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Ashton House

(Ref. 1123068)

Blockley, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.9

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked a four night stay in Ashton house for a break in the north Cotswolds."

    The house was beautifully presented and provided a lovely base to explore the area. Blockley village was a great place to stay and the house is minutes walk away from a very nice cafe and local grocery shop, as well as the picturesque Norman church. We would highly recommend Ashton House if you are looking for accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Very good all facilities near shop."

    Cafe, 2 pubs house was just what we wanted comfortable and clean walk in shower excellent bedrooms plenty of cupboard space for are party kitchen and living room Very good and we was able to park straight outside. Would recommend this house to anyone thanks

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2024

  • "Four of us stayed at Ashton house earlier this week for 3 nights."

    The cottage was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Plenty of space but cosy, we ate out but did use the kitchen a few times, had everything we needed. Lovely village and we were able to park outside the property. Super cafe/shop to be found a short stroll through the church. Easy access to all the places we wanted to visit. We all loved our stay at Ashton House.

    Thanks for the feedback, sounds like you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Feb 2024

  • "Ashton House is a beautiful cottage, so cosy and relaxing and tastefully decorated."

    Fabulous fire that made those evenings more cosy. Set in the beautiful blockley village which is picturesque as are the surrounding cotswold villages making it a lovely place to stay close or travel around the cotswolds. Fantastic shower very powerful. Fantastic comfortable bed to sleep in. I had a very quick response from Sean from.the management company and Alex the owner who were helpful with a query I had. Highly recommend I will be coming back

    Thanks for the feedback, pleased you had a lovely stay and we’d love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful break away celebrating our daughters 21st."

    Cottage is beautiful, bigger than expected. Blockley is a stunning village to stay in, the cottage is situated by the church making an idyllic location. Beds comfy, wood burner going, glass of wine in hand…..could live here quite happily!! We will return!

    Thank you for the feedback and great to hear you had a lovely stay. We’d love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2024

  • "Can’t recommend Ashton House highly enough!"

    A spacious, beautifully finished property that exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail and the finishes used were exceptional. The beds and settees the best quality and everything felt like a luxury hotel. The appliances in the kitchen were such good quality that ended up enjoying cooking and rarely ate out. We even did some Christmas baking with the kids. Shower powerful and good quality and bath great for the kids. Loved how the owners have designed this renovation, the living room was cosy for film nights and dining room furniture is beautiful. Blockley is a wonderful village, we discovered some great walks thanks to booklets at the cottage and the pubs and cafe were friendly and welcoming. It’s the first time we have stayed in a village with no car park and we did panic on the first day however we dropped bags off and got used to parking by the park and walking through the church yard. Every so often there was a space outside the cottage. Neighbours were friendly and didn’t mind us unloading. Overall, perfect stay and would highly recommend.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was the ideal setting for our family new years break."

    The cottage itself is fantastic, located in a beautiful little village. The owner was very helpful, and answered our questions promptly. The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. The living area very cozy with the log burner and a nice glass of red as we sat round with the kids. Kitchen well equipped and nice touch with the basics provided as well as fresh milk and bread. Good to have standard toiletries provided too. The local cafe is about 60seconds walk and sooo nice, and The Great Western pub is about 5 mins walk, with good food, atmosphere and a really warm welcome! Overall a fantastic place to bring in the new year!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ashton House."

    It was clean and comfortable and suited us location-wise perfectly. It would have been a lovely touch to have found milk in the fridge on our arrival - whenever we’ve hired other cottages there have always been provisions kindly left, which are a welcome touch. In a similar vein, we’ve always found shampoo and conditioner provided in other properties. And, as a final point, it would have been lovely to have been able to park outside the property, esp when unpacking or packing the car up. Could you place a cone there to reserve the space for residents?

    I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay in Ashton House. Thank you for your feedback, we've made a few improvements to the service already off the back of it. With regards to parking, unfortunately we are unable to reserve a space with a traffic cone (we would quickly become unpopular with local residents and understandably so) but there is usually parking alongside the park near the cafe if there isn't any outside the property. Have a wonderful Christmas and we would love to welcome you back to Ashton House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jen4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property; great location; clean and reasonably well equipped."

    Parking not great during the day; real struggle to find anywhere to park when we arrived. Parking on the lower road and walking up through the church yard an option if nothing closer. The tea room is popular, for good reason, so a lot of visitors in the area. Could do with a fireplace companion set and glove. No welcome pack (which is usually common these days in most cottages we’ve stopped at; however the shop is well stocked), although there was the makings of a fire for a night. Otherwise enjoyed our stay. The cafe and shop are great and very convenient. Lots to see and do around the Cotswolds.

    I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay in Ashton House. Thank you for your feedback, it really helps. We made a few improvements to the service off the back of it. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, comfortable, clean and well equipped set in a beautiful location."

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable in a stunning village."

    Would recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad you had a nice stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Manda5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay in the five star cottage."

    Well equipped in a lovely village. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for the feedback. And we certainly agree it's a lovely village. Hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2023

  • "A quirky stay in a beautiful well situated location."

    The attractive property is decorated and furnished to a high standard and well provisioned! The added extras of a travel cot and highchair are great for families with young children. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would revisit in a heart beat. The property is close to Broadway Tower and several National Trust locations, most of which were only within a 10-15 min drive. Excellent!

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ashton House and explored some of the nearby attractions. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant property."

    Plenty of space and plenty of charm. Plenty of parking. Right on the doorstep of the church. Beautiful.

    Hi, I’m pleased you enjoyed our property and had a lovely stay. Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ebony5.0Aug 2023

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with dressing room and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Second-floor snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 1 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property
  • Note: The staircase up to the second floor is quite steep; please take care
  • Note: The rear access opens onto the main road; please take care

The property

Nestled within the Cotswolds AONB, located in the heart of Blockley, Gloucestershire, is Ashton House, a charming and characterful three-storey dwelling.

Centrally positioned, just paces away from a hub of amenities, whilst well-positioned to explore the rolling countryside, walkways, and cycle routes throughout the heart of England, Ashton House offers a homely base for a family of six and their canine companion.

Park up on the roadside before reaching your now, Cotswolds stone home.

Be welcomed into the inviting living/dining room, where you can gather as a family around the woodburning stove, as the chef of your group becomes acquainted with the sleek kitchen.

Prepare meals and take advantage of the handy utility room, before dining altogether and planning your coming days.

For some peace and quiet, find the second-floor snug, a nook for relaxation, where you can read a good book or delve into a film night.

As your eyes tire, select between three well-appointed bedrooms; they include a stunning master king-size with a private dressing room and en-suite, a further king-size, and a second-floor twin.

Awaken to either a bath or a shower in the family bathroom, before preparing to explore Blockley, home to a post office, convenience store, and The Great Western Arms for some hearty, British cuisine.

Within the area, reach the Cotswold Falconry Centre, ideal for the whole family to experience, hike through the Bourton Woods, or travel a little further to explore Sezincote House & Garden, a stunning property, enveloped by pretty gardens.

Be sure to pack your walking gear and bikes, to tour the region by following the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, and the Gloucestershire Way, or for a day of sightseeing, head to Bourton-on-the-Water, where you can discover The Model Village, tour the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, or follow the maze at The Dragonfly Maze attraction.

Round off your trip with a visit to Cheltenham, home to the renowned Cheltenham Racecourse, and The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, or venture further into Gloucester, for an afternoon near the docks, before taking in the beauty of Gloucester Cathedral.

Experience all of this, and more, at Ashton House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas