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Courtyard House

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091315)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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


17 Customer Reviews

  • "The Courtyard House is a wonderful place to stay in this picture perfect corner of the Cotswolds and a balm for the soul after a long lockdown."

    The house is comfortable, stylish and oozes character. We fell in love with the place and we look forward to returning soon.

    FernandaApr 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a gorgeous quaint town."

    Very much enjoyed my stay and highly recommend to anyone looking for a homely rental in the heart of the Cotswolds.

    EmilyDec 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning, the pictures don’t do it justice!"

    Blockley is perfectly located to visit the best parts of the Cotswolds but (unlike some of the more touristic villages nearby) has a a genuine community feel with a wonderful local shop and cafe just a stones throw from the cottage.

    JennyDec 2020

  • "This is a beautifully appointed, ideally situated characterful cottage that allows great access to the Cotswolds."

    SimonNov 2020

  • "A real treat to stay in such an historic property."

    We could have moved in! Absolutely stunning.

    LauraOct 2020

  • "Had a great stay."

    Beautiful cottage really well done out, and was sparkling clean. Lots of advice in the guest bundle and kitchen was well stocked. Highly recommended.

    GarethSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, beautifully furnished and felt like a home from home."

    Blockley was a quaint, friendly village with a wonderful community feel. We ate at the village cafe (not to be missed).

    KarenSep 2020

  • "We loved our visit to this cottage, it’s beautifully fitted out, cosy bedrooms and lovely big living space to hang out."

    Everything was very clean and comfortable. As it mentions in the description the access to the house is from a steep and narrow road, it was tighter than expected but manageable in a smaller car. The village is lovely with a shop and cafe right by the house. Lots of lovely walks and pubs very close by. Would highly recommend!

    GraceAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, reassuringly very clean, great little village shop/cafe over the road."

    CharlotteAug 2020

  • "Location can't be beat, communication was easy and we loved the local touches"

    JulieAug 2020

  • "This is a charming cottage in a beautiful location."

    A perfect place to explore the area on foot with easy access to lovely countryside and The Heart of England Way. The property is comfortable and homely and provides everything you need for a great trip.

    TerryAug 2020

  • "Wonderful place, beautiful beyond expectations."

    NorbertOct 2019

  • "Courtyard House is absolutely perfect in every way, and it was a wrench to leave after our week there."

    It was clean, the towels were soft and fluffy, all appliances worked as they should (a rarity in many cottages), and Ella was friendly, prompt, and responsive to any queries we had. The decor was tasteful and the house contains some remarkable pieces. The garden was beautiful -- even in the rain. Staying there was a joy, and we look forward to returning one day. Please thank the owner for providing such a delightful haven!

    W. FalconerOct 2019

  • "Beautiful home, very nicely appointed, in a lovely quiet village."

    Loved our stay there and exploring the area.

    HarrySep 2019

  • "This precious cottage in Blockley village has been updated with beautiful details & antiques."

    Sam Wilson fabrics/prints adorn the windows & walls. Google her shop! The downstairs is spacious & easy to relax around after a hard days exploring! The kitchen is VERY user friendly with lots of amenities for meals in. We had quick responses from the owner when needed who is very kind & helpful. A perfect place!

    AmyJul 2019

  • "Beautiful, charming, well stocked cottage in one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds."

    We will be back. Thank you.

    CareyMay 2019

  • "The perfect place for a Cotswolds getaway."

    Charming, quiet, and cozy. The town itself is quaint and close to everything, the house has everything you need, and the hosts are easy to contact. The directions given are perfect (pay attention to the specifics on how to get there, coming down the hill is much easier in a car). Would stay here again without a second thought.

    GeoffApr 2019

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Located in the peaceful village of Blockley lies this beautiful property, Courtyard House, the perfect retreat for families and small groups of friends seeking a relaxing break in the countryside.

Park your car in the off-road parking space before entering into the hallway where you can kick off your boots and move through the property, into the kitchen that is well-equipped for home-cooking and also contains a handy dishwasher, to help with the cleaning up, as well as a washer/dryer.

The open plan living/dining room blends contemporary style with traditional character and is set over two levels, with high ceilings adorning beautiful exposed beams, where you can rest on the four-seater sofa or wonderful selection of armchairs, watching a film on the Blu-ray player, as the gentle glow from the woodburning stove lights up the room and keeps you warm and toasty.

In the summer months, end each day in style with a sociable seat under the stars in the courtyard garden, and make use of the charcoal barbecue, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday.

When your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the king-size master with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, overlooking the courtyard garden and village square through the dual aspect windows, and a twin room, perfect for children, which is set across two levels, with an en-suite bathroom.

In the morning, enjoy an invigorating rinse in the walk-in shower and get ready to head out for the day into the picturesque village of Blockley which has a country pub, The Great Western Arms, a historic Norman church, Church of St Peter and St Paul, and the popular community owned shop and café which serves delicious food during the day and hosts a couple of dinner evenings too.

Surrounded by wonderful countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep including The Monarch’s Way long distance walking trail which 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 which is a 56-acre garden with trees and shrubs from around the world in the plant centre and a café.

At Courtyard House, you are close to the bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can take a walk around the market square, which is the heart of the community and offers boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Farmers’ Market which occurs every second Thursday of each month, featuring inviting local produce.

For a memorable stay in Blockley, stay at Courtyard House.





  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray player, Bose sound system, Samsung soundbar and subwoofer, WiFi, selection of Blu-ray DVD’s
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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

Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are provided between October and April; guests must purchase their own outside of these months.

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

Note: Guests are welcome to bring their own travel cot and high chair, to accommodate one infant.

Note: Due to the character features within the property, young children should be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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