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The Hermitage is a romantic Cotswold stone cottage, in the large grounds of a beautiful manor house

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

The Hermitage - a cottage that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom

Welcome to The Hermitage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.

Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

The Hermitage is a romantic Cotswold stone cottage, located in the large grounds of a beautiful manor house in the picturesque village of Poulton, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Although small, Poulton has a well-regarded pub, a village shop and Post Office, and a nice park close to the cottage. The village is five miles away from the Roman town of Cirencester, the largest market town in the Cotswolds, and is also close to many other picture-postcard Cotswold villages, including Bibury, Barnsley and Eastleach, with the stunning Coln Valley just a short drive away. As well as being close to the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, Poulton is also well placed for exploring further afield places, such as Oxford, Bath, or even a day-trip into London.

This charming cottage was stylishly refurbished by an interior designer in early 2017, adding a lovely contemporary style that enhances the character features, which include stone mullion windows and a beautiful wood burning stove. This character is complemented by the cottage's modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-presented kitchen.

The Hermitage sleeps two guests in a king size bed, with a lovely bathroom. There is a beautiful garden at the side of the property, and off street parking is available. This is a perfect option for a couple looking for a relaxing break, in a stylish property.

Manor Cottage, a lovely property that sleeps 4+1 in two bedrooms, is next door to The Hermitage, also in the grounds of the manor house.

House Rules

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).


The maximum occupancy of the property is two guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than two guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.


Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed size and configuration

King size bed


Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs

The property has electric storage heaters.

Electricity is included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally, or directly from the owner.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and a Smart TV, plus a Bluetooth speaker.

Mobile phone reception is generally limited inside the property, but is usually better outside.


There is a private parking space for one car outside the property.


Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are available on request.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

This is an old property and has many character features, including low door frames, a step down into the cottage and a step from the living area into the kitchen, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

The smoke detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.


No smoking is permitted throughout the property.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.

If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Character Cottages
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Poulton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
If you would like to read more about the property’s features, then feel free to get in touch by searching the web for The Hermitage Character Cottages!


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The Hermitage is a romantic Cotswold stone cottage, in the large grounds of a beautiful manor house
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed, and in a great location.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Heathrow International
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Other Activities:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Car: Poulton is easily accessed by car, being located on the A417 and within four miles of the A419 and A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the Central Cotswolds

Train: The nearest railway station to Poulton is Kemble (approximately ten miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than ninety minutes.

Plane: Poulton is within easy reach of a number of international airports; Birmingham International Airport: 67 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 83 miles, approximately 80 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 52 miles, approximately 85 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent