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About Us

Established by long-time friends and business partners Charlie Playfair

and Phil Smith, we specialise in building and renovating residential homes

in and around the Cotswolds.


A love for the region, a passion for property and an ongoing ambition to raise the bar on people’s experience of the build process, inspired Cotswold Property. While the UK building industry has a lot to be proud of, our goal has always been to create a new standard in customer care - one focused on clear communication, responsiveness and transparency.


We work closely with our clients every step of the way, placing their quality of life, living aspirations and high standards at the core of our building approach.


We promise to make the complicated straightforward, the process enjoyable and the final result outstanding. With an unwavering commitment to quality, we’re making it easier for more people to experience a better way to build.





Born and raised in the Cotswolds, Charlie has spent most of his career living and breathing local property. With over 15 years in the building trade, what he doesn’t know about wellcrafted Cotswold property isn’t worth knowing. He can probably guess the layout of a home with just a glance at the outside, and this creative vision means he is often found interrogating a floor plan or two, to ensure we create the most functional of living spaces.


In addition to thinking about how space and design can be used to improve the quality of a home, Charlie brings a friendly and easy-going manner to his dealings with our clients and is onsite daily managing our talented team of local tradesman.

Alongside a successful commercial career in London, Phil was flying high with various property investments of his own. His desire to turn his interest into a livelihood saw him move to the Cotswolds and team up with Charlie, to create a successful partnership based on complimentary skills and cohesive values.


Phil oversees our proposals and costings, ensuring every aspect of the build process is on track and that our entire team maintains our commitment to excellence. The cornerstone of his ethos has always been to provide a personal, thoughtful service - often pre-empting the needs of our clients before they arise.

“Our instinct and ambitions have a way of continually drawing us towards bigger and better results. We never forget the importance of working to the highest standards on every individual element of our projects, creating homes in which people and families can find comfort and inspiration”.

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