North End House, Blockley

Sleeps 8 | Ref: NEB

4bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetGardenReal fireOff street parking

North End House is an immaculately presented holiday home nestled in the heart of the peaceful village of Blockley. Finished with an artistic flair and boasting an array of antique and designer furnishings, this wonderful retreat is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswold region.

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Description

Summary

North End House is a double fronted detached Cotswold stone property which sleeps eight guests, in four stylish bedrooms, with three beautifully presented bathrooms. Late Georgian in design, the property has an abundance of stunning features including high ceilings, sash windows, exposed Cotswold stone and open fireplaces, one of which has a cosy electric flame effect stove. Dating back to 1865, the property was once used as a regular meeting house for the village’s silk mill workers who lived in the terraced cottages further up the road.

Lovingly refurbished to a high standard, the owners have used different colour schemes throughout the house, varying from sleek and subtle whites and greys to the bold and striking shades of blue. Each of the rooms boast designer furniture and carefully chosen antique pieces and these have been complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, two Smart TVs and a well-equipped kitchen. At the front of the property there is a south facing enclosed garden and off-street parking is available for up to three cars.

Location

North End House is situated in the historic village of Blockley, a peaceful village with two country pubs, a community owned shop & café, a children’s playground, impressive Norman church and the tranquil Blockley Brook. The brook once had 12 watermills lining its banks, bringing wealth to the area during the height of the wool industry and one of these mills is now Mill Dene Garden a hidden gem which is open to the public and features a misty grotto, mill pond and gorgeous flowers in bloom. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Blockley has many delightful walks and cycle routes on its doorstep including footpaths over to the much-loved Chipping Campden, Paxford and Ebrington, the latter being home to The Ebrington Arms, an award-winning country pub which was voted the UK’s number one village pub by The Times in 2017.

Blockley is well-placed for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Snowshill, home of the Cotswold Lavender Farm and Fields, a must-see attraction for visitors to the area between May and August. The region offers a range of tourist attractions for all ages including the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, the fascinating Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway which takes a 28 mile round trip through scenic countryside. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips.

Description

North End House is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are looking for a luxurious base from which to explore the Cotswolds. The house is laid out as follows:

RoomAmenities
Located beneath an ornate cast iron porch, the front door opens into the ground floor entrance hall, off which are the following rooms:
Living room Overlooking the garden, this bright and spacious reception room has been tastefully decorated and contains:
  • marble mantlepiece with electric flame effect stove
  • four-seater sofa and two-seater Timothy Oulton leather sofa
  • footstool
  • rustic wooden wall mirror
  • Bluetooth speaker
Dining room This impressive dining area is a wonderful setting in which to enjoy home cooked meals. Boasting character features including an exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast, cherub chandelier and Edwardian antique chapel dining chairs, this room contains:
  • Cotswold stone fireplace with ornamental stove
  • Timothy Oulton wooden dining table with seating for eight
  • rustic wooden wall mirror
Kitchen This stunning farmhouse style kitchen is adjacent to the dining room and has beautiful exposed Cotswold stone and smart wooden flooring, a theme throughout the ground floor. This room contains:
  • double electric oven with six-ring gas hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher, microwave, coffee percolator, filter coffee machine, kettle and toaster
  • Roberts radio
  • window seat
Sitting room
With French doors leading out to a decked drying area, this warm and inviting homely room has an eye-catching exposed Cotswold stone feature wall and contains:
  • three-seater Timothy Oulton leather sofa and mid-century high back wing armchair
  • Smart TV
Utility room with cloakroom
Accessed via the sitting room, this useful space contains:
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • butler sink and heated towel rail

A continuation of the utility room, the ground floor cloakroom contains:

  • toilet and wash basin
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a mid-level landing where the staircase divides. One flight continues up to a small landing area with a privacy curtain, whilst the other leads to the first floor landing. The following rooms are on the first floor:
Bedroom 2 Located off the small landing, this spacious and elegantly furnished bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • 19th century antique pine dresser
  • two high back fabric antique chairs
  • full length mirror
  • wall hooks in the landing space
Family bathroom Adjacent to bedroom 2, this bright and airy bathroom can be used as either a shared bathroom or as bedroom 2’s ensuite. Beautifully presented, it contains:
  • bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Study Overlooking the garden at the other end of the landing, this striking room has a wealth of character with antique furniture and a large wall-hung rug as the focal feature. This room contains:
  • ornamental fireplace
  • two-seater velvet sofa and antique armchair
  • Smart TV
  • Edwardian writing desk with swivel chair
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • gilt-edged mirror
Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom
With a stylish bay window overlooking the garden, this lavish bedroom contains:
  • four poster super king size bed
  • antique armchair
  • ornamental fireplace
  • gilt-edged full length mirror

A small step up leads into a cleverly designed dressing room which contains:

  • built-in wardrobes

The well presented ensuite bathroom contains:

  • large walk-in rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 3
This light and airy bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • oak dresser and wall hooks
  • small table with comfortable seating for two
  • ornamental fireplace
  • wall mirror
Bedroom 4
This lovely south facing bedroom offers garden views and contains:
  • two Heal's Edwardian antique single beds
  • Heal's antique chest of drawers and wall hooks
  • ornamental fireplace
  • antique octagonal coffee table with two velvet stools
  • wall mirror
Shower room
Contains:
  • walk-in rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

The well-maintained south facing garden is located at the front of the property and comprises a large lawn area bordered by leafy shrubs, low hedges and mature trees, and a large patio with two seating areas. On one side there is a comfy lounge area with two large three-seater sofas and on the other there is an outdoor table with seating for eight. A charcoal barbecue is also provided, perfect for making the most of al fresco dining in the warm summer months.

At the end of the garden there is a dedicated gravel parking area with off-street parking for up to three cars.

  • Village: Blockley
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: NEB
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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