Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

Murrayfield Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1002657)


Very good

Sykes rating


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

Group 2 Created with Sketch.

12 Customer Review(s)

  • “Wow the cottage and the village has exceeded our expectations in almost all ways!”

    We spent 7 days in this cottage, casually visited other famous towns and villages in Cotswold, which are 5-30 minutes drive away. Blockley itself is very tranquil, and people in the village are very friendly.

    We spent 7 days in this cottage, casually visited other famous towns and villages in Cotswold, which are 5-30 minutes drive away. Blockley itself is very tranquil, and people in the village are very friendly. The view from the garden is superb! Absolutely stunning especially during the sunrise! Felt like a movie scene! I seriously consider coming here every summer for a refreshment from the city life! Would recommend to everyone I know!

    - Ran, August 2021

The property

Murrayfield Cottage is an excellent terraced stone cottage based in Blockley, Gloucestershire, situated in the Cotswolds region, originally built in the 1850s as a home for workers in the village silk mills.

Found in the village of Blockley, well-known to television viewers as the home of Father Brown, this dwelling is set across three floors and boasts a stylish and contemporary setting for families looking for a break in a typical and picturesque Cotswold village.

Step through the front door and be welcomed into the homely sitting room, with a sofa and armchair for you to relax on, while you enjoy some evening entertainment from the TV.

Freshen up in the bathroom which is host to a bath and a shower over, completing the ground-floor layout.

Travel down to the lower ground floor where an open-plan living space is host to an additional sitting area, dining area and a kitchen; make use of the ample range of appliances here for cooking a delicious home-cooked meal.

Adding to the countryside ambience are the woodburning stoves, one in each of the sitting areas, you can pick a book from the shelf and settle in a quiet spot as you feel the warmth from these traditional features.

The first floor hosts two bedrooms; one double and one twin, with ample storage space for your personal items and wonderful countryside views right from your bed, wake up to this picturesque location every morning.

The garden, at the rear of the cottage, is spread over three levels.

Immediately outside the double doors leading from the sitting room is a delightful patio area with furniture for you to enjoy coffee or breakfast in the morning sun.

A path leads through the rose and lavender garden to a small, enclosed terrace with a bench, ideal for peaceful reading.

At the bottom of the garden is a large rear terrace with extensive views over the village and surrounding countryside.

Roadside parking is available for several cars.

Ideally located for Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre, spanning across 56-acre gardens, with an on-site café.

The Cotswolds Falconry Centre is an educational centre and exhibits a range of birdlife to discover more about, including falcons, eagles and owls.

Close to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with plenty of pathways offering opportunities for walking and cycling.

Murrayfield Cottage is the ultimate base for exploring the Cotswolds.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove - logs not included
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, a selections of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking is available
  • Rear enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This character property boasts exposed beams and care must be taken

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

View on map

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
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.
Ok, got it