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The Malins

Blockley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1050599)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Malins."

    This is a lovely big property, with good parking space and an enclosed backyard (ideal for our dogs). Cleanliness: 10+!!! The kitchen is well accessorized, perfect if you want to cook at home. There is a family bathroom with a bath (we used it for our toddler). The Malins is in a strategic location, very easy to reach the nearby villages (including Bourton-on-the-water). Also there is a lovely cafe in walking distance. The owner lives nearby and was very lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by JessicaJun 2022

  • "It was wonderful I would go back tomorrow ."

    Was made so welcome.Thankyou hope to see you again .Val x

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week of holiday fun at The Malins."

    It was clean and tidy and all 3 bedrooms were appreciated with comfortable beds and en-suite shower rooms. The location, although on a housing estate, was quiet and safe with easy access to walks from the door and short drives to many picturesque Cotswolds villages. There are minor improvements that could be completed to make this a wonderful holiday accommodation as the property is beginning to look a little dated but this did not spoil our enjoyment of staying at The Malins.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "Had a great holiday owner very help ful when we needed her also gave great advice on places to visit thanks a lot ."

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage - in a lovely village we came for a writing retreat and got a lot done and would come again."

    Beds and sofas were comfy however the plumbing was old and noisy and most of showers upstairs were very iffy and it got cold in th middle of the day and afternoon

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "A holiday with our two friends and our dog."

    There was nothing more that we needed it was a real home from home holiday with a friendly non intrusive owner nearby. A good position to visit other areas, with Moreton on the Marsh ten minutes away. We stayed for a week and definitely recommend The Malins.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Well equipped. Great having a bathroom in each room. Nicely located to explore the lovely villages in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2022

  • "Owner very attentive but property is becoming worn and needs work."

    Decoration needs attention, as does some sockets which as hard to turn on/off. Old sockets have faceplates missing or hanging. Working clock Inna living room would have been useful and mirror in main bathroom. Heating and hot water noisy especially in biggest bedroom where tank is located. Had to turn off overnight. Also does not get very warm. Plenty of rads but they don't get hot. This is a semi detached, and neighbours were noisy when we stayed. Rear entrance had unfinished plaster work where access made to owners connected residence.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "The Malins had everything and more than we could have wanted or needed for our stay, we felt at home straight away and communication with the owner was second to none!"

    Would definately stay here again and we are already planning to do so!

    Reviewed by KerrieNov 2021

  • "We have just returned from the Malins and had a really good experience."

    Everyone enjoyed their holiday. A very spacious holiday home, we enjoyed having a space for quiet activities such as making jigsaw puzzles and the separate TV lounge. The dining room was a fantastic size, big enough for our home cooked meals. The toilets in two rooms are noisy, but we didn't flush these at night, there was no smell, although I did bring toilet cleaner just incase. The comments in previous reviews are off putting and unfair. The property was clean and perfect if you want a centrally located and a spacious holiday home. Having en-suite facilities for an entirely adult party is a real bonus. I would request the following items are added to the kitchen a whisk, a sieve, scales and beer or squash glasses. Thank you to the owners who communicated with us but we never met.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "Really comfortable, good to have en-suite bedrooms."

    Good room decorations, thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Plenty of space and had everything we wanted. A great base for a visit to the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "The property is large and comfortable and immaculately clean which is really important during these times."

    Bedding and towels fresh and clean too. Yes the plumbing especially two of the toilets were very noisy and some of the furnishings are old and dated so you wouldn’t choose here if you wanted modern and contemporary but it is a pleasant space to relax and It is spacious with everything you need, from good WiFi to all the little extras in the kitchen so you don’t need to bring them from home. Jane is nearby if needed but she doesn’t impose on your stay. The position of the property is fantastic. There is a very good cafe in the village and a pub that serves very good food, all within walking distance. Also The Malins is very central to explore all that the beautiful Cotswolds villages have to offer.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Yes we would recommend friends to this property, had all we needed to enjoy our stay & is very central to take in many delights that the Cotswolds has to offer, Jane the owner was very helpful throughout our stay."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "The cottage was in need of a proper deep clean and refurbishment."

    Lights not working. Dust in corners. Broken tiles. Door handles falling off. Bedroom doors need replacing. Kitchen cupboards in a muddle and no space for food storage. Carpet old and faded. Too many cheap knicknacks etc. Outside furniture broken and space neglected However in terms of space it is good Overall not worth the money paid and not up to Sykes usual standard

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "Was really surprised about where it was located."

    The picture did not show it adjoining an estate. The toilets were very noisy to the point they rumbled for a while after flushing and coukd be heard all over the house . Darent flush them on a night as you didn't want to wake people...Spiders and cobwebs in the corners of most rooms. Doors were vicious when closing.. slammed because fire doors I'm assuming. Place was tired.. carpets worn on stairs shower cubicles tired... needs some TLC . I paid too much for my stay here. The write up needs to include details of the location and details stating two of the toilets were macerators. Location for the cotswolds was good and beds clean however I felt I was overcharged for my holiday in this accommodation......

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Good location with lots to see and do in the area."

    The clever external marketing photos gave the expectation of a much older and more characterful property. However, the whole property was quite sad and tired and in desperate need of a good clean - this was very worrying given the current issues with Covid and the need for good hygiene/infection control measures. The property would definitely benefit from a full top to bottom refurb - the plumbing in particular was prone to being very noisy and required the macerating toilets to be turned off at night. It is what used to be called "cheap and cheerful" however sadly it was neither of these things and certainly, in my opinion, not worth the weekly rate we were charged.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "House was perfect for us , and so nice that we could take our pet."

    Roxie with us . Considering other doggies had stayed there there was no smell Of other pets . The house was spacious and comfortable . Having two living rooms meant that if you wanted a quiet read or space you could sit in a comfortable lounge . We recommend the Malins highly . And like Arnold says " we will be back .

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "The house is lovely and has great potential its clean we loved the house but sadly upstairs bedroom doors are very heavy so be careful with pets and small children because they could possibly cause damage."

    (must be the old fire doors when it was used as a B&B) i suggest whilst its being used as a whole house rental that something be done with those heavy doors. Horrible Intermittent poo smell even when loo had not been used upstairs and downstairs. Very damp smell in laundry room too. If those issues are addressed then its a great house. We do feel we should be compensated because of the doors and horrible smells. Hopefully we will hear off the owner regarding this soon, when cottages.co.uk has contacted the owner.

    Reviewed by NApr 2021

  • "Fantastic property in a good location beautiful part of the world."

    Well equipped and met with all our expectations.

    Reviewed by PhilippaApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely property, in a lovely location."

    Communications from the owner were also excellent when any issues did arise. I would point out that it is still essentially set up as a B&B, so be aware that bedroom doors have stiff self closures, but that is a small negative against the fact that the bedroom and general facilities were plentiful. The only other negatives were poor mobile reception and some slight damp smells from a couple of the bedroom en suites. Everything else required for a great family break was on hand, for example, the washer dryer helped to ensure that walking clothes could be refreshed, regardless of the weather. The locality was very pleasant, and walks from the property were numerous and well detailed within the information pack. We all enjoyed the Heart of England trail, from the property, and walks a short drive away at Dovers Hill and Broadway tower. Moreton in the marsh provided shops and pubs (would recommend the Sunday kunch at the Redesdale arms), and the Blockley pub was also good, and only a short walk up the hill.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "A beautiful comfortable property that felt like home as soon as we walked in."

    The property had all that we could want for and more. Bedrooms were all clean and well presented and the study was a cosy retreat. The village itself was unbelievably beautiful with an excellent village shop and fantastic village cafe / restaurant. Playpark and local woods proved very popular with the children, and the local walks and scenery provided for a perfect break. The house is well situated for touring The Cotswolds and we were able to visit Blenheim, Bladen, Bourton on the water, Broadway and much more. A fantastic holiday, we hope to return to The Malins soon.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Bedspreads missing from bedrooms, dirt and dust underneath sofas in TV lounge, dishwasher not clean glasses properly even with additional rinse aid, the general status of the property did not match the pictures on the website."

    cleanliness was a concern especially given the current covid situation. The information booklet was not available on arrival.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have passed your comments onto our housekeeping team to ensure that your comments are addressed and that the property is kept to our usual high standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV with Freeview and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV with Freeview and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV with Freeview and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front lawn and rear patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: More pets may be accepted with prior arrangement with the owner

The property

Once a beautiful Bed & Breakfast settled at the heart of the village of Blockley, The Malins now offers a group of six a fantastic holiday home from which to explore this scenic area of Gloucestershire, sitting within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walk down the lavender-lined pathway of the front lawned garden and step inside the hallway, kicking off your boots before discovering the comfort of the warming electric fire in the sitting room, offering a quirky array of furniture and equally as impressive decor on the walls, it makes a wonderful spot to spend your evenings.

Enjoy a quiet moment to yourself within the snug,...

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas