Self Catering in Gloucestershire - Lower Apperley

Cricketer's Cottage
Lower Apperley

Cricketer's Cottage, Lower Apperley, Gloucestershire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £400.00 - 1106.00

This detached Grade II listed cottage near Lower Apperley sleeps nine people in five bedrooms.

Cricketer's Cottage is a detached Grade II listed cottage in lovely countryside near the village of Lower Apperley. The cottage has three first floor bedrooms - two king-size doubles, one of which leads to a twin room. There is also a shower room on this floor. On the ground floor are a double with an en-suite bathroom and a single room, a kitchen with breakfast bar, a utility room with a shower, a dining room with a woodburner and a sitting room. Outside is a large garden and ample off road parking. Cricketer's Cottage is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful area.


Cricketer's Cottage is in a great location, with generous parking. There was a big secure garden for our dog and more than enough room for us all to be comfortable.
Mrs Hudson

We stayed at Cricketer's Cottage with 6 adults (family 2 parents, son with daughter in law and daughter with son in law) and we really loved it! The cottage is large enough for everyone to have some space and privacy but it still very cosy. We loved the different sitting rooms, one in the old part of the house with a fireplace was our favorite, sitting together in the evenings at the fireplace with a glass of whisky. And making plans for the next day. The house also has a really beautiful garden! Even thought the weather was bad we enjoyed the view from the sitting room with the big glass doors looking at the rabbits and ducks in the garden. Some people leave comments about the height, there are some wooden beams in the old part of the house which are very low, and yes the guys in our family bumped their heads but still, you should just be aware of it, the wooden beams give the house character and it shouldn't be a reason not to book this cottage. There are a few things the owner should do to make this Cottage truly perfect: it wasn't really clean, dust under the beds and dog hairs on a carpet in a bedroom, a pet friendly cottage doesn't mean you have to sleep next to the doghairs of previous visitors. And the kitchen knifes can use an update. But overall we had a great stay, it felt cosy, very warm and homely. The views are great, go for a walk in the area! Would go back if I could!
A FlipKey verified reviewer

We loved the cottage as it had so much character and it was warm and cosy. It was also big enough for all of us with room to spare! There were 7 of us for the first couple of days and then just myself and my husband after our grown up children and their friends left. The cottage was so well-equipped, with plenty of everything - plates, mugs, saucepans, etc. It was also very homely with pictures on the walls and small knick knacks around the place and it was lovely to be able to light a fire in the wood burning stove in the old part of the house.
Mrs Christodoulou

Have just returned from a week's stay at Cricketer's Cottage with my husband, our grown up children plus 2 of their friends and we loved it! The cottage is full of character, with original beams and tiled floors, and not a straight line or right angle in sight but it's also warm, cosy and very homely. Yes, there are low ceilings and doorways in some of the bedrooms but that is part of the charm of staying in a house that is 350 years old! There is a large family lounge in the newer conservatory which is large enough for everyone to sit down and play games in or watch TV. There is also a second smaller lounge area in the older part of the house, with a woodburner stove, comfortable sofa and a small TV. The dining table sits 8 comfortably so it would be a bit of a squeeze to fit a ninth person around it but it's manageable. All of our party said the beds were very comfortable and we had no problems with the showers or the bath. The kitchen has a 5 burner hob and large oven and is extremely well-equipped with plenty of utensils, cutlery and crockery, etc. There's a second larger fridge/freezer and dishwasher in the utility room. Unfortunately, because we were not blessed with great weather, we did not make full use of the large garden but there's a brick BBQ and outside furniture and 2 resident ducks! At the front of the house there is parking for at least 4 cars.

Booked this cottage for a family get together of 9 adults/teenagers. Great location but 4 members of the family continually banged their heads on the very low beams. Also the twin room is located off a double with an even smaller door to get through. The teenagers felt like hobbits especially as one is 6'2"! And the single room is on the other side of the new extended lounge house, all by itself, which some smaller children could find unsettling. The showers were difficult to manage the temperature, the fridge freezer appeared to broken as we discovered the butter soft and the ice cubes had melted and the dining table only just squeezed all of us around it. Overall the cottage was adequate as we weren't there too much during the day but any longer we would have complained.

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 3
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Odda's Chapel - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Deerhurst Priory Saxon church - 1.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Tredington, St John the Baptist Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ashleworth, St Andrew and Bartholomew - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ashleworth Tithe Barn - 3.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Tewkesbury Abbey - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stoke Orchard, St James the Great Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Corse, St Margaret Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pendock Old Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Mary Magdalene Leper Hospital Chapel - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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