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Jackdaw Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091208)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, cosy, comfortable cottage set in a pretty Cotswold village."

    Good location for visiting local attractions and other interesting towns and villages. Parking space a bit tight so parked round the corner no problem. Nice local pub.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased to see you had a fantastic stay at Jackdaw Cottage. We agree this property is lovely and central and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PollyApr 2022

  • "Front garden needs tidying up and more information about recycling and refuse days."

    Enjoyed our stay thoroughly

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cosy cottage work very good local pub 100 metres away."

    Nice log burner, good beds, modern bathroom with very good shower. Little garden at front of the cottage with a bench. Roadside parking 10 metres away recommended as small parking area at side of cottage is difficult for anything but a very small car. Would return.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, mostly comfortable cottage."

    The beds were comfortable. The sofas and armchairs were comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and had a good-sized shower cubible with good water pressure. Wifi coverage in the house was good. The fridge is only a small larder fridge, so don't buy too much food. We stayed here for a week in January and found the house quite cold even with all of the electric heaters switched on. We definitely needed to put the fire on. A basket was full of logs when we arrived, which was enough for fires on two afternoons - although we were not supplied with any fire lighters so had to go buy our own. Many cottages provide a welcome pack of say a pint of milk and a pack of biscuits, but none was provided here - so make sure you bring whatever you need to make a tea or coffee. Most cottages have instructions on recycling, but there were none here. I would have liked instructions in the manual on recycling. I did have a question for the company that manages the cottage: there's a name and mobile phone number prominently displayed in the cottage. I texted the number on Saturday and had yet to receive a reply 6 days later - so I was disappointed by the customer service provided by the company that manages the cottage. However, the property itself was clean and comfortable. The local pub was buzzy and had a simple but good menu. The local cafe was dog friendly downstairs. The NISA shop next door to the cafe had a decent range of products at reasonable prices, too. Overall, we enjoyed our trip very much.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobJan 2022

  • "It was an absolute pleasure to stay at this wonderful cosy cottage."

    The cottage itself was lovely, clean and the Christmas lights and decorations were a great and unexpected touch. The location was perfect. The local pub is a minutes walk and the local shop and cafe were also walking distance. I stayed at the cottage with my 9 year old daughter and neither of us wanted to leave! Will definitely be back! :)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the Cotswold."

    Very nice location in Blockley, close to the village center, few meters from the pub. Village in the north of Cotswold not far from the other nice historic villages. The cottage is confortable, and calm. A beat cold the first two days, and then OK. The beds are very confortable, and the rooms a good size. The equipment of the cottage are minimalist and low quality (Ikea for most of them). Only 4 forks, 4 plates, ... which oblige to run the washing machine after each meal. Owner let logs for 2 days only and then recommend to buy more, Taking into account the price of the rent, it would have been expected to leave more logs (even if logs are cheap). Character cottages has a nice choice of cottages, but the client service support is very poor, and for some period of time outsourced to another company very unprofessional. They did not recognized the reservation number communicated by Character cottages, and stated that they have "+ 20 cottages with the same name" ?! it took 10mn to find my reservation.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Jackdaw. I will pass on your comments about only 4 plates etc to the owner, but as a rule we advise owners to have enough for double the occupancy. With regards to logs, we do normally only provide a starter pack of logs, but you can buy logs at pretty much any petrol station in the Cotswolds. With regards to our customer service, we pride ourselves in providing a very good level or service and as a rule we do provide this. Unfortunately it sounds like when you spoke to Reservations, it was when we where integrating Character Cottages bookings onto our new system, hence booking numbers would be different. Apologises if it took time to find your booking, but we all have to learn the new process. We hope to welcome you back again in the future and with a smoother booking process for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephaneDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Jackdaw Cottage."

    We particularly liked the Christmas decorations and are grateful for the welcome gifts provided. Thanks and have a great Christmas!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Jackdaws and we hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2021

  • "Arrived at the cottage on possibly the one and only day in June that was warm and sunny."

    Didn't quite know what to expect - they always look better in the photos when you book them, well the photos didn't do it justice, it was absolutely beautiful (would love to live in it) it was spotless, a lot larger than I thought it would be, furnishing were great, comfy sofas, such comfortable beds. Had everything and more. We had a wonderful time there in Blockley which is possibly one of the most beautiful places to stay/visit in the Cotswolds, over the years we have stayed in numerous places but this is definitely the best. Eating out is a must, we really enjoyed the meals at the Great Western - super close - just a few yards up the road - very welcome after such long and lovely walks all around the area, it was good to come back in the evening, settle down in our own little home, all comfy - we feel rejuvenated especially after lock down - thank you - we will definitely be back.

    JetJun 2021

  • "Cosy, well equipped cottage in a quiet location."

    Close to many lovely villages and market towns. Parking space a bit tight so we parked on quiet road nearby.

    JulieMar 2020

  • "An idyllic place to stay in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    Lovely hosts who left some treats for our arrival. Super comfortable beds and great communal areas. We also enjoyed the small room just off the living room which our 3 year old loved as a play room. Highly recommend the pub nearby (2 min walk).

    KateJan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely town."

    We had 4 people for xmas and it fulfilled all our needs and more. I can also highly recommend the local pub for food and beers. Fantastic place!

    JonathanDec 2019

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cosy cottage in a lovely village."

    MargaretNov 2019

  • "Jackdaw Cottage was such a cute little place to stay."

    The village of Blockely was gorgeous and so quiet and peaceful. The local pub did great food and had a friendly atmosphere. The cottage was homely and full of character and had everything we needed. We enjoyed our time here.

    BeckyJul 2019

  • "Stunning location, very comfortable beds."

    High quality fabrics and furnishing . Super clean . Rooms good size and no height problems even for the tallest at 6' 6

    RachelJun 2019

  • "Such a lovely, quaint cottage."

    A real lucky find. From the beautiful gardens to the thoughtful touches like milk in the fridge so we could have a cup of tea after a long day in the car. Loved it.

    WendyJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very, very well equipped, nice quality furnishings and very thoughtful touches - thank you."

    CrispinApr 2019

  • "Jackdaw cottage was a great place for five old friends to enjoy one of our regular reunions which we’ve celebrated for forty years since we all met at college."

    It was cosy and comfortable and we spent three entertaining days chewing the fat, reminiscing, and putting the world to rights. Sometimes we even broke our own veto and discussed Brexit but by and large it was a harmonious gathering. Given the time of year it was surprisingly chilly at times outside but the interior of the cottage was toasty warm. All in all a very pleasant experience, facilitated with understanding by our hosts. Peter

    Mar 2019

  • "Jackdaw Cottage was beautiful."

    It is in such a gorgeous location. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay - really well kitted out!! We loved the welcome bottle of wine and lovely biscuits which were really welcome after our very long drive. It was the perfect place to base ourselves for a long weekend exploring the Cotswolds, and we're only sorry we couldn't stay longer.

    AlisonMar 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    They thought of everything. Very generous hosts!,

    SallyJan 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm with a well stocked kitchen."

    The beds were really comfortable. The wine and biscuits on the kitchen table were most welcome.

    NicolaSep 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, well equipped and very cosy."

    A real home from home and great to come back to after exploring the beautiful villages and gardens in the locality. Very comfortable bed and parking is a bonus. We didn’t want to go home.

    JanetAug 2018

  • "Our stay at Jackdaw Cottage was delightful!"

    The cottage is charming, quaint and very comfortable. Blockley is a quintessential Cotswolds village with a great pub, cobblestone streets and many lovely cottages. The hosts have done a wonderful job at creating a welcoming environment from which to explore the region or just relax in the cottage.

    LaurieJun 2018

  • "The stay was wonderful."

    Peaceful. The owners were very thoughtful.

    SinenhlanhlaMay 2018

  • "An excellent cottage."

    ..very clean and well furnished. The parking space was a real bonus.

    JohnMar 2018

  • "Beautiful and cosy cottage in a lovely area."

    PamelaMar 2018

  • "Lovely characterful place in a beautiful village."

    Really comfy beds and a nice fire, though we didn't get to use it much as weren't back in time most evenings! We were there one of the coldest weeks of the year but the place was fine once we'd got it heated up initially. Cottage looked great in the snow! Friendly locals in the pub.

    AndyMar 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage."

    It is really well equipped and very well presented, spotlessly clean on our arrival. The locals are very friendly and the pub within walking distance does great food. I’d definitely recommend the cottage and the area. Many thanks.

    KellyFeb 2018

  • "Cosy cottage with walks from the door for our 2 Norfolk terriers."

    Very relaxing for a weekend away in a lovely friendly village.

    DavidNov 2017

  • "We loved Jackdaw Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is well presented and has everything you could possibly need. We spent the days exploring the Cotswolds and the evening snuggled up in-front of the log burner... What more could you want!!! The wine and biscuits from the owners was a lovely touch. We highly recommend this cottage.

    AmandaNov 2017

  • "Everything about the cottage was superb for my purpose."

    The cottage is about five minutes’ walk from my house and so it was ideal for me to hire for my son, daughter-in-law and small grandchild to stay in while visiting us and other relatives. My son and family live in South Korea. The cottage was most convenient in every respect and a very good centre for people visiting the Cotswolds on holiday. Although my son and family were on holiday, they were not here as Cotswold tourists.The owner of the cottage, with whom I have become acquainted, was absolutely superb and very, very helpful and understanding of my needs. For example, I asked if I could provide a stair gate to protect my grandchild and he insisted on providing one for us at no extra charge. I cannot speak too highly of the facilities and equipment which the cottage provided. My son and family were thoroughly at home there and I would certainly hire it again if the occasion arose.

    BernardMar 2017

  • "The cottage was wonderfully prepared and very comfortable."

    The picturesque and quiet village setting was exactly as described, and we only wished we had booked a week rather than four nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily return again.

    CarlMar 2017

  • "Great location, spotlessly clean, very well equipped logs for fire nice touch, very cosy typical Cotswolds Cottage."

    Perfect for family or group of friends. Parking spot very tight!! Would highly recommend.

    AmandaMar 2017

  • "The cottage was a great choice for us with our dogs, perfect for hiking and exploring the Cotswolds - plenty of great hiking trails right outside the door, the pub just down the road and a cosy fire in the evenings after BBQing - a lovely stay in all."

    Thank you so much! Anita

    Mar 2017

  • "Jackdaw Cottage was a lovely home from home - ideally located, clean and tidy, and cosy with comfortable beds!"

    A nice touch by the owners to leave us a Christmas card with a bottle of wine and some biscuits. The Christmas tree provided was small, but perfectly formed and we had a lovely festive break.

    TeresaDec 2016

  • "What a lovely cottage, quaint village and personable owners."

    Thank you - Mark, Christina, Lauren and Brenda

    May 2014

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing time in your lovely cottage, so well maintained and filled with just everything you might need."

    Thank you so much, also for the friendly welcome gift! For us it was wonderful to stroll through all these gardens with their mansions showing stunning beauty and being a never ending source of joy. A place to remember! - Luithi and Marie

    May 2014

  • "Thanks for a lovely week (despite the rain!"

    ) The cottage is great. Really well equipped. Many thanks again. - Mr and Mrs Witter

    Apr 2014

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Everything is very clean and well kept. Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. Will definitely recommend and visit again! - Mr Coetzee and family

    Mar 2014

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    The most beautiful walks. Great weather. Found a superb pub called the Eight Bells...wonderful. Will definitely come back - thank you for the wine and chocs....yum yum. Nice touch. - Mr and Mrs Cronin

    Feb 2014

  • "What a welcome."

    Warm cosy, beautiful and clean and the added touch of the lights on, along with the Christmas tree and candles in the window. Home from home....just how we celebrate Christmas. Highly recommended. Thank you! Lovely to see the bed linen pressed and crisp and everything matched. We had a magical stay at Jackdaw. Thank you! - Mike and Jacque

    Dec 2013

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


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in rain shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Freeview TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard gravel garden with picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Perched on a quiet lane, close to the heart of the beautiful village of Blockley, rests this double-fronted, traditional honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottage, Jackdaw Cottage.

The cottage is the perfect base for a family or group of friends who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and spend some time in an idyllic countryside setting in the Cotswolds.

Park up in the convenient parking space, before unloading your bags and being greeted by the pretty courtyard garden bordered by shrubs and flowers, that has a sweet picnic bench.

The front door opens into the smart farmhouse-style kitchen/diner where you can listen to your favourite songs through the Bluetooth speaker whilst you put your culinary skills to the test using the electric oven and gas hob, and make use of the dishwasher for cleaning up!

Gather with your loved ones around the large pine dining table to indulge in your heart-warming meal and why not uncork a bottle of wine to toast to a wonderful holiday that lies before you!?

Have a relaxing evening in the beautiful sitting room whilst watching a film on the TV, as the warmth from the woodburning stove creates a lovely atmosphere in the air, or get some peace and quiet in the inviting snug room that sits adjacent to the sitting room which houses a large single sofa bed that is available on request.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two well-appointed bedrooms, the master contains a super-king-size bed (zip/link, can be twin on request), and a king-size room, both perfect for having a restful night.

Start your day off well with an invigorating rinse in the large walk-in shower before getting 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 Jackdaw 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 perfect getaway, choose Jackdaw Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

An initial basket of logs for the woodburning stove are provided between October and March; guests must purchase their own outside of these months.

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

The property's garden is enclosed, however, children should be supervised at all times whilst in the garden.

Note: The super-king-size bed is zip/link and can be twin on request. (PLEASE NOTE IF A TWIN IS NOT REQUESTED PRIOR TO THE STAY, BOTH BEDS WILL BE MADE UP AS DOUBLES BEDS)

Note: A sofa bed is available upon request at £50 per booking, allowing the property to sleep a total of 5.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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