The Bath House is a beautiful Grade II listed property which sleeps two guests, in an elegant bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom. Formerly serving as the bathing house for soldiers during World War II, this attractive home away from home is split across two levels and features contemporary interiors and modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a TV with Manhattan Freesat box, a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating in the bathroom. There is a lovely walled garden to the side of the property, and off-street parking for one car is available.
The Bath House is situated in the centre of the quintessential Cotswold village of Blockley and is just a stone’s throw from the community owned shop and café, impressive Norman church and two country pubs. The village falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many rewarding walks and cycle routes available on its doorstep. The Monarch’s Way long distance walking trail passes through the village and can be followed either north to Chipping Campden or up and over the ridge towards Moreton-in-Marsh, skirting the fringes of Batsford Arboretum.
Blockley is well-placed for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Kingham and Ebrington, all home to popular pubs which pride themselves on their seasonal menus and locally sourced ingredients. The region also offers a range of tourist attractions including historic Sudeley Castle, Hidcote Gardens, The Cotswolds Distillery and the stunning Cotswold Lavender Farm and Fields, a must-see for visitors to the area between May and August. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips. The Bath House is the perfect retreat for a romantic break in the heart of the North Cotswolds. The front door opens into a smart entrance hall, with stairs leading up to the galleried living area:
Living/dining room/kitchen: Flooded with natural light, this beautifully styled open plan living area boasts a contemporary finish and contains a two-seater sofa, wall-mounted TV with Manhattan Freesat box, a wooden dining table with seating for two, a combined microwave oven, four-ring induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetière and a washing machine/tumble dryer.
From the entrance hall, a second flight of stairs leads down directly into the bedroom:
Bedroom with ensuite bathroom: Finished to a high standard, the elegantly presented bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe. The ensuite has underfloor heating and contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
The charming walled garden is a delightful spot to enjoy the late afternoon sun. Home to a bistro table and two chairs, this fully enclosed, secluded courtyard is brought to life with colourful fragrant flowers which adorn the stone walls.
At the front of the property there is an off-street parking space, and if required, free on-street parking is readily available throughout the village.
About the location
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: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain out of the bedroom, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Note: Dogs are not permitted to be left in the property alone.
Note: The stairs are open and so infants should be supervised at all times.