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Jackdaw Cottage is a honey coloured, traditional Cotswold stone cottage, the first of a row of three cottages on a quiet lane, close to the heart of the village of Blockley. The historic village of Blockley is very peaceful and picturesque, yet benefits from having two pubs, a restaurant, and a community owned village shop & café. There is also a historic Norman church in the centre of the village and numerous beautiful country walks are accessible directly from the cottage.
The cottage has recently been refurbished by its owners, to enhance its cosy feel. Traditional character features, such as wooden beams and a large stone fireplace with wood burning stove, are complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well presented kitchen.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of five people, in two bedrooms and on a sofa bed in the snug, with one bathroom. There is an enclosed garden and off-street parking for one car, with free on street parking readily available. Jackdaw Cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a family, looking for a peaceful getaway.
The front door of Jackdaw Cottage is accessed via the garden and opens into the kitchen/dining room, one of the three ground floor rooms:
•Living room: a lovely, cosy cottage living room, with a large stone fireplace and log burner. Contains comfy seating for five and a Smart TV, with a blu-ray and Smart DVD player;
•Kitchen/dining room: Recently refurbished, whilst maintaining the cottage character, the kitchen contains an electric oven, four ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster and washing machine. The wooden dining table is in the centre of the room, with seating for five;
•Snug/bedroom 3: Accessed via the living room, the snug is a small room, ideal for relaxing or reading in. Linen and towels can be provided for the sofa bed, to enable the cottage to sleep up to five guests.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 1: Contains a king size bed;
•Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.
Jackdaw Cottage's enclosed garden is in front of the property, with peaceful views down the lane and across the Blockley valley. The garden is mostly gravelled and contains a table and seating for five. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year. Next to the garden is an off-street parking space for one car.
For bookings commencing more than 12 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 12 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property, is five guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.
Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Bedroom 1: King size bed;
•Bedroom 2: 2x single beds;
•Snug/bedroom 3: Sofa bed.
•Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has an electric storage central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Smart TV, with Blu-ray and Smart DVD player. A telephone is also provided, for local calls only.
Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.
The property has one off-street parking space and further free street parking is readily available close to the cottage.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are available upon request.
The property's garden is enclosed, however, children should be supervised at all times whilst in the garden.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
This is an old property, with narrow and steep stairs, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 70 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Blockley is a peaceful, charming Cotswold village, with raised pavements, a splendid church and some superb architecture strung out along the mile long High Street. Known by many locals as the "secret village", Blockley is well away from main roads and in some parts of the village the only noise is Blockley Brook, the mill stream that winds its way through the bottom of the valley.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with many very enjoyable walks leading from the village, Blockley has much to offer the holidaymaker. Its attractive village green overlooks the popular Bowling Green and beautiful Norman Church, and is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic on sunny days.
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors.
Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town.
Moreton has a wide range of pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops and restaurants.
Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold's countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.
Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe.
Food & drink
For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village:
•The Crown Inn
•The Great Western Arms
•Lower Brook House
•Blockley Village Shop & Café
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.
•Cheltenham race course
•Cotswold Farm Park
•Broadway Tower Country Park
•Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.