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Meadow Cottage

Poulton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 952677)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "This property sounded ideal in the description, however it failed to meet the standards described."

    The cottage requires a thorough clean and some tlc carried out. The was no light in the kitchen or on the stairs. The cottage was advertised as opposite the village shop. Wanting to use local facilities we didn't take any provisions with us. There is no village shop it is now a private dwelling and has been for some time. The nearest shop is 4 miles and the supermarket 5 miles. First time in South Cotswolds and won't be returning.

    Reviewed by KenSep 2021

  • "The cottage was dirty."

    You need to inspect this place. I wouldn't book with you again. The carpet was covered in white dog hair, no good for someone with asthma, and we have a dog. It needs a good scrub inside and out.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent to accommodate two people very comfortably."

    It is very well placed for touring South Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2020

  • "A great location to use as a base in touring the Cotswolds"

    Reviewed by BenjaminSep 2020

  • "This lovely cottage is in a beautiful area and is ideal for visiting the Cotswolds."

    The local pub, sadly, does not take dogs but there are lots of others in Fairford that do and have great food too! A great base to cover the area

    Reviewed by SallieAug 2020

  • "Great little cottage in good location."

    We stayed during Storm Dennis so due to weather were limited to where we could go/do. It didn't matter as the cottage was a lovely cosy place to stay with all we needed. Would definitely recommend & stay again.

    Reviewed by MichaelaFeb 2020

  • "We arrived at 15:30."

    The landlady looked surprised to see us. The cottage wasn’t ready. Hadn’t been vacuumed since the last guests and there were lots of cobwebs. The landlady was coming and going for the next half hour, bringing sheets to make the bed, then towels, toilet roll, tea towel etc etc. All essentials that should have been ready. We couldn’t work out how to use the oven. The bulb had blown in the pantry. Most worryingly, the key wouldn’t work in the door so the cottage was insecure and we had to keep all our valuables with us at all times. We felt unwelcome. I don’t have particularly high expectations of a holiday cottage, but I do expect it to be ready for me and secure. Apart from that, the cottage was adequately comfortable, in a good location for visiting the Cotswolds, and with easy parking at the side of the road. The village shop seems to have closed, so you have to drive to a nearby town for the closest shop.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "This cottage is ideally situated to explore the Cotswolds The mixer tap in the."

    Kitchen was in need of repair We were unsure whether we could let our dog into the garden behind the cottage, when we arrived the gate into the garden was open then the owners closed it, then later in the week it was open again

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "Really nice cottage, very well priced, very comfortable."

    Had a lovely bottle of wine left for us by the owner which was very much appreciated and enjoyed. Great pub hundred yards from the house with top quality food. Only downside was whilst the owner was pleasant enough, didn't 'appear' particularly happy that we reported that the grill hadn't been cleaned by previous user and also that whilst we did say we would possibly be leaving on the Thursday (though booked Sat - Sat), on the Wed evening she knocked and reminded us that our check out time for the Thurs was 10:00 and seemed a little perturbed when we advised that we wouldn't be leaving until the evening. Certainly didn't spoil things just a note on customer perception.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Arrived at 4."

    30pm on 30th March, met by the ‘surprised’ owner who said “I wasn’t expecting you”, she then took us into the cottage and told us the bed wasn’t made! Then she went back and forth to her house (next door) a number of times bringing in bedding one piece at a time, then towels, a bin bag, a toilet roll. She then asked if we’d like her to vacuum, yes really! We had a long drive and just wanted to settle in, I helped make the bed the bedding was NOT clean. Eventually she left,we went to the kitchen to make a much needed cuppa the worktop was sticky and sugar spilled over it, the cups stained, the kettle still half filled and grubby. You could pick bits from the bottom of the saucepan, the fridge was awful and ice cubes in trays in the freezer which had been there sometime. It was all we had so we tried to make the best of it. On Tues eve a note was pushed under the door telling us to leave by 9.30am on Sat 6th. On Thursday eve at 6.30 the owner came to the door and asked for our key as there were professional kitchen cleaners coming next morning (Friday) to clean the kitchen—-REALLY, we are supposed to be on holiday, who does that?? By that time we had had enough, the weather wasn’t good either, so we decided to leave on the Friday. Again at 8.15am they came for the key to let the cleaners in and we gave it to them, although we let them in about 30mins later. We then left, we didn’t have keys to hand back and didn’t feel we could talk to them as we were so disappointed with the whole “holiday”. I could go on about the lack of facilities but I’m sure you’ve heard enough for now. It’s a shame because with a bit of thought it could be a lovely cottage. We live in Looe, Cornwall and are key holders and caretakers for 2 holiday homes here and so know this wasn’t right, we can only think that the cottage was NOT cleaned after the last guests and that the owners are very new to this business .

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2019

  • "Everything need at cottage."

    Compact, cosy and nice back patio. Owners very nice and helpful. Good pub 1 minute walk away Food fantastic and staff very friendly. That's all there is within walking distance and a little village shop, staff there lovely and friendly. Bibury 20 mins drive beautiful village, worth a visit. Tetbury Town centre lovely to walk round. Plenty of antique shops. Gorgeous Kebab shop takeaway if like near Co-op Fairfield about 7 minute drive. Nice quiet break very relaxing

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "We had a magical stay at this beautifully appointed holiday bungalow."

    The location is superb with panoramic views over to Burgh Island. The rooms are light and airy and decorated in colours reflecting the beautiful sea. It felt calm and relaxing. The kitchen is well equipped and had everything we needed. We were warm and cosy throughout our stay. The owners , as well as leaving excellent instructions and ideas for walks and visits, had also left wine and biscuits. what a lovely touch! the bungalow has an ‘away from it all’ feel, yet interesting places to visit are not far away. For Jack, our dog ,it was ‘home from home’. He loved the glorious beach and so did we! We would thoroughly recommend a week or two here. Quarterdeck lives up to its name: a place of welcome and hospitality. Rod and Rita Corke

    Reviewed by RevdDec 2018

  • "The cottage was very nice it was in a very pretty area with lots to do while out waking our dog we met quite a few friendly people."

    The surrounding countryside was outstanding. The only downside to our visit was the couple who ran the cottage were not very friendly almost cold .Information on the cottage was very limited also there were cobwebs in every corner of the rooms and frayed curtains in front window

    Reviewed by RhodaSep 2018

  • "Brilliant stay in a lovely Cotswolds cottage."

    Fantastic hospitality from Ruth :)

    Reviewed by ShayoniSep 2018

  • "Really lovely quaint cottage, perfect location for travelling out to places."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RobynJul 2018

  • "Good location for touring and short walk to local pub for a nice evening meal."

    Traditional cooker would have been more user friendly. Plenty of local walks over the fields if you have a dog.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2018

  • "Meadow Cottage was ideal location for visiting the Cotswold area."

    Ideal for 2 people.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Very enjoyable ."

    ...... encourages me to look forward to September holiday in Northumberland .......... already booked .

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2017

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Oil central heating (controlled from owner’s home next door)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated roadside parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop opposite, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The property is situated close to a main road, some associated road noise may be heard.

The property

This delightful stone-built cottage is attached to the owner’s home in the small rural village of Poulton, close to the Cotswolds’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Situated next to the owner’s own home, this cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break away to explore this wonderful area.

Lovingly furnished throughout to offer high standard accommodation, you enter this property into the sitting room with dining area, a comfortable space to relax after a day of exploring.

The kitchen is compact but well equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals.

Upstairs there is a beautifully-appointed double bedroom and a modern bathroom.

Outside the enclosed courtyard patio has a table and chairs where you can enjoy a morning coffee or a refreshing drink on a summer’s evening.

If you fancy a night off from the cooking stroll down to the local pub to enjoy some fine local ales and good traditional food.

The market town of Fairford is a short drive away offering a wider selection of shops, cafes and traditional pubs as well as a weekly country market.

The Cotswolds offer an array of quaint villages with individual shops to explore, or for the more energetic, explore the Cotswold Water Park with its wide range of activities on offer including water skiing and fishing.

The Water Park is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a wealth of paths to explore on foot or by cycling with an abundance of wildlife to spot.

Spend a day at Westonbirt Arboretum with its extensive collection of trees and shrubs or visit Stow-on-the-Wold or even the historic city of Oxford.

With so much to do in this area you will be spoilt for choice from this well-located property.

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About the location


Fairford 3.3 miles; Gloucester 23.3 miles; Cirencester 5.5 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 22.1 miles.

Poulton is a small rural historic village situated close to the Cotswolds’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately 24 miles south east of Gloucester. Poulton was registered in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Poltone. Historically, the village was part of the county of Wiltshire and for centuries was—physically detached from Wiltshire – an enclave of Gloucestershire. In 1844, Poulton became part of Gloucestershire under the Counties (Detached Parts) Act. Poulton is now home to a community run village shop, a local pub, The Falcon Inn, a traditional British country dining pub serving locally brewed cask ales, an interesting wine list and classic English dishes and a village hall. The thriving market town of Fairford is just over three miles away nestling on the River Coln, and offers many amenities including individual shops, cafes and traditional pubs, as well as hosting a weekly country market offering home grown and homemade produce and country crafts. RAF Fairford is home of the Royal International Air Tattoo, held in July every year, one of the largest military air shows in the world with a reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events. Just a short drive away is the beautiful Roman town of Cirencester, gateway to the Cotswolds, which offers excellent shopping, restaurants, ancient buildings, museums and antique markets. The Cotswold Water Park is Britain’s largest water park, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and made up of over 40 lakes. A wide range of activities is on offer including water skiing, cycling, horse riding, boating, golf and fishing and for the nature lovers the park offers an abundance of bird and animal life, all of which can be seen throughout the year on the three nature reserves. A little further afield visit the historic town of Malmesbury with its 12th century Benedictine abbey and Westonbirt Arboretum with an extensive collection of trees and shrubs. The honey-coloured Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water and the university city of Oxford are also easily accessible. Poulton is an excellent location for touring this varied area.

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