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Thrower's Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1009998)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "A really wonderful cottage in a fantastic location."

    You don’t often walk in to be greeted by a stunning view from the bathroom window! Impeccably, and very thoughtfully, kitted out and faultlessly clean. And of course the wonderful June sunshine really helped set off the very colourful and wel-stocked garden too. Lovely village and great walks from the door too. My only ‘but’ - echoing others - is that the 6pm start time (especially with a 10am departure time) is very late - and does seem a bit excessive: I’ve not known it anywhere else.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a descriptive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we are looking into granting an earlier check in for guests. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Manor cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2022

  • "Great location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The cottage is in a beautiful village, in a quiet and yet only a short walk into the village. Lots of lovely footpaths. Throwers cottage had everything we needed for a short break, plus wonderful views and a pretty garden.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoApr 2022

  • "Very nice peaceful location great for a base to travel around the Cotswolds."

    Local pub serves great food and local cafe for breakfast just a 5 minute walk away. The house has amazing views from main bedroom. The only down point is the steep staircase up to bedrooms and another staircase to kitchen diner if you struggle with stairs but very well equipped overall.

    Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Thrower's Cottage. We would love to welcome you back to the property any time in the future, and would like to thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SofieFeb 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage was really cosy, especially with the woodburner lit in the downstairs sitting room, and came with everything we could need for our stay. Blockley is a lovely village with lots of great, local dog walks and the cafe in the centre is fantastic. The only complaint would be the check in time - 6pm just feels too late, especially for a short stay.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Thrower's Cottage. We know that the 18:00 check-in time is late, but it is essential to make sure that all of our properties are COVID safe. We hope to reassess this as the year goes on. Thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very cosy and comfortable"

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope you had an enjoyable stay at Thrower's Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoDec 2021

  • "Beautiful garden to sit in, very quiet and peaceful and convenient location."

    Pretty village, good shop and cafe, good pubs. The only drawback for us was the very steep stairs leading to the bedrooms. Had to take care going up and especially down. Otherwise a charming place to stay, with stunning views and a huge herd of deer in the adjoining field were interesting to watch.

    Reviewed by MoiraSep 2021

  • "We loved our short break to Thrower's cottage."

    The best bit was seeing the deer each day from the upstairs bedroom window.The cottage was very clean and was very well equipped. There was a pint of milk in the fridge, some local biscuits and basics such as coffee, tea and sugar in the cupboard. We sat in the peaceful garden reading and enjoying the tranquility. The stairs are steep but well lit with solid handrails (2 sets, one up to bedrooms and one set down to main living/dining/kitchen area and garden).We went to the community cafe on Friday night having booked a fine dining meal (Fridays only)which was excellent. The cafe is good for breakfast, brunch, snacks at other times. Shop next door. There are lots of walks from the cottage and information about these is provided. Only downside was late check in of 6pm especially as we had to leave by 10am on Monday morning. We got there a little early and cleaner was just finishing so we walked to the shop about 10 minutes away.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately the reason for the late check in and early check out currently is due to extra cleaning needed to ensure that the property is COVID safe. However, we do hope that this did not effect your stay too much and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LuciSep 2021

  • "The stairs at the property are terrible."

    Unsuitability for people with mobility issues was highlighted in the description, but my husband and I are perfectly fit and able and they were a challenge to say the least. The shower is poor and beds basic. I sent an email during our stay to this effect but received no response/ acknowledgment. The garden is super however.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that they did not effect your retreat too much. If you stay with us again in the future, please feel free to contact us at anytime with any issues you feel need resolving. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2021

  • "I start this review by saying that we have stayed with Sykes before, but did not find this experience as good as previously."

    The positives are that Blockley is a great base from which to explore the Cotswolds. We were lucky with the weather and spent most of our time outside. The description of the cottage is accurate, but the stairs to the 2nd floor are a challenge for anyone who is not agile. It would be a good idea to put a strip of anti-slip material on the bottom step as it is easy to miss it - particularly at night. Two of us did! The garden is lovely and a real bonus. The negatives are the late arrival time and the fact that there was no evidence of an intensive clean. Like other reviewers we found the house dusty - particularly the bedrooms - and in the lower ground floor, some of the surfaces had clearly not been wiped over as there were marks and stickiness. We started our stay by doing some cleaning and trust me, we are not Kim and Aggie who hunt out dirt….We found it disappointing that this had not been attended to given the recent comments of other reviewers. The late arrival time is not sustainable as you effectively lose the first day of your holiday. The 2 hours you would normally get from a 4pm arrival really does make a difference. Despite this, we like Blockley and will be returning to the cottage in September, but sincerely hope that we will be able to arrive for 4pm and that the cottage will have been cleaned. The stay would be better with a few matters attended to. A better vacuum cleaner is essential if you want guests to keep the cottage clean. Waste paper baskets in all rooms would be helpful, to avoid having to bring rubbish down to the LGF. The “sharp” knives were very blunt and a wider range of knives would be great. An apron in the kitchen could be provided. I say all this because Throwers Cottage could be a really great place to stay with these few matters addressed and they would not be costly to deal with.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that they did not impact your retreat too much. We'd love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was not up to standard for the price we paid."

    On day one we found dog poo in the garden, a dirty BBQ, dusty rugs and bedside tables a Hoover we had to clean out before we could use as it was full of someone else dirt and hair. The cleanliness what not up to standard and we would not book again. It certainly was not worth the amount we paid.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that these did not effect your retreat too much. We woud love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickieAug 2021

  • "Considering the covid deep clean and late arrival time because of it, the cottage was not as clean as we would have thought."

    The fridge had not been cleaned - we cleaned it when we got there before using it. The rugs were dusty and fluffy, with dirt underneath when lifted. Otherwise the cottage was clean. The main double bed was extremely creaky - just move and it creaked - wood against wood. It needs some form of padding to supress the noise. Wakes you up as a light sleeper. Very annoying. Facilities and rest of cottage exceeded expectations - fantastic location.

    Thank you for leaving feedback on your stay at Thrower's Cottage. We're very sorry to hear that the property was not cleaned to our usual high-standard. The housekeeper is aware of your experience and would like to pass on her apologies for the oversight of the fridge and rugs. Thank you for bringing these things to our attention as we now have the chance to rectify fo future guests. We're pleased to know that the other aspects of the cottage exceeded your expectations and you were able to use it as a great base to explore the local area from. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "We had a 2nd fab visit to Throwers Cottage, the 1st being last year in July."

    The cottage is just lovely and so relaxing. We were able to sit in the garden again this year too as the weather was good, it was bliss. Thanks very much. We'll be back.

    Thank you for your feedback! We're so pleased that you had another wonderful stay at Thrower's Cottage! Of course, you are always welcome to return - hopefully, you'll be blessed with the weather again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2021

  • "We thought that the shower could be a better one & the beds more comfortable"

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Thrower's Cottage. I'm sorry to hear that some things were not up to your expectations. Your comments have been taken on board as notes for improvement are always appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarciaJun 2021

  • "We travelled all across the Cotswolds and couldn’t have found a better location with better views than Thrower’s Cottage in Blockley."

    You can observe the deer from the manicured garden sipping your morning coffee as the sun rises in front of you. You even have an amazing view from the bathroom. Blockley is an organic village and feels less touristic but more authentic. The cottage was so well equipped with a TV in each lounge and a fully stocked kitchen that we were missing nothing and immaculately cleaned. It gets a bit chilly on the ground floor so another radiator would help but the fireplace is nice to have. Maybe a hot tub in the garden in the future? The interior is so cutely updated that it is simple but perfectly fitting to the style and environment. We eventually got used to the staircase - it is not so bad as it is not slippery and has nightlight. It helps that the bathroom is on the middle floor. A dream house in wonderland.

    Reviewed by EvaApr 2021

  • "Gorgeous property."

    The garden was beautiful and everything inside was clean and modern although cottage still kept its traditional charm. Only downside were the scary stairs from the bedroom to the bathroom, had to be very careful making that journey in the night - lighting was good though so as long as we were careful it was fine.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "Wonderful few days in this pretty Cotswold village."

    Throwers Cottage was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a perfect little getaway with our 10yr and 8 yr old children and small dog.

    Many thanks for your comments - we are so pleased you had such a lovely stay at Throwers Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    Thank you. The cottage was very comfy, the kitchen was well equipped and the garden and views were second to none. The steep stairs to the bedrooms weren’t really a problem for us except when trying to carry suitcases, but I can see this could be a real hazard for older people or those who find stairs a challenge.The ropes and lights help (particularly at night) but clearer mention of the stairs could be made on your website. We loved the Blockley Community Shop, it really provided us with all we needed, as well as local plums, cherries etc on sale fresh each morning. Walk suggestions in your cottage handbook were much appreciated, and the location of the cottage is great for visiting the North Cotswolds. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by HazelJul 2020

  • "We spent the most perfect week in this Cottage, in Blockley, lovely village with delicious pub and café, and supermarket full of local products."

    Not too many tourists in this Cotswolds village, which is great! The cottage was very well decorated and furbished, the outside area was absolutely perfect with a beautiful view, bbq was great. It was really quiet, and there was everything we could have dreamt of/needed in the cottage: from washing machine / dishwasher / freezer to hair dryer / drying rack / tableware ofc / dvd, etc. There are also a lot of walk you can start from the cottage. And Blockley is a nice location to explore the Cotswolds as it's very close to high-touristic villages/attractions like Bourton on the Water, Broadway, etc. We highly recommend this cottage, and we will come back there if we visit again this beautiful region!

    Thank you for highly recommending Thrower's Cottage, we would love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by EstelleJul 2020

  • "Stairs were really steep and not shown on photos which is not good for people who have difficulty walking."

    Lovely clean cottage

    Thank you for your comments regarding Thrower's Cottage. As the property is an old Victorian cottage, there are many original features. However, we have now replaced the steep stairs leading from the kitchen to the first floor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RonnieMar 2020

  • "A great location with lots of walks straight from your door."

    Lovely and cosy cottage with log burner keeping us cosy for a great winter break. Great base for exploring the many lovely Cotswold villages.

    We are pleased to hear you had a great Winter Break! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraNov 2019

  • "Wonderful, well equipped, charming cottage in a stunning location."

    Walking from the door. Pub shop and cafe very close by. The one big negative for this property is the 2 FLIGHTS OF EXTREMELY STEEP STAIRS. After our stay I actually re-read the description of the property to check I had not missed this in the detail. Can’t believe stairs are not mentioned.

    Thank you for your feedback on Thrower's Cottage, we have now amended important notes on the description. This will pop up on all future bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "Great setting and peaceful with delightful garden with deer nearby."

    The only issue was the cottage could have been cleaner when we arrived. Floor and cupboards had crumbs and we encountered over flowing bins that had not been emptied outside. Whoever cleaned before we arrived did not do a great job! The cottage also needs a mop and bucket. The garden was lovely but the grass was over grown and we had to cut some of the flowers back in order to use the path. The owners need to look into this ASAP.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "Great location in North Cotswolds."

    Property is in a very peaceful location in the village

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing time is this thoroughly delightful cottage - great location, well equipped, pretty as a picture ( prettier than the advertisement photo, in fact!"

    ) extremely comfortable....loved it all! Would emphasise that it has very steep, shallow stairs both up and down,so those who have fractious knees, or small children, should bear this in mind. Still dreaming about our totally relaxing stay - thank you so much. (would give 10 out of 10 in all categories, but cannot register my vote with the above tabs?)

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms, 1 x twin room), 1 x double room Kitchen/Diner with dining table to seat 4 as well as a seating area with log-burning stove, smart t.v
  • and Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Separate living room with separate smart t.v. Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower WC and washbasin Enclosed garden with seating and stunning views.
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, fridge and dishwasher (washing machine and dryer, as well as the freezer are located in the bathroom cupboard)
  • Dining table to seat
  • Seating area with sofa and chairs, fireplace, Smart TV, WiFi and Bose Sound Link Bluetooth speaker
  • Second lounge with with Smart TV, DVD player (and a selection of dvd's), sofa and chairs
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • High chair and cot available on request
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (charged at £25.00)
  • On street, unrestricted parking. Please note the property has one flight of very steep stairs up from the first floor to the bedrooms on the second floor. Guests need to be aware that this is an old property and has many character features and that both bedroom doors open directly onto the steep stairs. Pub and shop 1/2 mile.

The property

Situated on the edge of one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, Thrower's Cottage has been lovingly restored by its current owners and is an ideal retreat for those looking to escape into the countryside and enjoy the peace and quiet that this region has to offer.

Inside the cottage is gorgeously cute, with 2 separate seating areas to provide those moments of quiet relaxation, the lower ground floor providing a wonderful open-plan seating, dining and kitchen area, complete with the obligatory log-burning stove (starter pack of logs supplied).

Outside your enclosed garden gives you stunning...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Region Information

Please note that this property requires a Good House-Keeping Bond of £150.00
Please note the property has one flight of very steep stairs up from the first floor to the bedrooms on the second floor.
Guests need to be aware that this is an old property and has many character features and that both bedroom doors open directly onto the steep stairs.
Please note that the garden at Thrower's Cottage is maintained by a local Gardening company. The gardeners tends to the garden area throughout the year. Whilst the gardeners hours are flexible they cannot provide advanced notice of their schedule but will not require access to the inside of the property.
Pets need to be kept on the lower ground floor; access to this is by the covered walk way to the left of the cottage, and across the neighbour's land (the owners of Thrower's Cottage have a right of way).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas