Halfway House, Blockley

Sleeps 10 | Ref: HHB

5bedRural ViewsPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyReal fireGardenPets welcome

Dating back to 1732, grade II listed Halfway House is a substantial Cotswold stone property, which has recently been refurbished to create a stylish family home. The house sits proudly in the historic part of Blockley village, within walking distance of local amenities, and is perfect for family holidays or gatherings of friends.

Description

Summary

Halfway House is an impressive former merchant’s house and is one of the oldest buildings on the high street of the historic village of Blockley. This peaceful and picturesque village 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 village and Blockley is well located for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.

The house has been lovingly refurbished by its owner to create a warm and welcoming home, which retains many character features, including an impressive central stair case, elm floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls and two stone fireplaces, one of which contains a wood burning stove. The traditional character of the building has been complemented by the elegant décor and modern facilities, including wireless internet access, three Smart TVs and a well presented kitchen.

Halfway House sleeps 10 people in five bedrooms, with four bathrooms. There are lovely views across Blockley valley from the upper floors and there is a pretty tiered garden at the rear of the property, which is perfect for relaxing in. Free on street parking is available oustside or close to the house. Halfway House is perfect for a large family or a group of friends seeking a relaxing break in a stunning property, in the heart of one of the Cotswold's most picturesque villages.

Description

Halfway House is peacefully located on Blockley's historic High Street. The front door opens into a hallway, with the following rooms on the ground floor:

  • Living room: This spacious and elegant room has an abundance of character, including elm floors, stone mullion windows, exposed beams and a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There are two large stylish sofas, plus two armchairs and a window seat, as well as a Smart TV;
  • Dining room: Another characterful room, with exposed beams, an ornamental stone fireplace, and an exposed Cotswold stone wall. There is an extendable dining table with seating for 10, plus a two-seater sofa and two other comfy chairs;
  • Kitchen: Overlooking the garden, the well presented galley style kitchen contains an electric cooker, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster.  There is also a small table with space for two or three chairs, to create a sociable space for cooking;
  • Bedroom 5: A step leads up from the dining room into the ground floor bedroom, a bright and airy dual aspect room, which contains a king size bed;
  • Shower room: Accessed from the living room, this room also serves as a bathroom for bedroom 5, and contains a large walk-in shower with rain drop shower head and separate shower attachment, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin.

A grand staircase leads up from the ground floor hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

  • Master bedroom: This elegant dual aspect room has an antique king size French bed and a Smart TV. There is also an arm chair, small wardrobe and a chest of drawers, plus a window seat looking out over Blockley Valley. Two steps lead up to a large ensuite bathroom, which contains a freestanding doubled-ended slipper bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin;
  • Bedroom 2: Another spacious dual aspect  room with two single beds, antique Korean side tables, a window seat and an arm chair, plus a Smart TV. The ensuite shower room has a walk-in shower with a rain drop showerhead, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin.

Further stairs lead up to the second floor landing, with the following rooms in the lovely eaves of the house:

  • Bedroom 3: A lovely room with exposed beams and beautiful views, which contains a double bed, arm chair, dressing table and a small walk-in wardrobe;
  • Bedroom 4: This room also has exposed beams and lovely views, and contains two large single beds, perfect for adults or children alike;
  • Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin.

There is a door in the kitchen that leads out into the well-established, terraced back garden. Steps lead up to a lovely patio area, with a large table and seating for 10. There is also a small bistro table and chairs in a nice, shaeded area just outside the kitchen, plus a charcoal barbecue. Quiet on street parking is available outside or close to the property.


  • Village: Blockley
  • Guests : 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Key features:
    • Rural views
    • Pub nearby
    • Shop nearby
    • Broadband internet
    • Children allowed
    • Real fire
    • Garden
    • Pets welcome
  • Ref.: HHB
  • Rural views: Yes
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: Yes
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: Yes
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: Yes

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