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39 Foxtail Cottage

39 Foxtail Cottage, Blockley, Gloucestershire

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Rural Retreats

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £402.00

Foxtail Cottage sits within a charming terraced row of mid 19th century cottages with enviable rear views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold countryside. Lovingly renovated and fully modernised, this three storey cottage with stunning Cotswold stone fireplace and open fire, Aga and pretty garden with sun terrace, is ideal for a break in the Cotswolds throughout the seasons.

Originally built for the workers of the many silk mills operating in the village during the mid 19th century, Foxtail cottage sits within a charming terraced row of cottages with enviable rear views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold countryside. Lovingly renovated and fully modernised, this three storey cottage provides a perfect blend of old and new. At the ground level you will be greeted via an entrance hall into the impressive, dual aspect sitting and dining area with Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace, oak flooring and tasteful furnishings, perfect for retiring to when evening draws in.

Downstairs at the lower ground level is a delightful surprise with a beautiful kitchen complete with Aga, leading into the light filled garden room, furnished as a second sitting room to enjoy the wonderful rear views by day and features bi-folding doors out to the decked area overlooking the pretty garden. The garden leads you down a few steps to a large sun terrace with sun loungers, a bistro set, Weber charcoal barbecue and chiminea. There are often deer in the park directly behind the sun terrace and if you are lucky, they will wander right up to the perimeter fence! The two charming first floor bedrooms are beautifully presented and will suit either two couples or a family with young children who are happy to share the double bed in the second bedroom.

On this level there is also a modern shower room with a large walk-in shower. Blockley is a delightful golden stone village, situated within the rolling hills of the North Cotswolds between Moreton-in-Marsh (with direct rail links to London Paddington) and Chipping Campden, with an abundance of walks over the surrounding countryside. Blockley's beautiful church, churchyard and vicarage are used for the filming of 'Father Brown', a period BBC detective drama.

The village boasts many other historic buildings including a converted water mill along the brook; a fabulous community run cafe and well stocked shop and two pubs within walking distance. Also nearby are Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and many well-known gardens including Mill Dene Gardens within the village (open during May and June).

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.

  • Two double bedrooms, one 5' king-size bed and a 4'6 double bed.
  • Shower room.
  • Open fire.

  • Landscaped garden with stunning views.
  • WiFi.
  • On-street parking on the quiet road outside the property.

  • Children and infants welcome.
  • One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
  • Minimum two night stay.

Additional features

  • Aga.
  • Combination microwave/grill/oven.
  • Dishwasher.

  • Washing machine.
  • Two Smart TVs with Netflix.
  • Two digital radios.

  • iPod dock.
  • Underfloor heating in garden room.
  • Books and games.

  • Highchair, travel cot and two stairgates are available on request. Portable black-out blind, baby changing mat and microwave steriliser provided.
  • Lockable gun cabinet for those who wish to bring their own licensed gun for clay pigeon shooting in the area.

  • Garden furniture and sun loungers.
  • Chiminea.
  • Weber charcoal barbecue.


  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • One Dog
  • Baby Welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking
Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Mill Dene Garden - 0.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Batsford Arboretum - 1.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bourton House Garden - 2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Chipping Campden Market Hall - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Chipping Campden, St James Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sezincote - 2.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Ebrington, St Eadburgha's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Broadway Tower - 3.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Longborough, St James - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Saintbury, St Nicholas Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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