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A picture-postcard, Grade II listed cottage in beautiful Blockley

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Bathroom and separate WC

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Summary

Brook Cottage is one of the most idyllically situated properties in the Cotswolds, sitting on a quiet lane overlooking fields, with only the soothing sound of the babbling brook outside to break the silence. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the historic heart of Blockley, which is a peaceful, yet thriving village, with two pubs, a community owned village shop & café, a historic Norman church and a childrens' playground. Blockley has numerous beautiful walks on its doorstep and is well located for exploring the many beautiful market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.

Parts of Brook Cottage are believed to date back to the 17th century, with the majority of the Grade II listed cottage built in the mid-19th century. The cottage has been beautifully refurbished and retains many character features, including a stunning inglenook fireplace, stone mullion windows, wooden beams and ledge and brace doors. Complementing these period features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a TV and a beautiful new kitchen.

The cottage sleeps up to four people, in two bedrooms, both containing double beds. There is a bathroom and a separate toilet. The cottage also has a fully enclosed garden, accessed from the kitchen. The layout of the property makes Brook Cottage an ideal retreat for one or two couples, or a small family.

Description

Walking along Blockley Brook leads you to Brook Cottage’s front door, which opens into:

•Living room: A cosy, beautifully furnished room, with a stone mullion window with window seat, wooden beams, a large inglenook fireplace and a flat-panel TV. The living room is also used for dining and it contains an extendable dining table, with seating for up to four people.

The living room then leads into:

•Kitchen: For a small cottage, the beautifully decorated kitchen is very well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer.

Returning to the living room, a narrow, steep staircase leads up to a small first floor hallway, off which is:

•Bedroom 1: A cosy bedroom, with exposed beams and brickwork, containing a double bed next to the stone mullion window, which looks out to fields and the brook below. The main bathroom is accessed via bedroom 1 and this contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet.

The staircase continues up into the gable of the house, opening out to:

•Bedroom 2: Another cosy double bedroom, with exposed beams and a stone mullion window, bedroom 2 also has an en-suite toilet and basin.

Heading back downstairs and into the kitchen, double doors lead out into the fully enclosed, south-westerly facing garden, which contains a paved area, followed by a lawn, with decking at the end of the garden. There is an outdoor table and chairs, with a barbecue provided in the Summer. Outside the front door is a small garden area, with a stone bench, which looks down the lane to the brook running past the cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International 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, juke box 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
£356
£475
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£413
£558
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,064
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£356
£475
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£413
£558
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£356
£475
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£356
£640
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£413
£558
 
 
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 Jul 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

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The main bathroom is accessed via bedroom 1 and contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite toilet and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bed sizes and configurations: - Bedroom 1: Double bed; - Bedroom 2: Double bed. A travel cot (without bed linen) is available

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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