Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Book online available. With views of the manor house and village church and the delightful brook that flows through the communal gardens, all add to the air of tranquillity. The cottage offers all the usual comforts with little extras such as Molton Brown toiletries, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine to enjoy during your stay. There is a small cool bag, a large umbrella and a torch all for your convenience. The kitchen though small is well equipped but there are many varied choices for dining out locally.
Blockley is said to be the 'Secret Village' nestled in a fold of the Cotswolds. Here silk used to be produced in six mills powered by the brook . There are many enjoyable walks from the village through the surrounding countryside and there are many more suggested walks and maps available in the cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston-Super-Mare 126 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 68 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh 6.5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The galley kitchen opens on to the contemporary dining area and lounge which provide both comfort and style. The upper galleried floor is reached via a spiral staircase.
The romantic antique half tester bed in the bedroom with luxury linen, soft towels and robes further enhance this idyllic retreat. The bathroom is light and airy with modern bath and shower over, wc, washbasin and complimentary Molton Brown toiletries. A separate cloakroom is located on the ground floor.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has it's own private patio and garden area which benefits from a sunny aspect. Garden table, chairs, cushions and parasol are available. The cottage also offers access to the communal gardens which lead down to the delightful brook, draped with willow trees from which the cottages took up the Wind in the Willows theme.
The cottage has it's own designated parking space within the grounds.
Your welcome pack includes fresh milk, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and a bottle of wine. Fresh flowers are also included together with all heating and power costs.
Access is via a keysafe. The owner is available should you need anything by telephone but lives within a short distance of the cottage.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a wide variety of local attractions in addition to all the attractive and varied villages.
The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ where time has stood still for over 300 years.
Blockley is situated midway between the market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, once the centre of the wool trade. The village has an attractive medieval parish church, a general store and two village inns and a hotel/restaurant.
Blockley, in the heart of the Cotswolds is conveniently located for Oxford, Cheltenham, the Vale of Evesham and Shakespeare Country - historic Stratford-upon-Avon.
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2 Jul 2013
"Relaxing in a Great Location"
We stayed at Rattys for 6 nights (9-14 June) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The cottage was very well presented, cosy and warm that made so easy for us to relax as we had spent just on 4 weeks… More
22 Apr 2013
"If only we'd stayed for a week..."
We've just returned from a 3 night break at Ratty's Retreat and found it to be an absolutely fabulous place to stay.The cottage itself was beautifully laid out, cosy and warm, with some real… More
3 Apr 2013
"Quiet, relaxing base for walking and cycling"
We prefer the flexibility of a cottage to B&B so it was wonderful to find one for rent for three days over the Easter weekend. We paid £305 for Ratty's Retreat (RR). A bit pricey but overal… More
So glad that you enjoyed your stay. We were sorry to hear of the problems with the 2 upstairs radiators. If we had been told about them while you were there or by a previous guest we would certainly have dealt with them immediately. As you said they just needed the air being released and we did them as soon as we read your review. Thanks for letting us know about it.
8 Feb 2013
"Cosy and comfortable"
Very nice little cottage for two, well equipped and cosy. Tea and coffee is provided and the owner was kind enough to leave a bottle of milk, some wine and some biscuits, There is also a wine rack th… More
19 May 2012
"Lovely Accommodation and Area"
Enjoyed our stay, with lovely walks and enjoyable scenery.
10 Apr 2012
"Lovely base in the Cotswolds"
Ratty's Retreat is a lovely, small cottage on a pretty site in a quiet, beautiful Cotswolds village. The accommodation is perfect for a short stay for a couple. The owner provides lots of thoughtful extras such as biscuits, milk, tea and coffee on arrival plus a bottle of wine and selection of miniatures. The bed is extremely comfortable and the bathroom comes equipped with bath robes and lovely toiletries. We had a peaceful stay but would mention that the adjoining property takes dogs and the walls are quite thin. We were lucky in that the dogs next door only barked a lot on arrival but it occurred to us that if they (or their owners!) had been badly behaved, it could have blighted our stay. We ate on Saturday at The Western Arms which we would highly recommend for reasonably priced good pub food. (You may need to book on a weekend night as they were full.)
6 Jan 2012
"Great place for a quiet getaway"
My wife and I spent a long weekend at Ratty's: it was fabulous! We enjoyed the quiet country village atmosphere and the very attractive grounds of Ratty's itself, with its bubbling stream. W… More
4 Jan 2012
"Rattys Retreat is a little bit of Heaven"
Beautiful cottage, in amazing surroundings, with every luxury thought of and included in the price. Attention to detail makes the stay an absolute pleasure. We would recommend this to anyone who wants… More
27 Nov 2011
"Ideal retreat for a romantic break in the Cotswolds"
Smart, comfortable cottage with plenty of natural light...with an unexpected touch of luxury. The owner of Ratty's Retreat went to great lengths to make our stay extra special - we had everything… More
30 Oct 2011
This was the last place that we stayed at during our trip to the UK. If this had been the first place we stayed at, we would not have wanted to go anywhere else. This was probably the nicest place we … More
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