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Cottage In The Heart Of The Cotswolds

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Barn in Blockley, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. Tranquil Location, Conveniently Located For Oxford, Cheltenham, And Shakespeare Country

The cottage offers delightful self catering holiday accommodation in the midst of the Cotswolds. Ideally suited for just two people, the property is a charming barn conversion, built in beautiful Cotswold stone. It is on 2 floors, the upper galleried floor being reached via a spiral staircase. Blockley is sometimes known as 'the secret village in the Cotswolds'. It is a hillside village glowing with the characteristic honey colour of local stone built houses, that nestles in a fold of the Cotswold hills. It is situated midway between the market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, once the centre of the wool trade. The village has an attractive medieval parish church, a general store and two village inns. Blockley, in the heart of the Cotswolds is conveniently located for Oxford, Cheltenham, the Vale of Evesham and Shakespeare Country - historic Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have owned and let our cottage since 2006. I have a background in the hotel industry and have tried to ensure that the quality of everything in the cottage is of the very best standard.

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

WOULD CERTAINLY STAY HERE AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we walked in the door to find a complimentary bottle of wine and fixin's for tea, we felt welcomed and right at home. The grounds around the area were charming - we even had a male pheasant and 10 or so grouse that appeared every evening. The accommodation was exactly right for two and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judith, i am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Linda
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Ratty's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

An oasis of calm in a frenetic world. Thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant week here. Ideal property for two people, if you are not infirm. Owner has provided more than one would normally expect in a rental, which made for a comfortable and homely visit. The grounds are picture book perfect complete with babbling brook and resident ducks. The village of Blockley is a treasure. Quaint, quiet yet bustling with a strong community spirit. Local people are friendly and pleasant.

Ideally situated for all points and places of interest within an hour's drive. Walkers heaven for exploration and superb views.

Would love to have stayed for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cotswold haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week in Ratty's Retreat,a gem of accommodation.The cottage was everything we hoped for and more - spotless,beautifully furnished with many extras and situated in such picturesque surroundings.We rambled through quaint villages,enjoyed many cream teas,superb local cuisine in Blockley and neighbouring villages and had a night of culture at the RSC in Stratford on Avon.Each evening we returned to the welcoming comfort of Ratty's Retreat.We are planning our return visit with eager anticipation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We live just 15 miles from the cottage and wanted to be nearby so that we can manage any repairs and maintenance ourselves. We love the Cotswolds and want to encourage people whether coming for the first time or regular visitors to explore the area from this tranquil village location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Crown Inn at 300 Metres Nearest Train : Moreton in Marsh at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lower Brook House at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Travel:

Birmingham International Airport: 48 Miles

Rail station - Moreton-in-Marsh: 3 Miles

Distances:

Airport - Birmingham International Airport: 48 Miles

Station - Moreton-in-Marsh: 3 Miles

Pub - The Crown Inn: 300 Metres

Golf - Approx 5 Miles

Restaurant - Lower Brook House: 100 Metres

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£416
for 4 nights
From
£104
£525
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£371
 
 
Mid
1 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£96
£413
 
 
High
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£469
 
 
Mid
6 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£96
£413
 
 
High
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£469
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£363
for 3 nights
From
£121
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£413
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made online or by phone. A 33% deposit is required at the time of the booking with the balance payable 7 weeks prior to the reservation. Credit and debit cards accepted.

Changeover Day:
Weekly bookings have a Saturday changeover. Shorter breaks can start on any day depending on availability. Arrival time is 4.00pm and departure time is 10.00am

Notes on prices:
4 Night Short Break starting 30 Dec or 31 Dec 2015 for £416.00

Short breaks are available for 3 or 4 night stays from £245.00 depending on season and availability. Additional nights available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage sits in communal grounds with another 8 properties and has the use of these gardens as well as its own private area. The village is in the heart of the Cotswolds and yet is relatively unknown to the majority of tourists. The situation is incredibly tranquil and a marvellous place to recharge your batteries. It is very close enough to major attractions and other villages and towns to make it a very convenient base.

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The bathroom is ensuite. It is bright and airy with a full size bath with shower over, sink and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The galleried bedroom has a kingsize half tester bed - a flat screen TV - wardrobe, dressing table, drawers

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Quality bed linen, robes bath sheets, hand towels and teatowels are provided for guests. Arrival time is after 4 pm and departure time is by 10 am. Electricity and gas is included in the letting price. The cottage benefits from allocated offstreet parking; Small quantities of tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided for your use on arrival. Sorry we cannot accept pets and the property is not suitable for children. Outside: The cottage benefits from it's own private patio with table and chairs and small garden but has the added benefit of the communal gardens which lead down to the brook. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Luxury bath sheets and hand towels, terry towelling robes, hotel quality bed linens, tea towels and other hand towels are all included. These are changed mid stay for bookings in excess of 7 days and an additional clean is also included for these. Other: The Dining area between the kitchen and the lounge has a contemporary table and 4 chairs. Cloakroom with wc and basin off the hall downstairs.

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