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North End House

(Ref. 1091379)

Blockley, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • beautiful (15)
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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice place."

    Shame there was no proper shower on the 2nd floor. Also the heating didn't seem to be working on the top floor so it was a bit cold. Was a bit annoying that there were no provisions in the kitchen e.g. salt, pepper, olive oil etc... Also I think there is a problem with the oven door - it doesn't seem to close properly. Aside from that we had a good time and blockley was a lovely village and thanks.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We have passed your comments onto the owner, who has confirmed that all issues have now been resolved. We hope these did not impact your stay. To confirm, there is a walk in rain shower in the second floor bathroom. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the lovely village of Blockley. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack3.4Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at North End House."

    Plenty of room and facilities for the 3 couples that stayed. Beds lovely and comfortable. Only issue could of done with a shower curtain or screen within the bathroom with the shower in the bath. As floor got wet and my partner slipped on the wet floor. Other than this had a fantastic stay and in a lovely village in a great location as other sights to see were all with in a half hour car ride or closer. The village has 2 pubs which was great. The Great Western is a lovely pub and nice food but a bit noisy. The Crown inn is also a lovely pub and serves lovely food with excellent staff that could not do enough for you. There is a little shop in the village that sells everything you need. Would highly recommend a stay at North End House.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for sharing your cottage."

    What a beautiful house. We had Yorkshire and Kent families coming together so it was an ideal base to visit my favourite area of the Cotswolds. The garden was lovely and despite the unseasonable July weather we did manage to make use of the table for breakfast. Some upgrades for me based on what we paid and other homes I have stayed in that would make a big difference. The dining chairs were not comfortable to sit on for any more than 1hr. Could you supply some seat pads? I used the large en-suite shower bedroom. The mattress topper was so thin it made no impact, every ridge from the two mattresses pushed together was felt and uncomfortable. All other beds were fine. The recycling and cleaning instructions were far too complicated. We could not find coloured bags as you suggested or split the rubbish out correctly. This could be easier with a container under the sink with labels and some additional rubbish containers outside. The above would not stop me making good recommendations but would have improved our experience. Thank you for sharing your home.

    Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house, excellent location, very central to lots of lovely places to visit."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for the wonderful recommendation. We would love to welcome you back.Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "A stunning stay."

    The curtain upstairs did not work properly (which was very minor), other than that it was perfect. A beautiful house, in a beautiful location.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at North End House and liked the location. Thank you for your comments. We have passed this on. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning village."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas at North End House. The house is well furnished with extremely comfortable beds. Parking at the back is excellent. We cooked a fair bit during our stay and the kitchen was easy to use. The cooker took a while to come up to temperature but worked well. To improve it further some more and matching serving dishes could be added. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed Christmas a North End House and found it to be so comfortable and well-equipped. We will pass on your suggestions to the owner and hope to welcome you again in the future. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed a beautiful garden (Hidcote), the amazing collection of a wonderful eccentric (Snowshill Manor), an atmospheric Roman Villa (Chedworth), and an imposing Jacobean Manor (Chastleton)."

    Walks were made even more special by beautiful fields of red poppies and white camomile flowers. The house is comfortable and spacious and situated in a lovely village with a great shop and the Great Western Arms was visited twice for meals. We loved sitting out in the garden for breakfast and dinner, keeping an eye on the collared dove chicks in a nest in the tree by the front door. We even met a lady whose family lived in North End House, and whose mother was born there! Many thanks for the welcome Champagne – much enjoyed and much appreciated.

    Clive & FamilyJun 2022

  • "House was well equipped and as described in the listing."

    Flying in from states we really appreciated the little things that were provided as a starter kit such as toilet rolls, trash bags, washing up liquid, kitchen roll etc. these were a great help. We were very happy with the house and facilities. Beautiful village with lots of great hikes.

    So happy you enjoyed your stay and you found the additional starter kit a great help. Glad you loved the village with great hikes. Thank you for leaving feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2022

  • "Trip home from America to visit family."

    Fantastic house and lovely village. Enjoyed hiking the public footpaths every morning, through the sheep and cows, surviving the field of bulls. Hiked to Batsford to enjoy falconry centre. Highly recommend the local café and The Great Western Arms. House had everything we needed. Loved the outdoors on sunny days. Great area with so much to see – we will have to come back. Thank you for letting us share your beautiful house!

    The AtkinsonsMay 2022

  • "Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebrations totally enhanced by staying in this beautiful house."

    Slept like logs in the comfy beds. Highly recommend The Great Western Arms for food. Plenty to do in the area. Really lovely, relaxing break. Would recommend to family and friends!

    The HutchinsonsMay 2022

  • "This was a lovely place to stay unfortunately it was only 3 of us as the other part of the family had covid but a great place for recouping for my mum in law who just got Out of Hospital very peaceful."

    With lots of Lovely places to visit close by. Thanks the Farmery Family

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2022

  • "Apologies forthe late feedback - we stayed 1/4 to the 8/4 and while the house ..."

    Apologies forthe late feedback - we stayed 1/4 to the 8/4 and while the house was very impressive and in a great location there were a few disappointing features that could not really be rectified in the week - but I still wanted to bring these to your attention The heating in certain rooms did not work - the master bedbroom and the TV room downstairs - the valves were either seized or there was some air lock - We were in the house with my elderley parents who did not want the fuss of getting someone into fix the problem while we were staying - luckily the weather was not too cold so we did manage to survive - but the TV room was freezing There were no instructions to clearly say how the heating thermostat worked as well The upstairs TV room had no instruction how to use this TV and the TV was not even connectedto an aerial - this room was very dark and could have been a real asset to the house but was neglected and uncomfortable The house also had a problem with woodlice - as they kept appearing in every room - again another problem not easily solved - this was really not up to standard in a house that cost that amount for a week We felt the kitchen was poorly equipped for a house this size - not enough saucepans / tea cups - no small sharp knives - the oven door did not close effectively The house book was not upto date so we had no real idea of when the bin day was and had been left with all the previous week rubbish and we then had to leave with all our recycling stoered hoping the the next guest would make sure it was collected There were bathmats missing in one room and the upstairs shower door did not close properly Overall for the type of house and the price we expected the standard to be higher

    Thank you for providing this feedback and we're glad that you liked the house and location. We really appreciate your honesty on issues you encountered during your stay. We were reliably informed by the housekeeper that clear instructions were in a folder which was left open for your arrival and that this included details of how the heating is controlled, information on recycling, and how to work the television. There are over 20 mugs and 8 coffee cups, together with a tea set and we consider the utensils provided to be more than adequate. We have checked and the shower door is closing properly. Old houses in the country do occasionally attract woodlice, particularly in damp weather, but we check regularly and are always as vigilant as possible. W.e hope this didn't impact too much on your time at North End House and believe you would have had a much more pleasant stay, and had these issues resolved straightaway, had you made one call to the housekeeper about the folder of instructions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen2.2Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a fantastic location."

    Really tasteful décor throughout and the perfect house for the weekend celebrations. Hope to be back!

    Simon, Kate And FriendsApr 2022

  • "Great house, location was fantastic."

    Pub was great – “Great Western” – food amazing. Great walks – will come again. Thank you!

    Charlotte, Rob, Sue, Simon, Sharon, Ken, Helen & PaulJan 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The rooms and beds are great. We really enjoyed ringing in the New Year around the big table. We enjoyed walking around the area and discovering the charming village of Blockley. Thanks again!

    Ellie, Nick And FriendsJan 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay over the Christmas period."

    The cottage is lovely and spacious – just what we wanted. Beds super comfy. Blockley village is lovely and some great walks. Would like to come back in summer time to enjoy the outside areas. Thank you.

    Chris, Gill, Alex, James & YJDec 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    We laughed, partied and ate! Such a peaceful village. Waiting for the booking window to open for us to return for our pre-Christmas gathering next year!

    Tom, Olly And FriendsNov 2021

  • "Super stay for three generations of the family."

    Beautiful, comfortable house. The outside space was greatly enjoyed by all, especially as we had dry warm, bright weather. Thank you. PS – we had a fabulous dinner at the Blockley Café – spectacular tasting menu – a real treat.

    Brashaw FamilyOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Big property and would loved to have been there when it was sunnier. Large and comfy rooms.

    HenrySep 2021

  • "What a stylish and comfortable traditional cottage."

    We had such a great time staying here. The host was very welcoming, great welcome pack with local information. We are so grateful to have stayed.

    Sep 2021

  • "We had a fab time!"

    We were blessed with the weather so were able to make good use of the lovely garden. Great house and comfortable beds. Lovely village too. Thanks.

    Jones, Macey, Bishop & Holland FamiliesSep 2021

  • "This is an exceptional property in a lovely village and we would highly recommend for a break with friends or family."

    Everything is to a very high standard and when there was a minor issue this was addressed very quickly.

    KerryAug 2021

  • "An absolutely stunning cottage in an incredible location."

    We were visiting the area for the wedding and the cottage was absolutely incredible. We loved our time and will definitely be back!

    MatthewAug 2021

  • "Uld highly recommend this place to stay and the price was good value as the quality of the accommodation was very high."

    Perhaps the best place I have stayed in the UK in the last 2 years.

    AjayAug 2021

  • "Fabulous house."

    Beautiful gardens. Good location. Would visit again!

    ThomasJul 2021

  • "Lovely home in a very pleasant setting."

    Ottoway FamilyJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous home in a lovely place!"

    We would like to return, thank you!

    Jones FamilyJun 2021

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    We come to the Cotswolds regularly and Blockley really is a gem. I'd recommend the Great Western Arms to all visitors as well as The Red Lion for those who want to venture further. Mill Garden and Chipping Campden are a must for a short trip out, many thanks.

    Ridd-Jones FamilyJun 2021

  • "We have had a lovely stay here at North End House."

    The village had a lovely atmosphere and we were fascinated to find out that Father Brown was filmed here. Pleasant outing to Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold Lavender and Hidcote Manor. The village shop provided for all our needs. Thank you.

    WestMay 2021

  • "What a wonderful home in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds!"

    We had an incredibly comfortable stay and North End House is a perfect base for further exploration. We had two great meals at The Great Western Arms just down the road – anyone reading this must try it! I sincerely hope that any future stays are just as good as this one! Thanks!

    Williamson FamilyApr 2021

  • "Lovely house, spacious and comfortable."

    LouiseApr 2021

  • "Lovely house in a lovely quiet town of Blockley."

    Thanks for a peaceful in your amazing home. Weather was sunny and dry all week! Lovely escape after months in lockdown. Hope to be back again soon!

    Finnigan FamilyMar 2021

  • "We had the best 5 days staying at North End House, a hidden gem in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    The stylish furniture and decorations fit perfectly with this old, traditional house! And we have enjoyed experimenting with the various gadgets dotted around the house. Weather has been lovely and so we have been able to make good use of the garden furniture. Would love to come back again!

    The Wong FamilyMar 2021

  • "We have had a lovely time here at North End House."

    Very comfortable & cosy and a welcome break considering we weren’t sure what we would really get here due to the covid changes! Weather variable and at times very wet and even snow! A very pretty area with some lovely walks. Thank you.

    The Morgan FamilyDec 2020

  • "Fantastic stay at North End House."

    Warm, cosy and comfortable; just what we needed to unwind and relax. Especially useful to have a washing machine and dryer given the many muddy walks we enjoyed. Would recommend the food at The Great Western Arms, great pies! We will be back, thank you

    Vigar FamilyDec 2020

  • "Stunning house in a stunning and very convenient location."

    This is our second visit to Blockley and we will be back again. Great Western Arms, Ebrington Arms and the Churchill pub in Paxford all great recommendations for food. A well presented and lovely decorated home. Loved it!

    Barclay-Styles FamilySep 2020

  • "Lovely house and garden in a beautiful location."

    Ideal for our family get together, and very comfortable spot. We ate at the Great Western Arms and received a warm welcome and tasty food. Great walk over the hill, around the back of the arboretum. A perfect place for a weekend away.

    Sykes FamilySep 2020

  • "All great. We had a lovely stay."

    HannahSep 2020

  • "Our first visit to the Cotswolds and the property was recommended by a friend."

    Great stay, beautiful house in a beautiful location. Lovely rooms, beautifully decorated. I appreciated the Timothy Oulton furniture and would visit again. Thank you.

    Rai FamilySep 2020

  • "All great. We had a lovely stay!"

    HannahJul 2020

  • "What an amazing house in a beautiful location."

    Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here celebrating both our sons birthdays as we haven't been altogether since . Hopefully we will return in the future and will recommend to people looking for a quiet, friendly village stay. thank you very much!

    Salgedo Family, August 2021Jul 2020

  • "E surrounding location is gorgeous and a great base to explore this part of the Cotswolds, local walks are great, village café lovely and more."

  • "Really outstanding property - stylish, spacious and well fitted out."

    The garden is well planted with nice outdoor seating. Very comfortable beds and interesting decorative touches. Clean too!

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in rain shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size (one second-floor), 1 x second floor twin
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, second-floor shower room with walk-in rain shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/cloakroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Reception room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with electric stove-effect fire
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, filter coffee maker, 3 x hairdryers
  • 2 x Smart TV’s, 2 x Bluetooth speakers, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal) and additional small decked courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking and children under the age of 8 are not permitted
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

This wonderfully presented, three-storey holiday home, North End House, is nestled in the heart of the peaceful village of Blockley.

The property has an abundance of stunning character features thanks to its late Georgian design and dates back to 1865, where it was one used as a regular meeting house for the village’s silk mill workers who lived in the terraced cottages further up the road.

The dwelling provides the perfect getaway for a gathering of friends or family who are looking for a luxurious base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

Be welcomed onto the property by three off-road parking spaces, before unloading your luggage through the ornate cast iron porch and into the bright and airy entrance hall, which gives access to the spacious reception room to your right, where you can relax with your loved ones on the four-seater or two-seater sofa’s and listen to your favourite songs through the Bluetooth speaker as the gentle glow from the electric stove-effect fire that sits within the beautiful marble mantlepiece sets a warming tone to the room and keeps you toasty on a cold evening.

Further down the hall is the homely sitting room containing a three-seater sofa and mid-century high back wing armchair for you and your loved ones to sink into after a long day of exploring the Cotswolds, whilst catching up on your favourite show on the Smart TV.

Completing this side of the ground-floor is a handy utility space with an adjoining cloakroom.

The budding chef of the group will be delighted with the stunning farmhouse style kitchen that contains everything required to cook up a delicious, heart-warming meal, to be enjoyed gathered around the dining table surrounded by stunning features such as exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast, cherub chandelier and Edwardian antique chapel dining chairs, as well as a Cotswold stone fireplace housing an ornamental stove.

When the night draws to a close, make your way up the staircase which splits two ways; through a privacy curtain to your left, you will discover the pleasing king-size bedroom, complete with ample hanging space that sits adjacent to the stylish bathroom and further up the stairs, you will pass the study which is a peaceful room, perfect for relaxing with a compelling novel sat at the plush velvet sofa, overlooking the garden, and the super-king-size room that houses a unique four-poster bed, and has a cleverly designed dressing room with ample storage space and an en-suite shower room with a large walk-in rain shower.

A further staircase leads up the second-floor, where the king-size and twin rooms are located, both beautifully decorated, and share their floor with a shower room in the centre.

In the morning, treat you and your guests to an awakening beverage using the filter coffee machine, to be enjoyed outside in the picture-perfect south-facing garden, surrounded by a large lawn area bordered by leafy shrubs, low hedges and mature trees, and a large patio with two seating areas; one with an inviting lounge area with two large three-seater sofas and the other with an outdoor table with seating for eight.

Be sure to make use of the charcoal barbecue and dine alfresco in the warm summer months.

When you’re ready to head out for the day, start in 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 North End House, 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 holiday you and your loved ones will cherish forever, stay at North End House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: No stag or hen parties permitted.

Note: No commercial or corporate bookings permitted.

Note: Children under the age of 8 are not permitted.

Note: This property does not accept pets, sorry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas