Apsley Cottage

Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • 5+1
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

Nestled in the heart of the historic 16,000 acre Bathurst Estate near Cirencester, Apsley Cottage is a picture perfect home overlooking the village green and within walking distance of a fabulous local pub.

  • Positioned in a quintessential Cotswold village
  • A two minute walk to the award winning local pub
  • Complimentary access to the Cirencester Polo Club in season

About Apsley Cottage

Apsley Cottage, originally built in 1908 received a complete renovation in 2013 from the current Countess Bathurst.

While the building itself has been kept to the original style of the 'Arts & Crafts' period, the cottage interior has had an injection of modern living with thought given to offering ultimate comfort for guests. Retaining many of the original features such as the wonderful oak beams upstairs, Apsley Cottage has all the mod cons a discerning visitor may possibly ask for.

The open plan design on the ground floor gives it a spacious yet intimate feel, with underfloor heating and a fantastic kitchen that even has a built in dog bed! The bedrooms upstairs are beautifully cosy and comfortable - and the bathroom has a luxurious roll top bath in which to soak away any stresses of the day.

Outside there is an extensive terrace, where guests can relax over a cup of coffee, sleep in the sun or barbecue on the inbuilt locally forged grill. The garden is spacious with plenty of lawn on which to run around, and as a bonus the cottage overlooks and leads directly onto the huge village green, where a football can been kicked about with the friendly neighbours.

As a gift from The Countess Bathurst, all visitors during the summer months will be able to enjoy watching polo with a complimentary membership to Cirencester Park Polo Club, where top players (and the odd Prince or two!) take part in the most enthralling of equestrian sports. As members you will be able to park in the Members Enclosure and enjoy the Members Restaurant and Bar.

*Please note that this only applies during the polo season, which runs from approx. mid-May to mid-September.
20% discount off stays up to 31st December


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"This was the third time we stayed in your lovely cottage where everything is provided for! We really love the Cotswolds with its outstanding beauty and fun things to do for the children (like the Cotswolds Farm park). We hope to come back soon!"

Peter-John, Jolien, Silke en Julie - Netherlands - September 2017

"We had a nice stay here in this cosy cottage and luck with the weather. Our dogs liked it too."

Martin, Andrea and Family - Germany - August 2017

"A wonderful cottage for a family vacation."

Joanna, Penelope, Saskia & Mila - California - July 2017

"What a fabulous week - amazing weather, super cottage, sun all day in the garden, great walks, idyllic pubs. Fantastic!"

Chris & Sam -- June

"Thank you for a lovely stay in Apsley Cottage. The boys enjoyed playing in the garden and we had a very good rest. The cottage is very well equipped and we would definitely recommend it!"

Fiona, Carl, Thomas & Charlie - May 2017

"Our fourth visit to Apsley Cottage, never fails to provide a fantastic base for us to celebrate New Year. Fantastic facilities and great garden + walks for the dogs. Hopefully be returning again soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay!"

Natalie, Claire, Daniel, John (Betty & Fern, the Pointer sisters) - December 2016

"Lovely cottage, lovely quiet setting - really enjoyed our week. Many thanks"

Chattle Family - October 2016

"We have felt very at home at Apsley Cottage. We have stayed here on and off for 6 weeks and felt that the cottage was a perfect start to our new life in the country. Thanks for looking after us so well. Amazing sunsets outside the front door as well. Thank you!"

The Ward Family - September 2016

"We are very grateful for the lovely time we have spent in this amazing house! We have enjoyed the comforts of this home and we hope we'll come back next year! Thank you :)"

The Bianco Family - Italy - August 2016

"We have loved our time in this gorgeous cottage - so very peaceful and charming, thank you! Best tip - use the books on the bookshelf to help you navigate your way around the best of the Cotswolds and also divert off the well-worn tracks to enjoy 'the real' Cotswolds. Hope to come back one day."

The Loader Family - New Zealand - June 2016

"We enjoyed a lovely few days of the Easter holiday here! A wonderful cottage equipped with everything you need. The decor made us feel really at home adding warmth and comfort. Great location to explore the beautiful Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend and we'll be back!"

The Clarke Cowells - Kent - April 2016

"Many thanks for another really lovely week!"

Sue, Simon, Barry, Vera & Monty - Hampshire February 2016

"Yet another fantastic stay in this wonderful cottage. The true home from home, fantastic surroundings all resulting in a truly relaxing stay. Looking forward to coming again. Thank you!"

Natalie, Claire, Daniel, John and Betty the Pointer - Cheshire - December 2016

What makes this area
So special...

Pretty and peaceful, this village has the best of both worlds. The stunning woodland and country views offers great walks added to the village pub. A 10 minute drive to Cirencester.

Property details

Apsley Cottage: sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with parking, opening plan living area and garden.

The ground floor is a large open plan L shape overlooking the garden.
Sitting room area with a large sofa with additional chairs, Smart TV , DVD player, Log burner with a basket of logs.
Dining area with a large dining table, six dining chairs, leading to living area.
Kitchen with an induction hob, electric oven and grill, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, wine cooler, iPod dock/clock/radio. Double doors opening onto the terrace.
Utility Room with a washing machine/tumble dryer & freezer.

First Floor
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) Double bed, dressing table, wardrobe, TV with Freeview and DVD player, IPod dock
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) Double bed, wardrobe, TV with Freeview and DVD player, IPod dock
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 1+1) Single bed with a pull out single that can be made for a sixth guest, wardrobe, TV with Freeview and DVD player, IPod dock
Bathroom with roll top bath with hand held shower head, WC and wash basin

Large stone terrace with built in BBQ, table and six chairs
Large garden with bench
Parking for four cars & small wooden gates on the driveway entrance


What you need to know

Complimentary locally sourced hamper.
One basket of logs are provided free of charge.
Complimentary access to Cirencester Polo Park in season.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge unless allocated bandwidth is exceeded 

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