This stunning, Cotswold, Grade II listed barn conversion sleeps 10 across five bedrooms (+2 on double sofa bed) and has two ensuite bathrooms, a family shower room and separate WC. Downstairs twin room with adjacent W.C. suitable for guests with limited mobility. Features original beams, Cotswold stone walls, a wood burner fireplace and a spectacular open plan living-dining area with a vaulted ceiling. Special extras include an indoor ping pong table, a garden fire pit and private access to the village playing field. Located in the pretty Cotswold village of Poulton, in walking distance of a popular local pub with country walks on the doorstep.
Turn down the gravelled driveway and you’ll immediately feel like you are stepping back in time as you park and turn to face 300-year-old Butts Farm. This Grade II listed barn conversion has been in the same family since the 17th century, with the current owners converting the barn in 1992 into a beautiful property, sympathetically maintaining the traditional character of the cottage yet providing every modern convenience with a contemporary interior design.
Butts Farm is the perfect property for a family gathering or friends’ get together, with its fully equipped kitchen and spacious, yet cosy, living room and dining area. The downstairs twin room, with adjacent W.C. and downstairs shower room would suit guests with limited mobility (though not wheelchair friendly). Upstairs are four double bedrooms, one en-suite and two sharing a family bathroom and the downstairs shower room.
The owners have gone to great trouble to encourage wildlife into the garden and the outside of the building, with little owls regularly seen nesting at the end of the property and threatened insects and making their home there. At the rear of the farm there is a secluded garden with a patio, fire pit and large picnic table, (which is moved under the archway in the winter). The garden can be accessed via the kitchen or the dining room. A path leads from the garden to Englands, the community playing field, which guests are free to use for outdoor games or to wander over to with a picnic blanket in hand to watch the local cricket club playing their matches.
Step through the stable doors into the spacious, fully equipped kitchen with its impressively high, vaulted ceiling, original beams, flagstone floor and country cottage kitchen units. The kitchen is dual aspect, looking out over the garden on each side and has a side door leading out to the garden and patio, making it easy to carry food outside for outdoor dining. An antique wooden table sits at the centre of the kitchen and comfortably seats 6 (the dining room is used for main meals and seats 8). The kitchen is equipped with a large, U.S.-style fridge-freezer, dishwasher, new Rangemaster cooker, hob, oven and microwave.
Utility Room/Downstairs Shower Room:
This spacious multi-purpose room is both a Family Shower Room, with a corner shower, W.C., washbasin and heated towel rail, and a Utility Room with a washing machine, dryer, double sink, iron and ironing board.
This stunning, open-plan room is Butts Farm’s showstopper, and what really makes it an ideal place for family or friend gatherings. The Living Room has a large wood burner set into an original stone fireplace and is furnished with three large sofas, comfortably seating all guests around a solid oak coffee table. A large, flatscreen smart TV and a bookcase with local reference books and guides are provided for rainy days and relaxing evenings. French windows open out to the gravelled parking area.
Off-set from the seating area is the beautiful Dining Room, which features a high ceiling reaching up to the gables, with original beams and stone walls. A very large, antique pine dining table comfortably seats eight guests and doubles as a ping pong table…bats, net and balls provided! The dining area also has two farmhouse chairs and a gorgeous doll’s house. French windows lead out to the garden, and a handy side door opens onto the patio and the outdoor seating area.
Bedroom 5 – downstairs twin room:
This pretty, downstairs room is carpeted and furnished with two full-size, single beds, a bedside table and reading light, a hanging rail, a rocking chair, a chest of drawers and a bookcase with a selection of local reference books and novels. The room features an exposed stone wall and two long castle-like windows that look out to the driveway.
At the end of the hallway, next to Bedroom 5, is a handy cloakroom with a dual flush toilet and washbasin.
At the top of stairs pause a moment to look down at the Dining Area and up to the fabulous, vaulted ceiling before heading to Butt Farm’s four upstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms
Featuring original beams and stone walls, this en-suite double bedroom is furnished with a standard double bed on a Victorian style, wrought iron bedframe, with bedside tables and reading lamps. A large hanging area is provided, behind thick curtains (the travel cot is stored here), and a chest of drawers with a mirror above.
En-suite/Shared Family Bathroom:
A door opens directly from Bedroom 2 into the en-suite bathroom (can be locked on either side for privacy), with full-size bath, and handheld shower (for hair washing only), washbasin with light and shaver point.
A second door opens from the landing into the bathroom (can be locked from the inside for privacy), making this bathroom available to other guests.
This beautiful double room features a thick oak beam - originally part of a ship! – and original stone walls. The room, with its accents of gold, is furnished with a standard double bed, bedside tables and reading lamps, a chest of drawers with a mirror above, and a hanging rail.
Furnished as a children’s room, with two small twin beds (2ft 6” wide), bedside tables, and a hanging rail and shelves for storing clothes and personal items. This bedroom also has an ancient ship’s timber across the width of the room – the perfect setting for a pirate’s tale or two! (This room can be made up as a double on request.)
Bedroom 1 Master bedroom with en-suite:
The impressive en-suite master bedroom features a striking oriental wall hanging, a king-size double bed on a chrome bedstead, and a massive ship’s timber. The room is furnished with bedside tables and reading lamps and an antique oak wardrobe.
The bedroom’s private en-suite has a large walk-in shower, washbasin, mirror, toilet, and radiator
Butts Farm is approached via a long, gravelled drive, which leads to the parking area (to the left) and the main door into the house (to the right). At the rear of the property is a lovely private garden, with a grassy area, large picnic table with room for everyone to eat at, and a fire pit. A path through the garden leads to a gate that opens on to England's, the village community playing field, where guests are free to use the facility to play field games and watch the locals playing cricket matches.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 10 (+2) in 5 bedrooms across 1 king-size bedroom, 2 standard double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 children’s twin bedroom (+2 on double sofa bed in the Living Room)
Downstairs twin room suitable for guests with limited mobility
3.5 bathrooms: 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom, 1 downstairs family shower room; 1 separate downstairs W.C.
Parking for 6-8 cars
Private garden – safe for children and dogs (under supervision)
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for 1 fire – extra available for £5/sack of logs.
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Kitchen starter consumables: e.g. teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
Cleaning starter pack: e.g. dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: e.g. hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
Heating and hot water e.g. via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
TV – Smart TV
Dogs: maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs; dog gate
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, kitchen paper
Washing machine + dryer
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs, outdoor washing line
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The closest food shops to Poulton are in Fairford (3 miles) and Cirencester (6 miles). In Fairford you have a selection of small supermarkets, coffee shops, a Post Office, fuel station, a butcher, Boots pharmacy, and other local-interest stores:
The Falcon Inn (300 metres)
Lakeside Brasserie (5.5 miles)
The Fleece (5.5 miles)
Public footpaths and bridleways are between most of the surrounding villages, including Ampney St Crucis, Ampney St Mary and St Peter, Coln St Aldwyns and, slightly further afield, Bibury. In addition to having walks on its doorstep, there are many self-guided walks to enjoy in and around Cirencester.
Places to Visit:
Poulton Cricket Club (300 metres)
Poulton Hill Estate Vineyard (1.5 miles)
Cotswold Water Park Gateway Information & Hire Centre (5.5 miles)
Train - Kemble (10 miles) has regular, direct services to London Paddington
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
Parking: There is a large parking area at the end of the drive with space for 6-8 cars
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted. A fee per dog applies.
Low doorways and beams on the upper floor and flagstone flooring in the kitchen
Please note that paving stones in the garden can be slippery when wet
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
We loved this house. Great facilities, super comfortable and wonderfully quiet in a beautiful location. We would come here again.
A beautiful house to stay in which accommodated our family of 10 + toddler + 2 dogs perfectly. The secure garden was ideal for us all and our dogs
We had a lovely time staying at butts farm, the rooms were a lovely size and suitable for all 10 of us. All the bedding and towels were clean and the kitchen was fully functional the house is Close to shops (a big Tesco and Aldi!) lots of restaurants (that cater for gluten free and vegan!) and we used the local swimming pool which the kids loved. Everyone wants to come back again next year! Thank you again
Absolutely fabulous house, perfect for a family gathering. We had the best time, lots of lovely dog walks nearby and a lovely big oven to cook a roast! Couldn’t have been happier with our stay
Perfect setting for a 30th Birthday and Engagement! There was everything we needed. It was clean and situated perfectly
Poulton is a small but thriving Cotswold village with a traditional British pub, The Falcon Inn, serving British modern food, and featuring locally brewed cask ales (booking essential). The village has a church (St Michael’s and All Angels) and a children's playground and playing field, called Englands, directly across the lane from the cottage. A traditional summer fete is held each year on the first Sunday after the August Bank Holiday. The closest food shops to the cottage are in Fairford, approximately 3 miles away (see ‘Local Amenities’).
The closest food shops to Poulton are in Fairford (3 miles) and Cirencester (6 miles).
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