Green, green grass of home
The village green has for centuries been the focal point of the rural community. Recognising these spaces as the hallmark of a picturesque English village, we have put together a selection of Jackson-Stops & Staff properties from across the country which benefit from an enviable position overlooking village greens. Situated adjacent to the triangular green of the hamlet of Teeton, in Northamptonshire, Horseshoe Cottage lies on the edge of open fields and is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet. Having been extensively renovated and extended in the last decade, the property now comprises spacious reception areas, with limestone floors in the entrance hall and kitchen/garden room. The property has five bedrooms, two with south facing views over open countryside, and a large garden. Northampton, just eight miles away, runs train services to London Euston in 55 minutes. The property is on the market for 685,000 with our Northampton office (01604 632991). For more information click here. St. Andrews House is a handsome former Victorian rectory overlooking the village green of Curry Rivel, 10 miles to the north east of Somersets county town of Taunton. The village has good day-to-day amenities, including a primary school and several shops. The property has a pretty sitting room with wood burning stove, kitchen with AGA and a formal drawing room with French doors leading out onto the large garden. There are five bedrooms upstairs in addition to a family bathroom. The property is on the market for 795,000 with our Taunton office (01823 325144). For more information click here. Directly facing the village green in the pretty Cotswold village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, West Oxfordshire, Kaths Cottage benefits from a superb location. Kingham and Charlbury stations are both five miles away and run train services in one hour 40 minutes into London and the local pub, post office and doctors surgery are all within walking distance. This three bedroom end of terrace cottage has a pretty sitting room with wood burning stove and window seat overlooking the large green. The property is on the market for 355,000 with our Burford office (01993 822661). For more information, click here. Lower Farm Cottage looks over Risby village green in West Suffolk, three miles north of Bury St Edmunds. Risby is a pretty village, dating from the tenth century which boasts two public houses and a popular antique centre. Grade II listed, the property boasts many period features, including a large inglenook fireplace and the original staircase. The reception rooms comprise both a spacious sitting room and a conservatory and upstairs are three bedrooms. To the front and rear are well stocked gardens. The property is on the market for 299,995 with our Bury St Edmunds office (01284 700535). For more information click here.