Welcome to Colebrook Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.
Colebrook Cottage is a superb Grade II listed property which sleeps six guests, in three spacious bedrooms, with three bathrooms. Formerly the old Blockley Police Station, the property has a wealth of character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and the old prison cells themselves, now renovated into a shower room and utility area.
The property has been finished to a high standard with elegant furnishings and modern facilities including wireless internet access, two Smart TVs and a well-equipped kitchen with underfloor heating. The kitchen boasts a large glass roof lantern which floods the room with natural light, and between the living and dining room there is an impressive double sided fireplace with a roaring wood burning stove which can be enjoyed from both rooms. The attractive enclosed garden is perfect for the warmer weather and an allocated off-street parking space is available for one car.
Peacefully situated in the picturesque village of Blockley, Colebrook Cottage is surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. This quaint village benefits from having two country inns, a community owned village shop and café which serves delicious food during the day, a historic Norman church, Mill Dene Gardens and a children’s playground, a wonderful spot for family picnics.
Blockley is well placed for exploring the delightful towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as the numerous tourist attractions this area has to offer. Batsford Arboretum is on the outskirts of the neighbouring town of Moreton-in-Marsh, with 56 acres of glorious parkland to explore, and the market towns of Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold are just a short drive away, home to a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips.
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Colebrook Cottage is the perfect retreat for a family or group of friends who are seeking a relaxing getaway surrounded by the breathtaking Cotswold countryside. The front door opens into an entrance hall, off which are the following rooms:
Living room: This fabulous dual aspect living space has been finished in a contemporary style with traditional character features including exposed beams and wooden flooring. This room contains a large double sided Cotswold stone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, two three-seater sofas, footstool and a Smart TV;
Dining room: The living area leads in the elegant dining room, beautifully presented and wonderfully light from the large windows. Sharing the exposed Cotswold stone double sided fireplace with the living area, this room contains a large dining table which comfortably seats six, an armchair and a large mirror;
Kitchen A step leads down from the dining room into the stylish kitchen, boasting exposed Cotswold stone walls, underfloor heating and a stunning glass roof lantern which floods the room with natural light. This area contains an electric Aga with five-ring gas hob, a SMEG fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière and toaster. There is also a breakfast bar which comfortably seats two;
Utility room/shower room: Accessed via the kitchen, and formerly the police station’s prison cells, the utility room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, deep wash basin and storage space for coats and boots. The alcove off the utility room contains a walk-in shower and toilet.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 2: With views across to the village green and church, this well presented room contains a king size bed, built-in cupboard, chest of drawers, suitcase rack, wall mirror and window seat;
Bedroom 3: This bright and airy dual aspect bedroom contains two single beds, a freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers, a comfy armchair, wooden chair, wall mirror and window seat;
Family bathroom: Contains a walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
An open riser staircase leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing in the eaves, off which is the master bedroom:
Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom: This spacious bedroom in the eaves has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and lovely views overlooking the delightful Cotswold countryside. This room contains a super king size bed, chest of drawers, suitcase rack, comfy armchair and full length mirror. An exposed Cotswold stone wall divides the room in two, with a large dressing room on the other side. This area contains built-in wardrobes, a dressing table and stool. The master bedroom has a modern ensuite which contains a freestanding bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
From the kitchen, French doors lead out to the garden and annexe. The door to the annexe opens directly into the games room:
Games room: This additional living area contains two two-seater sofas, a large bean bag and footstool, Smart TV with DVD player and Xbox, and a small selection of board games.
Accessed via French doors in the kitchen, the enclosed garden is a beautiful area to relax in the summer months. Directly outside the kitchen there is a patio area, and from here four stone steps lead up to a seating area, home to a Rattan table with seating for six and a parasol. A charcoal barbecue is provided, along with two sun loungers, and the well-maintained lawn is bordered by leafy shrubs and luscious green mature trees.
There is one allocated parking space at the front of the property and free on-street parking is readily available in the village.
Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café.
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.
Blockley, Cotswolds, Britannia