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Bankside Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1081181)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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About the property

Set in the heart of Blockley, Bankside Cottage is a gorgeous 17th century home perfect for a getaway to the Cotswolds.

Situated in an elevated position, a family of four can enjoy stunning views of the beautiful surrounding countryside from their front door!

As you enter the cottage, you will find yourself in a cozy lounge equipped with a wood-burning stove (perfect for those chilly Autumn evenings), a relaxing dining area, and sofas where you can curl up and catch up with the day's events.

Moving through to the kitchen, you will find a stunning and contemporary area filled with all modern conveniences, allowing you to prepare any meals you wish to have throughout your stay.

As you rise to the first floor, the history and quirky charm of this lovely cottage becomes ever more apparent (please be aware that these stairs are steeper than you might normally encounter, and are not suitable for anyone with limited mobility).

On the first floor, you will find a double bedroom enjoying glorious views of the countryside around the village, as well as a modern family bathroom.

The first floor is also home to a relaxing snug, the perfect spot for a bit of 'me' time!

Moving up to the second floor you will find the master suite, with a king-size bed and sumptuous en-suite shower room, adding a real touch of luxury to an already gorgeous cottage.

The outside space is located to the rear of the cottage, accessed through the kitchen, this space consists of a number of terraces rising up the steep hills; the first terrace provides a lovely sun-trap, where you can enjoy a morning coffee, an evening glass of wine or a spot of al-fresco dining.

Being based in the centre of the village, you are just yards away from the friendly village shop-cum-cafe, and the two pubs, both of which serve traditional pub grub.

Take a wander around this lovely village and you will see signs of its commercial heritage as a major centre of the silk spinning industry; more recently it has been used as the location for the filming of the Father Brown' TV series, and the actors can often be seen wandering the streets of the village.

Alternatively travel just three miles to the lovely village of Chipping Campden, home to the Cotswold Olimpick Games, which are believed to have started in 1652, and which feature such pastimes as shin-kicking and dwile flonking!

Travel a little further and you will find yourself in Broadway, where you can wander up to Broadway Tower and marvel at the beauty of the magnificent views.

A few miles more and you will discover Stow-on-the-Wold.

One of the best-known towns within the Cotswolds for its rich history in annual fairs.

Make the most of your location and venture into the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to find a wealth of outdoor activities.

Bankside Cottage is the perfect retreat to the Cotswolds.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed multi-level terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Due to the age of the property the stairs both internally and externally are steeper than you might normally encounter, which may unfortunately not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Only children over the age of 10 can stay at the property
  • Note: Check-in is from 6pm, check-out by 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Region Information

Please Note:
- This cottage requires a Good House-Kepping Bond of £250.00
- This is a period property, and as such the stairs are steeper than in a modern home; probably not suitable for young children or those with mobility issues
- The steps at the rear of the cottage to the elevated terrace are extremely steep, and again not suitable for anyone with mobiilty issues and children should be supervised at all times.
- Please Note: No children under the age of 10.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas