Honeysuckle Cottage is a charming and romantic grade II listed stone cottage situated on a quiet country lane in the beautiful and unspoilt Cotswold village of Blockley, positioned between the historic towns of Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold. Directly from the front door are magnificent country walks with panoramic views. A short stroll up through the churchyard takes you to Blockley High Street.
Blockley has all the charm and character of a traditional Cotswold village with its brook, medieval church and many beautiful old buildings. There are two pubs, The Crown Hotel and The Great Western Arms, both serving good food, a Post Office and village shop and also a delicatessen/coffee house. It is not on a main road so escapes the tourist traffic. Yet it is perfectly situated to tour the Cotswolds and its many local attractions including Batsford Arboretum, historic Chipping Campden and its famous church, Stow-on-the-Wold, Hidcote and Mill Dene Gardens. Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Cheltenham and Warwick are all within easy distance. This Cotswold holiday cottage is rated 4* by Visit Britain.
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Honeysuckle Cottage has a wealth of character. Downstairs the stone walled lounge has an exposed beamed ceiling and a wood burning stove. It is furnished to a wonderfully high standard and includes some antique pieces. The attractive kitchen is custom built to a very high standard and includes a welsh dresser, oak worktops and a belfast sink. Upstairs are a double and single bedroom, beautifully decorated plus a newly refurbished bathroom with a bath and stand alone shower. Outside there is a pretty, south facing courtyard with garden furniture. Availability and price list can be found on my website www.thecountrycottage.co.uk.
Facilities include a gas cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge plus separate freezer, washer/dryer, colour TV, video/DVD player and CD/radio player and hairdryer. There are a range of good books, videos, CDs and games provided. A barbecue and picnic set are provided. There is no telephone but there is reception for a mobile phone. Apart from the wood burning stove, all heating is provided by new night storage heaters in the lounge and bedrooms. The bathroom has an electric radiator/towel rail. Linen, towels, tea towels, a bottle of wine, box of chocolates, a basket of logs and a treat for your dog (should you bring one) are provided in the price. A travel cot and high chair can be provided at no extra cost. Unfortunately, smoking is prohibited within the cottage. Well behaved dogs are welcome for a small extra charge. Please click on web link below for interior photographs.
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There is a host of attractions in the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire during a cottage break. Visit Batsford Arboretum, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Cheltenham spa town and racecourse, Chipping Campden, Cotswold water park, Hidcote Gardens, Kiftsgate gardens, Moreton-in-Marsh, Sezincote gardens, Shakespeare at Stratford upon Avon, Stow-on-the-Wold, Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Warwick Castle.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Moreton-in-Marsh
Recommended Places to Visit: Bath, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Cheltenham Spa town, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Winchcombe.
Annual Events: Cheltenham Races: March. Robert Dover's 'Olimpick' games in Chipping Campden: June. Longborough opera festival: July. Moreton-in-Marsh show: September. National Garden Schemes: various dates through out the summer.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Blockley: The Great Western, Crown Inn, Blockley cafe and delicatessen. Bourton-on-the-Hill: Horse and Groom. Broad Campden: The Malt House. Chipping Campden: Cotswold House, The eight Bells, Hicks Brasserie Bar, Huxleys Restaurant and Bar, Joel's Restaurant, The Kings Arms Inn, Lygon Arms. Ebrington: The Ebrington Arms. Ilmington: The Howard Arms. Moreton-in-Marsh: The Marshmallow, Ask. Oddington: The Fox Inn. Paxford: The Churchill Arms. Mickleton: The Pudding Club.
Local Sports: The Cotswold Hills are a wonderful place for rambles in the countryside, Horse riding, Fishing and Golf. There are water sports available at the Cotswold Water Park.
Chipping Campden is one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds and a gilded masterpiece of limestone and craftmanship.The main street curves in a shallow arc lined with a succession of ancient houses each grafted to the next but each with its own distinctive embellishments.
Please visit the the owner's website to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Gloucestershire.