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Primrose Cottage (Blockley)

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091169)

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Tranquil cottage, beside a charming stream with a 75 meter sunny garden."

    The cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped, we LOVE IT!!

    HughJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Primrose cottage was lovely."

    The perfect location for long walks (check out Bourton Woods closeby and surrounding fields), with the sound of the brook outside so calming! The cottage itself is very well equipped, and the fire in the living room a beautiful feature - perfect for a cosy winter afternoon. The bed was one of the best features of the house, we both slept so well the entire 2 weeks we were there - so comfortable and a really lovely bedroom. Due to covid, Maggie was unable to enter the cottage to clean but the easy communication with her meant she could collect our laundry contact free. Highly recommend!

    SimoneDec 2020

  • "A delightful cottage tucked away in a peaceful location."

    MichaelNov 2020

  • "A truly quintessential Cotswold cottage in a beautiful village full of character with a stream running through the garden and past the cottage."

    With the log burner fired up in the sitting room, the cosiness is spectacular. Blockley is an amazing little village with a great welcoming feel, chatty locals and a brilliant café and pub. Very much look forward to our next visit!

    DominicOct 2020

  • "What a truly perfect stay, my husband and I have fallen in love with this cottage and the village of Blockley."

    Everything about primrose cottage is beautifully charming, a true gem of a find. The bed is nothing short of luxurious, something that was not mentioned, with this as well as the sound of water cascading down the brook we found lazy mornings were very easy. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom is beautiful and the bath tub is large. I cannot give it anything less than 5 stars Thank you we will definitely be returning to Blockley and Primrose cottage.

    HeidiOct 2020

  • "A lovely stay at Primrose Cottage in the most stunning location with a lovely brook running through the property."

    Good local walks and nice pubs/cafe. Tall people will struggle in the shower! But otherwise everything was well equipped with Laura Ashley furnishings and Robert Welch cutlery - so some nice finishing touches. The bed was SO comfortable and had the best night sleep for a while :) Thank you!

    LauraSep 2020

  • "Very good base for walks and trips around the North Cotswolds."

    Log fire is nice. All facilities are good.

    YuliaSep 2020

  • "Very cute cottage with all you could need , great to get away from the business of life."

    NadineSep 2020

  • "We have returned a year later."

    Our holiday hasn't been as relaxing with a baby but we have enjoyed the beautiful cottage and village.

    Yapperton FamilyFeb 2020

  • "A charming, comfortable cottage in a delightful, relatively, unspoilt village."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    NeilJan 2020

  • "What a really cute place to stay."

    Well equipped cottage. Welcome pack a lovely Christmas touch. We had a super time together in Blockley.

    Leckie FamilyDec 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a lovely quiet village."

    We loved that Blockley was off the tourist trail.

    SimoneOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay!"

    We saw a troy. We ate well in Chipping Campden and ate crumpets from The Blockley shop. The Fig restaurant was great!

    StephanOct 2019

  • "Wonderful stay in this fantastic cottage."

    Everything and more is provided. Thank you for an amazing stay in your beautiful cottage. Looking forward to returning in the winter.

    LisaAug 2019

  • "Lovely break in a lovely cottage."

    Enjoyed the food in the Great Western Arms and the cafe. Think Blockley is the best village in the Cotswolds.

    Steve And MaureenAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed the cottage and the lovely Cotswolds."

    Well equipped and nicely decorated cottage.

    Andrea And AnitaJul 2019

  • "Primrose Cottage is a picture-perfect Cotswold cottage that was well appointed with everything needed for our stay."

    My family loved this place and hope to visit again.

    StevenJun 2019

  • "Thank you for allowing us to have an experience that we cannot have in our own country!"

    It's wonderful! It's been praised over and over again, so in a nutshell - Primrose is a star performer! She is Splendesto! (When splendid isn't good enough).

    Felicity And AndrewJun 2019

  • "Everything was so magical!"

    I could see the sheep from my window. Staying here felt like a fairy tale. I wish I could come back every summer.

    Sipos FamilyJun 2019

  • "Had a great week in the Cotswolds to celebrate my 70th."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy and well equipped. Stunning little hideaway. Thank you.

    Gem And NeilMay 2019

  • "A most relaxing holiday, within a great range of attractions."

    The cottage was so cosy and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Thank You

    JeanMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Primrose Cottage."

    The whole place is full of character, everything spot on and clean. Would recommend 100% and will be definitely back!

    GiuseppeMay 2019

  • "What a wonderful stay and a perfect cottage to stay in."

    We were blessed with the record breaking weather. Enjoyed the steam train from Broadway to Toddington and the walk back, an Easter egg hunt in the garden (what a beautiful garden) and a meal out at The Great Western Arms. Thank you.

    HannahApr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and well equipped."

    Maybe a bit dark in the winter months as it is situated in the bottom of a valley. Very special with the brook running next to the garden. Lovely countryside and villages nearby like Blockley, Chipping Campden and Broadway. The Batsford Arboretum and the Rollright stones are certainly worth a visit as well.

    GeorgeApr 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Had such an amazing time with the family. The beds are comfortable. The house has everything you could possibly need. So close to great villages and towns. We also went for lots of walks and ate in every night. Everything was PERFECT! It's our second time at the cottage and we are planning our next visit soon!

    LeeMar 2019

  • "Already recommended to a friend!"

    Cottage was immaculate, beautiful location, arrival instructions with photos where to park, walk etc were very clear. Lovely relaxing break in a character cottage next to a brook - what more could one ask for?

    PeterFeb 2019

  • "Lovely village with very friendly locals."

    Good location for visiting neighbouring villages. Went on one walk and surrounding countryside is just as wonderful as the cottage!

    MicheleDec 2018

  • "Lovely experience in the Cotswolds."

    The cottage is amazing, lovely and fully equipped. We love the privacy and homely feeling of the cottage.

    Healina And PartyOct 2018

  • "What a lovely place!"

    Just our idea of what an English cottage should be. We loved it and the area, walks and villages. Beautiful drapes.

    MarySep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, gorgeous village."

    A perfect place to explore the Cotswolds. Couldn't have asked for a more helpful host. Thank you.

    Sandra And PartyAug 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Great help and support from the cottage owner/manager. Beautiful location. Wonderful area. Great value. This is a No Brainer - we would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Simple.

    StephenAug 2018

  • "Delightful cottage in tranquil setting."

    Such a pretty village. Will certainly come back for more. Thank you.

    Jackie And PartyJul 2018

  • "What an extraordinary stay: blue sky, lovely landscape, medieval village."

    Blockley is too of the World, the path even by car or for wonderful walks. Thanks to the supermarket we cooked well in the well equipped kitchen. We will come back to this lovely cottage.

    Chris And PartyJul 2018

  • "We did not want to leave this amazing place!"

    Paradise, perfection!

    Linda, Greg And TomMay 2018

  • "Lovely quiet place."

    Excellent central location for beautiful walks.

    Rob And PartyMar 2018

  • "Our second visit at Primrose Cottage."

    A few spots of snow left in the Cotswolds. A very peaceful and comfortable stay again on our lovely cottage in a beautiful spot near the Brook.

    Janet And Andrew, .Mar 2018

  • "Cottage was gorgeous!"

    A lot of thought has gone into it. So cosy by the open fire. The sound of the stream was very relaxing. The location is idyllic. Loved loved loved it!

    DonnaFeb 2018

  • "We had the most relaxing week."

    Thank you so much! The views from hereby hills are stunning.

    Victoria And FriendsFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, absolutely wonderful stay."

    Can't wait to come back and explore some more. Thank you.

    Sonya & MattFeb 2018

  • "A perfect short break in this lovely cosy cottage, great walks and we recommend the Great Western for lunch and great deli in Moreton-in-Marsh for the Meze - fabulous."

    Derek And SueJan 2018

  • "We loved this cottage, the snowdrops greeted us at the doorway as we arrived and snowflakes as we departed."

    Spotlessly clean, the most comfortable beds, inviting fire. Bliss! Welcome pack of goodies most appreciated.

    Maryann And JackJan 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing Christmas."

    And snow as well! Thank you.

    Paul, Judith And EmilyDec 2017

  • "Primrose Cottage is cosy and peaceful."

    Loved hearing the brook and watching the sheep grazing opposite the cottage. Admired the art work - recognised the Tim Nash painting on the painters board as we nearly bought the orchard painting in spring 2016 in the Moreton in Marsh Art Gallery - so lovely to see the painting again! A relaxing stay. Thank you and for the basket of food in the fridge.

    Andrew And JanetDec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Blockley is a lovely village full of character. It was a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. Hope we can return to this lovely part of England.

    HeatherOct 2017

  • "We had a marvelous time."

    The location was not difficult to find, as you provided excellent directions. The cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated with up to date amenities but keeping in character with the period of the cottage. We were surprised with how well equipped the kitchen was. Thank you very much!

    MonicaOct 2017

  • "Amazing cottage, everything perfect."

    Enjoyed The Cotswolds. So relaxing. Hope to return.

    Craig And HeatherOct 2017

  • "We loved the cottage and had a very cosy time in the Cotswolds."

    Thank you very much.

    Lisa And PartyOct 2017

  • "This place is magical with the sound of the stream, nature, views, flowers and trees."

    Beautiful cottage!

    MarthaOct 2017

  • "Three of the best weeks of our lives!"

    Absolutely lovely cottage, wonderfully appointed. Thank you for preparing such a hide away resting place. Blockley will feel like a second home. We will be back.

    Dave & PennySep 2017

  • "A perfect slice of Cotswolds country life."

    Thank you. Top tip: switch off the sat nav or put away the map and get lost. You will be rewarded. Sunday lunch at The Great Western Arms, but fast for a couple of days if you’re planning a heavy desert.

    DebbieAug 2017

  • "We've had a lovely relaxing last-minute stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Thank you! Recommend Martha's in Moreton and Speedwells (Stow) and Broadway Tower at sunset.

    MalcolmAug 2017

  • "Loved, loved, loved!"

    From New York City and will want to make this a tradition. Lovely place.

    Benny & MalenAug 2017

  • "Lovely well-equipped cottage."

    Good instructions on how to use everything. Ate frequently at The Great Western and never disappointed. Recommend Bourton House Gardens.

    Trish And DavidAug 2017

  • "We have spent a few really nice days."

    Everything was perfect. Thank you very much for the basket with great meal provisions. I hope we could come back in the future.

    JaimeAug 2017

  • "This cottage was everything we could have hoped for."

    A perfect holiday in the shire.

    The Lyle FamilyJun 2017

  • "One cannot find a more lovely location than this cottage, as well as the central location of Blockley, it is great for touring."

    A lovely cosy respite after a long day of touring or walking. How wonderful to have the brook out front and back. The people of Blockley are so friendly and the location perfect. Primrose cottage was beautifully appointed.

    MaryJun 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage with 2 good bedrooms."

    Beautiful setting by the stream. Had a good meal at Great Western Arms. Brilliant breakfast at village cafe and lovely meals from the freezer in village shop (Cotswold Traiteur).

    Isobel And GwenMay 2017

  • "We spent a lovely weekend at the cottage."

    Such a peaceful and relaxing setting. Great cake at the Village shop. Thank you for having us.

    Alex And KateMay 2017

  • "Beautiful location - stunning cottage."

    Great weather for our 3 days. Great food everywhere and people so friendly. Thank you. Belinda

    May 2017

  • "What an amazing cottage, perfect in every way."

    I shall be back. Heating is working absolutely fine and warm as toast. As it's such lovely weather I have turned thermostats on radiators down to 2! Sue from Bournemouth

    Apr 2017

  • "What an amazing cottage, perfect in every way."

    I shall be back. Heating is working absolutely fine and warm as toast. As it's such lovely weather I have turned thermostats on radiators down to 2. Sue from Bournemouth

    Apr 2017

  • "Amazing cottage in lovely location Sue Povey"

    Apr 2017

  • "Lovely relaxing few days at this beautiful cottage."

    So cozy with everything you need, great attention to detail and love the artwork. Thank you.

    The VincentsApr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and interesting break."

    Good meal at Crown Inn and Hotel.

    The PoldensApr 2017

  • "4 glorious days in a lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds. We love the streets and restricted access - so quiet. The Baskervilles

    Mar 2017

  • "Just perfect in every way."

    Thank you for your meticulous attention to detail. So comfortable and full of charm. Clinton & Bronwyn Smith, Australia

    Mar 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage - this is exactly what we look for when we come to England for our Spring break."

    It is quiet, cosy and comfortable. Panicle Top Peize, Netherlands

    Feb 2017

  • "What a beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Loved The Cotswolds, will certainly come back in the summer time. Thanks for having us.

    Thenanakee And Smith, LondonJan 2017

  • "Enjoyed the cozy cottage."

    Would recommend The Spice Ram in Moreton - fabulous meal and walking back was really useful!

    Laventhal And Poll FamilyJan 2017

  • "Arriving 2017 by the log fire was relaxing and just what we needed."

    We enjoyed the best of the Cotswolds, walks, beautiful landscapes and lovely food. Must go now as Jude has just knocked at the door. Thank you for having us we had a lovely time.

    Gilhos Family, LondonDec 2016

  • "A wonderful Xmas, beautiful walk with pheasants to Morecombe Wood and The Warren."

    Fond memories of Oxford and Cotswolds. Very much enjoyed the welcoming spirit of Blockley and the exquisite Primrose Cottage. What a pleasure to have a pilot of tea, listen to the birds and roaring Brook.

    Beth Grossman And Friends, CaliforniaDec 2016

  • "Primrose Cottage was a great place to stay over Christmas for the three of us."

    Extremely clean and we loved waking up to the babbling brook. On Christmas, we found a picturesque ramble through the nearby woods. Each day it was a pleasure to return to our place along the brook.

    StorrsDec 2016

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

The property

Primrose Cottage is a beautiful Grade ll listed, Cotswold stone cottage, which sits peacefully next to a lovely babbling brook, in the picturesque village of Blockley.

The cottage is ideal for a relaxing break for a couple, a small family or small group of friends.

Be welcomed into the characterful sitting room and look forward to snuggling up on the two-seater sofa or armchair, whilst watching a film on the Smart TV, whilst the woodburning stove gently glows the room and creates a warm ambience.

Head into the smart kitchen/diner to create a heart-warming meal using the contemporary facilities, before gathering with your loved ones around the country kitchen table to dig into your meal and uncork a bottle of wine to toast to a wonderful holiday.

Take the conversation outside to catch the last of the evening sun where you can take a seat at the bistro table and enjoy the peaceful garden that has a long stretch of lawn, with stunning views of the hills beyond and the babbling brook that runs adjacent to the property.

Be sure to make use of the charcoal barbecue that is available in summer months!

When night falls, a choice of two elegant bedrooms await upstairs; the master is located on the second-floor in the eaves and enjoys stunning views over the garden, with a wrought iron king-size bed, whilst the second bedroom, located on the first-floor along with the family bathroom, contains a double bed where you can dive into a compelling novel from the selection on offer, before you lay your head to rest for the night.

In the morning, have an awakening rinse in the bath, before getting ready to head out for the day, where you can start in 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 Primrose Cottage, 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 holiday, stay at Primrose Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, telephone, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Free roadside parking approximately 150 yards away
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture, stream and charcoal barbecue (without coal) available in summer months
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles

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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: Regrettably, due to the steepness of the stairs, a low window in the top bedroom and the fast-flowing stream running through the garden, the property does not accept children under the age of 8, though babes-in-arms are accepted. Note: The walk from the end of the road, where luggage can be unloaded, to Primrose Cottage is approximately 75 yards, on a flat footpath alongside the brook. Note: Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor. Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove from October through to March; guests should purchase their own log supplies locally outside of these months. Note: TV reception is very poor at the property, however the normal online channels such as iPlayer and itv player are all available. Note: A telephone is provided, with an honesty box for the cost of the calls made.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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