High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A substantial prime village centre property overlooking the green with extensive retail, commercial and residential accommodation with further potential subject to any necessary consents with parking, garaging and private gardens.


Box Bush House is set right in the centre of the village of Bourton-on-the-Water - The Venice of the Cotswolds - a very well known and popular Cotswold Village famous for the village green with the picturesque River Windrush running through. Bourton provides an excellent range of local facilities including a broad range of boutique shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, doctors, churches, a leisure centre, local primary school and the popular Cotswold Secondary School. The areas larger commercial and cultural centres of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford are within easy travelling distance and there are main line rail services at Kingham (8 miles) (Paddington 80mins approx) and a comprehensive local bus network radiating from Bourton. The village is set in the heart of the rolling Cotswold Hills which provide a wide range of outdoor rural leisure pursuits.


Box Bush House comprises a substantial Grade II listed Cotswold stone property fronting on to the High Street and overlooking the village green. The accommodation is currently configured to provide a large interconnecting retail area over the ground floor most recently and for many decades, home to the Model Railway Shop with display and storage areas to the rear. The well appointed and flexible residential accommodation extends over the first and second floors and the property offers considerable potential for a variety of uses subject to any necessary consents. Box Bush House extends to approximately 0.38 acres in total and benefits from a separate vehicular access off Moore Road, leading to a good sized private rear garden with ample parking including a block of four garages and a further garage attached to the main accommodation. A separate access leads to a self contained apartment.

Commercial & Retail Accommodation

Fronting onto the centre of the village retail and tourist area, the ground floor accommodation comprises a wide facade with bay display window and return, with three potential access points. This interconnects through to further retail space, formerly comprising display areas for the model railway exhibitions. The commercial retail use including ancillary and stores extends to approximately 279 SqM/ 3,002 SqFt. The commercial space could suit a variety of different uses, such as restaurant, café, gift shop or potential leisure use (subject to any necessary consents).

Primary Residential Accommodation

Accessed separately from Moore Road and the parking and garden areas to the rear of the property is the primary residential accommodation which is arranged over the first and second floors. The flexible and extensive accommodation retains considerable character and charm with the principal reception space enjoying a lovely aspect out over the village green and river. On the first floor comprises a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room. three further reception rooms, a study, cloakroom, shower room and bathroom as well as a large games room and store. On the second floor there are 6 bedrooms, two of which interconnect.

Self Contained Apartment

Accessed separately to the rear of the property and accessed independently at first floor level is a well appointed apartment with a spacious and light open plan living room with bespoke fitted kitchen, a bedroom, study and bathroom. There is a fixed stair to two attic rooms.


Box Bush House fronts on to the heart of the village, with a separate private walled garden area to the front with a mature Atlantic Blue Cedar set centrally. Set to the rear a driveway leads to the property, with private gardens and garage immediately to the rear of the main accommodation. Set to the side is a terrace of four garages, a further double car port and additional space. In all the property extends to approximately 0.38 acres.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected.

Local Authority

Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000) www.cotswold.gov.uk.

Business Rates & Council Tax

Rateable value £38,250.00.

Council Tax

Flat 3 Council Tax band C. Rate Payable for 2022/ 2023: £1,755.84.

Flat A Council Tax band A. Rate Payable for 2022/ 2023: £1,316.87.


From the Bourton office of Tayler & Fletcher proceed in to the centre of the village and Box Bush House will be found set back on the left hand side overlooking the green. The vehicular access may be accessed a short distance from the green up Moore Road on the right hand side.

Distances - Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles, Cheltenham 14 miles, Cirencester 16 miles, Kingham (mainline to London Paddington from 85 minutes).

01451 798058

Tayler & Fletcher (Bourton On The Water)

High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AP

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