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The Polo Farm | Luxury Self-Catering Retreat | Cotswolds, Cirencester

Tucked down a sweeping drive within a scene of tumbling hills, patchwork countryside and bluebell woods, this luxury self-catering homestay near Cirencester offers a picture-perfect escape in the rolling Cotswolds. If you like the sound of holidaying at a polo farm-turned meticulously designed retreat, with garden games and cream teas galore (and more mod cons than you could dream of) then look no further.

Luxury self-catering in Cirencester, Gloucestershire


A unique fusion of the historic and the avant-garde, this 500 year old smallholding near Cirencester has been renovated to offer sophisticated entertaining in this most exquisite of homestays. Set in 30 acres of majestic private grounds, The Polo Farm exudes all the warmth of a traditional Cotswolds manor house, with the addition of elegant interior features and original Aboriginal artwork presenting a perfectly-appointed designer feel. Whether sinking into library classics beside the fireplace or enjoying the Sky Q and multi-room Sonos sound system; this luxury home flaunts every mod con a discerning family could wish for. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Five big, bountiful bedrooms flaunt the finest of linens, pocket-sprung mattresses and coordinating colour schemes to ensure the luxury theme flows throughout. The master has a super king-size bed, ceiling drop TV and en suite bathroom with separate shower, whilst the four poster room has a king-size bed and large shower en suite. The third bedroom boasts a super-king zip-and-link bed with stunning valley views, en suite bathroom and  separate shower. Up to the top floor is the twin and Queen-sized bedroom with Scandinavian decor, each with large en suite shower rooms.


The Polo Farm sits amidst an idyllic picture of floating butterflies, buzzing bees and wild deer frolicking in the fields. In spring, watch as the wildflower woods transform into a sea of bluebells encircling your 30 acres of private country estate. The gardens are a fragrant smorgasbord of rambling roses, tulips and camellias, whilst the herb garden boasts rosemary, basil and thyme – perfect for seasoning local fare sourced from the UK's best farmer's markets nearby. The stone table seats the whole party for al fresco suppers, where the antique Indian firebowl makes the impressive centrepiece. Chatter into the wee hours, sip on night caps from the bar and share stories of bygone travels, before retreating to the house and tumbling into bed.

For Relaxation

With wellingtons provided, there’s no excuse not to embrace the great outdoors - especially with some of the Cotswolds best-loved walks on your doorstep. With adventurers out stomping the countryside and pit-stopping in gastro pubs, the creek that flows through the lower meadows provides a peaceful spot for a private moment. As the party congregates after the day’s adventures, there’s no better way to decide who’s in charge of supper than with a sports tournament. With cricket, badminton, table tennis and croquet in the garden, the hardest match might be luring everyone back inside!


The drive has space for several cars. A chef's paradise, the large kitchen contains an electric Aga with 4 ovens, a walk-in fridge, freezer and two dishwashers with an extensive range of Demeyere and Staub Cocotte cookware. The laundry room has a washer and dryer.


  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £3,650 per week, £3,250 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 6 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedrooms (one super-king bed, one four-poster king-size bed and one queen-sized bed)Twins: One twin bedroomZip Link Beds: One super king-size zip-and-link
  • BathroomsTwo en suite bathrooms, three large en suite shower rooms, one ground floor family bathroom
  • FamilyChildren: Babe-in-arms and children above sixCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQBig Egg BBQ with pizza stone plus 2-metre antique Kadai fire bowl
  • FeaturesCinema den, table tennis
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSonos music system throughout, four 4K Super HD TVs (3 extra large), Apple TV, Sky Q (with all channel packages), Netflix, Xbox S HD console with games, underfloor heating, Nest thermostat technology, Nespresso coffee machine,Internet & Communications: Sky broadband Wi-Fi internet throughout, plus landlineMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Along with features you might hope to find in a luxury Cotswold barn conversion such as exposed beams and golden stone, there are also more modern, abstract elements to surprise and delight guests at every turn.

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Our Take

Property Owners Michael and Giovanna say

The house is situated on a stunning ridgeline overlooking a designated Area of Natural Beauty - whether it is an early morning mist in the valley or a beautiful sunrise, breakfast overlooking the parklands and valleys with the scent of freshly cut flowers is the perfect way to start the day.

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From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around , Gloucestershire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

History and Architecture Guests will be spoiled for choice with a wealth of stunning National Trust properties and ornamental gardens nearby; Highgrove Royal Gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum being the closest. Highgrove was created with the imagination of Prince Charles, interlinking a series of organic gardens which reflect his passion for sustainability, whilst Westonbirt houses 15,000 species of trees and a host of outdoor concerts throughout the year.

Natural Playground Embrace the great outdoors, with a plethora of beautiful open spaces around every corner. Shooting fans might want to spend an afternoon at Ian Coley Sporting, offering supervised air rifle shooting for both juniors and adults alike.

Family Fun Boasting over forty square miles for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and skiing, The Cotswolds Water Park is a great day out for families with children. Or head to Waterland where you can spot some wanna-be Channel swimmers furiously training. There is also a cafe on site serving hot drinks and ice cream, depending on how serious your swim was!

Cotswolds Life Cotswolds villages such as  Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the Wold are wonderful to explore; from the cosy tea rooms to the unusual curious boutiques and antique shops. With a bohemian vibe and an enviable array of independent shops, Stroud is 2 miles away and offers a unique shopping experience unrivalled by any town or city in the locality, and a local cinema. Experience the award-winning farmer's market on Saturday mornings and stock up on local foodie treats.

Spa Break With Bath within easy reach, you can experience Britain's only natural thermal waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago. Enjoy pampering at its finest at the Thermae Bath Spa; bathe in the warm, naturally mineral-rich waters and choose from a range of spa treatments.

Adrenalin Junkies For those adrenaline seekers, try Bidford gliding and flying club, take a guided tour of the Cotswolds on 'Rusty's' fantastic trike, hire a classic car or take a champagne balloon flight over the fabulous surrounding countryside.

Film Locations Movie buffs will be in their element on a break in the Cotswolds. Take a tour and spot the film locations for box office favourites; from the Die Another Day car chase which took place at Bourton-on-the-Water, to scenes of Pride and Prejudice shot at Luckington Court and those of Vanity Fair filmed at multiple locations nearby.

Cheltenham Festivals This culture-rich city hosts a range of fantastic festivals, from jazz to science, literature, food and of course the famous horse races at Badminton and Gatcombe.



The large kitchen features an electric Aga with four ovens, great for cooking up a wholesome supper of the best Cotswolds produce - visit Stroud Farmer's market, voted 'best in the UK' two years running. The open plan dining room is perfect for family mealtimes, whilst summertime dining can be enjoyed on the stone circle table within the beauty of the immaculate garden.

In-House Catering

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

The Cotswolds is home to a variety of gastro-style pubs with a fantastic selection of fine dining restaurants never too far away. Made by Bob is a buzzing bistro great for brunch, whilst the owner's favourite dinner hangouts include Le Champignon Sauvage, The King's Head, No 131 and Conservatory at Calcot Manor.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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