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Butts Farm

Poulton

Sleeps 10 + 2
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
This stunning, Cotswold, Grade II listed barn conversion sleeps 10 across five bedrooms (+2 children on a double sofa bed) and has two en-suite 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 and a garden fire pit. 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 cottage's traditional character 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 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. Englands, the community playing field, is across the lane and guests are free to use this for outdoor games or to wander over 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. One of the sofas can become a double bed (only suitable for children). 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 with Victorian style double bed and 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.

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

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. The garden is deliberately left wild for wildlife and includes many wildflowers, butterflies, and birds.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Double
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • Bedroom Five - Twin
  • Additional beds - Double sofa bed in living room (only suitable for children)
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom, 1 downstairs family shower room; 1 separate downstairs W.C
  • Hairdryer - 3
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March) extra available for £5/sack of logs
  • AGA
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 8 in dining room and Seats 6-additional table in kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates
  • Ping pong table - Using the dining room table

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off road parking for 8 cars
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:

Eating Out:
  • The Falcon Inn (300 metres)
  • Lakeside Brasserie (5.5 miles)
  • The Fleece (5.5 miles)
Walks:

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)
Travel:
  • Train - Kemble (10 miles) has regular, direct services to London Paddington
  • Taxis - A2B Taxis, Cirencester Taxi, Siren Cars Cirencester, T4 Taxis
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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • Butts Farm sleeps a maximum of 10 adults. The sofa bed is only suitable for children.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Low doorways and beams on the upper floor and flagstone flooring in the kitchen.

Reviews

Worked well for two families. Plenty of space and a nice walk to the pub in Meysey Hampton.

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Alistair
| 12/02/2024

Lovely house in a lovely village, with lots of beautiful surroundings and buildings. We had a private chef attend and it had all the amenities to cater for this.

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Thomas
| 26/01/2024

Had a lovely stay, close to all Cotswold attractions and it's a beautiful building.

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James
| 01/01/2024

We rented this property over Christmas 2023 due to extra family visiting from overseas. Throughout the lead-up to our stay, the agents were very responsive to any questions and very happy to help with our queries. A property welcome and information pack was provided ahead of time which meant we had the information to start planning things to do etc. The house is spectacular, it's exactly as described, lovely, spacious and well-kitted out. The beds are all so comfy with lovely linen, and lots of extra provided if needed. The garden is wonderful, it's self-contained so our dog had a lovely time playing out there. The location is brilliant, it's a short few minutes walk to the cricket field where you can start a really lovely circular walk (I'm sure there is more than one walk but we did the same one because it was beautiful). It's very quick and easy to drive to the local towns (approx. 15 minutes to Cirencester). All in all, it was the perfect rental, highly recommend it!!

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Sarah
| 20/12/2023

Really beautiful house! Loved the fire and it made it feel very festive! Enough space for a large family with comfy beds and nice linen. The house had everything we needed! We didn’t want to leave. We really appreciated the Christmas decorations, the Christmas tree and the treats that were left for us.

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Cassie
| 08/12/2023

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).