Abbey Home Farm: The Cart Shed

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)7590 472657
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£107 - £125
per night
per week

A very pretty old converted cart shed at the end of a track on an organic farm, surrounded by wildlife, birds and animals in the fields


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

£107 - £125 per night

£750 - £750 per week

The Experience

It’s romantic for two or a great retreat for one, with long walks in nature for inspiration. You’re on 1600 acres of mixed farming land and woodlands, along with an organic farm shop selling home grown and reared produce and ready-to-pop-in-the-oven meals if you don’t yearn to cook. A lovely walk along the old railway line will bring you to the farm café, open until 4pm.

Inside feels light and airy thanks to a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, very cosy with the wood-burner and air source heat pump, plenty of books to read and comfy places to hunker down if it’s raining – even fresh, cheery flowers. Doors open straight onto a south west facing terrace for summer suppers cooked on the fire pit grill and long evenings waiting for the stars to come out.

Join bio-diversity walks, learn to weave willow, birdwatch, say hello to friendly pigs – the ethos here is good and wholesome. Or, batten down the hatches and do your own thing.

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We think you'll love

  • Being close to pretty villages and good pubs but feeling utterly immersed in nature
  • Walking in such glorious countryside listening to twittering birds
  • Cooking home produced food from the farm shop or visiting the brilliant café for more organic options
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You should know

  • No TV as no licence - book reading, conversation or blessed silence may occur!
  • No dogs
  • No street lights so remember to bring a torch


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £107
Weekly price
from £750
1 Cottage for 2
From £1071 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 4 nights Mon-Fri (£500), 3 nights Fri-Mon (£375).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
On-site café: vegetarian Tues-Sat; roasts on Sundays. Mondays just drinks/cakes until 12pm.


Great accommodation for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. Set in a tranquil spot surrounded by woods and farmland, it's ideal for walking, nature-watching or just being. I had a peaceful and relaxing stay in this lovely accommodation. It is spacious and comfortable in a tranquil setting right in the heart of the farm with views out over fields and woodland. Great food available at the farm shop. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Cartshed, and look forward to visiting again.

Hannah, Gloucester

A perfect getaway for a digital free break! A cosy, single storey former cart shed with a pop of colour and nature all around. Plenty to do here: farm walks to the pub for pizza, hire an onsite e-bike and go further afield, or take the car out and explore the wider Cotswolds and beyond. I love the organic ethos of the farm that trickles through the café, shop and holiday cottages.

Charlotte, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Your closest neighbours are five friendly horses in the field next door. You can hire bikes from Cotswold eBikes on the farm. Barnsley is 2.5 miles for a pub and also Barnsley House - a hotel with spa. The Stump pub is 5.5 miles, famous for their pizzas. Cirencester is 2.5 miles for more shops and restaurants and different markets virtually every day. Stroud has a superb farmers' market every Saturday. Tetbury for antiques and Westonbirt for arboretum are close.

Local points of interest from Maya Chester-Master

  • Don't want to go far? There are 1,600 acres of organic farm and woodland right here to explore. When you're hungry/need a bit more action our farm shop is full of food from the farm. Delish cafe and much loved Sunday Roasts. Easy not to leave the farm!
  • Discover this beautiful corner of the country by eBike. Cotswold eBikes are based here on the farm and can deliver to the Cart Shed door. There is no lovelier (and more eco friendly!) way to get around.
  • Ten acres of lush grounds with dozens of sculptures amongst mixed deciduous and conifer woodland with ponds, gardens and glades. Cotswold Sculpture Park is an international place for contemporary art. Lovely tearoom. An absolute joy to visit.
  • Head to one of the many wonderful local pubs. The Stump, Bathurst Arms and Village Pub can all be walked to from the door. Beautiful scenic routes with delicious food and cold pints at the end.
  • Enjoy a course/workshop/tours here...cookery, willow weaving, biodiversity or veg garden walks. Bespoke tours can be tailored too.
  • The farm has been in the family for 500 years. Interested in archaeology? Will has a small private museum full to bursting with all sorts of artefacts dating right back to neolithic times. Do ask us if you'd like to visit.


Maya Chester-Master

Maya's parents, Will and Hilary took over the management of the farm from Will's family in 1990 and set about establishing an organic system of farming from day one. They are both totally committed to organic practices and are striving to make Abbey Home Farm a truly sustainable place, both environmentally and financially. Maya looks after the holiday cottages and camping.