Holiday cottages in Blockley are perfect for visitors who want to explore the green, rolling hills of the Cotswolds. This historic village lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the county of Gloucestershire. It is surrounded by unspoiled countryside, halfway between Moreton-in-the-Marsh and Chipping Campden. One of the region’s larger communities, it was once a centre for the region’s silk industry, and features stunning golden-stone architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Blockley and you will notice the brook which tumbles through the village and was once used for the silk mills.
Nestled amidst the splendour of the North Cotswolds and boasting original features such as exposed beams and stone walls, The Glen near the golden stone village of Blockley, Gloucestershire, is a three-storey child-friendly cottage with two kitchens, large garden, and three bedrooms with en-suite.
The village centre is widely considered one of the Cotswolds’ most picturesque, with a bowling green, a village green, and a graceful Norman church. Self-catering holidays in Blockley would be incomplete without a visit to at least one of the village’s pubs, both of which are known for serving excellent food – the Crown Inn, which is an atmospheric former coaching inn, and the local Hook Norton Brewery’s Great Western Arms. On Bell Lane, there is a small grocery selling a range of local produce, and a café serving good coffee and delicious food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. On the southern edge of the village, on the banks of the brook, Mill Dene Garden is a lovely place for a wander, with far-reaching views of the surrounding hills.
The countryside on the village’s doorstep has many wonderful walks, and stopping at neigbouring villages is highly recommended. A couple of miles south of Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Hill has pretty 17th-century cottages and the Horse of Groom, another charming pub with roaring fires and award-winning food. North of Blockley, Chipping Campden is known for its elegant terraced high street, variety of independent shops, and wool trading heritage.