cotswolds Cottage