Welcome to Manor Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.
Manor Cottage is a quintessential 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 there is a children's playground 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.
Important Customer Notice:
- Weeks: we can only accept week long bookings commencing on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options
- Short Breaks: we can only accept short breaks that start on a Friday or Monday
- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
Sitting in the grounds of Poulton’s lovely manor house, Manor Cottage is entirely self-contained and the front door is accessed via a path through the cottage’s private gardens. The stunning oak front door opens into a hallway, with the following rooms on the ground floor:
Living room: A large, beautifully refurbished room, which retains oak beams, a flagstone floor, window seats and a lovely roaring fire. There is comfy seating for five and a beautiful antique writing desk;
Kitchen/dining room: This bright, sociable room contains an Aga, which also heats the cottage’s water, a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine. There is also a large wooden dining table, with seating for six.
Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 1: A lovely dual aspect room in its own right, this bedroom is further enhanced by its stunning four poster bed. Cleverly extended to a king size bed by the cottage’s owners, the bed combines size and comfort, with gorgeous style;
Bedroom 2: This large room contains two single beds, as well as a full size day bed (180cm x 90cm). The day bed can either be left as a comfy sofa, or set up as a bed.
Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
Outside the cottage are its beautiful enclosed gardens, with a mixture of lawns, patio areas, and mature bushes and trees, all surrounded by Cotswold stone walls. There is a bistro table and chairs, a bench and a charcoal barbecue. Off street parking for two/three cars is also available, directly outside the cottage.
Disponible para huéspedes
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.
Atención a los huéspedes
After completing your booking, we will provide you with the contact details of the property owner or their nominated property manager, who can support you in the event of any property related emergency.
Otros aspectos destacables
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Instant booking restrictions
This property is instantly bookable, subject to the following restrictions:
Short breaks: We can only accept breaks less than a week long that start on a Friday or Monday;
Weeks: We can only accept week long bookings commencing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options;
Special events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day;
Short notice bookings: For bookings commencing within 7 days of the booking date, we have to seek confirmation from the property owner that they can accept the booking, before it can be accepted.
In addition to Airbnb’s terms and conditions, any bookings made for this property are made on the basis that you agree to the Booking Conditions set out on the Character Cottages website. Please type “Character Cottages Booking Conditions” into your search engine to find and review these conditions.
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 4 1 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 5 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.
Up to two medium sized dogs, or two cats, are accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per pet.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that pets remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of them remains after your departure.
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 sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: King size bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds 1 day bed
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has an oil fired central heating system.
Electricity and oil are 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.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Smart TV with a DVD player. A telephone is also provided for UK calls, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.
Mobile phone reception is generally limited inside the property, but is usually better outside.
There are private parking spaces for at least two cars 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 high chair are available on request.
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 throughout and a step down into the cottage, 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.
The owners of the property live in the manor house, which is in the same grounds as Manor Cottage, however the cottage is an entirely self-contained property, with its own gardens, entrance and parking spaces.
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.
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