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Prior Bank

…we were confident not only of the level of interest but also the likely amount of competition even before viewings took place and that allowed us to agree a sale quickly at the best possible price for our vendors accordingly, all within a few days. A flight of steps leads down to a master bedroom with luxurious en-suite shower room, two sizeable double bedrooms, one single bedroom and a family bathroom.The versatility of these rooms is clear - currently one is cleverly used as a further family room, leading out as it does onto a decked area and still enjoying the same lovely countryside views. From this level, one walks out directly onto generous and well-tended gardens that enjoy considerable privacy from neighbouring properties.The clever addition of a steel spiral staircase leads back to the first floor – it’s a resourceful way to link both spaces effortlessly. Within the garden is a detached former garage that has been converted
into a home office that also has the benefit of a shower room, offering potential for guest accommodation separate to the main house. Prior Bank provides an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind property within the

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heart of this quintessential Cotswold village and achieved an agreed sum considerably in excess of its marketing price following competition from several buyers almost immediately after it was launched for sale. Says Tom Burdett, Branch Manager of Fine & Country North Cotswolds, the international marketing brand of local independent estate agency Harrison James & Hardie: “Contrary to the previous height of the market in 2007, today buyers are looking in a much wider geographical area and so sometimes don’t bother to register with an agency until they see an interesting property appear on a website such as Rightmove. It has been a buyers’ market for a long time and perhaps habits have become somewhat ingrained but now, with a settled government, great interest rates and a real sense of confidence in the local market place, potential buyers who take this stance will and do miss out on rare opportunities like Prior

Bank. Before the launch we had already phoned all our suitable registered applicants to alert them that something special was coming up for sale and had booked multiple viewings on the first day. As a consequence, we were confident not only of the level of interest but also the likely amount of competition even before viewings took place - and that allowed us to agree a sale quickly at the best possible price for our vendors accordingly, all within a few days. “Harrison James & Hardie has a deserved reputation for being very proactive and over the last fifteen years we are lucky to have maintained the lion’s share of the North Cotswold marketplace. Our Fine & Country upper quartile connection is very important to our marketing strategy too, as it allows us to access local, regional, national and international buyers very quickly. My advice is, if you are ready to buy now and are interested in a property such as Prior Bank, not to wait until you see something you like the look of but to register your requirements with us now so that we can get to know you. We will keep you informed of any suitable properties and, more than that, we secure exciting new instructions like this one to our agency exactly because vendors are reassured we know who the right buyers are out there, right now.”

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