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Spectacular 3 double bedroom Cotswold stone cottage with original Inglenook fire

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish refurbished 3 Bed character property in sought after Cotswold village

** PLEASE NOTE : THE PRICE DISPLAYED BY OWNERS DIRECT IS PRO-RATED PER DAY BASED ON THE WEEKLY PRICE WHICH IS INCORRECT. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CORRECT PRICING.

New for June 2016, Little Forge is an exceptional 3 bedroom (1 x superking; 1 x king; 2 x single) historic Cotswold stone cottage - originally serving as the forge for the Cooper next door. Recently refurbished with great attention to detail, the cottage now provides the perfect blend of stylish modern living in a period setting;

Blockley itself is one of the Cotswolds’ best kept secrets - a stunningly vibrant village nestled into the side of a broad valley, with two pubs, a Norman church and a thriving community village shop and café. The village is also the setting for the BBC's popular mystery drama Father Brown, starring Mark Williams of Harry Potter fame.

Little Forge sits in an idyllic location within Blockley's historic centre, with wonderful pastoral views beyond the attractive terraced garden which leads to the gently flowing Blockley Brook (which was, incidentally, part of the original London to Worcester medieval road – it’s a ford). Guests at Little Forge will enjoy wonderful period features such as mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, exposed Cotswold stone walls, window seats and a large Inglenook fireplace, alongside the necessary modern facilities of a digital smart TV with WiFi connectivity for Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

The Details:

Enter Little Forge and arrive in the thoughtfully decorated, large double-fronted living room complete with real-fire Inglenook fireplace, window seats and fully glazed French doors onto the wonderfully private internal courtyard - a real suntrap! There's comfortable seating for six people with alternative seating available courtesy of the window seats. The other end of the living room accommodates the entrance hall with a handy desk and plenty of storage for coats, boots, etc.

Make your way through the entrance hall into the bespoke kitchen and dining room, off which is the handy utility and cloakroom housing a washing machine, wc and basin. Storage under the stairs houses the ironing and cleaning equipment. The light and spacious kitchen-diner includes an impressive range cooker with a five burner gas hob and two electric ovens, a full size fridge freezer, a dishwasher, microwave, small TV and kettle. There is plenty of work surface, thanks to a large kitchen island. This same island also acts to separate the dining area from the kitchen. The kitchen also benefits from wonderful light thanks to walls of glass and a series of roof lights. The dining area has a dining table with a combination of bench and chair seating for six.

The glazed folding patio doors from the dining room lead to an ample outdoor terrace with a six-person outdoor dining set with parasol and a charcoal barbecue. This, in turn, leads to the further terraced rear garden via a series of stone steps and ultimately to the "sundowner terrace" beside the soft flowing Blockley Brook at the foot of the garden.

Back inside, the staircase leads up to the first floor landing, off which is the bright and airy family bathroom with double ended bath and overhead shower and stone top vanity basin unit. Fluffy white towels are provided for each stay.

Up one step from the landing towards the back of the house and you arrive in Bedroom 1 - the Master Bedroom. With lovely countryside views, this welcoming room exudes tranquility. The bed is a superking size. Not only does this room have ample built-in wardrobe and large chest of drawers but it also boasts a perfectly formed ensuite shower-room with wc and hand- basin.

Back to the landing and one step up towards the front of the house and you are in a small vestibule that leads to the other two double bedrooms.

Bedroom 2 is a spacious room full of charm thanks in part to the exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast, but also the furnishings... a king size iron bed and two attractive chest of drawers (doing double duty as bedside tables). Its wonderful double-aspect floods the room with light throughout the day.

Bedroom 3 probably has the most character, with its exotic bespoke headboards and styling. Made up as a twin with two full sized single beds, it can be converted into a superking. All the rooms have blackout Roman blinds and beds are made up with the finest Egyptian cotton linen for a wonderful night’s sleep.

Parking is available on the quiet road directly out front of the property.

All in all, Little Forge is the perfect setting for a family holiday or for a group of friends wishing to explore the beautiful Cotswolds region.

More Details

Owner
Shawn D
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Shawn D

Lives local - speaks English

Shawn D purchased this cottage in 2012

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blockley in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a pedastle basin and towel warmer
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vanity unit with undermount hand basin and towel warmer
  • The bright and airy family bathroom with double ended bath and overhead shower includes a stone top vanity basin unit. The Master bedroom ensuite has a perfectly formed bespoke walk-in shower. Fluffy white towels are provided for each stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - the Master Bedroom. With lovely countryside views, this welcoming room exudes tranquillity. The bed is a superking size. Not only does this room have ample built-in wardrobe and a large chest of drawers, it also boasts a perfectly formed ensuite shower-room with wc and hand- basin. Bedroom 2 is a spacious room full of charm thanks in part to the exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast and lintel beams but also the furnishings... a king size iron bed and two attractive chest of drawers (doing double duty as bedside tables). Its wonderful double-aspect floods the room with light throughout the day. Bedroom 3 probably has the most character, with its exotic bespoke headboards and styling. Made up as a twin with two full sized single beds, it can be converted into a superking. All the rooms have blackout Roman blinds and beds are made up with the finest Egyptian cotton bedlinen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property has a safe for valuables.

Reviews

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Spectacular 3 double bedroom Cotswold stone cottage with original Inglenook fire
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely village setting

  • 5 of 5

We booked for the new year and what a great choice. Beautiful house really well equipped and in a great village setting. The owners were helpful and informative and we could not recommend this property any higher.

The perfect rental 👌?🏻?😀?

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled you and your guests enjoyed your time at Little Forge. Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. I hope to welcome you back again some time. All best, Shawn
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5

Delightful cottage in a picturesque Cotswold village

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage that has been expertly renovated to a very high standard in a quintessential Cotswold village. The cottage provided everything we needed to enjoy a few days away with a group of friends . The view across the garden and down to the stream was beautiful.

Blockley itself is in a great location to enjoy many of the attractions in the area and has a great local shop and pub. Whilst parking was limited, we managed to find spaces on street close to the cottage.

Slightly disappointing was that the outdoor furniture needed some cleaning and cushions to add to the overall feeling of luxury that the remainder of the property provided!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and very helpful feedback. I'm sorry about the cushions for the outdoor furniture - there are some in the sitting room cupboards. I think I will move them into the kitchen pantry, closer to the garden! But I shall also get some extras so nobody has to go without. Thanks again Sue.
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to the Cotswolds before - but decided on this venue for a family reunion and our daughters birthday. We were so excited once we walked into the home - it is stunning beyond words. This home is everything that is described and more. Our hosts were on hand if we needed anything at all. The welcome pack of wine - cake and chips (crisps) were a thoughtful and nice touch after our long travels. We have shared this place with our UK family/friends and if we ever visit the Cotswolds again (from Australia) - we will definitely be asking to stay. Highly recommended - you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review Angie! I'm so pleased you enjoyed Little Forge and that you had a wonderful holiday! You are more than welcome back anytime.
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5

Peaceful Bliss !

  • 5 of 5

I booked this trip to The Cotswold's as I was over from Florida for 3 weeks and wanted a great time with my brothers and sister (along with their other halves) to reconnect and have a drop of traditional England and this location and home definitely provided it ! To drive through the village was breathtaking. But to open the front door and enter the cottage and see the views and high quality of this cottage was Christmas morning anticipation! It was like unwrapping the perfect gift. My Family were absolutely astounded by the whole romance of the place and that was the effect I was going for! We all relaxed loved sitting outside and engaging in great conversations. TV what TV ? Lol. The local Pub had wonderful quality food and the little tea shop down the hill was adorable. Everyone is just so friendly! Love the walks. Met loads of locals all very friendly indeed. The Church was stunning, the views breathtaking. It truly is a piece of Heaven here and we all just loved it so much! Visited a few other villages also and again not disappointed by the friendly people all over. Posted photos on Facebook to friends in The States and they just loved it and a couple of them want to visit next year! Home was very clean and accommodating. Simply stunning ! Much appreciated !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Karen. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your family - so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. You are more than welcome back anytime! All best, Shawn
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5

Beautiful stay in Blockley!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful! We had everything we needed. The house is beautiful and cozy and the garden is truly a highlight. The town was a great location to everywhere we wanted to go and is a very special village. I would go to Blockley again and stay at this house again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday and stay at Little Forge. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

Exquisite property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a perfect stay in Blockley. When we return to the UK your place is on our list. We loved every second of it. We were sad to leave. Your home is stunning and I'll be stealing some of your design ideas for my own home (your bathrooms were extremely well designed!) thanks again. You were a super host!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Crown Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Broadway Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Moreton-in-Marsh
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Crown Inn
Car: recommended

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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