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Cotswold stone silk weaver's cottage in Blockley, with fabulous rural views

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with 1 bathroom. Enclosed garden & free street parking

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Summary

Bluebell Cottage is a traditional Cotswold stone cottage, built to house the weavers who worked in the many silk mills of the beautiful village of Blockley. The cottage is one of a row on a quiet road and the rooms at the back of the cottage benefit from fabulous views of the surrounding Blockley Valley. The historic village of Blockley is very peaceful and picturesque, yet benefits from having two pubs and a community owned village shop & café, as well as a historic Norman church in the centre of the village. Numerous beautiful country walks are accessible directly from the cottage and Blockley is well located for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

The cottage has been lovingly decorated and furnished by its owner, to highlight its traditional character features, including exposed Cotswold stone, wooden doors, a flagstone floor, and a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a small flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.

Bluebell cottage sleeps a maximum of four people, in two bedrooms, with one bathroom. There is a lovely enclosed garden to the rear of the property and free on street parking is readily available. Bluebell Cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a small family, looking for a lovely cottage in a beautiful location.

Description

The front door of Bluebell Cottage is accessed directly from the quiet road that the cottage sits on. The property sits on a hill and the front door opens into the first floor living room. Stairs lead down to the ground floor, with the following rooms:

•Living room/kitchen/dining area: The cosy heart of the cottage, this characterful room contains a flagstone floor, oak beams and a lovely wood burning stove in a Cotswold stone fireplace. This room is the main living space, with comfy seating for four, a dining table with seating for four and a well laid out kitchen, which contains a gas oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine;

•Conservatory: Accessed from the living room and with French doors out into the garden, the conservatory has beautiful views of Blockley Valley and is perfect for relaxing in, whatever the weather.

Heading back up the stairs, the first floor contains the following rooms:

•Second living room: A lovely, peaceful room, with an oak floor and ornamental fireplace. There is a comfy sofa with seating for two and a small flatscreen TV, with a DVD player;

•Family bathroom: With lovely views of the countryside, the bathroom contains a bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

Steep stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor and both bedrooms open directly onto the staircase:

•Bedroom 1: With a lovely oak floor and ornamental Cotswold stone fireplace, this room contains a king size bed;

•Bedroom 2: With an oak floor and a cosy window seat, from which to admire the lovely views of Blockley Valley, this room contains a double bed.

Bluebell Cottage's enclosed garden is at the rear of the property, accessed through the conservatory, and has beautiful views across the Blockley valley. The garden contains a table and four chairs, as well as a sun lounger and a wooden bench. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : Great Western Arms at 400 Metres Nearest Train : Moreton-in-Marsh at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various in Moreton-in-Marsh at 3 Miles 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

•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.

Prices and 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
£353
£470
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£408
£552
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,052
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
£470
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£408
£552
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
£470
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
£634
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£408
£552
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£413
£558
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£620
£886
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£467
£640
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£521
£723
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£467
£640
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£572
£806
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£521
£723
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£572
£806
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£620
£886
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£521
£723
 

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.

    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

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

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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