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Courtyard House

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091315)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Lovely cottage and we had a great stay!”

    Would recommend anyone to stay in this cottage! It asks you to leave the cottage as you find it! We had to clean the BBQ to use it, empty the dishwasher and had we used the log burner we would have had to clean it out first! Just little things but annoying. This did not take away from a wonderful stay but as you asked for feedback I thought you should know!

    Would recommend anyone to stay in this cottage! It asks you to leave the cottage as you find it! We had to clean the BBQ to use it, empty the dishwasher and had we used the log burner we would have had to clean it out first! Just little things but annoying. This did not take away from a wonderful stay but as you asked for feedback I thought you should know!

    - Karen, May 2022

The property

Courtyard House is a beautifully renovated Cotswold stone property located in the pretty village of Blockley. This peaceful and picturesque village benefits from having two pubs and a community owned village shop and café as well as an historic Norman church in the centre. A variety of stunning country walks and cycle routes pass through Blockley, and it is also well placed for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. The property has been lovingly furnished by its owner to highlight its beautiful character features, which include exposed oak beams, tasteful artwork and antiques, vaulted ceilings and a cosy open fire in the open plan living/dining room. These period pieces are complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with a Samsung sound bar and sub woofer, a blu-ray player and a small but diverse blu-ray library., plus a well-equipped kitchen. Courtyard House sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a beautiful courtyard garden, designed by American garden landscaper Gordon Hayward, which can be enjoyed all year-round, plus off-street parking for one car. The property is the perfect place for a small group of friends or family looking for a relaxing break in the Cotswolds. Courtyard House's front door is accessed from the shared driveway at the front of the property. The front door opens into the hallway, off which are the following rooms: Kitchen: This well-equipped kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster; Living/dining room: An impressive room set over two levels with beautiful exposed beams. The sunken living area has a Tudor stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a sofa, various armchairs, a Freeview TV, with a Samsung sound bar and sub woofer, a blu-ray player and a small but diverse blu-ray library; The dining area has a large oak trestle table with seating for four, ornate dresser and console table, plus French doors leading out to the courtyard garden. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Overlooking the garden, this beautiful room contains a king size bed, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage; Family bathroom: Contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: A lovely room which contains two single beds set over two levels, a chest of drawers and an ensuite bathroom, with a bath, toilet and wash basin. The enclosed courtyard can be accessed via the French doors in the living/dining room, or via the small wrought iron gate from the driveway. Designed by Gordon Hayward, this pretty courtyard has an outdoor table and chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue, surrounded by mature shrubs and potted plants. Off-street parking for one car is provided on the shared driveway, with further on-street parking available in the village.

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray player, Bose sound system, Samsung soundbar and subwoofer, WiFi, selection of Blu-ray DVD’s
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

BLOCKLEY

Moreton-in-Marsh 3 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 11 miles; Cheltenham 22 miles.

An ancient village once famous for its silk and corn mills, Blockley lies just 3 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh and features a unique collection of honey-coloured buildings with a pretty village green, two excellent pubs, serving hearty food and real ale, as well as a village store and café, serving dinner on a Friday night. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of the village, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way and the Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close by. Very close by, Moreton-in-Marsh boasts many elegant 18th century buildings and is home to traditional inns, tea rooms, restaurants and individual shops to suit all tastes. It also offers its own train station and lies on the intersection of the Paddington rail line from London. The town hosts the Moreton-In-Marsh Show, one of the UK's largest one-day agricultural shows, as well as the Moreton Beer Festival, an annual French Market, and a large outdoor market every Tuesday. The highest town in the Cotswolds, this ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. Close by is Bourton-on-the-Water, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds as the River Windrush runs through the centre. Also within reach is the spa town of Cheltenham, boasting an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, as well as being famous for its horseracing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within driving distance, making Blockley a great base for a Cotswolds holiday.

Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are provided between October and April; guests must purchase their own outside of these months.

Note: Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.

Note: Guests are welcome to bring their own travel cot and high chair, to accommodate one infant.

Note: Due to the character features within the property, young children should be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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