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The Hermitage

Poulton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091259)

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Hermitage."

    It is a beautiful space, perfect for a long weekend. The Falcon Inn pub across the road is a must! Great base to explore the Cotswolds, we would highly recommend. Thanks again for having us!

    JessicaMay 2021

  • "Stayed at the cottage for 4 nights."

    Is located in a nice quiet village and is back off the main road. The space is comfortable, with large bed, good cooking facilities, etc.

    KarlMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Great location.

    HazelDec 2020

  • "Lovely spacious apartment for two!"

    It was cosy and stylish. Check in couldn’t have been easier.

    SallyDec 2020

  • "A beautifully cosy cottage tucked away in beautiful grounds."

    Warm, bright, comfortable, exactly what you need to come home to after a full day of exploring the surrounding area.

    EmilyDec 2020

  • "Really enjoyable stay."

    Great location for exploring the Cotswolds.

    PeterOct 2020

  • "Great place and really good value for money - the cottage has everything you would need and is really cosy - really enjoyed our stay."

    LaurenSep 2020

  • "Our stay at the Hermitage was wonderful."

    It was exactly as pictured. Check-in/check-out could not have been easier. Character Cottages was extremely thorough in their directions to the property. A 'guide book' within the cottage was also extremely detailed and gave us some great tips for our stay. Poulton was a sweet village and a great 'home base' to set off to other villages/walks in the Cotswolds.

    JuliaSep 2020

  • "From the initial booking to arriving at The Hermitage, both Character Cottages and the Host could not have been more welcoming and helpful."

    Communication was quick and friendly and both Character Cottages and the Host were only too happy to suggest places to eat, local pubs and where to go for walks etc. Prior to checking-in we received a pre-check in document via email and this included special COVID-19 guidelines which made us feel very safe. Shortly after arriving Nick (the Host) knocked to introduce himself and ask if we had settled in okay. Another lovely touch was the red velvet cake that welcomed us on the dining table as we arrived. The Hermitage was styled perfectly for the surroundings and had all the amenities we could ask for - Do note that you will need a car but I imagine that this is the case for most areas in The Cotswolds. Thank you again to both Character Cottages & Nick for a perfect stay!

    StevieAug 2020

  • "The Hermitage was a great hub for our little break in the Cotswolds."

    It was in a perfect location to explore many of the well-known attractions and there’s a well recommended pub (The Falcon Inn) across the road. The actual place was very cosy and well furnished inside. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

    CharlesAug 2020

  • "The Hermitage & the surrounding grounds are very beautiful & makes for the perfect tranquil getaway from busy London."

    Directly across from the local pub and 10/15mins walk to the local cafe. The cottage itself was gorgeous and had everything we needed to make our weekend getaway perfect! Can’t wait to book again. Thanks!

    RachelJul 2020

  • "The Hermitage is a lovely AirBnB for those looking for a secluded yet peaceful countryside escape in the Cotswolds."

    The studio arrangement feels very homely and spacious. Would highly recommend. If pushed the only thing missing is the lack of a freezer (so do keep that in mind if you fancy ice cold drinks in the summer heat).

    DavidJul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at this cosy yet stylish stone house in the grounds of a beautiful Manor House."

    Small but perfectly formed. A great location for exploring the pretty villages of the Cotswolds (you really do need a car). Nice pub just round the corner. You can hear the road a little but it’s generally lovely and quiet. We’re keen to return soon!

    RossJul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage with nice touches and a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and surrounding area."

    Would definitely recommend!

    SamJul 2020

  • "This place really is an ideal place to see the cotswolds and surrounding countryside."

    Everything you would want to see is within half an hours drive. The locals are friendly, the nature is fantastic and the Hermitage is fully equipped to make that time better. For anyone tech dependant- worth a note the phone signal (especially O2) is largely non existent. So bear that in mind if you fancy going entirely off grid!

    RobJul 2020

  • "The Cottage was exactly as described - beautifully clean, cosy and well-appointed."

    The hosts couldn’t have been more accommodating. Do not hesitate to book! We had an excellent week and would love to visit again soon.

    JamesMar 2020

  • "Wonderful stay at the lovely Hermitage cottage, thank you!"

    Beautiful, stylish space with thoughtful touches and extra amenities (coffee machine, washing machine), which made our stay that much more comfortable and cozy. Lovely big bathroom and stunning walk in shower. We’ll be back, thank you!

    MeganFeb 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Hermitage!"

    Was a lovely cosy cottage to get away from it all. Loved the log burner and the very comfy king size bed! The chocolate cake was also a very nice touch. We felt very welcome and comfortable and look forward to returning very soon.

    KatyFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could need."

    We will definitely book again.

    LisaJan 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect, great village with a lovely pub over the road ( The Falcon Inn ) ."

    If you are interested in experiencing the Cotswolds, Hermitage cottage makes the most stunning base.

    RichardJan 2020

  • "Charming bolt hole perfect for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Small village outside of Cirencester. We spent much of our days driving so it was delightful to come home to this sweet spot and cook a meal and build a fire. Don’t miss Bibury. Wonderfully furnished with everything you need. Be certain to find out where the small shop in town is lest you have to travel for basics.

    AmyNov 2019

  • "Gorgeous little modern gem."

    Comfy bed, has everything you need for the stay. Lovely owner Nick greeted us upon arrival. Pub across the road was great too.

    SusanNov 2019

  • "Lovely place, great location, perfect for a weekend escape."

    LeoNov 2019

  • "Perfect bolt hole to relax and explore the Cotswolds!"

    Would definitely recommend.

    ChloeOct 2019

  • "Lovely little place - feels very private and cosy, and all the furnishings in the flat are top notch."

    Good location as a base to go on walks around the area, recommend Bibury. Easy check-in, nice touch of a cake and milk left in the fridge along with all the cooking equipment you’d need. Thank you!

    DanOct 2019

  • "Great cosy place for exploring the attractions around Cirencester."

    The patio area is lovely to have breakfast in the mornings when it gets full sun. Good food across the road at The Falcon pub.

    KarenAug 2019

  • "A great space to retreat and unwind."

    Very comfortable and cosy.

    DianeAug 2019

  • "Thank you very much for a lovely stay in The Hermitage."

    We had a wonderful time exploring the Cotswolds and the Hermitage was the perfect place to come back to in the evening. We were also very grateful for the milk and cake! I’m sure we will be returning at some point in the future.

    LukeAug 2019

  • "We spent 12 days in this lovely cottage."

    It's very spacious and comfortable, and the location worked out great for us where we got to explore different parts of the Cotswolds AONB. We loved our time at this cottage a lot. It's also professionally run very well. We even got an email in advance to schedule a mid-week cleaning service. We've stayed at other airbnb properties longer than this and never even got a cleaning service. I think it makes a big difference.

    KubraJul 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Hermitage."

    It looked just like the photos and host were kind enough to drop by to check if things were ok and also left a cake for guests! Definitely recommend this. Food at the Falcon Inn was great too.

    PeiyiJun 2019

  • "A beautiful escape in a sweet village."

    A great location to explore the surrounds areas! We would highly recommend a stay here!

    CarolineJun 2019

  • "Great little place."

    It was perfect for my wife and I.

    JeffMay 2019

  • "Perfect place."

    Absolutely amazing cottage to stay, it was beautiful. The hosts even left us a cake when we arrived. The place was clean and tidy and had everything that was needed. AMAZING

    PhoebeMar 2019

  • "Great weekend away."

    Convenient and central location, the cottage was spotless and had everything we needed with lovely personal touches. Hope to come again soon.

    BethMar 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage with everything you could need."

    We loved the wood burner with the wood and we could wonder across the road to the pub which has good food. Also loved the chocolate cake on arrival!

    FaithMar 2019

  • "Great little place to stay to explore the Cotswolds."

    Compact but well arranged and very cosy. Recommend the pub across the road, The Falcon, really nice food too.

    Paul And LauraMar 2019

  • "Another wonderful long weekend spent in this lovely cottage."

    Can't wait to go back again.

    KerryFeb 2019

  • "Second visit and loved it just as much as the first visit."

    Beautifully and tastefully decorated. We can't wait for our third visit. The cake was a considerate and well appreciated touch by the owners. Wonderful memories and very fond of the cottage.

    SamanthaFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic property, perfect weekend retreat."

    PeterJan 2019

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, above average fittings and comfy bed."

    Close to Cirencester- literally 5 mins. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend.

    DavidJan 2019

  • "We just loved The Hermitage."

    Above average facilities and the bed was lovely and comfy. The bathroom has under floor heating which was great on the cold winter nights, and the shower is huge.

    KerriDec 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful Cotswold Village, great pub/restaurant, and community shop."

    ChrisNov 2018

  • "We enjoyed a quiet, comfortable stay in this peaceful and romantic hideaway in the Cotswolds."

    Our host Nick greeted us right away, and was happy to be helpful and give tips about where to get groceries, and to see local attractions. The kitchen is well-equipped, and we were delighted to find a little treat from our co-host, Susan. Thank you for your wonderful dwelling!

    SusanSep 2018

  • "This was a beautiful cottage with every amenity to make our stay very comfortable."

    The kitchen was excellent and we loved the bathroom and slept well in the comfy bed. The village and others close by were lovely and we found this cottage to be an excellent base for touring the Cotswolds. We would love to return to this cottage!

    LisJul 2018

  • "Beautifully furnished, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a pretty & peaceful village ideally located for exploring the surrounding area."

    Many thoughtful touches by the owners ensured a warm welcome on arrival - fresh flowers on the patio table, complimentary wine & cake and everything needed to make a cuppa too. Delightful pub with restaurant (The Falcon) close by serving delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and hope to return in the future.

    AndrewJun 2018

  • "Lovely well presented property with good quality furnishings."

    The property was always warm with plenty of hot water, great walk in shower. The Hermitage is in close proximity to Bibury, Cirencester, and other places of interest and lovely walks. We had a fantastic Easter break even though the weather was against us.

    DavidApr 2018

  • "The Hermitage has been a perfect destination for us."

    It was lovely staying there and Nick and Susan were very helpful and friendly with everything. We will come back as soon as we can.

    PhilippMar 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic weekend at The Hermitage!"

    Perfect retreat to relax and recharge the batteries! A beautifully furnished bolt hole, tucked into a quiet corner of The Manor House garden ... We'd planned to see a little of the Cotswolds but The Hermitage was so cosy we couldn't tear ourselves away! Loved it, will most definitely be back. Thank you! Kevin

    Mar 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this super cosy Cotswolds cottage!"

    The cottage was really nicely decorated and all amenities worked well. Great shower! Our hosts also left us a delicious cake and fresh flowers which was a lovely touch! We'll definitely return!

    ErikMar 2018

  • "The Hermitage was amazing!"

    Made to feel really welcome as soon as we arrived, it felt like a home away from home, would love to return!

    JohnFeb 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Loved how the owner popped across to fill the bird feeder and we managed to have a quick chat. The little added extras were so thoughtful.

    SamanthaFeb 2018

  • "This was excellent accommodation for a stay in the beautiful Cotswolds; spacious and well appointed, idyllic setting, accessible to so many interesting places, perfect hospitality!"

    RitaOct 2017

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Much more space than a hotel room. The welcome cake was a lovely touch.

    VikkiAug 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage superbly presented."

    Thank you so much! Katie

    Jul 2017

  • "A lovely modern country style cottage - perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    We met Susan who was very welcoming and friendly and gave us lots of good advice on great places to visit. Would definitely be recommending them to our friends and family!

    ShehanieJun 2017

  • "The Hermitage is a stunning little retreat in the lovely Cotswolds countryside."

    We loved our stay here. The owners have done an amazing job of renovating the place, with many thoughtful and beautiful touches. They were so hospitable and easy to communicate with. The Falcon Inn, just across the street, was a lovely place for dinner. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing oasis.

    DavidJun 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a delightful village."

    So well thought out and presented by the owners Nick and Susan, who could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had a lovely stay with our 4 month old and would definitely come back - but maybe to the cottage as he gets older!

    AbigailMay 2017

  • "We were thrilled to stumble upon the Character Cottages website and the marvellous Hermitage property."

    The Hermitage is stunning, both inside and out. You could say it's small but perfectly formed. The decor is sensational and very comfortable. We loved it so much, we have booked our next trip back there before we had left! Emma

    May 2017

  • "The Hermitage was truly superb, beautifully presented, spotless, excellent in every way."

    Just wonderful to find something that is as good as the pictures and description showed. Loved the Character Cottages booking and response 10/10. Linda

    May 2017

  • "Reat little bolthole for two, everything you need for a great holiday, furnished to a very high standard and centrally located for the Cotswolds, Oxford, Bath."

    Alan Green

    Mar 2017

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

The Hermitage is a romantic Cotswold stone cottage, located in the large grounds of a beautiful manor house in the picturesque village of Poulton.

The property is the perfect retreat for a couple who are seeking some time away from the hustle and bustle of normal life, in the stunning countryside.

Park-up in the private parking space directly outside the cottage and enter through the oak front door, into the beautiful main living space, which consists of a large king-size bed, a dining table, a small sofa and an armchair, a warming woodburning stove and a Smart TV; the perfect room for relaxing of an evening with your loved one with a glass of wine, as you are kept warm and toasty from the stove.

A step leads down from the living area to the well-presented kitchen, which contains all the appliances you require to rustle up a wonderful dinner, to be enjoyed over candle light at the dining table.

Located off the kitchen, the bathroom contains a large walk-in shower where you can enjoy an invigorating rinse, as well as a basin and WC.

Directly outside the cottage, there is a private, unenclosed garden area, where you will find a peaceful patio area, with a table and four chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue to make use of when the weather allows!

Although small, Poulton has a well-regarded pub, The Falcon Inn, which is a traditional British country dining pub with a focus on locally brewed cask ales, an interesting wine list and classic English menu.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village and venture into the nearby park to admire the stunning scenery.

The village is a short drive away from the Roman town of Cirencester, the largest market town in the Cotswolds, where you will find an array of shops along the Market Place and can brush up on some history at Corinium Museum which shows impressive Roman artifacts that have been well-preserved.

Burford, the “gateway to the Cotswolds” is close by, which is a town with some fantastic shops, restaurants and tourist attractions including Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, a landscaped parkland filled with nature and also Tolsey Museum, which has local history, culture, and industry collections.

Venture slightly further afield to the wonderful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, which straddles the River Windrush and is affectionately known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, where you can view an extensive collection of vintage cars and motoring exhibits alongside historic toys and a gift shop, or enjoy some time amongst the wildlife and discover over 500 birds at Birdland Park and Gardens.

For a romantic stay in the Cotswolds with your dearest one, stay at The Hermitage.


  • Single-storey
  • Open-plan living space with king-size bed, sitting area, dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, four-ring induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Unenclosed patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

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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.

Region Information

Note: 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. Note: 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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