Lark Rise Cottage, Blockley, Cotswolds


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Lark Rise sits at one end of a charming terrace of Cotswold stone cottages in the village of Blockley, and in the words of the owner ‘we bought a view, it just happened to have a beautiful cottage attached’. Set over 3 levels this welcoming home sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms. Lark Rise is dog friendly with private parking for 2 cars. There is a pretty, enclosed garden and the most wonderful views over the rolling Cotswold hills beyond.

*Dogs: 1 well-behaved dog is welcome at the cottage for an additional fee. The pet fee is NOT included in your booking cost. A request for an additional fee per pet will be sent to you after you have placed your booking. Your pet fee must be paid for before your arrival date.

Set in an elevated position overlooking the gently rolling hills beyond, it is easy to lose yourself in the outstanding views from Lark Rise. Built in traditional honey-hued Cotswold stone, Lark Rise is an end cottage in a row of similar properties, so typical to the area. To the front of the cottage, you’ll find fields, often filled with poppies during the summer, and to the rear a view that embraces the hills and sky and can change in an instant. The cottage sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you’ll often see large herds of deer peacefully grazing in the field beyond the rear garden.

This traditional stone cottage retains many pleasing character features including exposed stone, old beams, and original fireplaces. Built over three levels there is an appealing garden room on the lower ground floor along with a cosy, country-style kitchen with a wood burner. The ground floor has a light-filled living room, and the main bathroom, whilst the three comfortable bedrooms (main bedroom with an en-suite shower and toilet) can be found on the first floor.

To the rear of the cottage is a well-established, pretty, enclosed garden filled with flowers and shrubs. Tucked into a quiet corner is a patio with a garden table and chairs where you can sit and just listen to the buzzing of the bees and birds singing. Under the tree, there’s a garden bench with clear views over the valley and hills beyond.

Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted to stay overnight.


 Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. There are 2 king-size beds (one of which can be split into two singles on request) and 1 single daybed, in a separate adjoining bedroom.
 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom
 Parking for up to 2 cars plus additional on-street parking is available
 Dog friendly: max. 1 well-behaved dog
 Private enclosed garden – secure for mid-large dogs – small dogs may need supervision
 Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling are supplied between October and April
 Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
 Hairdryer x 1
 Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, fruit teabags, ground and instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk
 Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
 Bathroom essentials: hand soap and toilet paper
 Heating and hot water via central heating radiators with individual thermostat controls
 Free Wi-Fi
 Smart TV
 DVD player / DVDs
 Games
 Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (DeLonghi), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, stick blender, weighing machine, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
 Oven/hob - electric
 Microwave
 Dishwasher
 Fridge-Freezer
 Washing machine, laundry basket and pegs (laundry room)
 Ironing board, iron, and clothes airer
 Vacuum cleaner
 Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate (ground floor to lower ground floor stairs only).
 Outdoor patio/seating area
 Garden furniture: Patio table and 6 chairs, 2 sun loungers, 1 garden bench and 8 further plastic chairs
 Local pub within walking distance (0.4 miles)

Full Property Description

Lower Ground

Garden Room: From the gate follow steps down the side of the property to enter through the doors of the Garden Room. This pleasing room is filled with natural light from the huge windows which overlook the garden, and the all-encompassing view beyond. There are quarry tiles on the floor and two sofas, a two-seater and three-seater, offering plenty of space on which to relax. A small bookshelf holds a selection of novels and guidebooks, so there’s plenty of information to help you plan your explorations of the local area. This room is integral to the house and can be used all year round.

Kitchen-Dining Room: A stone doorway leads from the garden room into the spacious country-style kitchen dining room. The room is warmed by a fabulous wood burner, which sits in the original stone fireplace, and although on the lower ground floor there is natural light from a high window to the side and a window into the garden room, which sits in the original stone surround, with a quaint little window seat beneath. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There’s also a Delonghi coffee machine along with fresh coffee. In the centre of the room is a wooden, farmhouse-style table with six chairs, perfect for lazy breakfasts and cosy evening meals.

Ground Floor

From the lower ground floor, a flight of stairs with handrails rises to the living room on the ground floor. There is a fixed stairgate at the top of these stairs.

Living Room: The cosy living room is filled with light from the window to the front, there is also direct access to the street from the front door. The focal point of the room is the exposed stone wall with an original fireplace (not in use). There is plenty of seating for all with two- and three-seater sofas with cushions and throws. Mounted on the wall, in one corner, is a smart TV.

Bathroom: The family bathroom is on the ground floor and is a traditional-style suite, which includes a bath with a handheld shower, washbasin, and WC. On one wall is a vintage-style wooden cabinet and to the rear is a window with wonderful views. This is definitely a ‘loo with a view’.

First Floor

The second flight of stairs rises to a small landing on the first floor.

Bedroom One: This delightful room overlooks the fabulous rural views to the rear of the property, framed through a large window, with a narrow window seat beneath. The character of the cottage is very much evident in the stripped wooded doors, high ceiling, and beamed wall. There are bedside tables with reading lamps on either side of the king-size bed, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. This room also benefits from an en suite shower and WC.

Bedroom Two: With views over the front of the cottage to the green fields beyond, this cosy room has a single framed day bed, chest of drawers and a reading lamp.

Bedroom Three: The comfortable third bedroom has a king-size bed, which can be separated into two singles (on request) flanked by bedside tables with reading lamps. There’s a single wardrobe with a full-length mirror on the door and peaceful rural views to the front of the cottage. Please note this bedroom is accessed through bedroom two.

Outside: A private driveway accessed via a five-bar gate provides off-road parking for two vehicles. A small side-gate leads down a flight of steps into the large pretty garden, which is fully enclosed and filled with mature shrubs and plants. It’s a peaceful spot to sit and relax in and enjoy the beautiful English countryside. The garden is generally secure although small dogs may need supervision. 

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Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 22, 2023

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Blockley, England, United Kingdom

Blockley is mentioned in the Domesday Book and rose to prominence during the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a major centre for the English silk industry with the silk mills using the waters from Blockley Brook, which still runs through the centre of the village. This is one of the larger villages in the Cotswolds with plenty of walks locally including a footpath almost opposite the cottage and many local attractions close by. There’s also a fantastic community-run village shop and café, and the Great Western Arms pub just a short stroll away.

Supermarkets and Shops
Lark Rise Cottage benefits from superb local amenities, including the highly acclaimed Blockley Village Shop and Café, which sells a range of groceries, local produce, newspapers and magazines, fresh and frozen meats, wines and beers, ready meals and more. Moreton-in-Marsh is a 10-minute drive away and has a wide range of independent local shops. There is also an excellent market every Tuesday (and has been since 1227) with more than 200 stalls. You’ll find an Aldi supermarket and a Co-op and Budgens on the High Street.

Eating Out
Blockley is well located to enjoy an excellent range of dining establishments. In the village itself the Great Western Arms pub is a few minutes’ walk from the cottage and serves classic pub food and a range of local ales from the Hook Norton Brewery. The Blockley Café is highly regarded and fully licensed offering coffee, breakfasts and lunches. only). The café also serves exceptional food on Friday evenings and guests are advised to book well ahead to ensure a table.

A 5-minute drive away is the highly-regarded Churchill Arms pub in Paxford. This beautiful 17th century Cotswold inn is owned by a talented chef who trained under legendary chefs such as Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay.

Chipping Campden is 5 minutes’ drive away and has a range of lovely restaurants and cafés to choose from, plus an arts and crafts museum and several galleries.

Blockley’s unspoiled location amidst the stunning rolling landscape of the Cotswold hills affords it with a plethora of walks. Head to the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided walks section for a wide choice of local walks. A number of local maps and walking books are also provided in the cottage.

There is a footpath 30 yards from the property, linking Blockley to the Cotswold Way via the Diamond Way to the Monarch’s Way and Heart of England Way long-distance paths and Chipping Campden. The route passes the Baker’s Arms in Broad Campden which serves excellent Sunday lunches. There is also a beautiful circular walk from Blockley village to nearby Batsford, where its vibrant arboretum can be enjoyed by all ages throughout the year.

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