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Lovingly Refurbished Cotswold Stone Cottage, In Picturesque Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Sleeps Three, In Two Bedrooms, With One Bathroom

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Summary

Alice Cottage is set on a hillside, with views out over the rooftops of Blockley, to the woods and fields beyond. The old village of Blockley is very peaceful and picturesque, yet benefits from having two pubs, a restaurant, and a community owned village shop & café. There is also a historic Norman church in the centre of the village and numerous beautiful country walks are accessible directly from the cottage.

Dating back to the 19th century, Alice Cottage has recently been extensively refurbished, whilst retaining traditional features, including wooden beams and a stone fireplace, with wood burning stove. The character features are complemented by gas central heating, a well equipped kitchen, wireless internet access and an LED HD Freesat TV, with DVD player.

The cottage sleeps up to three people, in two bedrooms, with one bathroom, and is a cosy, tranquil retreat for a couple or a small family.

Description

Alice Cottage is one of a handful of cottages set on a small quiet lane, yet only moments from Blockley's historic high street. There is one shared parking space in front of the cottage and additional, free street parking is readily available. A path through the garden leads to the front door, which opens into the sun room and the rest of the ground floor:

- Sun room: South facing and looking out to the garden, with exposed stone walls and a clear roof, this is a lovely room to relax in, whatever the season. Contains a wooden table and two chairs;

- Living room/dining room/kitchen: The heart of this cosy cottage, the living room area contains comfy seating for three people, a wood burning stove and an LED HD Free sat TV, with DVD player. There is a fold away table, for formal dining. The kitchen area is very efficiently and practically arranged, and includes a 2-ring electric hob, electric oven, SMEG fridge/freezer, microwave, Miele washing machine/tumble dryer, toaster and kettle. There is also a radio with an iPod dock.

Stairs lead up from the kitchen area to a small first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

- Master bedroom: Contains a double bed and plenty of storage space. There is also a radio with an iPod dock;

- Bedroom 2: A small room, which contains a 75cm wide single bed and a bedside cabinet, with drawers;

- Bathroom: Although small, the bathroom has been well designed, to include a shower, small basin and toilet.

Alice Cottage's small, enclosed garden is well proportioned with a raised terrace to take advantage of the lovely far reaching rural views and to provide a beautiful south facing outdoor seating area, with a table, wooden bench, two chairs and a charcoal BBQ.

Key Features

Security deposits:

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage caused or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Pets:

One well behaved dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking.

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Please also note that Alice Cottage only has a small garden, with no lawn areas.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations:

- Bedroom 1: Double bed;

- Bedroom 2: 75cm wide single bed.

Fuel and logs:

Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

The property has free wireless internet access and an LED HD Freesat TV, with DVD player. A telephone is provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.

Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.

Parking:

There is one off street parking space opposite Alice Cottage, which is shared with the next door cottage on a first come, first served basis. Free on street parking is available.

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.

The property's small garden is enclosed, however, small children should be supervised at all times in the garden.

Initial consumables:

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety:

This is an old property, with narrow and steep stairs, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Photographs:

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floor plan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

All of our properties use TripAdvisor as the primary source of managing customer feedback. To see Alice Cottage's reviews, please type this link into your browser:



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Character Cottages



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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham Airport at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Crown Inn at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Various within c.5 miles at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Moreton-in-Marsh at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lower Brook House at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Blockley is a peaceful, charming Cotswold village, with raised pavements, a splendid church and some superb architecture strung out along the mile long High Street. Known by many locals as the “secret village”, Blockley is well away from main roads and in some parts of the village the only noise is Blockley Brook, the mill stream that winds its way through the bottom of the valley.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with many very enjoyable walks leading from the village, Blockley has much to offer the holidaymaker. Its attractive village green overlooks the popular Bowling Green and beautiful Norman Church, and is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic on sunny days.

Food and drink:

For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village.

- The Crown Inn: This 16th century country inn is situated in the heart of Blockley and features a restaurant serving dishes prepared with local produce, along with a bar with an open fire and a wide selection of real ales.

- The Great Western Arms: The “Western” as it is locally known, is a Hook Norton Brewery pub and is right at the heart of the village both geographically and socially. The pub has two rooms: one is used as the restaurant and the other houses a pool table, jukebox and darts board (dogs are welcome in the pool room).

- Lower Brook House: Home to a fine restaurant that welcomes non-residents. The restaurant offers seasonal menus of mouth-watering, home-cooked dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients for candlelit meals in intimate surroundings.

- Blockley Village Shop & Café: The community owned shop and café is the hub of the village. The shop offers a wide range of basic groceries and necessities. The licensed café is open all day, serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees and teas, and home-baked cakes. Take-away hot and cold food, including croissants, pastries and baguettes, is also very popular.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.

Activities:

The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

- Blenheim Palace

- Warwick Castle

- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Hidcote

- Cheltenham race course

- Cotswold Farm Park

- Batsford Arboretum

- Broadway Tower Country Park

- Snowshill Manor & Garden

- Oxford

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£292
£400
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£327
£461
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£811
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£292
£400
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£327
£461
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£292
£400
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£292
£522
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£327
£461
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£331
£466
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£471
£713
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£369
£527
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£406
£589
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£369
£527
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£443
£651
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£406
£589
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£443
£651
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£471
£713
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£406
£589
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 4-6 weeks = 5%, within 2-4 Weeks = 10%, and less than 2 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 20 weeks before the start date.

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Pets are charged at £20 per pet, per booking.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Partner Offers

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