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Butts Farm

Poulton

Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
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.
Full Description

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.

Ground Floor

Kitchen:
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.

Living-Dining Room:
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.

Downstairs W.C.:
At the end of the hallway, next to Bedroom 5, is a handy cloakroom with a dual flush toilet and washbasin.

First Floor

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

Bedroom 2:
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.

Bedroom 3:
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.

Bedroom 4:
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:
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

Outside

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
  • Hairdryer x3
  • 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.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV – Smart TV
  • Games
  • Dogs: maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs (£25 fee per dog); 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
  • Oven/hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Washing machine + dryer
  • Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs, outdoor washing line
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate, fireguard
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture – seats 12
  • BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
  • Indoor table tennis (on the dining room table)
  • Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Points of Note
  • 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 is permitted at a cost of £25
  • 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
  • Parties: the owners do not accept stag/hen parties but welcome family celebrations
Guide Books

Reviews

Great host and great cottage! The place is super cozy and very functional as well. Sunlight from the morning till sunset. All perfect, happy to go back there!
Matteo
A perfect Bolthole, so close to everywhere but feels secluded, country kitchen, cosy fire, lovely bedrooms & huge lounge / dinner.
Fiona
Butt's Farm offers great accommodation for a family/friends gathering. We stayed here with two little ones and everything that we needed was there: cot, high chairs and stair gates. The lovely open plan living area was great for them to play in and the safely enclosed garden was also useful. As it was just a short walk from The Falcon pub, it allowed us to just walk down and have a really tasty meal and drinks. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the kitchen was everything we needed for us to cook for 7 of us. Would recommend.
Keely Anne
We had the most incredible time in the barn. It was beautiful, spacious and a great place to relax, remote work and take full advantage of the countryside and local wild-swimming while enjoying evenings in the garden next to the fire! Would recommend to anyone.
Tim
If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax in the Cotswolds, this beautifully converted barn is a great choice. The Cotswold stone building itself is roomy, professionally decorated and clean. The house has all necessities; sizeable bedrooms with comfortable beds, strong WiFi, well-equipped kitchen, plus the back garden is the perfect place to while away evenings in the setting sun; watching the bees and butterflies, or sat around the fire pit. There are a number of nearby walks out into the countryside, and its proximity to the Cotswold Water Park, local pubs and other cultural attractions allow for plenty to do. Would highly recommend and are considering a return for a family party. Thanks for having us!
Dan

Location

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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