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Ratty's Retreat

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1026187)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Smith

    “Cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed provided.”

    Location was ideal for exploring the area.

    Location was ideal for exploring the area.

    - Mrs Smith, October 2020

About the property

Resting amidst the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the heart of the quaint village of Blockley is the stone barn conversion, Ratty's Retreat.

This terraced accommodation has been designed with a couple in mind, perfect for those seeking a walking holiday or simply looking to immerse themselves in the delights of the Cotswolds.

After a day exploring the countryside setting, unwind into your evening within the open-plan living room boasting several characterful touches, with the exposed beams framing the space.

Covering all the necessities is the compact kitchen area, which is certain to entice you to cook up a self-catered storm each evening before you settle down with your loved one at the dining table to plan the next day’s adventure.

Choose to spend the rest of the evening curled up on the plush sofa and tune into the TV, or take a well-deserved glass of wine to the patio area to catch the final glimpses of sunshine during a balmy evening.

Once the sun has set, climb the spiral staircase to be met with a welcoming bespoke antique half tester bed and access to a well-appointed bathroom, complete with a shower over bath.

The outside of the property is completed by a communal garden area, as well as off-road parking for two cars.

If you don’t fancy cooking for the evening, head out to the local pub which promises to serve up a hearty meal with a welcoming atmosphere to complement, or head to the village shop to pick up any essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, the surrounding Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers a magnitude of walking and cycling opportunities, each one offering a scenic route along the way.

The Cotswold way is not too far away.

Alternatively, meet the local wildlife by heading to the Cotswolds Falconry Centre which houses falcons, eagles and owls, or brush up on the local history by visiting Hidecote Manor and Gardens.

Further afield places to visit include Bourton on the Water, Burford and the historic Stratford upon Avon.

Ratty's Retreat is a wonderful base in which to enjoy your next getaway with your loved one.


  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Combi oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • x2 TV with Freeview, iPhone docking station and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front garden area with table and chairs, as well as communal grounds
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.2 miles, shop within 0.3 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas