Jasmine Cottage is a charming, converted barn built in local Cotswold stone and furnished in a country cottage style. It was originally part of the stables to the once adjacent, 18th-century coaching inn called The Crown, and its exposed beams are a reminder of its rich history. The cottage has a reverse-living design with two bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family bathroom on the ground floor, and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, with a log burning stove and double sofa bed, on the first floor. Jasmine Cottage has a private garden, with an outside dining area, and has parking for three cars. The location is perfect for walkers, cyclists and visitors exploring the wider Cotswolds. The cottage accepts up to two dogs.
Jasmine Cottage is approached along a winding lane surrounded by woodland, which follows the edge of Crickley Hill. Turn off the lane into a green oasis created at the end of the 19th Century by the then owner Sir William Thistleton-Dyer, who was a director of Kew Gardens. Jasmine Cottage is the larger of two semi-detached cottages straight ahead. The sloping land to the side of the cottage has been well looked after for well over a hundred years and was planted with many rare and unusual plants, which the current owners of Crickley Court – Jasmine Cottage’s parent location – continue to maintain with great care.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. On the ground floor are two bedrooms, one ensuite super-king double and one twin (both rooms can be either super-king or twin on request) and a family bathroom. Head up a wide, carpeted staircase to the light and contemporary, open-plan living-dining area and fully equipped kitchenette. The living area has a comfortable, 4-seater corner sofa, which can be converted into a double sofa bed on request. Guests will find a log burning stove for winter evenings and a Smart TV, DVD player and sound system to relax to after a day out exploring the Cotswolds.
The cottage has its own pretty and private garden with planted borders, and mature trees forming a backdrop. On a patio area, there is a large, six-seater table, chairs, parasol and charcoal BBQ. A separate children’s play area, with swings, slide and trampoline (with security net), sits to one side of the garden and is shared with guests at the adjacent Amber Cottage.
Step through the glass and wood doorway into the spacious hallway with hooks to hang your jackets and coats and plenty of room to leave boots and shoes.
This light and bright, dual-aspect bedroom is furnished with a super-king bed (can be twin on request), with a bedside chest of drawers and reading lamp to either side. A free-standing wardrobe provides plenty of space to hang clothes, while a chest of drawers with a large mirror above acts as a handy dressing table. A rug is provided over the wood-effect floor to keep toes cosy.
Ensuite Shower Room:
The ensuite has a corner cabinet shower, with a detachable showerhead, a WC, a washbasin with a mirror and shaver point, a wall-mounted hairdryer and a heated towel rail.
The compact twin bedroom looks out over the garden and is furnished with two full-size single beds and two bedside chests of drawers and reading lamps. (This bedroom can be super-king on request.) The room has a free-standing wardrobe and a chest of drawers providing plenty of storage for clothes. A rug is provided over the wood-effect floor to keep toes cosy.
The bathroom has a full-size bath, with an over-bath electric shower, a WC, a washbasin with a mirror and shaver point and a wall-mounted hairdryer and heated towel rail.
A carpeted staircase with a handrail leads up to the first floor.
Open-Plan Living-Dining and Kitchenette Area:
The stairs open out to a light and welcoming open-plan room, with a dining table that seats four, or six when expanded, six chairs and a bureau with a stereo system, maps and local guides. The contemporary kitchenette forms an L-shape, with a double oven and grill, a dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer down the long side and all the crockery and cooking equipment needed for a self-catering stay. The short side of the ‘L’ forms a breakfast bar, with three bar stools to one side and cupboards and a fridge and freezer to the kitchen side.
The living area is furnished with an L-shaped sofa, that comfortably seats five, an armchair, a coffee table and a reading lamp. A wood-burning stove, with a log basket and fire tools, makes this a super cosy space on winter evenings. For guests’ entertainment, there is 47” Smart TV and DVD player, with plenty of family-friendly DVDs. The whole room is flooded with light from three Velux windows. The sofa can be set up as a comfortable double sofa bed on request.
To the rear of the cottage is a pretty and secluded garden with planted borders and mature trees. A patio area with a six-seater table, parasol and BBQ provides a lovely space to sit outside and enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine. To the front of the cottage is the gravel driveway with parking for three cars. Guests have use of a separate children’s play area with swings, a slide and an enclosed trampoline, which is shared with guests at the adjacent Amber Cottage.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 (+2) in 2 bedrooms across one twin and one super-king (either can be twin or super-king on request), and a double sofa bed in the living area
Bathroom: 1 family bathroom (ground floor) with bath, shower, WC; 1 ensuite shower room with cabinet shower, WC
Parking for 3 cars
Dog friendly: a maximum of 2 dogs are permitted for an additional fee per dog
Private garden – not fully enclosed
Fireplace with wood burner – logs, kindling, firelighters and lighter supplied for first fire
Garden furniture: garden table with six chairs and parasol
Secure, lockable storage for bikes
Shared children’s play area with swing set, slide and trampoline with safety net
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
* WiFi: Please note Wi-Fi speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There are plenty of shops and supermarkets locally, including two co-operatives in Brockworth, a Tesco superstore in Gloucester Business Park, and a Morrisons superstore in Up Hatherley.
Foston’s Ash Inn (The Polo Pub), The Camp (4.5 miles)
131 The Promenade, Cheltenham (5 miles)
The Green Dragon, Cockleford (7 miles)
Jasmine Cottage is on Crickley Hill, a prominent spur of the Cotswold escarpment. It overlooks the Severn Vale, with magnificent views towards Robinswood Hill and May Hill, and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain beyond. You can enjoy short circular walks around Crickley Hill or hop onto the Cotswold Way or The Gloucestershire Way for a longer route, and is in easy cycling distance of FlyUp 417 Mountain Bike Park. Maps and guidebooks are provided at the cottage.
Places to Visit:
Cheltenham (5 miles) and the Racecourse (7.5 miles)
FlyUp 417 Bike Park (mountain biking) (1.2 miles)
Cotswold Country Park & Beach (19 miles)
Train - Cheltenham Station (3.5 miles)
Taxis - Brockworth Cars, Andy Cars, 727 Car Hire
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
Jasmine Cottage is close to the A417. You can hear road noise at certain times.
Jasmine Cottage has its own garden. A children’s play area with swing set and trampoline is shared with adjacent Amber Cottage. Please do not leave children unattended in this area.
Jasmine Cottage can be booked with Amber Cottage for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to sit/eat together.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Beautiful barn/stable conversion. The log burner was cosy and very welcoming. It is a great base for visiting Gloucester and Cheltenham which are equidistant. Highly recommend.
Host are lovely. I forgot something at home and they have contacted me and shipped to my address. Such a nice place, totally recommend.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - would recommend this accommodation and the owner is extremely helpful.
James - Sept 2021
We had a lovely stay at Jasmine cottage we went for my in-laws wedding anniversary and took two dogs which they were very accommodating for. Very clean and in perfect location would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!
Molly - August 2021
Great property, chosen because of its close proximity to the Mountain Bike Park. The Kitchen is well stocked, as are the bathrooms. Bedrooms are well laid out with comfortable big beds. The garden was lovely and well maintained with a large table and chairs. There are good walks and places to visit which are all a small drive away. The host was very happy to give recommendations. John recommended the walks on Crickley Hill - I was so glad I went there as it was really beautiful with amazing views and loads of butterflies.
Angela July 2021
Jasmine Cottage is situated on the side of Crickley Hill Country Park, part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, that is jointly managed by the National Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. There are good links to all parts of the Cotswolds via the nearby A417, M5, A46 and A40. The cottage is also in walking distance of The Cotswold Way and The Gloucestershire Way and easy cycling distance of FlyUp 417 Mountain Bike Park. It is ideally placed to visit the many attractions, villages and towns of the Cotswolds, particularly Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, and Painswick.
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