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Beautiful traditional cottage with chic & luxurious detail, near Cirencester

Lady Bathurst

Member since: 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Beautiful traditional cottage with chic & luxurious detail, near Cirencester

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Cirencester - E9700

Cottage in Sapperton - Nr. Cirencester - The Cotswolds - Gloucestershire. - Tranquil Location, 10 Mins Drive To Cirencester Or Stroud. 5 Mins Walk To Excellent Local Pubs

Recently renovated in 2013, Apsley Cottage offers the discerning traveller a truly memorable holiday with an incredibly warm homely atmosphere and an enormous Welcome Basket to start the trip off with a treat.. Personally re-designed by The Countess Bathurst, no expense has been spared with the satisfaction of the traveller in mind. From the sumptuous furnishings throughout to the gentle décor, everything has been chosen to offer tranquillity & calm, where every visitor will feel totally at home from the moment they step through the door. Sleeping up to 6, this idyllic little cottage has a whole list of luxurious detail, even down to the Eco-friendly ground sourced heating system that keeps the house snug & the water piping hot. The open plan first floor makes the days spacious, while the cosy bedrooms offer peaceful nights. With a garden & ample parking space, the cottage promises a stress-free, relaxing holiday whether travelling alone or with family.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lady Bathurst (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Lady Bathurst

Married to The 9th Earl (Lord) Bathurst, it's an incredibly busy life being at his side, running our Stately Home, Cirencester Park, helping to run the 15,000 acre estate the family has owned in the beautiful Cotswolds since 1695 - as well as the many charitable organisations I'm lucky enough to be involved with. Married since 1996, I've always felt that to manage holiday cottages would not only enhance the area, but add a different perspective to the running of The Bathurst Estate. It's never been done before & is now my pride & joy. Amongst my many interests, we have five very spoiled dogs & we also run an arable farm, as well as a small herd of organic (rare breed) Gloucester cattle.

No two days are the same here, & we love to share the estate with whoever is interested!

Lady Bathurst purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Lady Bathurst chose Cirencester

Apsley Cottage has been part of The Bathurst Estate since it was designed in about 1906 by Lilias, Countess Bathurst, who was married to The 7th Earl Bathurst.

Sapperton was an important part of The Arts & Crafts movement, most notably the designers Sidney & Ernest Barnsley & Ernest Gimson lived in Sapperton itself. (As an added note, Elizabeth Barnsley, daughter of Ernest, actually lived in Apsley Cottage for nearly 50 years..)

The 7th Earl was impressed by their designs & provided the materials and labour in order that they may build several important properties on the Bathurst Estate, a number of which still remain in the village to this day.

As the first holiday cottage in 320 years on The Bathurst Estate, Apsley Cottage heralds the beginning of a new era for Cirencester Park.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at Apsley Cottage, named by the present Countess after the 2nd Earl Bathurst who was raised to the peerage in his own right before he became Earl, you are surrounded by history as well as stunning countryside.

While the cottage maintains many of it's original features, it stands apart from other holiday lets because of it's gorgeous furnishings, personally chosen by The Countess, the attention to detail in every comfort, and the warmth & cosiness of this little house's atmosphere.

The visitor cant help but feel immediately at home - not just because of the underfloor heating (sourced by eco-friendly ground sourced heating system) but also because of the carefully selected decoration and furniture. A real home from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Butlers (Nov 13): What a wonderful cottage! The best we've stayed in. The decor is tastefully done, & to a very high standard. Very cosy! The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. A return trip is definitely on the cards!



Anita Jackson & Family (Oct '13): Love the cottage, especially the little extra touches. Wonderful location too, didn't want to leave. By the way ‘Mr Apsley Bear’ was a huge hit with two little girls & the ‘Welcome’ food hamper was yummy! We’ll be back at the 1st chance!



The Bishops (May '13): Beyond a doubt, one of the loveliest & most welcoming cottages that we've ever stayed in (& we've stayed in a lot!). From the warm welcome on arrival, the basket of delicious local goodies, the cosiness of the rooms, to the complete attention to detail that cannot do anything but make any family feel at home & relaxed. This is a very special place. Thank you for all you've done to make us feel so welcome. Our children also made some lovely friends on the village green.
Jun 2013
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Special interest holidays:

Cirencester Park Polo Club is literally a stones throw from the cottage - as a special treat and a gift from Lady Bathurst, guests will be able to enjoy membership throughout their stay, giving you the opportunity to enjoy this thrilling sport.

Coast/Beach:

Weston Super Mare, Clevedon, Sand Bay, Brean Beach, are the closest beaches. Approx 50 miles to each one.

Travel:

Bristol Airport is approximately 70 minutes drive from Sapperton. For lighter aircraft, there is Cotswold Airport, 5 miles from Sapperton.

Distances:

Cirencester - 5 miles;

Stroud - 5 miles;

Cheltenham - 15 miles;

Bourton-on-the-water - 15 miles;

Bath - 40 miles;

Bristol - 40 miles;

Burford - 40 miles;

Oxford - 55 miles;

Further Details:

Banks, supermarkets, farmers markets and farm shops, restaurants, good pubs, and wonderful shopping can be found all over the Cotswolds!

Whether in nearby Cirencester, just down the hill Stroud, Cheltenham, or Bath - there is an endless supply of gorgeous things to find. Too many to list here - but a delight wherever you may go.

Leisure activities again are too numerous to mention, but a quick search online will show that there's golf, water sport, gyms, swimming pools, beauty spas, tennis. cricket, attractions galore for the entire family.

Something for every taste or passion.

There are even zoos and farm parks close to hand!

If Roman remains are your interest, we have those too in The Cotswolds!

Just fancy a walk? There are thousands of those!

Love horses? With several major equestrian events like Badminton, Gatcombe and of course Cheltenham Races there is plenty to choose from.

And if you've never enjoyed or seen Polo - then this is the opportunity of a lifetime as, during the season, and as a personal gift from Apsley Cottage's owner, The Countess Bathurst, guests will enjoy full membership for the duration of their stay to the world famous Cirencester Park Polo Club, just a stones throw from the cottage.

Quaint villages to explore, festivals to enjoy, museums, tours, pretty much anything you like!

Plenty of brochures are available at Apsley Cottage for you to read and plan your days ahead.

You will never be bored - that's for certain!

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Prices & Availability

From £875 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cirencester, Cotswold district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
1 May 2015 - 17 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,315
 
 
18 Sep 2015 - 19 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£985
 
 
20 Nov 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£875
 
 
18 Dec 2015 - 7 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,645
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    30% deposit required at time of booking. (50% if overseas.)
    Full payment due within 8 weeks of date of holiday.
    Cancellation. If within 8 weeks of booking, every effort will be made to re-let, although cannot be guaranteed. If cancelled less than 4 weeks from date - sadly we're unable to guarantee a refund.
    **SHORTER BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE** Minimum of 3 nights - please just ask!**
    Dogs are £20 per dog per week.
    Refundable damage deposit of £100 on all bookings.

    Changeover Day:
    Preferred changeover day is Friday. But this can be arranged at other times if the cottage is available. Short breaks are also available from Friday - Monday (or Tuesday). Week short breaks are from Monday (or Tuesday) - Friday (3 night minimum)

    Notes on prices:
    Please note that at certain times (i.e. Bank Holidays; Cheltenham Race weeks; Badminton or Gatcombe Horse trials; and Christmas/New Year), the prices may vary due to those periods being 'Peak Season'.
    At these times we do accept bookings for complete weeks only & are unable to split them into short breaks.
    Other times of the year are subject to the normal seasonal price changes (Low - Mid - and High).
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cirencester in Cotswold district

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The first floor family bathroom has a roll-top slipper style bath with shower head attachment, towel rail, overhead light with shaving plug, bathroom cabinet & mirror, & loo. There is also a very pretty ground floor cloakroom with loo & chic hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom (The Blue Room) has a double bed, TV/DVD player & iPod Dock; Bedroom 2 (The Lavender Room) has a double bed, TV/DVD player & iPod dock; Bedroom 3 (The Red Room) has a single bed, with pull out divan, TV/DVD player & iPod dock.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Children: Children of all ages are very welcome and the cottage lends itself to a cosy family home. A high chair and cot are both available on request. Dogs: Up to two Labrador-sized dogs who know how to behave beautifully are more than welcome. (Any more, or larger, please enquire first.) We do ask that they do not go upstairs (the dogs, not the children!) and do not climb on the furniture. There is an excellent hose outside the back door that will wash off any muddy paws.. Or toes! And plenty of dog towels provided too. There's even a special spot for the family pet, we've included an exclusive dog bed area in the specially built & designed kitchen, so they can spot any 'cooking spillages' at once! (Or enjoy their Welcome Basket chewy bones in peace..) Outside: The garden surrounds the cottage and the large stone 'sunken' terrace, with ample outside lighting, is accessed via double doors from the kitchen/living area - or the kitchen - or the front door! Complete with Cotswold Stone built-in barbecue, there is also a large table with six chairs and an umbrella, as well as a wooden garden bench that overlooks the garden and village countryside. It faces almost South and so enjoys unbroken sunshine nearly all day. Magical! The garden is well fenced, or has a solid Cotswold stone wall to the front - this means that, with the gates closed, Apsley Cottage enjoys a complete boundary. There is ample parking for up to three cars. Utility Room: Washer & dryer, stand alone freezer, iron & ironing board, sink, cleaning essentials & dog towels for muddy paws! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & Egyptian cotton bed linen included. All the beds, pillows & duvets are anti-allergy. The property is cleaned once a week. If staying more than one week, there will be a thorough service with fresh linen at a time convenient to the guests. Other: The dining room is spacious, yet cosy, seating up to 8, sideboard, cabinet & desk in which there are plenty of local guides. Carpeted throughout both dining room & living room. Leads onto the hall & then the kitchen beyond.

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