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The Polo Farm | Luxury Self-Catering Country House | Cotswolds

The Polo Farm

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Tucked down a sweeping drive within a scene of tumbling hills and bluebell woods sits this luxury self-catering country house retreat; a former polo farm re-imagined for large gatherings in the Cotswolds. With art-filled living spaces and more mod cons than one could dream of, family-friendly garden games and the promise of cream teas galore, The Polo Farm has it all.


A unique fusion of the historic and the avant-garde, this 500-year-old smallholding near Cirencester has been renovated to offer sophisticated luxury country house accommodation surrounded by verdant countryside. With wellingtons provided, there’s no excuse not to embrace the great outdoors here - especially with some of the Cotswolds best-loved walks on your doorstep. Amble through peaceful villages and refuel in one of the excellent gastropubs en route, before regrouping in your irresistibly comfortable home-from-home.


The Polo Farm exudes all the warmth of a traditional Cotswolds country house, with the addition of elegant interior features and original Aboriginal artwork all tied together by renowned London designer Justin Van Breda. Whether sinking into library classics beside the fireplace or enjoying the Sky Q and multi-room Sonos sound system; this luxury self-catering country home flaunts every mod con a discerning family could wish for. At the end of the day, five big, bountiful bedrooms flaunt the finest of linens, pocket-sprung mattresses and coordinating colour schemes to ensure the utmost luxury for all.


Set in 30 acres of beautiful private grounds, The Polo Farm sits amidst a verdant idyll overflowing with life. In spring, watch as the wildflower woods transform into a sea of bluebells and in summer, pick herbs from the garden to season local fare sourced from the UK's best farmer's markets nearby. The outdoor stone table seats the whole party for al fresco suppers, where an antique Indian firebowl makes an impressive centrepiece. As the children flit between games of cricket, badminton and table tennis, chatter away until day turns to night.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests from £8,500 per week
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe house has three first floor double bedrooms, two with super king-size beds and en suite bathrooms with separate showers and one with king-size four poster bed and en suite shower room. There is one second floor double bedroom with queen-size bed and en suite shower room, one second floor twin bedroom with en suite shower room and a ground floor WC.
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  • FeaturesCinema den, table tennis, croquet, badminton, cricket, giant chess
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over six are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThe drive has space for several cars. The large kitchen contains an electric Aga with four ovens, a walk-in fridge, freezer, two dishwashers, Nespresso coffee machine, and an extensive range of Demeyere and Staub Cocotte cookware. The laundry room has a washer and dryer. Additional underfloor heating and Nest thermostat technology keep guests cosy.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper, Penhaligon´s products, Sonos sound system, four 4K Super HD TVs (three extra large), Apple TV, Sky Q (with all channel packages), Netflix, Xbox S HD console with games, iPad, WiFi, landline, Big Egg BBQ with pizza stone, antique Kadai fire bow, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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There´s a unique identity to each of the rooms at the Polo Farm
The open plan design showcases a stunning walk-through art collection
Simple design and bold colours run throughout this Cotswolds country house

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry


Perfectly central to southern edge of the Cotswolds, Cirencester has an equal measure of town history and stunning walks to entertain visitors.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The Polo Farm is located in Stroud near Cirencester within the Cotswolds AONB.
  • By Car Just over two hours from London.
  • By Train The nearest train station in Stroud is just under three miles from the property with direct trains to London Paddington.
  • By Air Bristol Airport is around one hour away by car.

From the owner

“The Polo Farm is situated on a stunning ridgeline overlooking a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether it is an early morning mist in the valley or a beautiful sunrise breakfast overlooking the parklands with the scent of freshly cut flowers, for us it is the perfect way to start the day.”

From the owner

Situated in 30 acres of meadows and parklands, the original building was built somewhere about 1600 in natural Cotswold stone and was part of the large Middle Lypiatt Estate. It was extensively and meticulously renovated and extended between 2014 and 2016 and was completed in a full interior design project by Justin Van Breda.

Much of the original interior materials have been maintained, however, the renovation and interior design gives the house a sense of openness to match its surroundings and is perfect for comfortable modern living.

From the front door there are many stunning walks and rides to enjoy, as well as fantastic family-friendly activities, pubs, restaurants, markets, farm shops, cinemas and so much more.

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Cirencester with an insider’s perspective.

To See


Bibury was once described by William Morris (founder of the Arts & Crafts movement) as ´the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds´. One of the village´s most popular spots is the pretty Arlington Row, a group of 16th century cottages.

Made By Bob, Cirencester
To Eat

Made By Bob, Cirencester

Made by Bob is a buzzing bistro and deli great for healthy, hearty breakfasts, lunch and afternoon tea. Run by owner and head chef Bob Parkinson, it is open during the week and definitely recommended for its fine food and atmosphere.

Blenheim Palace
To Do

Blenheim Palace

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site, boasting over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, gardens and a great lake.

CP&Y: The Yoga Studio
To Do

CP&Y: The Yoga Studio

Choose from over 50 mat and equipment classes per week as well as lots of private one-to-one sessions with CP&Y Yoga. Perfect for refocusing the mind and limbering the body, you will leave feeling utterly relaxed and revitalised.

Guest Testimonials

We left The Polo Farm this morning and had a really lovely stay - by far one of the most memorable properties we have stayed at. The kids and dogs loved it. We really appreciated how comfortable, stylish and welcoming the house was. I am already planning my next visit!

May I say that my sister and all her family very much enjoyed their stay at The Polo Farm . It is an amazing house with very good facilities in a wonderful location. I am sure they would enjoy a return visit if their travels take them to the Cotswolds. Thanks must also be given to the housekeeper who was utterly charming and very helpful both to me and also to my sister. Our very best wishes to you and to the owner for continuing success as he further develops the property.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. 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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