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Grade II Listed Cottage, in the Beautiful Cotswolds Village of Blockley

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms, With 2 Bathrooms. Garden With Rural Views.

THE CALCULATOR ON THIS PAGE INCORRECTLY USES NIGHTLY RATES AND ANY QUOTES PRODUCED ARE INACCURATE. CONTACT US FOR CORRECT PRICING!

Summary

Built in 1851, grade II listed Plum Tree Cottage is at the end of a row of six Cotswold stone cottages, located close to the centre of the beautiful village of Blockley. The village is a hidden gem, being set well away from major roads, yet it is large enough to have two pubs, a restaurant and a community owned shop and café, as well as a stunning Norman church. Blockley is well placed for exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford or Blenheim Palace.

Plum Tree Cottage has recently been lovingly refurbished by its owner, adding contemporary style and furnishings to the traditional character of the property. The many character features include wooden beams and floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two flatscreen TVs and a contemporary kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a large garden, with lovely views across the valley that Blockley sits in, and free on street parking is readily available. Plum Tree Cottage is an ideal property for friends or a family, looking for a peaceful break in a lovely village.

Description

The door to Plum Tree Cottage is at the side of the property and opens into an entrance hall, adjoining the kitchen. The following rooms are on the ground floor:

•Living/dining room: A beautiful, cosy room, with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and fireplace, wooden floor, a window seat and a wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for six and a lovely wooden dining table, also with seating for six;

•Kitchen: Recently installed, the contemporary farmhouse style kitchen includes a five ring gas hob, gas oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and a washer dryer.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

•Bedroom 2: Contains two 75cm wide single beds;

•Bedroom 3: Contains a double bed;

•Bathroom: Contains a bath with a rain shower, plus a hand-held shower attachment, a toilet and a wash basin.

Further stairs lead up from the first floor to the second floor landing, off which are two rooms:

•Bedroom 1: Contains either a king size bed OR two 75cm wide single beds. There is a flatscreen TV in the room;

•Bathroom: Contains a walk-in shower, toilet and a wash basin.

Plum Tree Cottage's split level, enclosed garden is accessed from the house, across an unenclosed footpath and up a few stone steps. There are fabulous views across Blockley village from the top of the garden, where there is a wooden table with six seats. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year.

Free on street parking is available on the street in front of Plum Tree Cottage and throughout Blockley village.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Great Western Arms at 200 Metres Nearest Train : Moreton-in-Marsh at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lower Brook House at 25 Metres Car: recommended

Blockley

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.

Blockley first became established to the east of a Saxon church, which was replaced by the present church of St. Peter and St. Paul in 1170. The church has a Norman chancel and a Gothic-survival tower. The monuments include a brass of a priest in full mass vestments. There were twelve mills, some of which were first mentioned in the Domesday Book, turning out flour, flax, woodcutting and threshing. During the 18th century, with the wool industry in decline, Blockley turned to the manufacture of silk. Attracted by the fast flowing streams, many of the mills were converted and enlarged to accommodate the 'throwsters', the workers who twisted the silk fibres into thread for the silk ribbon makers in Coventry. The largest was the Westmacott Mill, now converted into a residential home called Blockley Court.

To accommodate the workers, many more terraces of cottages were built, each set one behind the other. Up the hillsides, cottages for workers and the Northwick Terrace almshouses mingled with elegant Georgian Terraces and townhouses. The boom in silk making was short lived and most of the mills reverted back to their former functions, although two became piano making factories. Blockley has been left with a unique collection of buildings reflecting the past glory of silk making, which gives it a different character to other north Cotswold villages.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides'.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford

Food & 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

•The Great Western Arms

•Lower Brook House

•Blockley Village Shop & Café

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
£456
£651
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£527
£764
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,519
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£488
£651
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£565
£764
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£488
£651
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£488
£876
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£565
£764
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£565
£764
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£851
£1,216
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£639
£876
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£712
£989
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£639
£876
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£782
£1,101
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£712
£989
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£782
£1,101
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£851
£1,216
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£712
£989
 

Notes

  • IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, VRBO AND OWNERS DIRECT SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE BELOW) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES.

    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.

    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.
  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;

    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 weeks before the start date
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

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, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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