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Bracken Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091327)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • 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

Reviews

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28 Customer Review(s)

  • Margaret

    “Bracken cottage is ideal for a short stay for two friends, as each can have a pleasant bedroom with spacious comfortable beds and a bathroom close by.”

    The living space is compact, but again, pleasant and comfortable and the kitchen facilities are sufficient for preparing simple meals. Judging from the guest book most visitors seem to eat out, but we were happy to cook and eat in, and being able to take breakfast out in the sunny garden was a huge bonus. The cottage is well placed, being handy for the local shop and bus stops; we became very attached to it and hope to return.

    The living space is compact, but again, pleasant and comfortable and the kitchen facilities are sufficient for preparing simple meals. Judging from the guest book most visitors seem to eat out, but we were happy to cook and eat in, and being able to take breakfast out in the sunny garden was a huge bonus. The cottage is well placed, being handy for the local shop and bus stops; we became very attached to it and hope to return.

    - Margaret, March 2022

    Thank you for your lovely review of Bracken Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay there and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

The property

Bracken Cottage is a traditional Cotswold stone cottage built to house the weavers who worked in the many silk mills of the beautiful village of Blockley. The cottage is one of a row on a quiet road and the rooms at the back benefit from fabulous views of the surrounding Blockley Valley. The historic village is very peaceful and picturesque yet 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 scenic country walks are accessible directly from the cottage and Blockley is well located for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds. The cottage dates back to the 19th century, with exposed beams, a stone fireplace and stable door overlooking the garden. These traditional features have been complemented by modern facilities including two Smart TVs, underfloor heating and wireless internet access. Bracken Cottage sleeps two guests, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a stunning garden with breathtaking views, and free parking is available in the village car park opposite the cottage. Bracken Cottage is ideal for a small family, a couple or two friends looking to enjoy this lovely area of the Cotswolds. Bracken Cottage is one of a row of former silk weaver's cottages set on a quiet road in the village of Blockley. The front door opens directly into the ground floor living area: Living room/dining room/kitchen: This homely open plan living space has a cosy wood burning stove, wooden beams and a stable door with views across to the fields beyond. This room contains a sofa, a window seat, a Smart TV, a fold away dining table with seating for two, an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster. Steep stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: A smart room with exposed painted beams, a king size bed, bedside tables, full length mirror and chest of drawers (please note the chest of drawers is not for guest use). Family bathroom: Decorated in a contemporary style, this spacious bathroom has a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and a cupboard containing a washing machine. Further steep stairs lead directly into the master bedroom: Master bedroom: A characterful and cosy room in the eaves which contains a king size bed, Smart TV, chest of drawers and vanity mirror. The bedroom leads into the ensuite bathroom which contains a walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. The stable door leads from the kitchen into a wonderful landscaped garden with uninterrupted views of the countryside. The patio area directly outside the kitchen has a garden table with two benches, two chairs, a charcoal barbecue and a parasol. Three steps lead down from the patio to the lawn, bordered with timber beds along one side, and there is a further sunny patio and herb garden beyond. Free parking is available in the village car park opposite the cottage.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one second-floor with en-suite walk-in rain shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, hairdryer
  • 2 x Smart TV’s, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free public car park
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture, parasol, herb garden and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

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: A low stone wall marks the end of the garden (which is not enclosed), over which is a steep drop into a neighbouring property, children should be supervised outside at all times; there is also right of access along the rear of the terraces for neighbours and the postman.

Note: Despite having two king-size beds, the maximum occupancy has been limited to two guests due to space constraints in the ground floor living area; guests should consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than two guests at the property.

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

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