The most magnificent and imposing former coaching inn offering substantial accommodation set within two acres with a swimming pool, garage complex and two established self-catering holiday cottages within the grounds.
Crickley Court is a unique and handsome detached residence with exceptional accommodation and beautiful grounds with two self-catering cottages within the gardens. Steeped in some charming local history, the property is thought to be around 300 years old and was formally The Crown coaching inn where horses were added to coaches to help them up Crickley Hill en route to Stow on the Wold. As such the house is characterful and beautiful in style with accommodation ideal for large family or suited for B & B usage with the addition of the two holiday cottages. The principal house is extensive, at just a little under 5000 sq feet, the appeal internally is the proportions of the rooms ideal for modern family living. Whilst substantial, the house is manageable and flows with ease creating space that can be used as one requires.
Entrance is gained through a large reception hall leading to the beautifully appointed kitchen, open plan in style and a particularly social room incorporating a family and breakfast/dinning room. The extensive drawing room is set to the front with a further sitting room adjacent. There is a spacious home office/bedroom 6 with an en-suite bathroom and two cloakrooms.
A staircase rises to the bedroom space on the first floor which can be accessed by two separate staircases leading from the ground floor reception space. All six bedrooms have en suite facilities further enhancing options for usage. There is also a fully operational office and a separate electronic staircase leading to an attic room, which at present is a fully fitted home gym.
The former stables set within the grounds were converted in 2006 to create two detached and self-contained cottages. These have previously run very successfully in conjunction with the B & B, although the current owners now use the main house as their principal family home whilst successfully managing the two cottages as holiday lets, generating an income. Both Amber and Jasmine Cottage offer four star ratings and comfortable accommodation for up to four guests in each cottage, both have the benefit of private gardens. There is scope, subject to the necessary planning, to create further units from a former coach house and stone-built garage.
The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many facets to them including mature hedgerows, flower beds and a variety of trees. Within the gardens and adjacent to the cottages is a small playground for children and a heated swimming pool with a multi use summer house with storage, all set within an attractive sun terrace and protected by high hedging for privacy. To the front of the house, entrance is gained via grand stone pillars leading to a gravel parking area serving both the house and the cottages in addition to giving access to the large carport/garage complex.
Offering some of the best walking and riding countryside the area has to offer, Crickley Court is set to the top of Dog Lane, a semi-rural lane accessed from Shurdington Road. The neighboring villages of Little and Great Witcombe are set below the rolling pastureland with wooded hills leading onto the Cotswold Escarpment. There is a strong community feel focused around a village hall, public house and church. Much of the charm of this area is its accessibility to the main centres of Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester, all of which offer exceptional leisure, sporting and shopping facilities. Educational opportunities in the local area are particularly strong in the state and private sector with a well-regarded primary school at Birdlip, world famous schools in Cheltenham including, Cheltenham College and The Cheltenham Ladies College in addition to Wycliffe in Stroud and Kings School in Gloucester. Excellent and varied grammar school options further enhance the appeal of this location. The Cotswold Way National Trail runs nearby, and the well regarded Crickley Hill Country Park offers beautiful woodland walks with some of the best vistas within The Cotswolds in addition to golf at Cotswold Hills Golf Club. For the commuter Crickley Court offers quick access to the M5 and A417.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292