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Courtyard House, Blockley

SuperhostBlockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms

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Welcome to Courtyard House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

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.

Important Customer Notice:
- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!

The space
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, 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 wooden 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, 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.

Guest access
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.

Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Welcome to Courtyard House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

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…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Private entrance
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Carbon monoxide alarm
Hair dryer
Kitchen
TV

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Location

Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café.

As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling.

Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era.

A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea.

Food & Drink

For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village.

The Crown Inn (www.crownhotelblockley.co.uk): This 16th century country inn is situated in the heart of Blockley and features a restaurant serving dishes prepared with local produce, along with a bar with an open fire and a wide selection of real ales. This honey coloured historic inn is covered in Virginia creeper which turns a stunning red in Autumn. Walk inside to the scents of wood smoke from the open log fires and snuggle into a comfy chair by the fire, to view the daily papers with a coffee or something stronger. Dinner is served in the warm and friendly restaurant with lighter meals and snacks available in the bar.
The Great Western Arms (https://www.hooky.co.uk/content/our-pubs/great-western-arms-blockley.ashx): The award winning Great Western Arms is the “Local” of Blockley. The “Western” as it is locally known, is a Hook Norton Brewery pub and is tenanted to Sharon Brace. It is right at the heart of the village both geographically and socially, and is where Sharon and her team serve up some of the finest food, drink and entertainment available. The pub has two rooms: one is used as the restaurant and the other houses a pool table, juke box and darts board (dogs are welcome in the pool room). The Pub has recently been extensively refurbished and now boasts 1st class facilities and comforts. The spacious lounge bar/restaurant retains its period "feel" but has been re-furnished and decorated with great taste and care. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and friendly.
Blockley Village Shop & Café (blockleyshop.com): The community owned shop and café is the hub of the village. The shop offers a wide range of basic groceries and necessities, and a tempting array of local products, including farm meat and free-range eggs, daily deliveries of local fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and locally made ready meals. Logs are generally stocked in winter. The licensed café is open all day, serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees and teas, and home-baked cakes. Take-away hot and cold food, including croissants, pastries and baguettes, is also very popular. The café, where free broadband is available, is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors of all ages.
Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to t…

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We speci…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100