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Bracken Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091327)

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Particularly impressed with high quality kitchen appliances and roman blinds. Everything is of a really high standard. Visited; Cotswold Distillery, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, attempted and aborted a visit to Bourton-on-the-Water - no parking available, Batsford Arboretum and the Village Café for fine dining. Not forgetting a visit to Cheltenham race course via the GWSR form Broadway.

    MarilynSep 2021

  • "Cosy, comfy bed."

    Peaceful & quiet nights sleep. Wonderful bath to soak away the aches from the lovely walks we were able to access. Thank you so much for all the information, maps and directions which we found so useful. Beautiful garden in which to enjoy our evening G&T’s (before the rain!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay finishing with a night in, rain pouring outside, log fire burning inside = Perfect!

    Pam & ChrisMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is very cosy and comfortable. Lovely walks from the doorstep and Blockley is a very friendly village with an excellent cafe.

    AdamApr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with great amenities in a beautiful village"

    PhoebeDec 2020

  • "Really cosy space in a great village."

    Kitchen is well kitted out and bedrooms are really nice. Great pubs and walks on your doorstep.

    DanielDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location and sparkling clean."

    We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it. Thanks!!

    CaitlinNov 2020

  • "Lovely house in a gorgeous village!"

    JuliaOct 2020

  • "A lovely quiet cosy cottage, lovely views out of the back; particularly good for comfortable sleeping, lovely cotton bed-linen, sizeable bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, would stay here again, thankyou."

    AndreaOct 2020

  • "I stayed here with my Mum and we had a fantastic time, we felt at home straight away."

    The house has everything you could need and was super cosy. And Blockley is just a gorgeous place to be with amazing walks, lovely amenities and friendly locals. What more could you want.

    CarlaOct 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage full of character."

    The facilities are great and the beds very comfortable. The location is great for exploring the local area and Blockley itself is beautiful and peaceful

    MichaelSep 2020

  • "A lovely stay in a beautiful village."

    Everything was perfect and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a Cotswold weekend away.

    AliceMar 2020

  • "A beautiful place to stay to explore Cotswolds."

    Great walks near by, quiet area and beautiful sunrises from top bedroom window. Cottage is well equipped and village has great cafe, shop and pub/restaurant.

    LucyMar 2020

  • "A lovely character cottage, in a beautiful unspoilt village, perfectly situated for exploring The Cotswolds."

    Local pub and wonderful village shop and cafe were definitely a bonus.

    KeithFeb 2020

  • "We stayed in Bracken Cottage for a weekend away and we couldn’t have asked for anything better."

    Beautiful house, lovely village with a great cafe. Good location to nearby villages to explore. Would absolutely return to Bracken Cottage another time.,Katie

    Jan 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    This cottage has everything you need and we look forward to staying here again.

    GayleOct 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Bracken Cottage."

    It was perfect for my wife and me and our infant son. It is charming and well-appointed with a lovely back-yard. Parking was easy across the street. It's less than a 300 meter walk downhill to the village cafe. We would stay there again without hesitation.

    PaulSep 2019

  • "Great place for some “R&R”, as well as exploring the delightful towns nearby."

    Blockley is quiet and not touristy, but full of charm, and the locals are very friendly. Also the Great Western has excellent food, as does the local cafe, and the village shop has an amazing array of stock. Bracken Cottage is so quaint, warm and sunny. It has a really comfortable bed and lovely linens.

    KaySep 2019

  • "Very clean cottage, comfy beds and pillows."

    Good location for the village and for neighbouring villages and walks. Nice small garden to sit out in with table and chairs.

    LotteAug 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage."

    Everything perfect.

    GrahamJul 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we have had."

    Small but ideal for 2.

    BrianJul 2019

  • "This is a wonderful spot for exploring this beautiful and quiet corner of the Cotswolds."

    JeffJul 2019

  • "The cottage was an amazing experience we truly enjoyed it."

    Everything was perfect! The views and the garden were magical. The village it’s in is quiet and picturesque. I can’t wait to come back! The beds were so comfortable and we got the best sleep of our lives. There really isn’t a bad thing about this place. The host was also very helpful and communicative throughout the stay. One of the best places I’ve stayed at.

    LesJun 2019

  • "We loved the cottage, very well equipped and cosy."

    We were very lucky with the weather, we walked to Batsford Arboretum, one of the most beautiful gardens we’ve ever seen!!! Visited Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford but being bank holiday Sunday it was heaving with people (not our gig). Stunning Friday dinner at the local café and Sunday roast at The Chequers in Churchill – lovely cat next door, terrified of the baby! We will definitely recommend you cottage to friends! Xxx

    Alice And PiersMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area of the small village."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. Nice garden, table & bench for eating outside. Village quite steep in places, lovely to walk around.

    NeilMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy, we enjoyed our stay and had everything we needed."

    Visited Bourton on the Water, Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower and had a wonderful day in Stratford. Walked the ‘Blockley Village’ 1-mile route – really interesting, all the watermills and little brooks. Lovely meal at Great Western Arms. Great views all around, liked the quietness, bird song, a real getaway. Beds are comfy, lovely soft towels and nice garden.

    LindaMay 2019

  • "Great cottage, perfect in every way"

    MichelleApr 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely and much more than we expected."

    We loved horseback riding in Stow on the Wold at Bourton Equestrian Vale and had a lovely dinner in the village shop. Thank you! We will be back! The beds and linen were amazing!

    Oscar, June, 2019

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The property

Located in the heart of the stunning historic village of Blockley, Bracken Cottage provides the perfect base for a couple, small family, or two friends who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

The dwelling dates back to the 19th century, and contains a wealth of character features, as you step inside, you are welcomed by the open-plan living space with wooden beams on its ceilings and a lovely Cotswold stone fireplace home to a woodburning stove, providing the perfect space for you and your loved one to curl up on the two-seater sofa and watch a film on the Smart TV before heading into the small, yet well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a delicious evening meal, with aid from the herbs picked in the herb garden outside, to be enjoyed at the convenient fold-away dining table.

Before heading to bed, have a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles in the bathroom before making your way to one of the two bedrooms; the second bedroom shares the first-floor with the bathroom and contains a king-size bed, whilst the master bedroom is accessed by steep stairs leading up to the eaves of the property where you can watch TV from the comfort of your king-size bed as your loved one enjoys a warming rinse in the walk-in rain shower in the en-suite.

Enjoy your morning coffee out in the lovely long garden, whilst enjoying with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside, surrounded by a variety of pretty flowers and creepers.

Get ready for a day out and start in picturesque village of Blockley where you can enjoy a variety of walks and cycle routes 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, and finish off your day with a well-earned tipple and meal at The Great Western Arms pub.

At Bracken 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.

A perfect base for a perfect holiday, choose Bracken Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one second-floor with en-suite walk-in rain shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, hairdryer
  • 2 x Smart TV’s, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free public car park
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture, parasol, herb garden and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 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

Note: A low stone wall marks the end of the garden (which is not enclosed), over which is a steep drop into a neighbouring property, children should be supervised outside at all times; there is also right of access along the rear of the terraces for neighbours and the postman.

Note: Despite having two king-size beds, the maximum occupancy has been limited to two guests due to space constraints in the ground floor living area; guests should consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than two guests at the property.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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