Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A substantial 3/4 bedroom detached Cotswold stone house with detached garage and carport and enjoying views out over the adjoining countryside. Situated on the edge of the sought after village of Lower Slaughter.


Lower Slaughter is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful villages within the Cotswolds having many buildings of architectural interest and the shallow River Eye flowing through its centre. There is a fine old water mill, shop, parish church, two hotels which are open to non residents and a petrol station and convenience store just outside the village. Bourton-on-the-Water (2 miles) provides a good range of shops suitable for everyday requirements including supermarkets, together with the Cotswold School which has an affiliated sports centre. Similarly Stow-on-the-Wold (4 miles) has a good range of shops, boutiques and hostelries. There is a main line station at Kingham which has a service to London Paddington via Oxford. Cheltenham (18 miles) is the principal commercial and cultural centre in the area, being an attractive regency spa town with extensive high street and out of town retailing, together with a multiplex cinema, two theatres and many restaurants. It is home to annual festivals of Music, Literature, Jazz, Cricket and Science and has an extensive range of sporting facilities and clubs, both public and private, as well as being renowned for the annual Cheltenham National Hunt Festival.


Lantern House comprises a substantial and beautifully appointed detached Cotswold stone house initially constructed in the mid 1970 s and subsequently extended and improved by the current owners. The property has fine Cotswold stone elevations with cut stone Quoins and a bespoke conservatory to the rear. The current owners have carried out extensive improvements and the property provides spacious and well planned accommodation with gardens designed for minimal maintenance. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with a large principal drawing room, separate dining room and a large kitchen/ breakfast room to the rear with the garden room and on the first floor there is a fine master bedroom suite enjoying views out over the adjoining countryside, a large second double bedroom, third double bedroom and a study/ occasional bedroom 4. Set to the front of the property is a useful detached garage and carport with further parking space. The property occupies a superb position on the edge of the popular and sought after village of Lower Slaughter.


Covered entrance with outside light and part glazed painted timber front door with decorative surround to:

Entrance Hall

With matwell, limestone tiled floor, double glazed casement to side elevation and part glazed interconnecting door to the:

Central Staircase Hall

With Oak floor and stairs rising to first floor with below stairs storage cupboard and painted timber door to cloaks cupboard and separate painted timber door to:


With tiled floor, low-level WC, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and part-tiles walls.

From the hall, painted timber door to the:

Sitting Room

With deep bay window with mullioned casements with double glazed windows and wide open fireplace with stone surround and heavy timber bressummer over and fitted with a wood burning stove with double glazed casement windows to either side of chimney breast, a beamed ceiling and a pair of double glazed French doors with matching panels to either side to the:


By Durabuild with dwarf walls, double glazed casements and pitched double glazed roof and double glazed French doors leading out to the garden, tiled floor.

From the hall, a pair of painted timber doors with glazed panels leads to the:

Dining Room

With mullioned window with double glazed casements to the front and side elevations, central decorative arch and deep decorative coved ceiling.

From the hall, painted timber door through to the:

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

With Limestone tiled floor and bespoke fitted kitchen comprising; Granite worktops with space and gas point for Range cooker, a range of bespoke built-in cupboards and drawers, built-in dishwasher, Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap, range of matching eye-level cupboards and extractor over hob. Further matching worktop with range of built-in cupboards and drawers below and eye-level cupboards over, three quarter height sliding larder drawer and further built-in shelving. Space for upright fridge/freezer with built-in workstation and display shelving adjoining. Breakfast area with continuation of the Limestone tiled floor with wide double glazed sliding doors to the rear garden and patio and further pedestrian door to the side with matching fixed casement. Recessed ceiling spotlights and light tube over kitchen.

From the kitchen, painted timber door to:

Utility Room

With continuation of the tiled floor, one and a half bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap and space and plumbing for washing machine and drier and built-in storage. Wall mounted Potterton gas-fired central heating boiler and further eye-level cupboards, double glazed casement to side elevation and tiled splashbacks.

From the hall, painted timber door with decorative stained glass insert to the:

Rear Hall

With tiled floor, matwell and fully double glazed door leading out to the rear garden and terrace.

From the hall, stairs with painted timber hand rail rise to the:

First Floor Landing

With double glazed casement window overlooking the rear of the property and access to roof space. Painted timber door through to the:

Master Bedroom

With vaulted ceiling, wide double glazed casement window overlooking the paddocks to the rear, two Velux rooflights, two pairs of built-in wardrobe cupboards and painted timber door to:

En Suite Shower Room

With tiled floor, oval wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and built-in cupboards below, low-level WC, wide built-in shower with glazed sliding doors and recessed ceiling spotlighting, chrome heated towel rail and painted timber door to built in cupboard with pine slatted shelving. Tiled walls and mullioned window with opaque double glazed casements to side elevation.

From the landing, painted timber door to:

Bedroom 2

With triple aspect with double glazed casements to side, front and rear elevations, extensive range of built-in wardrobes and painted beamed ceiling, two wall light points.

From the landing, painted timber door to:

Family Bathroom

With timber panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and separate wall mounted shower and glazed shower screen, oval in-set wash hand basin with built-in cupboards below and low-level WC with timber seat and built-in cistern, ornate radiator with towel rail. Tiled Walls, opaque glazed mullion casement to side elevation and painted timber door to airing cupboard with pine slatted shelving and pressurised hot water cylinder.

From the landing, painted timber door to:

Bedroom 3

With double glazed mullioned casement to front elevation and beamed ceiling.

From the landing, painted timber door to:


With double glazed casement window looking to the front of the property and painted beamed ceiling.


Lantern House is approached via a shared gravelled driveway, in turn leading to the front of the house with a pavioured parking area and DETACHED GARAGE with CARPORT to the front of Cotswold stone elevations under a pitched reconstituted stone tiled roof and with dwarf Cotswold stone walls surrounding and a pair of wrought iron gates leading via a small path to the front door with a low maintenance garden to either side. Pedestrian path continues around to the rear of the property, which may also be approached from the conservatory or via the rear hall or kitchen being designed for ease of maintenance with a series of Cotswold stone walls with raised beds and a wide paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house and gravelled pathways leading back to the front. Set to one corner is an ornate seating area and the rear of the property with Cotswold stone wall borders adjoining paddock land and with lovely views out to the south and east.


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


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


Council Tax band E. Rate Payable for 2022/ 2023: £2,344.85


From Bourton-on-the-Water take the A429 Fosseway in the northerly direction towards Stow-on-the-Wold and take the left hand turning towards Lower Slaughter. Follow the lane into the village around the bend to the left where the property will be found after a short distance on your left hand side.

Agents Note: Please note the sales particulars and photographs were prepared in September 2022.

01451 798058

Tayler & Fletcher (Bourton On The Water)

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

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