Property of the Day: Gowers Close, Banbury, Oxfordshire

A beautiful thatched cottage in the Cotswolds

THE PROPERTY: From the road, Gowers Close appears deceptively small, but large bay windows facing the garden mean this thatched cottage is remarkably light and airy. Believed to date back to the 1600s, it was once part of a larger house in the village. The current owner is a garden writer and the south-facing outdoor space has been featured in several gardening magazines.

THE LOCATION: The property is in the centre of the village of Sibford Gower, fewer than eight miles from the market town of Banbury, with all its shops and restaurants. It is only a few miles from Daylesford Organic Farm shop and fewer than 30 miles from Oxford.

THE INTERIOR: The five-bedroom, three-bathroom property retains a wealth of period features, including exposed timbers, stone walls, flagstone floors and leaded light windows.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The paved south-facing terrace features a wisteria and vine-covered pergola – perfect for those alfresco dinner parties.

BUY IT NOW: £850,000 with Savills



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