Walkers will be delighted by a stay in a dog friendly Cotswold holiday cottage in Blockley as you can begin several enjoyable walks from here. None more so than the gentle two hour walk from Blockley to Batsford. Suitable for families with small children the AA route covers around 4.5 miles and offers several stop offs to rest little legs whilst enjoying light refreshments.Read More
A trip to nearby Batsford is not complete without a wander around the 55 acre botanical gardens of the Batsford Arboretum. Their café serves the most delicious coffee and cake and keen gardeners will be spoilt for choice in their onsite garden centre.
In Blockley itself visitors may be surprised by the distinctly different feel compared to other north Cotswold villages. The unique collection of buildings reflect its past, when in the 18th century it transitioned from wool production to that of silk in a series of mills situated along the fast flowing Blockley Brook.
Harry Potter fans may be interested to know that the local motorbike and sidecar manufacturer, Watsonian Squire, was responsible for the custom build of no less than seven vehicles for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Broadway Tower is within easy reach during a stay in a Blockley holiday cottage. The tower sits atop a Cotswold escarpment boasting spectacular views that stretch as far as 62 miles and across 16 counties!
Slightly further afield but within easy reach is the National Trust treasure of Chastleton House. In the house itself, you can take in the spectacular artwork and admire the preservation project which took 6 painstaking years. Outside, you can enjoy a tour of the gardens where you can spot a 400 year old tree, count the topiary in the Best Garden and even enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn in summer.
With so much to see and do in the area you will be thankful that you can carve out your own corner of peace and quiet in your Cotswold cottage. Come to the delightful Cotswolds to escape the city life and recharge your batteries with a much slower pace of life.
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