Wiltshire self catering cabin, sleeps 6

Location:
Marlborough, North Wessex Downs,
Price:
From £800 - £950 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Short breaks from Friday to Monday also possible. Prices from £400
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Wiltshire self catering cabin, sleeps 6

Wiltshire self catering cabin, sleeps 6

If you like the idea of green tourism then you will like Poulton Lodge. It lies at the heart of our working family farm and was built using wood from sustainable sources. It uses water from our own aquifer lying deep beneath the farm, which tastes very pure. James found this water source as his grandfather did, by dowsing. We are currently putting in solar energy cells to create a more renewable energy source on the farm.

The Lodge is spacious, light and airy and sleeps 5 comfortably. It is well equipped and furnished to a high standard. A generous welcome pack which includes a local beer, homemade cake and fresh farm eggs, is complimentary. There is a large lawned garden for guests enjoyment and meals al fresco, and a game of boules or croquet to be had. If you would like to learn about farming whilst here then talk to us and we will be happy to show you around and maybe teach you a new skill such as lambing or riding on the combine!

Out and about there are many things to enjoy - our ancient woodland has spectacular bluebells in April-May and historic Savernake Forest across the valley has miles of woodland walks. We are close by to the Ridgeway and that makes this an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Wiltshire downland - or even the Kennet and Avon Canal close by. If you have horses we can accommodate them on site in a large, airy barn. The bridleways from here link to many miles of riding.

The historic market town of Marlborough is only 2 miles away and has markets twice a week. There is an abundance of excellent eateries and bistros to be enjoyed and many areas of interest - art courses at Rabley Barn, Marlborough College Summer School, microlight flights, crop circles and seminars, White Horses, Avebury Stone Circle, Marlborough Jazz Festival, horse trials at Barbary Castle, walking and biking... Marlborough is humming! Yet the Lodge has peace and tranquillity in abundance, situated in a superb location with fantastic views and big skies with glorious sunsets.

Rooms, food and facilities

Sleeps 5 +1 comfortably.
- 2 x twin/double rooms
- 1 x single + cot
- Kitchen & lounge - open plan downstairs
- Upstairs lounge and balcony
- 2 bathrooms - 1 of which is ensuite

DTV plus DVD, Video and CD
Microwave, hob, double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes airer, ironing board & iron, garden furniture, swings, child’s summer house, large lawn, boules, croquet. Shed for bikes to be kept. As we are a livestock farm we do not accepts pets.

How to find us

From the A4 in Marlborough take the A346 signed to the M4. Ascend the hill passing through The Green and when you reach the traffic lights turn right signed to Ramsbury, Axford and Mildenhall. Pass Tin Pit on the left, pass some white gates and railings on the left then turn left signed to Rabley and Poulton. Do not take the first left. Go under the railway bridge and then turn immediately left into our drive.
Sat nav will bring you to the railway bridge but not up the one mile drive. Watch out for deer and other cars on the drive too!

Marlborough is 15 minutes south of the M4 junction 15 and approaching Marlborough you would descend the hill to The Green and turn left before the traffic lights towards Ramsbury, Axford and Mildenhall. Pass Tin Pit on the left, pass some white gates and railings on the left then turn left signed to Rabley and Poulton. Do not take the first left. Go under the railway bridge and then turn immediately left into our drive. Sat nav will bring you to the railway bridge but not up the one mile drive.

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Landscape

We often have visitors who want to experience life on the farm and have had guests specifically come to learn how to lamb and how to calve. These have been very rewarding - and the guests come back time and again. We have to be careful that there are no pregnant ladies in attendance as sheep can carry toxoplasmosis which is bad for unborn babies. We have had a journalist stay from Woking Gazette to experience and write about a weekend on the farm which helped spread a greater understanding of this. We are mentioned for the experiences on trip advisor with very positive feedback. We also try to get out and about ourselves so that we can inform guests from a better view point. Last year the family went to Marlborough College Summer School with some guests that was brilliant fun. We will do it again!

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Story behind the experience

Poulton Farm Estate was bought by the Sheppard family in 1995 and ever since then James and Deborah have worked to improve the environment around them- to enhance its features, wildlife, flora and fauna. 6km of new hedgerows have created fantastic corridors and sheltered places for many types of wildlife, plants and insects. James has added in many field margins and rotates the cropping on a traditional basis which has encouraged greater soil fertility and organic matter. You can now see barn owls, tawny owls, kestrels, red kites, lapwings, skylarks and even sparrow hawks. Bring your binoculars!

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