Converted Luxury Barn - The Potting Shed - Grade II listed - Launched May 2019

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Converted Luxury Barn - The Potting Shed - Grade II listed - Launched May 2019

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Converted Luxury Barn - The Potting Shed - Grade II listed - Launched May 2019

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Cirencester, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHighgrove House and Gardens21 min drive
  • Popular LocationMalmesbury Abbey23 min drive
  • Popular LocationHighgrove House23 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)56 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Converted Luxury Barn - The Potting Shed - Grade II listed - Launched May 2019

Adults-only cottage in Cirencester with water park
The Potting Shed is the quintessential 5* Cotswold escape. Following an 18 month restoration completed in May 2019, this stone barn conversion has just been launched. Located within the grounds of an elegant Grade II listed Georgian town house on Cecily Hill - voted one of the prettiest streets in England, this romantic getaway is accessed by a private stone bridge which leads through through a formal kitchen garden to a stunning private terrace.

The Potting Shed is a self-contained converted stone barn which occupies 550 sq ft of living space and has a generous 200 sq ft private terrace. This gorgeous hideaway sits in our grounds but, with its own separate entrance, it is a very private cottage.
Following an extensive restoration from the ground up in 2018/19, we have used local materials and Cotswold craftsmanship to create a retreat that’s been decorated to a very high standard throughout using beautiful fittings, Farrow and Ball paints and designer fabrics.

Upstairs under the eaves, with their original lime-washed oak beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls, are 4 heritage double glazed conservation windows, fitted with black out blinds for the light early mornings. The king sized double bed occupies one end of the bedroom while a generous cupboard sits at the other end with hanging rails for your clothes and space for your bags. All the upstairs lighting controls are conveniently located next to both sides of the bed.

Downstairs features a great living space with excellent wifi and underfloor heating installed throughout. There’s a fully equipped kitchen containing a Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, gas cooker, microwave and masses of kitchen utensils, pots and pans… so if you fancy dining in, there’s everything you need to create delicious meals while the drop-leaf dining table can be extended from 2 to 4 places.

In the cosy living area, there’s a deep sofa and a 4k TV with access to both Catch-up and Netflix. Finally, for those chilly evenings, a stylish Chesneys gas fire will keep you lovely and warm and as it’s operated by remote control, you need only to lift a finger !
The luxurious bathroom is also located downstairs and is equipped with underfloor heating and high end fittings such as a Hanns Grohe shower, Burlington taps and natural Bramley bathroom products, all designed for complete indulgence.
To ensure your stay is as comfortable as can be, we’ve kitted out the cottage with a fully integrated heating system operated by Nest, which also controls the underfloor heating. But your safety is vital so we’ve also installed an intelligent AutoMist® fire suppression system.

Outside, the terrace is perfectly set-up for alfresco drinks and dining and it is there exclusively for your use. There is a shared formal kitchen garden or potager, bordered by a mature hedge which forms the boundary of the shared space, beyond which the rest of the garden is private. The Gumstool Brook bridge was also rebuilt last year and the iron decorative railings and pillars which we added won the Cirencester 2019 Civic Design award.

Checking-in, Dropping off & Parking

The Potting Shed is set up for self check-in, with a keypad entry system on the bridge and a key safe by the front door. Unfortunately, we do not provide parking on site, however there is a drop off point at the end of the Gumstool Brook path, where guests can unload. Cars can be parked at The Old Station, The Brewery, Waterloo or The Beeches car parks; there is also free off-street parking on Baunton Lane (subject to availability) just 3 minutes’ walk away. Alternatively, private parking can be arranged for a small charge, including a Type 2 EV charge point. For those travelling without a car, Kemble train station is situated 10 minutes from Cirencester – and trains from London take 1hr 20mins.

From May until September, the beautiful Cirencester open air swimming pool, with its warm spring-fed water, is open from 7am. It’s a couple of minutes' walk along from the Gumstool Brook bridge so why not go for a refreshing early morning dip!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Dominic Treasure
Speaks German

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children


  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Outlet shopping
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Windsurfing
  • Winery tours
  • Zoo

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

About this area


Located in Cirencester, this cottage is in a rural area. Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and Chedworth Roman Villa are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Cirencester Golf Club and Thames Path. Cirencester Parish Church of St John Baptist and Cerney House Gardens are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Corinium Museum - 2 min walk
  • Cirencester Parish Church of St John Baptist - 5 min walk
  • Highgrove House and Gardens - 21 min drive
  • Malmesbury Abbey - 23 min drive
  • Highgrove House - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Cirencester Kemble Station - 10 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 56 min drive


  • Jesse's Bistro - 3 min walk
  • He Says She Waffles - 4 min walk
  • Somewhere Else - 4 min walk
  • The Crown - 4 min walk
  • Keiths Coffee - 4 min walk

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Perfect escape
The potting shed is a truly delightful place. Absolutely perfect place to escape the rat race but also minutes away from the centre of town where you'll find some really lovely independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amazing place
Lovely clean stay. Perfect location to the park and town centre. Plenty of pubs and places to see. We’ll be returning in the summer to tackle some of the walks..