Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A charming Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage, set in the heart of this popular village.


Laurel Cottage is set in the heart of Southrop, a sought after Cotswold village lying between the market towns of Fairford, Burford and Lechlade. The village is centred around the very popular village pub 'The Swan at Southrop' with St. Peter's Church, a village hall and community shop. Shops and facilities providing everyday requirements can be found in Fairford, Lechlade and Burford while the area's larger centres of Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford and Swindon are all within easy travelling distance. There is an excellent village primary school with secondary schooling in Fairford and a range of private schools including Cokethorpe, Hatherop Castle, Rendcomb and St. Hugh's, all within a reasonable distance. The surrounding Cotswolds and nearby Cotswold Water Park provide a comprehensive range of rural leisure pursuits.


Laurel Cottage comprises a charming Cotswold stone cottage set in the heart of the village and set back from the village road. The property is Grade II Listed and constructed of Cotswold stone elevations under a pitched stone and reconstituted stone roof with more recent flat roofed extensions to the rear. The property has a good sized and private garden to the rear and provides two reception rooms with a kitchen/breakfast room across the rear of the cottage and with two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The property offers further potential subject to any necessary consents.


Gabled entrance porch with outside light and dwarf stone walls with painted solid timber door to:

Entrance Lobby

With stripped pine door to:

Sitting Room

With painted stone mullion window with timber window seat and secondary glazing to front elevation, deep inglenook fireplace with exposed stone surround and fitted with a coal effect stove with heavy timber bressumer over, exposed chamfered beam, four wall light points and wide archway with two steps up to:

Breakfast Room

With wide double glazed casement window overlooking the rear garden, stairs rising to first floor and double glazed UPVC door to rear garden.

From the breakfast room, painted timber door to lobby and folding door to:

Utility/ Cloakroom

With small casement to rear elevation, low-level WC with timber seat and space with plumbing for washing machine.

From the breakfast room, painted timber door to:


With fitted kitchen comprising one and a half bowl sink unit set in a worktop with four ring Neff halogen hob, a comprehensive range of below work surface cupboards and drawers, space and plumbing for dishwasher, range of eye-level cupboards and extractor over hob. Three quarter height unit to one side with built-in double Neff oven/grill. Further built-in unit with built-in refrigerator and freezer. Wide double glazed casement window to the rear elevation.

From the front hall, or alternatively via an opaque glazed door from the kitchen is the:

Dining Room

With fireplace with Cotswold stone surround and hearth with timber mantle over, chamfered beam and painted mullion casement window to front elevation with secondary glazing. Four wall light points.

From the dining room, stairs with timber balustrade and hand rail rise to the:

First Floor Landing

With circular porthole window overlooking the rear garden and door to airing cupboard with pine slatted shelving and foam lagged hot water cylinder. Stripped pine door to:

Bedroom 1

With double aspect with wide double glazed casement window overlooking the rear garden and painted stone mullion window to the front elevation with an extensive range of built-in wardrobes, a central bed position and fitted vanity unit. Access to roof space.

From the landing, stripped pine door to:

Bedroom 2

With access to roof space, painted stone mullion window to front elevation with secondary glazing, built-in wardrobe with built-in shelving and double pine doors.

From the landing, stripped pine door to:


Currently fitted with a deep curved glazed shower cubicle with curved sliding doors, low-level WC with timber seat and inset oval wash hand basin with built-in cupboard below, wide double glazed casement windows overlooking the rear garden. Heated towel rail.


Laurel Cottage is approached from the village lane via a wrought iron gate with Cotswold stone wall and via a Cotswold stone path leading up to the front door. There is a well in the front garden with further stone features and clipped circular box hedging to either side of the front path. The path continues to the side and in turn leads to an attached STORE/WORKSHOP with power and light and casement window.

Set to the rear of the property and accessed either via an access to the side with a timber gate or alternatively via a double glazed door from the kitchen, is the rear garden with a curved paved terrace with steps leading up to a Cotswold stone raised terrace seating area and in turn leading on to the principal gardens with dwarf stone walls and with herbaceous borders surrounding, leading in turn via a timber Pergola and trellis to the further garden with DETACHED WORKSHOP of stone elevations under a flat roof with wide glazed casements overlooking the rear garden and with a Cotswold stone former privy to the side. Set immediately to the rear of the house is a Worcester external oil fired central heating boiler with tank set separately to the side.


Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage are connected. Oil-fired central heating.


Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000)


Council Tax band E. Rate Payable for 2021/ 2022 £2,317.41


From CIRENCESTER take the A417 to Fairford. Proceed through Fairford and take the left hand turn signposted Southrop. Proceed in to the village. Laurel Cottage will be found just after The Swan, on the left hand side.

From BURFORD take the A361 to Lechlade. Shortly after the turning for Carterton and Filkins, take the right hand turn signposted Southrop. Proceed into the village, passing the village school and Laurel Cottage will be found on the right hand side shortly before The Swan.

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