Converted from a stable block are two delightful cottages built in traditional honey coloured Cotswold stone, originally a part of an 18th Century Coaching Inn, which was then called The Crown. The stables, were used to accommodate the extra horses required to help pull the coaches up Crickley Hil. The property was bought at the end of the 19th Century by Sir William Thistleton-Dyer who was a director of Kew Gardens. Whether he had renamed it or not we are unsure but at that time it was called “The Ferns” then Crickley Court and the sloping land at the rear of the house was apparently well looked after and contained many rare and unusual plants. The cottages are situated within this beautiful setting, surrounded by the vast gardens which are very picturesque. Each has its own private garden and there is also a separate children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline. Crickley Court Cottages are situated on the side of Crickley Hill, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We have good links to ALL parts of the Cotswolds via the A417, M5, A46 and A40. We are also very close to Crickley Hill Country Park and also many parts of The Cotswold Way. They are ideally placed to visit the many attractions, villages and towns of the Cotswolds.
Amber Cottage sleeps 4 & Jasmine Cottage sleeps 4 + 2, they can be booked separately or together to accommodate larger groups.
The Living Space
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. The downstairs area comprises of a hallway which leads you to the two very comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower and bath. The contemporary open-plan living and dining area is upstairs accessed by a charming spiral staircase. The kitchen is fully equipped and the living room has a log burning stove, ideal for cosy winter evenings. For your entertainment, there is a flat screen TV and DVD player and WiFi.
Can be Twin or King beds.
Bath with separate shower.
Parking on premises Outdoor dining table for 4 Coal BBQ Private garden overlooking fields, please respect the neighbour's privacy and keep noise down when in the garden Washer/Dryer Machine - Zanussi Double oven & grill - Zanussi Dishwasher - Miele Microwave Dishwasher Iron & ironing board Travel cot – please request (provide your own linen please) High chair – please request Stairgate – please request 1 Bathroom 2 Bedrooms
Dog Code of Conduct
Dogs are very welcome but for everyone's enjoyment we ask that you do not allow your dog on any furniture or in bedrooms. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should there be evidence of dogs having been on beds or furniture. We strongly advise you to bring your dog's own bedding with you. Dogs must be booked and paid for in advance. Any dogs arriving without prior arrangement will need to be accommodated elsewhere at your own cost. No dog must be allowed to remain in the cottage when you are absent unless they are happy to rest in their own cage and are unlikely to bark or become distressed. A comprehensive list of walks and dog-friendly pubs is provided within the cottage. Please wash off muddy dogs before entering the cottage by using the outside tap which is situated behind Amber Cottage between the greenhouse and rear garden. A dog towel is provided – guest towels must not be used on dogs. Dogs are welcome to use the garden at the rear of your cottage but must be under supervision always. Special care needs to be taken when a dog is near the lane. Please clean up after your dog. We do not supply doggy bags, but dog waste can be deposited in doggy bags in the wheelie bins by the parking area. Please obey the Countryside Code whilst enjoying the area with your dog. Please keep your dog under close control always for their own safety as well as the comfort of others. Much of the land around Witcombe is farmland and so close control of dogs is required always to ensure that no damage is done to crops and that sheep, horses and cattle are not distressed by the presence of dogs.
Upon departure, please leave the cottage as you found it. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should excessive cleaning or dry-cleaning be required following your departure.
Brockworth Cars - 01452 864562 or 785 271 35670
Andy Cars - 01452 523000
727 Car Hire - 01242 523523
Dave Walker's Tours of the Cotswolds - 01452 619508
Please note you will need to book taxis in advance.
There are plenty of shops and supermarkets locally:
Two Cooperative Grocery Stores in Brockworth; Abbotswood Road and Court Road - 2 miles; Tesco Superstore, Gloucester Business Park, Delta Way GL3 4AA – 3 miles; Morrisons Superstore, Caernarvon Road, Up Haverley, Cheltenham, GL51 3BW – 4 miles; Sainsbury's, Gloucester Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RT – 5 miles; Asda, Gloucester, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DS – 6 miles; Waitrose, Cheltenham Honeybourne Way, Cheltenham, GL50 3QW - 8 miles. Lloyds Bank, a newsagent, pharmacy, hairdresser, post-office, Indian, Chinese and Fish & Chip takeaways are all within 3 minutes by car.
As a productive agricultural area, the Cotswolds is the ideal place to sample local produce and there are many farmers' markets dotted across the region in the various market towns and villages. From locally produced cheese to speciality sausages, there is an extraordinary range of quality food created here. Take a morning out to explore one or more of the wonderful markets listed below.
The Stroud farmers' market is one of the biggest and busiest farmers markets in the United Kingdom and is also known for being a bit of a celebrity haunt. While it has been featured by multiple cooking shows and major national publications, it has not lost its authenticity with all produce and crafts gathered or created within a 17-mile radius. It is also multi-award winning, scooping not one but two FARMA awards for Best Farmers' Market and Radio 4's Best Farmers' Market in the country in 2010. The market has between 50 and 55 stalls depending on the season, including Cotswold cheeses, chutneys and preserves, speciality butchers, cooked food stalls, ice cream and certified organic traders. The market also has several special events throughout the year such as the apple day festivities in October, Christmas events in December and the occasional cooking demonstration from local celebrity chef, Robert Rees.
When: Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Where: Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets, Stroud GL5 2HH
Named the best farmers' market in Gloucestershire by Cotswold Life, the Cheltenham market has a variety of stalls offering produce including fruit, vegetables, preserves, cakes, cheeses, free-range meat and plants. In December this bustling market is joined by a 10-day Christmas market offering various crafts and gifts. It was established over 12 years ago and is enthusiastically supported by the local community.
When: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 9am – 3pm
Where: The pedestrianised area of the Promenade, outside Cavendish House or in front of the Long Gardens
Sitting beneath the medieval spires of the Church of St. John the Baptist, this charming market has a range of locally brewed beer, baking, fruit and vegetables, pies and game. All primary produce is grown in the surrounding area and secondary produce must be made locally with at least one ingredient coming from the surrounding area. Regular stallholders include Corinium Ales who recently won Best Farmers' Market Stallholder in the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards.
When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 9am -1pm
Where: Cirencester Market Place
There has been a market in this Oxfordshire Cotswolds town since the 13th century and its medieval market square is now also the site of its monthly farmers' market offering fresh, local food from the surrounding area. Stalls offer a variety of produce include baked goods, fruit, vegetables, meat, plants, preserves, honey, plants, beverages and dairy.
When: 3rd Saturday of the month, 8.30am-1.30pm
Where: Chipping Norton Market Place
With between 18 and 20 stalls, this farmers' market is one that offers an array of meat, vegetables, cheese, preserves, cakes and other produce. There are also a range of artisan craft stalls. In addition, most market days include live music giving it a festival vibe. The surrounding town is worth exploring with interesting shops and restaurants.
When: 4th Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm
Where: Mortimer Gardens, behind the Bus Station, Central Nailsworth