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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in Blockley in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rosemary Cottage is built of honey coloured stone and accessed via a well established cottage garden. Two en suite bedrooms, both with 5 foot beds, and full gas central heating provide comfortable accommodation for four people.
The village of Blockley has two pubs serving meals and an award winning Village Shop and Cafe which serves lovely breakfast, snacks, homemade cakes and wonderful coffee. Only three miles from Chipping Campden and within easy driving distance of other popular Cotswold towns including Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 67 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The front door of the cottage leads directly into the well equipped shaker style kitchen with matching soft sage wooden panelling. There is an antique pine dresser with wicker storage baskets and a matching settle and shelf/coat hanger. Attractive accessories include matching roman blinds, tablecloth and cushions. The floor has the original quarry tiles and doors are oak. The dining area has a circular table and 4 chairs.
The comfortable sitting room has exposed beams and coal effect gas fire with marble and wood surround. There is a three-seater sofa and matching easy chair, TV with Freeview and radio/CD player. Oak flooring with large rug.
A door from the kitchen gives access to the oak stairs and landing.
DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATHROOM
This is an attractively decorated room with views to the front of the house. There is a 5' black/brass bed with matching bedside table. Fitted wardrobe with additional shelving and wicker baskets, a dressing table and matching chair.
The en suite bathroom has a bath, WC and pedestal basin.
DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Overlooking the rear, the window is bordered by Victorian lace voile but also has a blind. There is a five foot white/brass bed, with matching bedside tables. An antique pine wardrobe with bottom drawer for clothes.
The en suite shower room is tiled from floor to ceiling with a mixture of white and mosaic tiles and contains a walk-in shower, WC and pedestal basin.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is at the front of the house and table and chairs are provided.
Parking is in the street at the top of the lane about 30 metres away.
Booking conditions can be viewed with the Booking Form and are on the Campden Cottages website. Arrival time is 4.00 p.m. onwards and departure time by 10.00 a.m.
About this location
The Cotswolds region
The North Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with rolling hills and many beautiful little villages to wander around and explore. Broadway and Chipping Campden are nearby with easy access to Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water.
Also, only a short drive away are Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace.
There are many gardens to visit in the area including Mill Dene Garden in Blockley and nearby Hidcote Garden, owned by the National Trust.
Blockley is a delightful village situated in the rolling hills of the North Cotswolds between Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Campden. The village is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and has also been listed as a conservation area.
In its heyday Blockley boasted 12 water mills along the Blockley Brook and Cole Brook and was the focus of a thriving silk industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. Later the village economy centred around flour, flax, woodcutting, threshing and cider. Two of the mills became piano factories. Now the mills are no longer active and have been converted into homes. The church of St Peter and St Paul, situated off The Square, dates from 1180 onwards.
Paxton House, adjoining the old Post Office was the HQ of the American Super Six division in 1942, commanded by General George S Patton. He and Eisenhower met there to plan the Normandy landings.
Blockley is a thriving village community. The attractive village green overlooks the bowling green and children's recreation area.
Blockley Village Shop and Cafe sells affordable basics, newspapers and magazines. There are daily deliveries of local fresh vegetables. The shop sources local meat, sausages, bacon and dairy products and fresh bread, croissants and other pastries are baked on the premises. There is a good selection of wines, beers, soft drinks and confectionery, giftscards and stationery. Takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from 8 am. Breakfast, light lunches, coffee and cakes are served all day.
Chipping Campden, just 2 miles away, is a small market town built largely by medieval merchants from wealth gained from the wool trade. When coming from the A44 you have an outstanding view and, upon entering the town, you are welcomed by many thatched cottages.
One of the most charming and unspoilt of the Cotswold towns, it is often described as having the most perfect High Street in England, with it’s beautiful honey coloured stone buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th centuries. The Market Hall (now in the care of the National Trust) is an imposing open sided stone arched building, erected in 1627 to provide shelter for the local produce market.
Visitors are welcome in the Old Silk Mill and the workshop of Harts (Gold and Silversmiths) who are descendants of C R Ashbee’s Guild.
There is a wide range of interesting small shops and a large variety of good restaurants, hotels and pubs offering both traditional English and international cuisine.
For those keen on walking there are many public footpaths including the Cotswold Way which starts in Chipping Campden and goes to Bath.
For those keen on gardens, the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in Campden is open 7 days a week with free entry. Only two miles away is Hidcote Garden, owned by the National Trust and world renowned. Situated nearly opposite Hidcote is Kiftsgate Garden which is well worth a visit.
Guide Friday - Around Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswold villages in vintage open top coaches.
Oxford Classic Tour - Guided Tour of Oxford and the Colleges.
Guided Tours of Chipping Campden
These walks will take place each Wednesday during July, August and September. Meet at the Market Hall, Chipping Campden for a 1.30pm start for tours led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens. For further details contact Mike and Ann Colcomb on 01386 832131
Cheltenham Walking Tours
The official tourist office guide will bring history to life and keep you entertained as you stroll for 90 minutes through the best of Regency Cheltenham. Start point Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre, The Promenade 11.00 am.
Contact: Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0) 1242-522878
Stratford Town Walk
Stratford Town Ghost Walk
CASTLES & MANOR HOUSES
Broughton Castle, near Banbury (Where Shakespeare in Love was filmed)
Chastleton House (NT) Moreton-in-Marsh
Chedworth Roman Villa (NT)
Snowshill Manor (NT) Snowshill
Kelmscott Manor (William Morris)
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Upton House (NT), Middle Tysoe
Anne Hathaways Cottage and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford upon Avon
Stanway House and Fountain, Stanway
Ernest Wilson Garden, Chipping Campden
Hidcote Garden (NT), Chipping Campden
Kiftsgate Court Garden, Chipping Campden
Mill Dene Garden, School Lane, Blockley
Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh
Bourton House Garden, Bourton on the Hill
Sezincote Gardens, Bourton on the Hill
Snowshill Lavender, Snowshill
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford
Birdland Park and Gardens, Bourton on the Water
Cotswold Motoring Museum (home of Brum), Bourton on the Water
Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick
Miniature Village, Bourton on the Water
Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh
New Recreation Ground, Chipping Campden
Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power (Adam Henson)
Broadway Tower and Country Park
The Cotswold Countryside collection, at Northleach
The National Waterways Museum, at Gloucester Docks
The Soldiers of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester Docks
Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon
Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway, Toddington
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton
New Theatre (formerly Apollo Theatre) Oxford
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
Chipping Campden Morris Men, Traditional English Ritual Folk Dancing
Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon
Hire a rowing boat, punt or go on a cruise at Stratford upon Avon
Chipping Campden is the start of the Cotswold Way, which goes all the way to Bath. There are many lovely walks in this area. All of our cottages have an Information File with lots of circular walks in the area for you to enjoy
Brailes Golf Club, Sutton Lane, Brailes, near Banbury
Broadway Golf Club. Willersey Hill, Broadway
Burford Golf Club, Burford
The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham, Nr Chipping Norton,
Chipping Norton Golf Club, Southcombe, Chipping Norton
Naunton Downs Golf Club, Stow Road, Naunton, Stow-On-The-Wold,
Vale Golf And Country Club, Bishampton, near Evesham
Cleeve Hill Golf Club, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham (visitors welcome)
Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, Near Broadway
Durham Farm Riding School, Chastleton, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0SZ
Woodlands Glebe Farm, Wood Stanway, Winchcombe
Chipping Campden Sports Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1386 841595
Open evenings and school holidays. Swimming, badminton, fitness suite.
Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1789 268826
Toddler and large swimming pools, squash courts, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.
Tennis Courts are at The Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6DA
Non residents can use the courts Mon - Fri 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Cotswold Country Cycles, near Chipping Campden www.cotswoldcountrycycles.com
Cotswolds Cycle , Chipping Campden www.cyclecotswolds.co.uk
Elite Bike Hire of Broadway www.elitetravelofbroadway.com
Hartwells Cycle Hire, Bourton-on-the- Water www.hartwells.supanet.com
Burford Bike Hire, Burford Tel: +44 (0)7971 363571 or +44 (0)1993 823326
Stow Cycle Hire, Stow-on-the-Wold Tel: +44 (0)1451 870425
B.D. Jeffrey, The Toy Shop, Moreton-in-Marsh Tel: +44 (0)1608 650756
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4 Apr 2013
"Beautiful Cottage, beautiful village"
We booked this cottage as a last minute get away for myself and wife and another couple and found it to be the epitome of a cotswold cottage. The property itself had everything you could possibly need, from a well stocked kitchen, large lounge with fire, and two double bedrooms each with their own en-suites.
Blockley is a small picturesque village, we had a nice meal at the local pub, but used it more or a base to look around the cotswolds with Chipping Campden, Stow, Moreton etc all within a few miles.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the charm of Rosemary Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back to the North Cotswolds.
16 Nov 2012
"DEFINITELY NO "4 STAR" EXPERIENCE!"
I had booked Rosemary Cottage for three weeks for my son and I. The third week I cancelled.
The crockery was filthy. Mugs with dirty stains, the canisters were disgusting, pots and pans were covered in rust and one towel had blood and brown stains!. Further more, whilst my son was showering upstairs, I was watching TV downstairs when suddenly water just poured through a beam from the ceiling!. I simply jumped in fright and called the care taker immediately, thinking that the ceilng might cave in. A plumber arrived next morning and told me everything is ok!. He simply said to place more towels around the bottom of the shower!.
This has happened before because there are water stains on the ceiling and it has slightly warped from the water. I called the Caretaker on each occasion. She told me that because I have called often they will have to CHARGE ME TO COME OUT!!. I was appalled that I was going to be charged a fee because they had to come out and replace a bloodied towel and to check the ceiling!. Things that should have been seen to before our arrival.
We stayed for two weeks, I cancelled the third week because I found the staff very rude and the owner was no help and I was concerned for our safety because of the ceiling..
BLOCKLEY on the other hand is such a beautiful and quaint village. Very central to the beautiful cotswolds. We would definitely stay in Blockley again but never in this cottage and I will most definitely tell family and friends about it. I saved for three years to come here and was so upset and disappointed with the lack of assistance throughout the stay. That is why I decided to stay else where for the last week and have an enjoyable time. This cottage is not set up for long term rental. The fridge is a little bar fridge and the freezer is a little box tucked under the stairs!. This was supposedly given "4 Stars" the week before my son and I arrived.
We appreciate that cleaning errors can be made and as with any property, there are occasions when emergencies occur and a rapid response is required. In this case the housekeeper arrived, with the cleaner within 90 minutes of the first phone call. However, her offer to re-clean the cottage was turned down. There was a small rust mark (5p size) on one of the towels and when pointed out to her, the towel was replaced immediately by the housekeeper.
Having received a phone call at 7.45pm regarding the shower leaking, the housekeeper arranged for the plumber to visit at 8.30am the next morning having first established that once the shower was turned off, the leak stopped. We understand that this lady's son told the plumber that he thought he may not have closed the shower door properly. There were no leaks from the shower before or after this booking. There is no problem with the ceiling. Ceilings in old cottages are uneven!
Rosemary Cottage was assessed by Quality in Tourism one week prior to this guest's arrival. It was awarded 4 stars, with a cleanliness rating of 95%. Quality in Tourism (QiT) is the official assessment service provided for VisitEngland, the national tourism agency. We are happy to provide a copy, on request, of their assessment
We have never made a call out charge in the past, and would only do so in extreme circumstances – and certainly never when there was a genuine problem.
We would just like to quote one guest who stayed in the cottage in May 2012
“We stayed in Rosemary Cottage last week and I would just like to say what a lovely place it is. We are staying in different cottages for several weeks at the moment and it's always so much more pleasant to stay in one like yours…….”
We were very sorry that Rosemary Cottage did not meet this guest's pre-arrival expectations and that nothing we could do would change this.
24 Sep 2012
"the cottage was utterly charming and very well situated for our desired trip"
Rosemary Cottage is the epitome of a "quaint English cottage"! We loved it from the moment we opened the gate to the property. It was very charming, clean and perfectly suited for my friend and me. We practically had to force ourselves out of the house in the morning to go on our daily excursions. It was centrally located for our day trips to other Cotswold villages. Blockley itself is beautiful with several public foot paths that made enjoyable walks after our pub dinner. I can't recommend the cottage highly enough. I hope to enjoy another visit there some day.
We were very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Rosemary Cottage and appreciate you taking the time to post this review
12 Jan 2012
"Cosy, relaxing cottage in a sleepy, friendly village, centrally located in the Cotswolds"
This cottage was beautifully warm and cosy with two double bedrooms both with en suite facilities. We cooked most evenings and found everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen. The Great Western is highly recommended for good food and wine and the basket of walks provided in the lounge of the cottage were well thumbed and used. Some great walks from the cottage so no need to take the car out every day. We did beautiful circular walks round Blockley, Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stow. We ended our week with a day of Christmas Shopping in Stratford upon Avon which got us into the Christmas spirit well and truly. A perfect holiday cottage in a perfect location.
Your review is much appreciated. Many thanks. Sheila
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