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Parsley Cottage, Blockley

SuperhostBlockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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Welcome to Parsley Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

Parsley Cottage is a beautiful terraced property which sleeps four guests, in two well presented bedrooms, with a stylish family bathroom. Built from Cotswold stone, this charming cottage boasts a number of delightful character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone, striking slate flooring and a Cotswold stone fireplace with a gas stove. These period touches are complemented by contemporary décor and modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. There is an attractive garden to the front of the cottage and free on-street parking is readily available in the village.

Parsley Cottage is situated on a quiet road close to the heart of the village of Blockley. This picturesque village benefits from having two well-regarded pubs and a community owned shop & café, as well as a historic Norman church and children’s playground. Tucked away in a valley, the village sits along the tranquil Blockley Brook, a popular spot for cooling off in the warm summer months for locals and visitors alike.

Blockley is surrounded by rolling countryside which forms part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many pleasant cycle routes and walks on its doorstep, including footpaths to the much loved market town of Chipping Campden and others over to Moreton-in-Marsh, passing the outskirts of Batsford Arboretum. Blockley is also ideally situated for exploring the popular North Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Norton, all just a short drive away. Further afield destinations such as Bath, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon are also accessible for day trips.

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- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
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The space
Parsley Cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple, small family or group of friends who are looking for a peaceful break surrounded by the glorious Cotswold countryside. The stable door opens into the kitchen/dining room and the following rooms are on the ground floor:

Kitchen/dining room: This tastefully decorated well-equipped kitchen is ideal for home cooking and contains an electric oven with four-ring gas hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière, toaster and dining table with seating for four;
Living room: Glass panelled doors lead through into the spacious and cosy living room. This room has an abundance of character with an exposed Cotswold stone feature wall, smart slate flooring and painted beams. Overlooking the quiet lane, this room contains a Cotswold stone fireplace with gas stove, three-seater sofa, armchair, wooden chair, large footstool, Smart TV and a small selection of books.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

Bedroom 2: This elegant bedroom has stunning exposed wooden beams and contains two single beds, a chest of drawers, built-in cupboard, small table and stool, two wall mirrors and a wicker chair;
Family bathroom: This bright and airy room contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

A door on the first floor landing opens to reveal a second flight of stairs that leads up directly into the master bedroom:

Master bedroom: This charming dual aspect bedroom has wonderful views of the village and rolling countryside beyond. It contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, clothes rail and dressing table with stool and mirror.
The stable door from the kitchen leads out into the lovely garden which comprises two patio areas and a well-maintained lawn. The patio at the rear of the garden enjoys the sun throughout the day and is a great spot to relax after busy days spent exploring. Beyond this patio there is a secure outhouse which contains a washing machine and tumble dryer, and also has space for up to four bicycles. There is a right of access along the rear of the terraces for neighbours and the postman.

Free on-street parking is readily available close to the property.

Guest access
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.

Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Welcome to Parsley Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

Parsley Cottage is a beautiful terraced property which sleeps four guests, in two well presented bedrooms, with a stylish family bathroom. Built from Cotswold stone, this charming cottage boasts a number of delightful character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone, striking slate flooring and a Cotswold stone fireplace with a gas stove. These period touches are complemented by contemporary décor and modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Smart TV…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Dryer
Kitchen
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
Heating
Crib
First aid kit
TV
Washer
Hangers

Accessibility

Handheld shower head

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Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling.

Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era.

A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea.

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 (www.crownhotelblockley.co.uk): This 16th century country inn is situated in the heart of Blockley and features a restaurant serving dishes prepared with local produce, along with a bar with an open fire and a wide selection of real ales. This honey coloured historic inn is covered in Virginia creeper which turns a stunning red in Autumn. Walk inside to the scents of wood smoke from the open log fires and snuggle into a comfy chair by the fire, to view the daily papers with a coffee or something stronger. Dinner is served in the warm and friendly restaurant with lighter meals and snacks available in the bar.

The Great Western Arms (https://www.hooky.co.uk/content/our-pubs/great-western-arms-blockley.ashx): The award winning Great Western Arms is the “Local” of Blockley. The “Western” as it is locally known, is a Hook Norton Brewery pub and is tenanted to Sharon Brace. It is right at the heart of the village both geographically and socially, and is where Sharon and her team serve up some of the finest food, drink and entertainment available. The pub has two rooms: one is used as the restaurant and the other houses a pool table, juke box and darts board (dogs are welcome in the pool room). The Pub has recently been extensively refurbished and now boasts 1st class facilities and comforts. The spacious lounge bar/restaurant retains its period "feel" but has been re-furnished and decorated with great taste and care. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and friendly.

Blockley Village Shop & Café (blockleyshop.com): The community owned shop and café is the hub of the village. The shop offers a wide range of basic groceries and necessities, and a tempting array of local products, including farm meat and free-range eggs, daily deliveries of local fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and locally made ready meals. Logs are generally stocked in winter. The licensed café is open all day, serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees and teas, and home-baked cakes. Take-away hot and cold food, including croissants, pastries and baguettes, is also very popular. The café, where free broadband is available, is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors of all ages.
As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natura…

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We speci…
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